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Dec 17, 2009 21:46 |  #1

I just sold my 85mm 1.8. The buyer paid by paypal gift. however, paypal still charged about 10 dollars fee. I am wondering what kind of transaction can avoid paypal fee. I did remember when I sold my 16-35, they didn't charge me any fee. Please advice. thanks.


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Dec 17, 2009 21:51 |  #2

paypal e-check? dunno...i know some "gifts" have no fees - but is that related to the total amount of the gift, dunno...




  
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Dec 17, 2009 21:52 |  #3

ECheck


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Dec 17, 2009 21:52 |  #4

Hmm, interesting. I have not had any charges from gift transaction before - are you sure the payment was a gift?


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Dec 17, 2009 21:52 |  #5

i think he had to use bank funds. when i paid by credit card and called it a gift, paypal asked me who gets to pay the fee, me or the receiver.


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Dec 17, 2009 22:07 |  #6

I don't think the gift option is available when paying for eBay purchases.


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Dec 17, 2009 22:20 |  #7

If you wish to avoid paypal fees, you must do a personal "gift" transaction and pay with your paypal balance or with your bank account. If you use a credit card for any portion of the balance, fees will be applied.


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Dec 18, 2009 05:23 |  #8

thanks guys. very helpful.


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Dec 18, 2009 15:43 |  #9

If you use the gift option and there is a problem with the merchandise recieved, or it's not received, I'm guessing the buyer is not protected against this??

I guess I'd be wary since there were times I've had to file PayPal claims for eBay purchases.


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Dec 18, 2009 16:13 as a reply to  @ JayJphoto's post |  #10

Jay makes a very good point, I don't know how much Pay Pal is going to help you if something goes wrong with a deal using the Gift option.

I think with an E-Check you should be protected. The only draw back is an E-check takes 3-5 days to clear.


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Dec 19, 2009 04:50 |  #11

mortar wrote in post #9224415 (external link)
Jay makes a very good point, I don't know how much Pay Pal is going to help you if something goes wrong with a deal using the Gift option.

I think with an E-Check you should be protected. The only draw back is an E-check takes 3-5 days to clear.

True, but how much will paypal help you anyway? they're mostly useless.


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Dec 19, 2009 12:40 |  #12

deadpass wrote in post #9226854 (external link)
True, but how much will paypal help you anyway? they're mostly useless.

I've once received bad merchandise (and wanted to send it back), and once didn't receive it. I filed a claim, and PayPal got my money back. They do a good job protecting the buyer if everything is documented.


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