I just bought an item online. I am in the UK. The seller is in the US. Payment was made through Paypal and I was charged VAT (UK Sales Tax). Is this a mistake? [more inside]
Small change embarrassment: After buying an eBay item I had $4.20 in my Paypal account. Unluckily my eBay seller fees were charged at the same time for $4.35. I now presumably have a negative balance of -$0.15 in my account. I have added $10 from my bank account (which has money in it sufficient to cover all this) to Paypal, but it will not clear for a few days. What will happen to my Paypal account.
How do I send someone a Paypal subscription invoice? [more inside]
Assuming I'm a US citizen with no bank account, what's the best way to obtain a debit card, bank account, or credit card within the US? I'll need it for online ID verification, online ordering, paypal, and the other standard slough of uses a debit card is good for. [more inside]
Should I send my counterfeit goods back? [more inside]
So I bought this pair Audio Technica ESW9 headphones on ebay. The item arrived in this leather pouch instead of original packaging. After looking into the matter further at the head-fi forum, I've determined that these headphones are definitely fake. Many people seem to have fallen victim to this. [more inside]
How do I remove addresses from paypal for real? [more inside]
I have some US dollars in my UK Paypal account. I would like to move these to a US bank account in order to pay for a service. I can think of two ways of doing this. Are my numbers correct? Am I missing something? What's the best (read: cheapest/quickest) way of doing this? [more inside]
What are some reputable, low-cost, non-PayPal merchant accounts that enable you to accept credit cards online? Extra credit question: what are the best designed and lowest cost Web store options? [more inside]
What are the current best practices to make sure that you don't get ripped off on eBay as a seller, especially if you are getting paid by PayPal and/or selling to an international buyer? [more inside]
Money transfer from US to UK. Cheapest and most efficient method that isn't wire/SWIFT? [more inside]
Anyone ever used the Paypal-like service Setcom? [more inside]
I am selling something via craigslist and the buyer has offered to pay me via paypal after which I will ship the product? Is it safe? or is it possible I might get swindled? I used an alias to post the ad and I am also concerned about my identity as my paypal a/c is my primary email account? What should I do?
How do I send people buying via PayPal to different thank-you pages, based on the link they buy from?
PayPal Multiple IPN Question: Given a single PayPal account, how do I, post-purchase, direct a customer to one of an array of different thank-you URLs, based on the domain he's ordering from or some other parameter? [more inside]
I accidentally made a payment through paypal using "Instant Transfer" instead of through credit card as usual, and don't have any money in my bank account to back it. How can I avoid getting hit by fees? [more inside]
I've a website that sells software I've produced. We currently use PayPal to receive payment. I'm starting to get good interest from customers who don't have credit cards. Can the hive mind recommend some good low-commission agent or SMS services - Also country specific money transfer services in Uganda and Nigeria please. It's not a reverse 419 I promise ! [more inside]
Help selling tickets to an event using PayPal [more inside]
Through my various online transactions I've ended up with a bunch of British Pounds and Australian Dollars in my Paypal account. I could convert these to USD, but the exchange is currently pretty weak, and to make matters worse Paypal uses one that is even weaker by a bout 1.5% on average. So I was wondering if there's a way around converting this money in order to use it. Can anybody thinking of good ways to spend these GBP or AUD? I was looking through Ebay Australia, particularly for coupons and "e-items" where I wouldn't have to pay any shipping, but couldn't find any. It seems most items along these lines are only posted on Ebay US. Another idea I had was to hire out someone in the UK or Australia to do some graphic design work, but I've had trouble finding any one and am not sure where to look.
Zencart + 1and1 mysql database + paypal + error code that my Elance provider is not fixing = angry client. [more inside]
I would like to receive money from people, but I don't want them to have my real name or contact information. Can I do this through Paypal, or what are my other options? [more inside]
Looking for a very simple cart solution for a very simple business. [more inside]
My favorite web comic took my money, didn't send the T-shirt...I feel robbed! And torn! But also robbed! [more inside]
I often download documentaries, and generally love them, and frequently feel like I want to give back to the director. Monetarily-wise, that is, as perhaps I didn't pay for them. What do you think of a service that allowed for paypal or such donation to individual directors? Could it work? Alternately, directors of small films could set up a link on their websites, and one could spread the idea memetically. I'm not looking to cash in on this, just to get feedback on an idea of how to assuage my guilt and help support those who make films worthy of support.
Is there any sort of code available / software / how would I design a digital download distribution model for an independant band? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good shopping cart system that can also handle something like donations? [more inside]
What are the best paypal alternatives? For setting up a many to many payment system? [more inside]
Is this a scam, or am I being paranoid? [more inside]
Alright, I am running Drupal 6.x and I need to be able to accept one time donations and recurring payments. The optimum solution would be a fully integrated paypal presence on my Drupal site. But how? I'm n00bish.... [more inside]
What's the catch with Revolutionary Money Exchange? [more inside]
Simple e-commerce solutions. I have a fully built site, with individual webpages pointing to specific product items. I simply want to add a backend shopping cart functionality that resides on the server, without relying on PayPal. Whats the best opensource solution that allows me to pass a variable (ie, add a "Buy This" button to already-designed pages) to a shopping cart php function (inventory isn't necessary at this point) and allowing checkout/payment? [more inside]
How can Paypal confirm my postal address without a credit card? I've got a Paypal "premier" account with an unverified postal address. (I'm in the UK.) [more inside]
I bought an item on ebay, and almost 3 weeks after I paid it hasn't arrived. I've tried to contact the seller to get the package tracking number (since I paid extra for delivery confirmation) through his paypal email address (bounced back) and through ebay's messaging system (did not respond). I don't think I'm ever going to get the item, and at this point I'd like to get my money back as quickly and with as little hassle as possible. Should I initiate a dispute with my credit card company, ebay, or Paypal?
My friend just - 30 minutes ago - entered a bunch of information in a PayPal phishing website. What should he do right now? [more inside]
Asking for my fiancé: What recourse does one have once you have been screwed over by PayPal? Lots of details inside. [more inside]
At what point is a PayPal transaction considered "cleared?" In other words, when can I stop worrying about fraud. And what other protections can I take to protect myself? [more inside]
Despite my very best efforts, I got scammed on eBay. Now my only recourse is to sue someone who lives in Chicago, while I live in DC. I know YANML, but can people provide me with an idea of how difficult and expensive this might be? I would need to be able to subpoena information from a couple of companies. [more inside]
I love Velvet Garden and have been stalking LJ sales communities for bargains. Where else can I find cheap but good thrift/second hand shopping sites online? (Doesn't have to be clothes.) [more inside]
Do PayPal's profits still go to right-wingers? [more inside]
I just received an email from PayPal notifying me that my account information has been requested by the IRS. I rarely use the account--it has very little activity other than the occasional small purchase (ebay, etc) and small ebay sale. It doesn't seem like a scam email, but I have no idea why my info would be requested? Should I get a lawyer involved or is this just a large-scale email I should ignore? Here is the email with my name removed (however, the case does refer to John Doe): [more inside]
Did my mama get scammed by itunes look-alike? [more inside]
Ebay removed an auction I won and canceled my bid - after I paid for it. What do I do now? [more inside]
Can I trust PayPal's seller protection? If not, what can go wrong? [more inside]
eBay filter: I'm looking to buy a Macbook Pro @ about $2000. The seller will only accept USPS money orders, and that makes me a bit nervous... [more inside]
Transferring money from a US bank account to a german one? [more inside]
My singing group sells CDs online using paypal (accepting credit cards) on our website. We also sell CDs at shows where we perform, and so far have been accepting only cash and check. We would like to accept credit cards in hopes of getting even more sales. I'm having trouble finding/understanding the information on the paypal website. Basically, can we get peoples' credit card info (the chick chunk slider?) and manually enter the credit card info into paypal at a later time? (I don't mind doing this manually, it's 50 transactions at the most.) We are straying away from the automatic machines because 1) we won't always have access to power and phone lines 2)we don't want to sign up with another merchant account. Thanks for the help!
Are there any payment processors who will accept PayPal payments for my company? [more inside]
What's the best way to protect myself from seller fraud on eBay when using alternate forms of payment besides PayPal? [more inside]
ParanoidFilter. I need to pay a software developer in Romania. Will sending them money (paying the bill) put me on any type of (government) watch list? [more inside]
PHP/TransactionFilter: Designing a web application where users will have actual monetary accounts. What is the best way to approach this? [more inside]
What's the best way for me to buy things on websites that require a credit card without using a "real" card? [more inside]