TRADE ALERT PAYPAL GIFT OPTION : YOU ARE NOT PROTECTED

MustBeJewel

Administrator
Moderator
MLPTP Supporter
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
8,321
pplogo.jpg

PayPal is the service many use to pay for or accept money for transactions for online items, including many transactions which take place here at the Trading Post.

When you log into your PayPal account, click this button to send money:

paypal1.jpg
You will then be prompted to decide whether or not you are using the money to send as a gift to friends or family, or as payment for merchandise:


paypal2.jpg

You can view PayPal's full user agreement and terms here to read up on the specifics of Purchase Protection: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full


In a nutshell, when you Pay for goods or services, you are financially protected by PayPal because you pay a small fee. If you are the buyer and your item is never shipped, you can get your money back. If you are a seller, you are similarly protected against fraud.

If you Send money to friends or family, there is no fee, and likewise no protection and no sure way to get your money back in the event of fraud.


Beware of sellers who only accept payments in the gift format!!

Send money using this format AT YOUR OWN RISK and only with people you know and trust!​
 

Icey

Princess Rinse 'N Spit
Joined
Jul 3, 2005
Messages
803
I never give as a gift. I just calculate what the fees cost and add them to the total if a seller tries to ask for a gift payment. I know many legit sellers that do, but I would never trust it.
 

tulagirl

Proud Owner of Cat Pee Pony
Joined
Dec 24, 2010
Messages
5,487
I do the same thing. I pay fees. I am not going to mess with gift option on anything unless its one dollar.
 
Top