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niwenwen
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>ok after I enter the amount i get 2 options goods/services OR friends and family.

HOWEVER as you have now said the other person is not in the UK then in some countries they do not have the friends/family option so to have saved time always best to cite countries involved. Also do they have a business account? If yes then new rules state they can't accept friends/family payments.

 

As stated in the original message, it's a personal account to personal account transfer.

 

I wasn't aware there were any limitations for certain countries, is there any documentation on that?

 

So to be clear:

 

Send money > friends / family (or trusted person).

 

Is a payment to friends and family and incurs no fee, while:

 

"Request money Ask a friend to pay you back—the friendly way."

 

Is not to receive money from friends or family at all but rather is a goods/service payment.

 

And a personal paypal.me link which no doubt doesn't mention the word family or friends in it is in fact a friend/family payment with no fee. It's like something out of Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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niwenwen
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kernowlass
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@niwenwen 

 

I listed the goods/services options and the friends/family options clearly in my very first post.

Its not complicated at all if you look at the list.

And again as I said friends/family payments (if available to the country you are sending to) are free only if funded via a bank account or balance, if you use a c.c. you pay a fee.

As for countries that can't accept f/f payments there are loads as paypal is 'country specific' and the rules change per country, I do not have a list of those countries. However if you want to wade though each countries website and click at the top of each one you will see if the friends/family option is available for that country.


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>I listed the goods/services options and the friends/family options clearly in my very first post.

 

From your first post:

 

Goods/Services Payments.

1. Invoice or Money Request.
2. Send money > Goods/Services.
3. Paypal.me link (if its a personal account then there should be the option to tick a box to make it a goods/services payment before you submit payment).

 

Literally nothing about this 'Request money from a friend' option: "Request money Ask a friend to pay you back—the friendly way."

 

>Its not complicated at all if you look at the list.

 

Nothing about money requests from friends ANYWHERE in your list.

 

>However if you want to wade though each countries website and click at the top of each one you will see if the friends/family option is available for that country.

 

Ok it's something else they keep well hidden.

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kernowlass
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@niwenwen 

 

That's because you can ''request money'' from a friend by using one of the above options in the family/friends list but you can't use a MONEY REQUEST as that is a goods/services payment. 

 

AGAIN >>>>>

 

Goods/Services Payments.

1. Invoice or Money Request.
2. Send money > Goods/Services.
3. Paypal.me link (if its a personal account then there should be the option to tick a box to make it a goods/services payment before you submit payment).

Friends/Family Payments.

1. Send money > friends / family (or trusted person).
2. Paypal.me link from a personal account where you don't select the option to make it a goods/services payment.


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>That's because you can ''request money'' from a friend by using one of the above options in the family/friends list

 

???

 

For literally the BILLIONTH time, I used this option:

 

"REQUEST money Ask a FRIEND to pay you back—the FRIENDLY way."

 

I'm gonna repeat it because I really don't think you got it:

 

"REQUEST money Ask a FRIEND to pay you back—the FRIENDLY way."

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kernowlass
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@niwenwen 

 

I have spelt it out for you.

You cannot USE A MONEY REQUEST it is NOT a friends/family option.

For the final time YOU CAN ONLY REQUEST FUNDS VIA A PAYPAL.ME LINK FOR A F/F PAYMENT AND NOT A MONEY REQUEST.

Those are the FACTS, if you don't like them then you are just going to live with it aren't you.

I have clearly stated the friends/family options and am not going to waste anymore of my time on you.

Most folks understand it on the first post, I give up with you.


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niwenwen
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>I have clearly stated the friends/family options and am not going to waste anymore of my time on you.

 

Clearly stated? My god. I think what you're struggling greatly to say is this:

 

"The request money option clearly states it's to pay a friend back but it's actually nothing to do with that at all, it's actually a business related goods and service money request. I realise how confusing that looks the way it is and I've no idea why they present it like that, but that's just the way it is."

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@niwenwen 

 

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