some one has agreed to buy some thing from me, he wonts my e mail and paypal number how do i give him and get my number
The email address you use with paypal identifies your paypal account and is all someone needs to pay you.
Or you can send a money request from your paypal account to their paypal email address for them to pay.
You may be subject to the 'new seller hold' (info on that in link below), BUT once cleared you can click on 'withdraw/transfer funds' and send it to any linked bank account.
HOWEVER be very careful as lot of scam merchants about.......
1. A lot of scammers encourage you to accept a paypal payment and if you don't have an account ask you to open one.
2. Do not get scammed via spoof emails that look as if they are from paypal.
3. Never send anything unless the funds are showing in your paypal account balance, even if you are a new seller and subject to the new seller hold the funds would still show in your balance but have pending by them.
4. Do NOT send anything to an address not linked to the paypal registered address of the buyer.
5. Do not be fooled by you so called buyer and "paypal" telling you that you either have to >>>
a. Send the item and provide a tracking number BEFORE the funds show in your balance.
b. You have to pay the buyers shipping agent via western union or moneygram before his payment that is supposed to include these costs are credited to you.
6. Do not accept payment for sales using the family / friends option.
7. Remember sellers send invoices and not buyers so if you get an invoice "marked as gift / paid" and saying it won't show in your balance for 24 hours or that your payment can't be the subject of a chargeback.....its a scam.
If in doubt come here and ask and also read up on paypals seller protection first so you can risk assess your transactions.
Here's a potentially funny one for the community to answer....
I keep getting drunk [a terrible habit and not one that I recommend] and then ordering over-sized pizzas or other such takeaways [another terrible habit and again not recommended...].
Unfortunately, I am almost always asleep by the time the goods are being delivered and so I pay the money but don't get to eat said food; yikes!
I only order these things when out of my mind anyway and would not miss being able to pay for them during times of clarity.
So, to the question: can I set up a purposeful limit on my account so that I am not able to pay the relevant companies?
In much the same way as gamblers can limit their relationship with gambling websites I would think that this would be a useful option for those who tend towards overspending when slightly coloured by hypomania [a terrible affliction, yet one which I would wholeheartedly recommend that everyone tries at least once].
Clearly, Option 1 would be to have more self control and not drink or use the manic defense...
I am, however, looking for an Option 2.
Answers on a postcard addressed to Blue Peter if possible...
Thank you in advance for any ideas.
Hi -- am about to request money from a friend who will pay me via his PayPal account (bank is linked). Will I be charged 2.9% for receiving the money?
If the sender and receiver both have US PayPal Accounts and the sender uses the Send Money feature and selects the "Friends and Family" option and uses either the money in their PayPal Account Balance or bank account - there are no fees.
You can learn more about Fees here.
Just wondering what this is about.
I do not use Paypal that often and this charge showed up with the code PP*9875CODE.
It was my first transaction in awhile so I had to update credit card's expiry date.
The charge for my purchase went through along with this one. (To recap, two charges went through on the same day, one for the correct amount of the purchase and the other under PP*9875CODE).
This extra charge was just a few dollars and change.
Any help on this would be appreciated.
So I've been looking at a car for sale on Gumtree, here is the link to the ad
It's a great deal so obviously I wanted to get some more info as it seems to good to be true, which is the first red flag.
I TEXTED, not rang, the number provided on the ad asking some questions about the car, I then received a sms with no number and instead just the name Daniel, I'm assuming it's a websms, with no option to reply to the sms or a number to ring (It wasn't a reply from the number I texted).
He said he got my missed call, even though I didn't ring, and asked me to contact him via email about purchasing the car.
I emailed and just asked the same questions I had already texted him, no reply yet.
I already know this looks really dodgy but I guess I'm just hoping it's not a scam as I want the car haha.
I'm posting as I have searched the forums for something similar but have only found this happening to people selling stuff, whereas I want to purchase the car.
But all in all should I be pretty sure it's a scam?
I would only purchase if I could go and view it and pay in cash, otherwise if he suggested paypal should I pass on his email to paypal?
Thanks for the help!
can I only turn off "acceptance of e-cheques" if I have a business account or can I turn it off with a standard account?
Hello PP community,
I have just ordered pizza for dinner and the provider's website rejected the order twice. BUT, I now have two pending PP transactions that I need to cancel because I ended up paying by CC over the phone.
How can I retract the PP transactions? The "Actions" button only allows me to archive.
When you pay a company (rather than an ebay seller or individual), then it is often pending until that company processes your order and captures the pending payment.
If they don't process that order and capture the pending payment then the pending status times out at 30 days post-payment. However the money would be pending in your funding source ie bank account / card, so if you contact them and state the funds will not be required they should be able to release them back to your available balance again.