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Small change embarrassment

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.
posted by bad grammar on Jun 15, 2009 - 7 answers

Paypalfilter please help me!

How do I send someone a Paypal subscription invoice? [more inside]
posted by spacefire on May 22, 2009 - 2 answers

US bank account outside the US

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]
posted by saysthis on May 19, 2009 - 11 answers

eBay and counterfeit goods.

Should I send my counterfeit goods back? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Apr 26, 2009 - 33 answers

Help me prove to Paypal that these Audio Technica ESW9 headphones are fake.

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]
posted by typography on Apr 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Paypal address management

How do I remove addresses from paypal for real? [more inside]
posted by aubilenon on Apr 6, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I move dollars in a UK Paypal account to a US bank account?

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]
posted by caek on Apr 1, 2009 - 1 answer

What is a reputable, low-cost, non-PayPal merchant account to accept credit cards online?

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]
posted by roxie110 on Mar 17, 2009 - 15 answers

A+++++++++ Best Question Evar Would Answer Again

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]
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Mar 9, 2009 - 16 answers

Best method of transferring money from US to UK?

Money transfer from US to UK. Cheapest and most efficient method that isn't wire/SWIFT? [more inside]
posted by deeper red on Mar 6, 2009 - 5 answers

Have you ever used Setcom?

Anyone ever used the Paypal-like service Setcom? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Feb 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Paypal Seller Protection?

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?
posted by bbyboi on Jan 13, 2009 - 14 answers

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]
posted by darth_tedious on Jan 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Oops transfer using paypal from empty bank account

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]
posted by lpctstr; on Dec 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Web payments from Africa ?

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]
posted by Sturdy on Dec 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Selling tickets to a party via PayPal

Help selling tickets to an event using PayPal [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Dec 7, 2008 - 7 answers

How to spend British Pounds and Australian Dollars?

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.
posted by grammalvsu on Dec 7, 2008 - 5 answers

paypal, 1and1, and zencart are not playing well together.

Zencart + 1and1 mysql database + paypal + error code that my Elance provider is not fixing = angry client. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Oct 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Receiving money, without the buyers knowing my real name?

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]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Need a SUPER simple online shopping cart.

Looking for a very simple cart solution for a very simple business. [more inside]
posted by bink on Sep 4, 2008 - 2 answers

I made an involuntary donation for the sake of art

My favorite web comic took my money, didn't send the T-shirt...I feel robbed! And torn! But also robbed! [more inside]
posted by Wavelet on Aug 22, 2008 - 15 answers

Giving back to directors who need it?

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.
posted by aschwa5 on Aug 1, 2008 - 13 answers

How to DIY distribute an album on the internet?

Is there any sort of code available / software / how would I design a digital download distribution model for an independant band? [more inside]
posted by Mali on Jun 19, 2008 - 8 answers

I need a Shopping Cart That Takes Donations.

Can anyone recommend a good shopping cart system that can also handle something like donations? [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck on Jun 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Paypal alternatives

What are the best paypal alternatives? For setting up a many to many payment system? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on May 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Is this a known PayPal scam?

Is this a scam, or am I being paranoid? [more inside]
posted by pullayup on May 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Drupal 6.x and Paypal integration

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]
posted by yoyoceramic on May 3, 2008 - 4 answers

How does REM make money?

What's the catch with Revolutionary Money Exchange? [more inside]
posted by Ugh on Apr 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Open Source Shopping Cart

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]
posted by pinto on Apr 8, 2008 - 7 answers

How can Paypal confirm my postal address without a credit card?

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]
posted by mr. strange on Apr 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Getting my money back from ebay auction?

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?
posted by joshuaconner on Mar 26, 2008 - 15 answers

What to do after a PayPal Phishing Scam?

My friend just - 30 minutes ago - entered a bunch of information in a PayPal phishing website. What should he do right now? [more inside]
posted by JulianDay on Mar 3, 2008 - 15 answers

What recourse does one have once you have been screwed over by PayPal?

Asking for my fiancé: What recourse does one have once you have been screwed over by PayPal? Lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by Becko on Feb 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Protecting from Internet scams.

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]
posted by uaudio on Feb 29, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I sue someone in small claims court across state lines?

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]
posted by procrastination on Jan 21, 2008 - 16 answers

Bargain Shopping!

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]
posted by divabat on Jan 21, 2008 - 3 answers

PayPal considered right-wing?

Do PayPal's profits still go to right-wingers? [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on Jan 12, 2008 - 12 answers

The IRS, Paypal, John Doe--and ME???

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]
posted by verevi on Jan 3, 2008 - 25 answers

ugh you internet

Did my mama get scammed by itunes look-alike? [more inside]
posted by rubberkey on Jan 2, 2008 - 9 answers

just my luck...

Ebay removed an auction I won and canceled my bid - after I paid for it. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by streetdreams on Jan 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Can I trust PayPal's seller protection? If not, what can go wrong?

Can I trust PayPal's seller protection? If not, what can go wrong? [more inside]
posted by procrastination on Dec 2, 2007 - 22 answers

Getting Scammed?

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]
posted by jpcody on Nov 16, 2007 - 30 answers

Transferring money from a US bank account to a german one?

Transferring money from a US bank account to a german one? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Nov 6, 2007 - 9 answers

Accepting credit card (paypal) payments offline?

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!
posted by cp7 on Oct 30, 2007 - 15 answers

How do I accept PayPal for a foreign country?

Are there any payment processors who will accept PayPal payments for my company? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Oct 7, 2007 - 2 answers

Online Buying Safety Tips?

What's the best way to protect myself from seller fraud on eBay when using alternate forms of payment besides PayPal? [more inside]
posted by snowleopard on Sep 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Can I pay a Romanian and not be considered a terrorist sponsor?

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]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2007 - 9 answers

How to go about managing payments in a web app?

PHP/TransactionFilter: Designing a web application where users will have actual monetary accounts. What is the best way to approach this? [more inside]
posted by ReiToei on Sep 10, 2007 - 8 answers

Help Me Find a Pseudo-Card!

What's the best way for me to buy things on websites that require a credit card without using a "real" card? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Aug 6, 2007 - 19 answers

Protect against apartment rental scam

How can I protect myself from a scam when I can't check out the apartment in person? [more inside]
posted by lilybeane on Jul 21, 2007 - 7 answers

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