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PayPal, a Necessary Evil

AdvantagesConvenient, User-friendly, widely used, International payments

DisadvantagesFRAUD, High Fees, POOR SUPPORT FOR SCAM VICTIMS, POOR PROTECTION, withdrawal / add funds time

"PayPal is an online payment processor most commonly used for sending and receiving money for online auction purchases, but many websites now accept PayPal as a payment option due to its popularity. PayPal was bought by eBay, so now it is heavily integrated with the eBay sites. PayPal lets people send money from a credit or debit card into another PayPal account as payment for goods or services. Money in a PayPal account can also be sent to another ..." Read review
25.04.2004

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Community Level 5BananaMan111

BananaMan111

A pal for life?

AdvantagesA great tool for E-bay buyers and sellers

DisadvantagesFee's are at every corner and mount up. A prime target for fraud.

"Paypal is a great online web site and money management tool that is a must have to go along with your E-bay account. It speeds up processes for both buyers and sellers on E-bay, plus there are possibly thousands of web sites that now except Paypal as a payment method. If you're not already a member of this great site and you are an active participant in online auctions, this is for you. You must have seen the Paypal signs and logos on the site! I ..." Read review
06.01.2005

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Handy online account

Advantagesrecieve instant payments

Disadvantagespercentage charges on sales

"...think about and open a Paypal account. Having used this account for about a three years. I thought I'd write and tell you of my views on paypal. Paypal as you may know is an online banking service and can be used in many different ways. Having investigated and used this banking service for about three years, it has in my opinion served it's purpose well. This service is free to join. To open an account with paypal is easy. ------------------------------------------------------- You ..." Read review
31.07.2006

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Community Level 8SusanLesley

SusanLesley

Money, money, money!

AdvantagesQuick, easy, safe

DisadvantagesCommisiison charges

"...overseas market. I had heard of Paypal and decided to investigate both this and some of the other automated payment sites. I decided to go for Paypal for two reasons Ė firstly I read some of the opinions here on Ciao and it sounded good, and secondly that Ebay have just taken over Paypal and so logically it must be the ideal choice for proceeds of Ebay auctions. Easy Registration I found it extremely easy to register with Paypal. They ..." Read review
10.07.2004

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>Clickety click .. save yourself ££s of bank fees

Advantagesfast money transfers

Disadvantagescustomer support slow and inadequate

"...Merchants: The Buyers The main bulk of Paypal users are the Buyers. The buyers are It is individuals who set-up an online payment for buying products online or for paying for winning auctioned products from eBay. Paypal is owned by eBay and has been for three years. By eBay being the world biggest auctioning marketplace it has contributed in increasing Paypal member database to over 100 million users. Since being a member myself since Jan 2005, ..." Read review
01.06.2007

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Community Level 2mfhome

mfhome

Paypal Buyer Protection- a lot of fuss

AdvantagesQuick and Easy money transfer - safer than cash

DisadvantagesNot as easy as it seems

"...buyer protection services offered to paypal users. I donít like to moan often, itís usually not worth the hassle. However, in this case I think my Ciao friends should know a little bit more about the Paypal buyer protection scheme so that they can make their own minds up. I have used Paypal many times to buy and sell items on eBay. The service works well and the cash is transferred quickly. For the most part the cash transfer service works well ..." Read review
07.02.2005

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Community Level 2bcnlondon

bcnlondon

An alternative merchant account Review with images

AdvantagesEasy to use payment proccessor

DisadvantagesVery strict security policy

"I use PayPal for 2 years now for business purposes. The curious visitor of PayPal website will think that PayPal is quite like any other payment proccessing webslite like e-gold or moneybookers. Only when you join PayPal you get the full picture of it - especially if you are a businessperson. PayPal has 3 different acount types: Personal, premium and business. - Personal accounts The basic PayPal account designed for individuals. This is ..." Read review
01.04.2004

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Community Level 5Sexy_Young...

Sexy_Young_God

The easiest way to recieve money??? Review with images

AdvantagesFast Money via e-mail addresses

DisadvantagesThe fees are increasing alot

"...to my personal review on PayPal UK. I started using PayPal at the age of 15. Since then I have found other payment engines on the internet that offer better services and features. For those of you who donít know who PayPal are, they are the biggest online payment handler within the world. They have just over 45 Million members worldwide. *****REGISTERING***** The registration process is really easy. All you have to do is click on the ..." Read review
12.07.2004

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Community Level 5coleecip

coleecip

You want fast payment - with security you got it!

Advantagesexcellent money transferral system

Disadvantagesthe unwary user can fall prey to scams

"...cheque and delivery. SECURITY When opening a Paypal account your first thought is about security. It goes without saying that the site is encrypted - this means that a random nobody cannot simply access the source code and view loads of credit card details. I have no idea how encryption works, but it basically scrambles the website data unless you have the keycode to view the site. When purchasing goods nowadays on credit cards etc you ..." Read review
10.12.2004

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Community Level 2dbarcl10

dbarcl10

Send and receive money with PayPal

AdvantagesEasy to use, instant payment

DisadvantagesPerception of high fees

"PayPal is a subsidiary company of eBay that allows online payments for auctions and more recently other sites have begun using PayPal to accept online payments. PayPal as we know it only came into existence in 2000, following a merger between Confinity and X.com. PayPal was the payment method of choice by more than 50% of eBay users worldwide, bigger than Billpoint which was acquired by eBay in May 1999. Given its popularity, PayPal was then acquired ..." Read review
17.08.2008

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Community Level 4marina321

marina321

Send & Receive Payments Online

AdvantagesSend and receive payments online, easy to use, Site is user-friendly easy to navigate

DisadvantagesNone

"I opened a PayPal account a while back but only started using it actively almost a year ago when I started earning money online. PayPal is one of the most popular online payment processors and various money making sites pay their users through it. All you need to open an account is an email address, it is easy to sign up to the site and you can start using it by giving the email address that you sign up to PayPal with to the sender of the payment. To ..." Read review
25.03.2009

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Community Level 3kelassa

kelassa

Paypal, not all bad.

AdvantagesMakes sending and receiving money online easier

DisadvantagesSmall charges for receiving and withdrawing money

"PAYPAL - www.paypal.com Paypal is a company that most people have heard about because of Ebay. Unfortunately there are some stories of how Paypal has kept money from them and such, however I have never had any problems with them in the past. I just wanted to share a bit about the company. WHAT IS PAYPAL? In simple terms Paypal is the middle man. They make sending payments fast and secure. You send them money and they send it on. People send ..." Read review
20.02.2006

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SAFE WAY OF RECEIVING AND SPENDING ON THE NET

AdvantagesVERY FAST, EXCELLENT SERVICE - IT MAKES BUYING AND SELLING ON THE NET FASTER AND SAFER

DisadvantagesTAKES A LITTLE LONG TO SORT OUT ANY PROBLEMS

"Paypal has over 70 million members, is available in 45 countries and uses 6 currencies - Basically - you register your credit or debit card with paypal and if you are not in credit, the money you spend comes off your debit/credit card at no extra cost to yourself. If you sell any items on the internet whether it be e-bay or any other site there is a small admin charge (which I will detail further on ) when you except payment from the purchaser. ..." Read review
16.07.2005

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Community Level 2mdm708

mdm708

Dream for some, nightmare for others

AdvantagesFast, easy, buyers/senders love it, phone support.

DisadvantagesFees, chargeback possibility

"PayPal is a service where a user can pay another user an amount of money using his credit card, instantly. The money then appears in the recipients PayPal account, minus a fee, and he/she can then either transfer it to someone else or withdraw it to his/her bank account. Its very popular on auction websites (especially as its strongly endorsed by eBay - it is one of its subsidiaries, after all) as the buyer can just click and pay the seller - ..." Read review
29.08.2004

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Paypal left me in the poor house "UPDATED"

AdvantagesQuick and easy payments.

DisadvantagesWhen things go wrong, your out on your ear.

"...day and the wonder of Paypal meant that I could take payments from anyone anywhere in the world. At the time I set up my Ebay/paypal account we were flat broke, we had literally pennies in the bank. And within a few days we had money coming out of our ears. We paid off our debts, and had some fun for the first time in quite a long time. Then came the most disasterous day of my recent life. We closed up our Ebay shop for two weeks to take a well ..." Read review
01.11.2005

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