Paypal Friends/family should not be used for selling.

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Paypal Friends/family should not be used for selling.

Post by arohk on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:10 am

Here's something that seems to be the norm now on places like facebook etc. This whole buying items where the seller wants you to use paypal friends/family or add 3% if I know you that's fine but anything over $30 is goods and services in my opinion.

If you buy something and for whatever reason there is an issue your pretty much screwed. For example I seen a post the other day where a guy was selling a blonde hair farm boy Luke I believe for like $1200 paypal friends/family or add 3% so basically your paying another $35 roughly and have no buyer protection if you go with the F/F. I don't buy things off people on FB I will just use ebay or places like Brian's Toys for me when I sell I do goods/service I don't feel a person should have to pay extra for a service the seller should be doing in the first place.

Ok sorry for the small rant this is something that has always bugged me. ere we know each other but for a new person who doesn't know us they should be able to buy and not get hit with an option of either pay an extra 3% or take your chances.
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Post by Commander Clint on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:51 am

Interesting thread Larry. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. scratch I definitely agree that if your paying for larger ticket items, put it through goods & services & add the 3%, just for the added protection.
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Post by Ian_C on Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:01 am

I agree 100% Larry.

When I sell, I always say it's up to the discretion of the buyer. Having them send friends/family is nice for me, but I will never make it a demand to do so, and I have never once asked for an extra 3%.

Sell on ebay, and your fees are much higher, but you can't demand a buyer adds the fees on. Personally, I think fees really should be the seller's responsibility. Policies in paypal say this is the case too. I get frustrated with the people that won't sell if they cannot pass their fees onto someone else. That's the cost of doing business. Wink

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