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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Zencart + 1and1 mysql database + paypal + error code that my Elance provider is not fixing = angry client.
posted by wile e
on Oct 15, 2008 -
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 -
Looking for a very simple cart solution for a very simple business. [more inside]
posted by bink
on Sep 4, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Can anyone recommend a good shopping cart system that can also handle something like donations? [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck
on Jun 8, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Are there any payment processors who will accept PayPal payments for my company? [more inside]
posted by torpark
on Oct 7, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
RentFilter: What's the best way for my roommates to pay me their rent, paypal seems like they take way to big of a cut. [more inside]
posted by christy
on Jul 7, 2007 -
If my PayPal account got compromised, would it be possible for someone to send themselves money funded by my credit card thats attached to the account? If that happened, could the credit card charges be disputed?
posted by jorlando
on Jun 25, 2007 -
I'm under the impression that computer hardware is quite cheap in Asia compared to here in Australia. My question is: are there any good online retailers, who are based online, based in Asia, willing to ship to Australia and accepts Paypal? Good prices a must!
posted by Jimmeh
on Jun 23, 2007 -
Anyone have experiences good/bad as a merchant with Paypal's "Website Payments Standard" merchant account program? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis
on Jun 4, 2007 -
Can I develop a shopping cart that allows people to pay via PayPal but keeps the transaction on my site? [more inside]
posted by subpixel
on May 21, 2007 -
Can anyone help me with escalating past first-level support on Paypal? It's an old old story with Paypal, apparently, but I'm almost at the end of my rope. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on May 17, 2007 -
I need a basic website with paypal checkout. I'd like to use something like a template from template monster (haven't seen any from them that have paypal) with paypal integrated as the checkout. My main concerns are that it be easy to use, safe, and not a cheesy design. Does anyone know of a good option? thanks
posted by debu
on May 3, 2007 -
You have an online business in Canada and you have this choice: accept U.S. payments via Paypal in the U.S. dollar account you have (with a Canadian bank) and have the bank make the currency conversion to Canadian dollars, or letting Paypal handle the conversion directly. Which do you choose (and why)?
posted by zadcat
on Mar 28, 2007 -
Is there an easy way in PHP to send all the POST variables submitted in a form to another webpage? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker
on Mar 22, 2007 -
Why is the United States ACH (automated clearing house) system so slow and inefficient? Funds can never be assured until several days pass, and that creates a ripe atmosphere for check bouncing. When I do a Paypal transfer to my bank or move money from bank to bank it always takes 2-3 days. Why is the banking system stuck in the 1950s? Is there any talk of overhauling the ACH system?
posted by calhound
on Feb 6, 2007 -