i wanna buy something from ebay, BUT.........

@cieldz (711)
Indonesia
May 9, 2011 1:05am CST
hello mylotters... few weeks ago i decided to use my paypal money to buy something from ebay... but i wonder if i can use it or not, cause i dont have my paypal verified... i dont have a credit card, and i dont wanna put my real bank account number to paypal... some friends tell me if i wanna buy something from ebay, i need to put my credit card number or my bank account number... is that true? cause i never spend my paypal money for buy something... heeeeeeelp.....
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11 responses
• United States
9 May 11
I'm not quite sure what the requirements on e-bay are but I do know that they should have a link that explains how you can or can't pay for the purchase. I do know with paypal you need some kind of card to verify the account. If anything I would contact the site and explain the situation. If they can't withdraw the money they will put a bad mark on you. If you get 3 they close the account.
@cieldz (711)
• Indonesia
9 May 11
what if we have enough money to purchase the items? btw which account will they close like in your comment? the paypal account or the ebay account?
• United States
9 May 11
I'm not sure since the account isn't verified. You should be fine but I'd contact ebay to make sure. If you don't pay or can't pay for something you put a bid on or purchased they will close your ebay account after 3 strikes against you. So if you ask them and just let them know you want to make sure so there are no issues you should be fine.
• United States
9 May 11
I'm not sure. I know e-bay has a list of do's and don'ts to protect you as the buyer. My husband bought something once or twice from ebay. One ended being a used product but it didn't say it in the description. The other was supposed to be a picture but it was a picture of a picture. I'd read through the list and see. It helps protect you from any issues with the site and issues with any sellers who may not be truthful.
• Thailand
9 May 11
hi you only need go to the banks and make visa card and add in your paypal and you can buy online :D
@cieldz (711)
• Indonesia
9 May 11
hello caiginhi... :) sorry but i dont like credit card, and i dont wanna have it... and also i dont wanna link my personal bank account number to paypal... and the question is can i buy something on ebay without verified paypal account? thanx a lot for your responding... good day and cheers... :D
• India
9 May 11
let me tell you my experience with paypal i linked my bank account not credit card and i got verified , and i selected an item to buy and hit the buy ebay redirected to paypal in that page paypal want to link my card, no other option to pay for that item i am messed, but i will find a way to buy item from ebay without having credit card can anybody help me
• Australia
9 May 11
Nope that is not true, i have sold alot of product and purchased alot of products on ebay over time. You have to have the funds in your bank account. But the only way to access your money from your paypal WITHOUT verification is by buying online through a website that accepts paypal... like EBAY and so many other sites use paypal now so i wont be hard to find something, justdont get caught out bidding on something and using all your money without accounting for postage. Goodluck Ebayer! I love the website, it is 1 of my favourites... who knows you could possibly buy 1 of my bargains! =)
• United States
9 May 11
Good to know. That's why I gave the referral to the payment section. The only things I know are from my husband's experiences with the site. And even with him I told him to go through and read all the rules and all the payment info. He ended up with a ding against him for not knowing what he was doing. lol
@cieldz (711)
• Indonesia
9 May 11
Hello guys... @dont_pick_your_nose: so i can buy something from ebay without a verified paypal with credit card or bank account number for real? Haha if your bargain is about stamps, i might be 1 of your buyer...
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
13 Mar 12
this discussion was done 11 months ago.. so do you ever made transasction with ebay??
• United States
10 May 11
You don't have to attach your account to anything but you won't be verified. There are sellers who will NOT deal with you. If you are that concerned about privacy then perhaps eBay is not the place for you to be.
@cieldz (711)
• Indonesia
10 May 11
hello scorpiobabes... :) what about if i want to send money to my friend? (not ebay, and not buying anything) lets say that he/she needs some money and then i wanna transfer the money... can i? or i should put the credit card number so paypal allow me to transfer the money to him/her... can i? thanx a lot for your respondin..
@orang13 (724)
• Philippines
10 May 11
I am very much interested to the topic because I as well wanted to use my PayPal account to buy online but it seems that the comments were still too vague. I hope it'll be clear after sometime. Sorry i can't help.
@cieldz (711)
• Indonesia
10 May 11
hello orang13... :) yes im still confuse too.. some people said we must verify the paypal account first, and some people said we dont need to link the bank account number but we still can buy something from ebay.. thanx a lot for your responding... cheers... :)
23 Jun 11
To purchase things on line you generally need to provide your bank details, whether it be using a debit or credit card. Unless you are able to find someone who is willing to accept a cheque, but this is an insecure method and can get lost in the post. Paypal really is the safest most secure way to transfer money as transcasctions are processed without users needing to know the full details of each persons account nulmers. I wouldn't worry yourself with it its not scary! Unfortunately I didn't know my paypal email address last time I recently won a bid on ebay. The reason for this becasue I had changed it to my small business account, and it took me over an hour to transfer the money from accounts. That is not to say that is an unsecure process though, it is perfectly safe and the fact that I had such difficulty shows that. Happy shopping but don't get carried away! xxx
@Harold_ks (1674)
14 May 11
It depends on the seller I guess, but most of them preferred or really required their buyers to be Paypal verified. I guess if you really wanted to use your Paypal money offline, then you really need to be verified. I believe that ebay and Paypal are safe sites so for me, it's not that risky to link your card in it. Mine was actually verified already.
@marianne87 (3526)
12 May 11
I'm not entirely sure, but I believe you can use any funds you have in paypal without adding a card or bank account. I think its only if you want to withdraw money that you need to add your account and verify it.
12 May 11
Hi Cieldz, Paypal acts as a sercue means by which to transfer money from your credit/debit card where the seller does not have access to the full details on the card. You will need to have one or other of these set up on yuor account in order to make payments through paypay. Alternatively, you rely on cash or check, either by mail order or presented to the buyer in person.
@katieh (151)
9 May 11
I think you have to be verified. This is so that the seller has some evidence that the address you ask them to send the parcel to is actually your legal address (having been given a credit card or bank account at that address is reasonably good evidence.) To be covered by paypal, they have to send it to a verified address. Otherwise, all a scammer would have to do is get hold of someone's paypal details, buy something really expensive, and just change where they wanted it sent. It would be MUCH more difficult for them to change the address that the linked credit card or bank account was registered to. Could you not open a second bank account with a very small amount of money in just for this? I mean, my paypal account has been linked to my real credit card for most of a decade with no problems so I would never bother, but if you had a special account for it then the absolute worst that could happen would be that you'd lose the £20 or whatever which was in that account.