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To think PayPal is really quite complicated?

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slatternlymother Fri 12-Apr-13 15:43:18

Setting up a PayPal account to link to an eBay account to shift a few old things.

Bloody hell.

It now says 75% done, to complete your account activation, make a purchase. What? I don't want to make a purchase! I want to sell stuff. On eBay.

And what's all this verified/unverified business? And I've already put in a bank account for it to work during set up; why do I need to put it in again to verify it? I don't understand sad

I thought I was an accomplished, 21st Century woman. I am, in fact; a dolt sad

StuntGirl Fri 12-Apr-13 15:49:43

Setting it up can be a bit of a ballache but once it's done you never have to think about this shit again!

slatternlymother Fri 12-Apr-13 15:52:55

Ooooh, I'm getting really cross with the bloody thing now angry

So I've got to buy something to activate the account? Eh?! I just need to sell stuff that's getting in my way! We actually have a 'crap cupboard' blush

Yama Fri 12-Apr-13 15:59:10

I had to join to make a payment a few weeks back. Was a total pain in the ass. I didn't know if the payment had gone through until it came out of my bank account days later.

I now have a letter from PayPal which I am going to have to keep in case another organisation only accepts payments through them.

Why does it have to be so complicated?

slatternlymother Fri 12-Apr-13 16:01:30

yama I know, it's ridiculous! I still can't understand it. Apparently I'm 75% of the way there... Perhaps I can also activate it by making a transaction ie selling something on eBay?

Still don't understand the verified/unverified account bit. It says you need to link your bank account to it to verify yourself, but I've already put in account details to set up PayPal! Why would I need to do it again?!

Imnotaslimjim Fri 12-Apr-13 16:04:46

To verify, they put 2 small amounts in your bank account (couple of pence each) and put a code number on it. You then tell them the code number and voila all done. I know its a nuisance when you feel that you're just repeating yourself, but you're nearly done

kinkyfuckery Fri 12-Apr-13 16:07:24

Paypal is a pain in the arse.

I accidentally deleted my bank account from PP a few months ago. I have funds in there that I can't take out without re-adding my bank account. I can't add my bank account because it is in my married (divorced) name, but my PP is in my maiden name. I can only change my PP name by FAXING a copy of my marriage certificate. Fax? Seriously? Who uses a frigging fax machine these days??

MandragoraWurzelstock Fri 12-Apr-13 16:10:14

don't accept it if folk are collecting items. cash or bank transfer only.

slatternlymother Fri 12-Apr-13 16:35:54

Oh bloody hell kinkery that's ridiculous!

Why is that Mandragora?

mrsjay Fri 12-Apr-13 16:55:09

I have forgotten my log in and I tried to buy something online good god I couldnt get into it I couldnt work any of it out so i just didnt bother

Wabbitty Fri 12-Apr-13 17:27:04

slatternlymother, if they pay by paypal but collect the item then there is a scam where they claim that they never recieved the item (no proof of postage), they then open a dispute with paypal and get their money back.

MandragoraWurzelstock Fri 12-Apr-13 18:08:26

Yes, sorry I buggered off smile that's correct, if you have any sort of dispute with your buyer then you'll probably need to provide online, trackable proof of delivery and that's where you can come unstuck if they claim it didn't arrive - it's always safest to send recorded when you sell on ebay.

ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmmmmm Fri 12-Apr-13 18:55:21

You have to accept Paypal if a seller on ebay, you have no choice, reardless of buyers collecting.

ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmmmmm Fri 12-Apr-13 18:55:46

regardless FFS

Tiredmumno1 Fri 12-Apr-13 19:06:10

Afaik you can ask for it to be paid cash if its collection only.

Repost on the eBay topic, fergoose is pretty good at this stuff, she may be able to help, and you'll usually find her there smile

Butkin Fri 12-Apr-13 20:03:16

Just to stand up for Paypal a little we've had it for 4 or 5 years and found the whole process a joy. We buy and sell personal items (not a business) on Ebay but other specialist shops we buy from take Paypal now as well.

At the end of the day it has allowed us to take credit card payments with a fraction of the fuss of being allowed to take Visa/Mastercard.

slatternlymother Fri 12-Apr-13 20:16:15

butkin I'm sure once we get going, it'll be fine, but bloody hell it's a faff to get going confused

Didnt know there was an eBay topic on here, shall go and have a look smile

badguider Fri 12-Apr-13 20:20:05

the account verification is so that a fraudster can't set up a paypal and link it to your bank account!!! it's important.
somebody described how it works upthread, you check your statement and type in the code by the transactions (which will only be a couple of pence).

I use paypal to accept payment for events that an oganisation i am admin for run, it's the easiest way. Particularly if anybody is abroad (do you know it would have cost £25 to send £50 to germany via banks, it was less than a £ by paypal).

Tiredmumno1 Fri 12-Apr-13 21:50:39

Hope you found it slatternly, it's under "in the club" in case you couldn't find it smile

FoxyRevenger Fri 12-Apr-13 22:13:38

I'm pissed off with it too.

They want me to get verified so that I can buy something from Ebay. That I will be paying for with my credit card. So they can whistle for my bank details.

It makes no sense. I can buy anything from any other website in the world with credit card details but with PP I need to verify myself?

Don't think so!

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