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Paying By PayPal Gift?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Amal99, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Amal99

    Amal99 New Member

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    Hi guys, about to pay for the first time using paypal gift.

    How do I do this, and what are the terms so that the receiver does not get charged?

    Thanks alot.
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    Crocodile Well-Known Member

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    If paying by Paypal gift and the recipient uses a foreign bank (i.e. in Republic of Ireland) there will be a small fee for the transaction; as the sender you can choose whether you or the recipient will meet the fees.

    As mentioned above though, it's not valid in terms of insurance.
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  4. Amal99

    Amal99 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies fellas. But dont paypal only cover official eBay transactions? Or are the trades here insured by paypal, if you pay normally?
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    BenchyUK Active Member

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    I was under the impression that you could send a payment as a 'gift' and neither party incour any fees as long as the person sending the money has it already in their paypal account and not have it coming from their bank account
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    shahedz Active Member

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    i would be weary as sending money as a gift as i would think it would not offer any protection , so you may as well send the money to thier bank direct.
    Paypal do offer you protection ( what ever little or poor it may be) on non ebay transactions.
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  7. Amal99

    Amal99 New Member

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    I guess ill stick to either paying the fee or bank transfers :D.
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    Sorry to bring up an old topic but i had no idea you weren't covered if something goes wrong - i just thought it cut down on a few fees. So PP won't do anything to help? How would you get your money back? :/
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    Steven Senior Moderator

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    But why would you ask for your money back if you gifted it away?
  10. RawZ

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    Good point :suicide: But there are loads including me who use PP Gift to buy stuff of various forums. Luckyily never had a problem (touch wood), but if something went wrong, surely there would be a way to get your money back - phone the police! :D
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    Steven Senior Moderator

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    Being part of a community should not override sensible precautionary measures, and any protection claimed to be conferred by a payment method should not preclude that
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    My understanding is that by using gift then if the money is taken from existing PayPal account funds or directly from a linked bank account then there is no fee.

    If however, the money is taken from a debit or credit card then the fee still applies. In this case the sender can choose whether to pay them himself or let the recipient pay them.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
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    I received a payment for the classifieds here that was PayPal gift.

    I got the email from PayPal saying that the money had been paid, so I sent the item. Three days later, PayPal cancelled the payment due to a problem with the sender's bank and declared that I owed them the money back. :eek:

    The issue was resolved quickly by the sender, but just be aware that gift isn't as safe as regular PayPal payments.
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    I may be interested in buying Blu ray disc/s from the classifieds.I've never used paypal gift before and understand that a "small" fee will be charged as my paypal payment will be by my credit card.How small is "small"....say on a £7 disc?Btw I would be sending from the Republic of Ireland,so would that mean even further "small" fee for either the sender or recipient which would render the whole transaction prohibitive?
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    PayPal Fee Calculator by Ryan Olbe
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    Excellent calculator.Thanks. Fees very reasonable.:)
  17. reevesy

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    hi all .....
    someone has just sent a paypal gift payment....first time I've used it...

    trouble is once i'm in my paypal account I cant find any mention of paypal gift...even a search in their help section doest'nt bring anything up.

    didn't really want to accept gift as a payment and I've no idea have to receive the money.
    any help would be most appreciated

    cheers
  18. imightbewrong

    imightbewrong Active Member

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    what is your question?

    where do I see the payment?
    or
    what are the terms of paypal gift?
    or what?

    If you go to your account page you should see all payments - have you received an email with the payment?
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    reevesy Active Member

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    where I see the payment really

    ....but I've just had a moment and realise I gave the guy a slightly incorrect email address :blush:
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    Oops, that could be complicated if the "wrong" address is a real one and so belongs to someone else. Here's hoping it doesn't exist and the payment bounces. Otherwise you have to rely on the honesty of the person who has the money to send it back.
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    imightbewrong Active Member

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    oh dear - as above hope it's yours or invalid (in the latter case there should have been a bounce-back)
  22. reevesy

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    moneys now gone in.......got an email telling me of the payment

    helps to give out the right email address!

    funnily enough I had a guy with the same name as me ring my mobile .....same name...email address was very similar and he was sent my utilities bill....luckily he rang me...emailed the bill and told me to change my password as it was on the bill!

    anyhow payment has now gone in
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    Phew...

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