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May 17, 2013 11:01 |  #1

I don't know about you, but when I see "add 3% for Paypal" I'm immediately turned off. Why? I hate math. And if I see an advertised price I like, I don't want to see add-ons after I open the thread. Walmart won't ask you for an additional 3% credit card fee - it's built-in to their prices.
On eBay (I don't like eBay, really) they will not allow sellers to demand Paypal fees, for good reason: It turns buyers off! Same here, as far as I'm concerned.

I urge sellers to emulate Walmart and eBay. If I see the 3% hike on an ad I will simply refues to buy, no matter how much I want the item.

Sorry for the off-topic post.




  
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May 17, 2013 11:08 |  #2

Think about tax...




  
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May 17, 2013 11:12 |  #3

If Paypal is the only accepted form of payment, your point is well taken. However, if other forms of payment are offered, why add the Paypal fee to them?


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May 17, 2013 11:17 |  #4

bobjames wrote in post #15941090 (external link)
I don't know about you, but when I see "add 3% for Paypal" I'm immediately turned off. Why? I hate math. And if I see an advertised price I like, I don't want to see add-ons after I open the thread. Walmart won't ask you for an additional 3% credit card fee - it's built-in to their prices.
On eBay (I don't like eBay, really) they will not allow sellers to demand Paypal fees, for good reason: It turns buyers off! Same here, as far as I'm concerned.

I urge sellers to emulate Walmart and eBay. If I see the 3% hike on an ad I will simply refues to buy, no matter how much I want the item.

Sorry for the off-topic post.

That's the best way to do it.




  
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May 17, 2013 11:18 |  #5

rmlarsen wrote in post #15941132 (external link)
If Paypal is the only accepted form of payment, your point is well taken. However, if other forms of payment are offered, why add the Paypal fee to them?

Not sure what you're talking about. If other forms of payment are accepted, they're not going to add 3%, unless that extra percentage applies. If they offer checks or chase quickpay, obviously they're not going to ask for 3% extra.


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May 17, 2013 11:19 |  #6

eye2i wrote in post #15941140 (external link)
That's the best way to do it.

Yup, instead of ranting about it in the wrong subforum :lol: Bet this thread gets locked/deleted soon enough.


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May 17, 2013 11:20 |  #7

It is also against Paypal's rules to ask for the fee. This is how Paypal makes their money, it's like someone asking you to hire you to shoot their wedding and then telling you that they want it free.


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May 17, 2013 11:29 |  #8

Hmmmmm...if we go by your suggestion of adding 3% into the selling price due to Paypal, then the buyer will need to do subtraction of the 3% price hike if he decides to pay with non-fee methods such as bank transfer or paypal gifted.


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May 17, 2013 11:31 |  #9

bobjames wrote in post #15941090 (external link)
I don't know about you, but when I see "add 3% for Paypal" I'm immediately turned off. Why? I hate math. And if I see an advertised price I like, I don't want to see add-ons after I open the thread. Walmart won't ask you for an additional 3% credit card fee - it's built-in to their prices.
On eBay (I don't like eBay, really) they will not allow sellers to demand Paypal fees, for good reason: It turns buyers off! Same here, as far as I'm concerned.

I urge sellers to emulate Walmart and eBay. If I see the 3% hike on an ad I will simply refues to buy, no matter how much I want the item.

Sorry for the off-topic post.

It's just seller's way to list sale price. Either he can list . say, an item for $100 cash(pp-gift) or $103 via paypal (3% fee included). Here in SoCal (LA County) if you buy any merchandize lists for $100 you'll pay 9% sale tax, so the cost out of your wallet is $109. I don't see anyone complaining that these brick and motor stores should includes tax in the list price. Maybe they should do that huh, it's less painful to pay 9% sales tax afterward....:(


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May 17, 2013 11:35 |  #10

You're right. Multiplying the selling price by .03 is a terrible burden.


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May 17, 2013 11:37 |  #11

Tiller wrote in post #15941207 (external link)
You're right. Multiplying the selling price by .03 is a terrible burden.

1.03

and I think this is the wrong subforum.




  
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May 17, 2013 11:46 |  #12

Sellers could offer discounts for cash or person-to-person, many do already.
As far as taxes, there's no universal sales tax rate. Walmart would have to price items individually according to the store location, prob not a smart thing to do.




  
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May 17, 2013 11:53 |  #13

there's a real cost to do paypal transaction and I think it's reasonable to list it that way. don't see anything wrong with it. if you don't like paypal, do something else. we are all people here, you can talk to the seller/buyer.


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May 17, 2013 11:55 |  #14

caoko wrote in post #15941213 (external link)
1.03

and I think this is the wrong subforum.

I'd rather multiply by .03; that would be awesome! I'd have a 24-70 II in no time, thank you paypal!



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May 17, 2013 11:55 |  #15

It's a sellers right to post their price, however way they want to. Simply move on... Wow!


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