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I am struggling to pay an item (or any items) on Ebay with Paypal.
I do what I normally, follow the process, click on buy it now --> checkout --> payment option - Paypal --> Pop up window comes up (Paypal site) --> I log in with my paypal credentials. THe problem comes here. Normally it just opens my paypal account I click on PAY and I am done.
What happens now is that it says "please add a credit / debit card so you can pay". First I already had a card linked to my account. 2nd even if I try to add it and click on ADD - its doing nothing...
Any ideas? 🙂
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It is asking for a back up payment method. You can add a card or Click Change or whatever it is at the top of that screen to select a linked card as back up payment. Read the fine print carefully if you select your linked card.
Once you select your back up and complete payment, go to the payment transaction and you will see "Paid by [preferred method] Backed by Card XXXX".
When the payment is captured by the merchant, it will say "Paid by [preferred method]" in a couple days if your preferred payment method has enough to cover the entire purchase. If you don't have enough it will mention the back up payment method, like so: "Paid by [preferred method] Backed by Card XXXX"