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Old 12-08-2017, 01:13 PM
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:15 PM
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I don't understand why a seller doesn't just figure the PP fees into the listed asking price and call it good.
let's play it out with an example to see what works best:

using a 3% fee

option a - 100 item will net the seller 97.
if the seller needs to net $100 they need to price the item accordingly.

option b - 100 + the fee in advance will net the seller 99.91

The seller 'makes out' dollar wise but at the possible cost to his reputation.
The buyer pays a surcharge for no good reason that I can think of (right now).

At the end of it all, for each of us it is a simple question of our willingness to play by the rules or risk the consequences of ignoring the vendor's terms and conditions.
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:45 PM
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How nice of you. Member of the year here folks. I would hate to "loose" my account.

If the fees are paid how is Paypal getting robbed? Other than the fact that you get the fees returned back to you, which does in fact rob Paypal of the fees on the transaction.
You right,PayPal still gets the fee. You should add the fee to the total cost of your merchandise anything less is just plain stupid. You are not allowed to pass the charge along...in the form of “Add the PayPal fee of 3%”.
You agreed to it when signing up for PayPal...Did I hit a soft spot ..?
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:43 PM
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Did I hit a soft spot ..?
Nope. I figure the fees into the price when I sell so on that we agree. The final out of pocket price to the buyer is the same whether I add the fee into the price or simply say buyer pays fees. So as you said, you have agreed to pay the fees and then report the seller to get them in trouble with Paypal. Seems vindictive, especially if you are dealing with other members of the AGF.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:46 PM
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Perspectives and feelings here on AGF never fail to amuse...

The price of everything you purchase using a credit or debit card already has a several percent markup built in.

I'm rather fond of when the merchant will extend a several % discount to me if I pay using a method that doesn't incur a fee - but this is pretty rare.

We've basically created 4 pages of semantics here. I'll bet nobody disagrees with the concept of a merchant specifying a minimum number of dollars they need to have in their pocket in exchange for selling something...

What mental gymnastics anybody has to go through to make themselves feel happy about forking over the required number of dollars to purchase something is unilaterally up to them.

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Old 12-09-2017, 12:05 AM
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I tell them, sure, no problem, that was asking price minus 10 % and I cover pp fees.
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:20 AM
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You are not wrong. Paypal fees are the sellers fees for using the service and getting his money instantly.

Any other use, asking the buyer to pay fees or to use the Gift option is a breach of the PP contact and IMO, dishonest.
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If you donít like the terms, negotiate. :-).
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This is exactly why I donít have a PayPal account. Iíve heard of too many PayPal nightmares. No bs fees and stuff to argue over. Iíll buy your guitar for $ amount. Donít want my bank check? Fine, you lost a cash deal and Iíll move on. Itís just a guitar.
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This is exactly why I donít have a PayPal account. Iíve heard of too many PayPal nightmares. No bs fees and stuff to argue over. Iíll buy your guitar for $ amount. Donít want my bank check? Fine, you lost a cash deal and Iíll move on. Itís just a guitar.

While I can understand your desire to avoid the fees, I donít see PayPal as anything more than an electronic transfer vehicle. And, they do provide some level of protection. When dealing with a buyer (stranger) on the Internet, verifying that the funds are legitimate is a valuable feature of the service. That said, every system has loop holes for crooks to exploit.
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This is exactly why I donít have a PayPal account. Iíve heard of too many PayPal nightmares. No bs fees and stuff to argue over. Iíll buy your guitar for $ amount. Donít want my bank check? Fine, you lost a cash deal and Iíll move on. Itís just a guitar.
No method is without it's scenario of nightmares. I've heard nightmares too, they cash your check and never ship the guitar, or they ship a guitar and when it arrives it is not in the condition as described. With PayPal, sure there are issues, however at least PayPal protects the buyer in these nightmare scenarios.
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If you donít like the terms, negotiate. :-).
^^^This^^^

Everything is negotiable

As a seller, I make the offer simple, one price plus shipping.
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