Paypal discussion

@Mike07 (505)
United States
March 1, 2007 4:55pm CST
Is it right that when someone sends You money by Paypal, that if they use a credit card, You the reciever, has to pay the fee? That just doesn't seem right to me. They are the ones using the credit card, but You get charged the fee? Why should You have to pay the fee?
3 responses
• United States
1 Mar 07
You are not paying a fee for the person using his credit card. You are paying paypal a fee for using their service, this way you have your money right away. I use paypal alot when i sell on ebay.I dont have to wait for the check to get here than wait for it to clear.
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@Mike07 (505)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Yes, but shouldn't whoever is using the credit card get charged the fee? I can understand Payapl charging the fee because credit cards can be risky for them, but to ask someone who is not using the credit card to pay the fee doesn't seem right to me. Someone Paypal'd me money last month, and they used a credit card because they had no cash in the account, and I got charged the fee. And it's not a small fee either! Just doesn't seem right to me, but when I told the person who sent me the money, he also paid me the fee the next day.
@patgalca (13886)
• Orangeville, Ontario
1 Mar 07
I get charged a .50c fee to have the money in Paypal transferred over to my bank account. Perhaps that is what you are talking about.
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@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
1 Mar 07
I don't understand that either. When I was a buyer at Ebay, I only paid the amount that seller charges me, no more fees except of course monthly credit card interest. But when I became a seller I noticed this fee on my first item sold and my credit card interest is lower than that!
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