Do you have problem with Paypal?

@rinaaus (1203)
Australia
March 19, 2008 8:43pm CST
Today I received USD0.25 from one of review site through my paypal. Can you believe it that Paypal took USD0.25 for fees, so it means I received zero buck. What the problem here? No idea ! I just sent them email to ask about the fees that they took (not only this one, many times before that). However, this time is so funny that I receive the money just enough to pay the fees. Do you have any problems with Paypal like this?
4 responses
20 Mar 08
Basically what the problem is is that you don't have the most basic account anymore. You must be like me and have now had to upgrade and with the upgrade come fees. Once you receive a certain amount you have to upgrade the account to a higher usage. It is a total pain and I am considering setting up a new paypal with another email address to avoid these fees. I received £185 the other day and had to pay £6.50 to paypal. This was not something I took into account and it was a phone I was selling for my friend so I ended up giving him the £185 total because I didn't want to have to go into the fact that fees had been taken. We should take a stand on this together. Do you know they charge you 25 for withdrawing as well.
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
20 Mar 08
Thanks for very detail information. I will open the new one now
20 Mar 08
Yeah I went and had a look around and there is no way to downgrade. I do know that once I went and reached my receiving and sending limits and had to upgrade which was free but obviously comes with fees. The only thing you should consider is if you use your account for receiving payment on eBay because with the personal account you can only receive two credit card transactions per year. I think I am definately going to open up a new one too and I can always leave the old on there just in case I need it.
@kilani123 (865)
• United Arab Emirates
20 Mar 08
you may wanna hold your payment a little time more because of the fees that paypal take on transaction but there is somthing wrong going on with u paypal takes percentages on money transactions not a contant value u may wanna report that to paypal good luck my freind
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
21 Mar 08
Thanks mate! I will do that, i still wait for paypal mail.
@livewyre (2455)
20 Mar 08
Better to let your earnings build up before taking them if you can.... That's the price of using PayPal though, they offer a service and they have to make money somehow.. I think the costs are different depending on the status of your Paypal account. Mine is a 'premier account' fully verified which looks better if you want to trade using it, but costs more per transaction.
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
20 Mar 08
My one is premier with fully verified too. I see the problem now. Thanks
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I have a free account at Paypal and they do not take out any fees. Do you have a free account with them? They charge fees is you have a business or premier account with them.
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
20 Mar 08
I see my problems now, I have premier account with them. I think i will open a new one with personal. Thanks