NOT an "accepted solution." Just because you're fine paying an extra fee on your sales doesn't mean the rest of us are, nor does it mean that it's fair, ethical, or legal for PayPal to charge it. We're basically being charged a usury fee on money that we NEVER see. And this is supposed to be OK because it's easier for them to do it that way? You're either a shill or a fool if you think this is acceptable. Sure, PayPal is a "private" service, so if you don't like it then don't use it, right? Except that if it wasn't for us schmoes hawking our crap on ebay, PayPal wouldn't even exist! In any case, they're flat-out lying about their fee structure and then hiding the fact. If I have a sale of $100 w/ free shipping, the PayPal fee should be $3.20 (2.9% + 30 cents, their advertised fee). When you add sales tax of 6.25% (the rate on my most recent transaction), the total becomes $106.25; so the final PayPal fee would be $3.38 or essentially 3.38% of my original $100 sale. So now my customer has to pay an extra 6.25% and I have to pay an extra 0.18%. Even if ebay actually passes that $6.25 to the taxing jurisdiction where my customer lives (which I somehow doubt that all of it will make it into the state coffers), I'm pretty sure PayPal is just keeping the $0.18 When you extrapolate this over 3 BILLION transactions worth $600 BILLION per year, it's pretty easy to see that "taxing internet sales" is a windfall for PayPal, more precisely a BILLION dollar per year windfall! Doesn't anyone remember Superman III or Office Space? SHAME ON YOU PayPal for treating your customers so badly. I can't wait for the legal smackdown and my $2 settlement check!
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