Do you perfer getting checks in the mail or Paypal?

United States
March 28, 2009 4:00pm CST
I like both ways. But I do perfer getting my payments in Paypal because it is faster. I have a couple of sites that pay by check and I like that because the funds add up and its like a presant in the mail. What way do you like getting paid?
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60 responses
29 Mar 09
the problem with cheques if you live in the uk like I do is that the cost of cashing them can be higher than the cheque is worth if it is in dollars.
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@justinus (1110)
• Karawaci, Indonesia
29 Mar 09
yes, clearing cheque will need high cost too in my country but it will free for local cheque and the same bank from where the cheque issued.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
28 Mar 09
I definitely prefer paypal, I think it is the greatest thing that happened to me lol, I am disabled and having to go to the bank to cash a cheque is just too hard on me especially in the winter.
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• United States
29 Mar 09
That is true its much easier thats for sure.
@jason1308 (1587)
• France
28 Mar 09
In normal day to day life, I prefer cheques because I can put them into the bank and withdraw the money within a couple of days, but for my online work, I prefer Paypal, and that is because I live in Europe and use Euros, but most of the online world is in Dollars, so if I receive a check in dollars it costs a lot to put it into my bank account and convert it to Euros. Whereas in PayPal, I have an account in Euros and in Dollars, and it makes it easier to transfer without the large transaction fees and lost time.
• United States
29 Mar 09
That does make it easier and cheaper.
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I do like both ways as well, who doesn't like going to the mail box and getting a check... whoo hoo! But I like pay pal as well because it's faster and it's right there if you need it right away, you don't have to wait to go to the bank, and make sure it's deposited before you use it.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Thats why I like to get some through paypal for the money you need right away and the checks for when another day.
• United States
28 Mar 09
oh my god I was just thinking this today...LOL, since I am new to this and I am going to be requesting a check next week from one of my sites that I just made payout too....I could do paypal but I am very interested in receiving a check...a real check!! LOL I think both ways are very nice... since the money is yours once you get it.. but I was just thinking which way I will prefer.... hmmmm, I will have to start getting some more money both ways and then I will get back with you!!!
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Yes its nice when you get it both ways. I get the paypal all month and then the checks come mid to late month like a savings.
@benny128 (3621)
28 Mar 09
personally I prefer cheques as I get alot of cheques from the usa, and takes about 6 weeks to clear. So I forget about the cheque and get a nice surprise when it clears in my business account. If it goes to paypal it just gets spent far too quickly.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
This is true.
• United States
31 Mar 09
I prefer to receive payments via Paypal because it's quick and secure. I've had trouble in the past with paper checks getting to me by post, either getting lost in the mail or taking months to get to me. With paypal, not only do I avoid those problems, but it's a good way to eliminate paper waste, as well! It would be nice if all online earning sites used Paypal.
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Paypal. I am all about the electronic funds...I get my paychecks done electronically too and so I rarely see money. If I see money I am getting and not seeing the money that I am spending (by debit) I will think I have more than I am spending which could turn out terrible for me. If everything electronic all the time I am forced to keep an eye out on all my spending/recieving which is better than just the recieving.
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I really like receiving Paypal payments from the sites that I work with online. However like you said getting a check in the mail is like getting a little present in the mail.
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@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
29 Mar 09
I rather get Paypal as I can then use that money to buy or get something else. Getting paid by cheque is a big problem for me, as banks charge a fortune for the fact that it is a cheque and another fortune for the currency exchange, especially if the money is in US dollars, as we have Euro here now.
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• United States
29 Mar 09
I do not like getting any checks through the mail service. They take too long or could get stolen. I prefer direct deposit for large amounts or PayPal for small sums of money.
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@justinus (1110)
• Karawaci, Indonesia
29 Mar 09
I registered to many online payment: paypal, egold, Alertpay and perhaps several others but I dont remember anymore, they all EMPTY ACCOUNTS hahahaha except Egold I think there still several dollars .. I lost much via Egold!
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@derek_a (10902)
29 Mar 09
I really love the idea of Paypal. A check through the post means that I have to go out to the bank. The Internet has made things so much easier, but of course we have to be vigilant and make sure our anti-virus software and passwords are kept safe. - Derek
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@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
29 Mar 09
Hi mm (sorry for the shortcut), This is my first time to have a way of earning online and my first time to have a paypal account, too... For your question, I think I prefer to get my payments through paypal because mails here mostly get lost especially if they contain money or cheques. I don't want to put my country's national post office ethics down but lots of people lose mails that contain these items. I did many times even greeting cards that don't contain any valuable items lol... My bf sent a birthday gift for me two years ago ($100) through the mail. I didn't receive it which is kinda bad. He knows I won't accept money or such from him so he made it like a surprise and surprise surprise I didn't get it . he kept on asking if I had received a letter and I said no, for a month lol. but he eventually told me what's in that mail... I guess a postman had detected that it has a dollar bill there and took it ... A lesson learned there...lol So for me it's better to go through electronic payments rather than being sent through the mail for security purposes and to avoid these kinds of incidents lol...
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@browneyed (2526)
• United Kingdom
28 Mar 09
Of the two, I prefer Paypal as it's how I'm used to earning online. Cheques are fine but they tend to take longer to reach me as most are from afar (usually the US). Saying that though, my Paypal payment takes a week for it to hit by bank account so it's not that instant either.
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@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I prefer getting it through paypal because it is faster. and then i can either buy something that i wan online, or i can transfer it to my bank account and use it for what i like.
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I prefer PayPal to checks, but at this point I really don't care which just so I get the pay. I have only one that I have gotten paid by check so far. I have a few more that I haven't reached pay out yet. I have reached payout each month with my Pay Pal sites.
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@janyen (624)
• Netherlands
28 Mar 09
never tried receiving payments thu check! i am presently receiving payments thru paypal coz it's faster and easier. i dont want complicated things but it's worth a try.
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• Philippines
28 Mar 09
I would definitely prefer Paypal because of its security and convenience. I don't have to disclose every single personal information just to get my money. And it makes online money making organized. Of course we earn from a lot of different websites. So it's kinda confusing if you'd get all your earnings from tons of different checks to be mailed at your home. If it's paypal, you'll just get them all at once and you have the option to withdraw the money anytime you want.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I like getting the check in the mail, I never know exactly when it will come so it's a wonderful surprise and who doesn't need a good surprise once in a while.