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Subject: Using payapl to buy credits ???
Date Posted: 11/13/2007 12:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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So someone asked to buy some credits from me. I gave them my paypal address because they had originally said they wanted several credits. Well she decided she only wanted 1 but then used the wrong price and send 2 seperate payments to paypal by debit card and said to send her 2 credits. Well the amounts are so little that the 2nd transaction will cost me almost half the cost just to claim the $.  The 1st amount was enough to cover 1 credit plus the paypal fee.  If I deny the 2nd charge will it still charge her the transaction fee?  I buddied her 1 credit.  When I've sold credits before the people bought a lot and then used their checking account so I wasn't charge a fee just to claim it only when I pulled the $ out.  I'm not sure what to do. I PM'd her.

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 1:45 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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When you offer credits for sale, make sure to state you do not want CC payment, only funded pmts. The first time I bt credits, I did not realize that the person receiving the money had to pay a fee if I used CC (hadn't use Paypal much). Also - if you want to sell in bigger lots, state that too. Always assume people don't know anything when you do a deal ;)

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 1:48 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Well I sold to larger lots to other people who used their checking account.  This person has been pming for a week over this and finally transferred $ this morning.  But I though she was going to get more than 1 credit.  Next time I'll specify that they use a checking acct only.  Although I probably won't sell any more credits for a while. But I had so many and an empty postage account.  I buddied her 1 credit and accepted the 1st charge.  I'll wait until she responds before I accept or deny the 2nd.  Live and learn right?

Date Posted: 11/13/2007 5:46 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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I think if I were selling credits, I'd do it in lots of five. Way too much hassle for one measley credit!


Mendy -
Date Posted: 11/13/2007 7:26 PM ET
Member Since: 6/16/2005
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I think if you refund the payment, the transaction fee is refunded as well.

Whenever I've bought credits is always been in lots of 5 or 10.