Problems at Paypal

Problems at Paypal

PostBy: Cap On: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:01 pm

I was sent nearly $500 this week for a stove I sold on Ebay. My money is cleared in my account but I'm told I have to *claim* it. I even get an email sent to me requesting I log in and fill out some stupid upgrade to my account. WTF? Folks, I use this account 6x a year. But they insist I upgrade top a premiere account. So I spend an hour researching the Paypal site, How to claim money? Nothing, nothing at all.

So I call, get the idiot foreign speaking 21yr older name Sunshine. Give me a break? Kiddin me, Sunshine???? So she tells me, "We know there is a problem with your account, its happening to many people". ( broken English....) Ok, I say. I need to transfer my $500 to my bank account. "Oh, you cannot, it'll take 24 to 72 *business* hrs to fix the problem." So I say, " Paypal knows there is a problem with my account but doesn't inform me?" " Meanwhile you are holding my money and won't release it to me?" And furthermore, I don't get an email informing me?" Service desk respond, "Sorry sir ( broken English ), I'm very sorry, I'll elevate your request to the top of the list".

It's 32hrs later, maybe 8 business hrs and I can't request my withdrawal. WTF!!! And still no email from Paypal. :mad:
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:49 pm

I'd imagine they are reluctant to send any emails because of all the scams.

There's lots of people that have had bad experineces with their practices. Remember paypal is not a bank, for future reference keep one account for paypal with a very low amount in it. Either make it so money can only be transferred from that account to another one belonging to you or transfer the money out of it as fast as you can.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:54 pm

once you accept 2,000 dollars they make you get a premier account......then they take 3%.......costs about as much as a credit card machine
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore


Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:05 am

Ohhh I see... I'm not that familair with Pay-Pal. you have a standard account and since you made such a large sale they want their piece of the pie which I'm assuming you are going to realize when you read what licolnmania posted....


Cap--------------> :blowup: :mad2: :mad3: :mad: :mad2: :mad2: :mad3: :evil:
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:16 am

Yup, they bit me too. It didn't bother me so much that they wanted 3% plus $.35 for that one large amount, once you go "premier" they bite you for EVERY sale.

Two things I do with Paypal. One: It is NOT attached to my checking account. I opened a new account at a bank I don't do business with and put $100 in it. Thay way no matter what, Paypal cannot get my money. Two: I never leave more than a few bucks in the Paypal account. 89 days after a transaction, someone can complain. Paypal takes your money, then makes you prove the other person is wrong. (Unless they've changed rules recently, I've complained about it to them)
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:09 am

I canceled my Pay Pal account. They are terrible!
I bought something online & paid via Pay Pal. Within 5 minutes I saw it cheaper somewhere else & tried to cancel at the purchase site to no avail ...........so I went to Pay Pal.....No way to cancel a 5 minute old purchase there either! :mad:
(I finally had to dispute the charge)
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:31 am

I have an a Paypal business account for over 5 years and only 1 chargeback for non recieved item. I use it all the time to buy/sell on my website and ebay. YOu just have to be aware of the scammers.

I do Get a TON of Scam emails about my account being locked, frozen, etc...but I just delete them, since I know they are scams.....

Good luck and don't get scammed.
WNY
 
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
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Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:20 am

once you accept 2,000 dollars they make you get a premier account.

My total account amount is just under $500. I'm no where near $2000. My balance was $2.98 proir to a sale I made on Ebay with no recent activity

you have a standard account and since you made such a large sale they want their piece of the pie

A $450 sale. One time sale, not a reoccurring instance.

I do Get a TON of Scam emails about my account being locked, frozen, etc...but I just delete them, since I know they are scams..

I even thought the email I received this week regarding an upgrade due to large volume could of been a scam. Might still be. Obviously I did not fill it out. But I communicated via telephone with the slackers service desk. No scammer could have sounded this stupid on the phone. :mad:
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: spc On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:34 am

How to downgrade your Business/Premier Paypal account to personal account.

Maybe this will help, read the whole email (link below).

Email from paypal:

"all payments received from eBay, auctions, and
Website Payments Standard buttons (e.g. Buy Now Buttons, PayPal Shopping
Cart, or Subscriptions payments), will be limited to the equivalent of
$500.00 USD per month."
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spc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: av8r On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:54 am

ebay and paypal are truly an evil convenience. Between the two now you can lose as much as 15% of the transaction as a seller. Use Bidtopia or Ubid. Thousands of folks are jumping ship from ebay due to their recent moves to reduce the small sellers. They are truly scumbags of the first degree. The love of money and greed they display is sickening.
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:08 pm

Another thing that is bad about Pay Pal is the numerous fraudulent access to your account emails that I used to get with fake links that would try to get financial info from you, claiming it was Pay Pal.
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:54 pm

Devil505 wrote:numerous fraudulent access to your account emails that I used to get with fake links


For sure, NEVER click on a link in an email. ALWAYS go to paypal by typing in their address and accessing your account. If there is an issue you'll find it there. Some of the scam emails can seem very real.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: DavidL On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:22 pm

Paypal is a rip off. First they made my account Business/Premier Paypal, then my account was hacked. I ended up cancelling my account which took me over a half hour to cancel.
DavidL
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Energy King
Stove/Furnace Model: 480EK

Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:32 pm

been using paypal since 2003 without a problem.....i have even overwithdrawn with my paypal debit card already by accident (gas fillups) and they didnt charge me any fees.......yea they take 3% of my incoming money, but so do credit card companies when you have a small buisness.....and i dont take the hit anyway, the customer does
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: Problems at Paypal

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:20 pm

I'm like Freddy I don't do much with PP and it is not tied to ANY account.If I sell a big item I tell the buyer to split the payments after the 1st of the month.I try to set up any big sale at the end of the month.
I also keep a separate checking account with little in it for PP transfers.
DON
BIG BEAM
 
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