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PayPal Does Not Follow Their Own Rules

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After selling an item on Ebay and letting the buyer know I accepted PalPal bank transfers (I refuse to have a “Primier Account”)I received the following message from PayPal after the buyer tried to make a $475.00 payment to me.

“Total Amount: $475.00 USD

Important Note: Personal Accounts may not receive payments of over $500.00 USD. You must upgrade to a Premier or Business account before this payment will be credited to your account. To learn more, and to accept or deny this payment, please click here.

If you upgrade to a Premier or Business account, all your pending payments will immediately be completed. With your upgraded account you will receive a range of premium features in addition to the ability to accept payments without dollar limits. And the fees on incoming payments are low — just 1.9% + $0.30 USD to 2.9% + $0.30 USD to receive payments. For more details, click here.If you do not want to upgrade your account, please deny this payment. You will retain your Personal account and will not be assessed any fees. To continue to receive payments for free, make sure that the people who pay you fund their payments with their PayPal balance or with a bank account.To ensure that you can always receive your payments – and to take advantage of our premium features – upgrade to a Premier Account today!To view your PayPal balance or other account information, log in at the PayPal website.”

I was unable to send Paypal an Email. An error message kept coming up… So I decided to call them. After waiting 55 minuts I finally had a real person there, by the name of Jeremy. Told him the problem. He listened and just breathed in my ear. Then I asked him what he was going to do about it… He said that PayPal wanted a percent of the sale. I said I know… the man is trying to give me 475 dollars and you are telling me that I cannot take 500. My math says that 475 is less than 500. He said there was nothing he could do for me. Anyway, I closed the account. I want nothing more to do with paypal.

Like everyone else, until it happens to you… you just let it go in one ear and out the other.

Posted: April 20, 2012 at 5:18 am


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