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Paul Gil

"How Does PayPal Work?"

By November 20, 2006

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If you're like thousands of users, you've heard of PayPal and that eBayers use it, but you don't know enough to try it for yourself. Now here's your chance to get the complete explanation of how PayPal works, and why 99 million people use PayPal every day! Click for PayPal 101...
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May 17, 2009 at 5:43 pm
(1) Alberto says:

PAYPAL IS BAD I LOST 600 DOLLARS BECAUSE
OF THEM I SOLD MI WII AND THEY SAID IT WAS OK FOR MI TO SHIP THE ITEM AND THAT AS SOON AS THEY HAD THE TRACKING NUMBER I WOULD GET PAYED
I NEVER DID ITS BEEN 4 MONTHS AND I HAVENT GOTTEN A PENNY ALL THE SAY IS “WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE” WHAT CAN I DO HELP I NEED MY MONEY FOR THE RENT. DONT BUY FROM pauljames4444@gmail.com

June 2, 2009 at 12:45 am
(2) Carrie Nelson says:

Sometimes both eBay and Paypal can be difficult (mostly ebay don’t get me started on the feedback fiasco they have! It is on my blog). Couple questions: Was this transaction on eBay or off? who said it was ok to send the item? I have both an ebay store and off-ebay store and have been selling on ebay for 7 years. I ONLY ship AFTER I receive my money and for an echeck it must clear before I send the item. Paypal does have some ways to fight if the person either bounced a check on them (and you) or used a credit card but then disputed the charge. That would happen if you purchased something gave the money and they never shipped. I have found some very cool ways to get a big business to listen and it works! I got Alltel to take off a $600 mistake because my daughter transposed two numbers on her circle. I tried the route of call and get transferred 20 times then get told “oh well we cannot help”. Everything I needed was on this sight http://consumerist.com/consumer/how-to/the-ultimate-consumerist-guide-to-fighting-back-revised-edition-316524.php

July 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm
(3) Kay Graham says:

I like to pay with my credit card but PayPal always dings my bank account (yes, I click on alternate payment options and select credit card) so I finally closed the account. Then I lost my credit card and had to get a new one. Somewhere in that mess, PP paid out $ 50 so my account was in arrears. The ONLY way to pay it was with a money order which I sent. Now they claim I still (very mysterious) owe them 53 cents and they are threatening to turn it over to a collection agency!

I have been a PayPal member for many years without any real problems. Unfortunately, PP is so big now that there is no way to find a person who understands their system well enough to cope with my mess. I suppose I could send them another ($5) money order for the 53 cents. But what’s the next snafu?

Still, annoying as it is to be ripped off like this, I would like to be able to use PayPal to pay for things online. Sometimes there is no alternative.

December 19, 2009 at 12:37 pm
(4) Mervin says:

hey guys,lets say i got an account in HONG KONG BANK,then i go on the official site of paypal,i register an account there,to confirm it,they ask me an BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER,i give them the account number which i have in HONG KONG BANK,when i purchase products online,will they deduct it directly from the account which i got in hong kong bank?????

March 12, 2010 at 8:02 pm
(5) beachrat says:

I have used paypal for ebay purchases, facebook, and to send money to people I am doing business with ~ I have never had a problem, but I’ve never been a seller. . . So as a paying customer it seems to work, and it seems to work fine for the people I am sending money too ~ I’ve never had any feedback that there were problems with my payment. I guess I’m lucky then!!

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