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2002\07\10@184022 by Peter Grey

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Is there anyone outside of the USA using Paypal for business transactions.
If yes how are you finding it and what are the advantages versus using
Mastercard and Visa?


TIA,


Peter

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2002\07\10@185725 by mike

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I use it for occasional ebay transactions (UK). It provides a really
useful way to send & receive relatively small amounts ($1-$100) MUCH
more cheaply with other methods like international bank transfers,
Western Union etc. which all have high initial charges that make
sending small amounts uneconomic.
Last time I looked at methods of accepting cards, they all involved
significant startup and ongoing costs, which would only be worthwhile
for people doing a significant amount of business.
On Thu, 11 Jul 2002 06:34:32 +0800, you wrote:

>Is there anyone outside of the USA using Paypal for business transactions.
>If yes how are you finding it and what are the advantages versus using
>Mastercard and Visa?
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>TIA,
>
>
>Peter

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2002\07\10@194908 by Dwayne Reid

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At 06:34 AM 7/11/02 +0800, Peter Grey wrote:
>Is there anyone outside of the USA using Paypal for business transactions.
>If yes how are you finding it and what are the advantages versus using
>Mastercard and Visa?

I use PayPal mostly for eBay transactions.  It makes dealing with small
amounts of money relatively easy.

It is not all that cheap to use - I live in Canada and PayPal charges a
surcharge on the exchange rate for both buying and selling.  This surcharge
is in addition to their normal processing fees.

But it *is* convenient and has been completely trouble-free and hassle-free
for the hundred or so transactions that I have done using the service.

If you are interested in using the service for eBay transactions, you may
also want to consider Billpoint.  But as far as I know, Billpoint is able
to be used for eBay transactions only.

dwayne

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2002\07\10@203436 by Bob Barr

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On Wed, 10 Jul 2002 17:35:44 -0600, Dwayne Reid wrote:

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>If you are interested in using the service for eBay transactions, you may
>also want to consider Billpoint.  But as far as I know, Billpoint is able
>to be used for eBay transactions only.
>

You can expect that BillPoint will be going the way of the wooly
mammoth now that eBay is buying PayPal.
I don't know when the change will occur but it shouldn't take too
long.


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2002\07\10@213637 by Pic Dude

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I've not verified this (so perhaps someone else wants to)
but I've heard that from a buyer's perspective, Paypal is
not a good option since you can't dispute the charge as
you can if you made a direct credit-card purchase.
Supposedly has to do with the fact that you can't discuss
the items purchase with the credit-card company and only
the fact that you gave Paypal money to handle a transaction,
which they did properly as per the agreement.

If true it may turn away the more informed potential
customers.

Cheers,
-Neil.




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2002\07\10@220459 by Bob Barr

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On Wed, 10 Jul 2002 20:32:31 -0500, Pic Dude wrote:

>I've not verified this (so perhaps someone else wants to)
>but I've heard that from a buyer's perspective, Paypal is
>not a good option since you can't dispute the charge as
>you can if you made a direct credit-card purchase.
>Supposedly has to do with the fact that you can't discuss
>the items purchase with the credit-card company and only
>the fact that you gave Paypal money to handle a transaction,
>which they did properly as per the agreement.
>

I have used PayPal to pay for quite a few transactions (probably
dozens) but fortunately have never had any disputes that needed to be
resolved. Since PayPal just acts as a middleman transferring funds,
you probably don't have as much protection as you do with a credit
card company.

BTW, I've heard about some risk of linking to a checking account so I
opened a small balance checking account that I use just for PayPal
purchases.


Regards, Bob

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2002\07\10@221115 by Alain Pelletier

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We have been using Paypal for less than a year with 25 or so transactions of
over $200 USD.

I like the fact that I don't have to deal with the customer's credit card.
All I get is an address and an order.  That's all I want.

As far as I know, the charges are similar or a bit less than processing Visa
/ MC through Moneris - issues CC merchant accnts.

I don't like the fact that I can't transfer the funds to a Canadian bank but
in USD.  We have 2 accnts in Canada, one in CDN and another in USD.  That is
also true with Moneris though.

Regards,

Alain Pelletier
New Brunswick Canada

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2002\07\11@005156 by cdb

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I have used PayPal to purchase items, and as yet have had no problems
even with someone refunding postage that they had overcharged.

However I don't know what they are like handling a major dispute.

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2002\07\11@040409 by uter van ooijen & floortje hanneman

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> Is there anyone outside of the USA using Paypal for business transactions.

Yes

> If yes how are you finding it and what are the advantages versus using
> Mastercard and Visa?

If the receipient can not handle a credit card directly the advantage is
that using PP is an option and using the CC directly is not. In the other
direction: I can not handle a CC, so when someone wants to give me money PP
is an option and using a CC directly is not.

Another question is what other alternatives exists.

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2002\07\11@050000 by Tal Dayan

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You may want to take a look at

  http://www.paypalwarning.com/


I think they are facing growing legal chalanges because they are a 'no bank'
and still
holding your money.

Tal

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2002\07\11@113138 by Bob Blick

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> However I don't know what they are like handling a major dispute.

I know!

PayPal will do nothing unless forced to. In other words, if I pay someone
with PayPal for some merchandise, and it is junk, and the vendor refuses
to refund, PayPal will do nothing.

If you used a credit card, you can dispute the charge with the credit
card company (as long as it is not PayPal MasterCard or Visa) and they
will refund the money as long as the merchandise is returned.

Then PayPal gets upset with you. They will attempt to get the money back
from the vendor. Usually they get it. If they don't get the money back
from the vendor, they will suspend your account and also the vendor's
account.

Cheers,

Bob

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