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im trying to send a payment as friend or family but the only option i see is to pay for goods or service and im not paying for any good or service, i just want to send my friend money, any reason why this occur?
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The answers on this post do not answer my question. I live in USA and the first 2 times I sent money to the same person it would ask me and then the next 2 times it didn't and she had to pay the fee. I tried to take her name out of the previously sent section and wouldn't let me take it out and didn't ask me if it was a friend or family.
There is a solution. read on
I live in US and has paypal since 2000. My wife create an account today and send me $1.00 just for the heck of testing if the account work as expect. I am shocked to see only $0.67 in my account. I start looking for what's going on. First I thought my account was accidentally set as a merchant account or business account so paypal charge fee for merchant. any way make a story short. Paypal has darn changed the user interface so it automatically use purchase protection and charge receiver fee as merchant or seller. I keep trying back and forth but I can not find the option of family and friend anywhere on the web including this paypal forum. Finally I accidentally hit the gift and discover the option to use purchase protection or send to someone you trust. of course I choose latter. and boom, that is it. I think paypal engineer purposely hide this option to charge fee for innocent people. I call it legal robber. like it or not. Anyway, this may not be new but hope it help someone who has this issue and does not want to be robbed by greedy corp like paypal. I do not need kudos or any thumb up or anything. I just want to help, so fewer people will fall into the crack to feed the greedy corp. I know I am like a dinosaur and don't like the change but I am a very loyal paypal customer.
It took me a LONG time to find this, but here it is.
I wish I had found this prior to paying some hefty fees. I hope it helps someone else here.