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Sending money through paypal gift, still wanting fees!

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askfareedbanned6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
Hi, im trying to buy a phone from someone through paypal gift but it is still saying it will charge me £4.79 in fees? Why is it saying that either me or the seller has to pay the fees. This deal is not through eBay but through a forum similar to how people buy and sell here.
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askfareedbanned6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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strike#1
Its because it is coming out of your bank and not paypal balance
Mijooly#2
Someone has to pay the fees - Paypal doesn't transfer money for free!
askfareedbanned#3
but i always send money from my bank balance and not my paypal balance using paypal gift.
askfareedbanned#4
Mijooly
Someone has to pay the fees - Paypal doesn't transfer money for free!


they always transfer it for free if you use paypal gift
Mijooly#5
askfareed
they always transfer it for free if you use paypal gift


Really? I sent £10 to someone the other day and it cost me about 50p
strike#6
You been stuck in the dark?
faevilangel#7
you need to send from your bank or the paypal funds ..... i have never been charged for a gift transaction :|
Mijooly#8
strike
You been stuck in the dark?


Looks like I have!!

Only had an account since day 1

Just been reading up on the website, think I need to amend my account details, good job it was only £10 I sent!!

:thumbsup:
robtallica#9
Hi, im trying to buy a phone from someone through paypal gift but it is still saying it will charge me £4.79 in fees? Why is it saying that either me or the seller has to pay the fees.


If paying paypal 'gift' - you pay the fees on behalf of the transaction.

That's the whole idea, you 'gift' it to someone>>they pay no fees.

As in if you're selling an item it's in your interest to negotiate a paypal gift transaction.
askfareedbanned#10
I just did some more searching and i think the problem is i have no paypal balance cause all my money is in my card. So if i had £1 in my paypal account, they would take that £1 and the other £130 from my card and i would pay no fees
pugw$sh#11
robtallica
If paying paypal 'gift' - you pay the fees on behalf of the transaction.

That's the whole idea, you 'gift' it to someone>>they pay no fees.

As in if you're selling an item it's in your interest to negotiate a paypal gift transaction.


I've been sending money as PayPal Gift and I've never been charged a fee, neither has the recipient.
pugw$sh#12
askfareed
I just did some more searching and i think the problem is i have no paypal balance cause all my money is in my card. So if i had £1 in my paypal account, they would take that £1 and the other £130 from my card and i would pay no fees


Doesn't make any difference to my account whether they take the money from account, credit card or bank account. No charges for PayPal Gift.

Does the account type make a difference? I'm PayPal Verified with a Premier Account.
robtallica#13
askfareed
they always transfer it for free if you use paypal gift


Man you got your wires crossed.

Paypal gift is 'free' to the recipient.

Say I bought a game off you for £20 via paypal gift. It would cost me £20+fees (50p or something) as the fee.

You'd receive the full £20, but the transaction would cost me £20.50(for instance).

I've used paypal gift dozens of times so I know what I'm talking about.
lyzzys321#14
robtallica
If paying paypal 'gift' - you pay the fees on behalf of the transaction.

That's the whole idea, you 'gift' it to someone>>they pay no fees.

As in if you're selling an item it's in your interest to negotiate a paypal gift transaction.


pugw$sh
I've been sending money as PayPal Gift and I've never been charged a fee, neither has the recipient.


pugw$sh is correct neither pay fees if it's sent as a "gift" payment as long as the sender is using their paypal balance, if the person paying is using their bank account (ie has no money in paypal account) then the sender pays a fee.
robtallica#15
lyzzys321
pugw$sh is correct neither pay fees if it's sent as a "gift" payment as long as the sender is using their paypal balance, if the person paying is using their bank account (ie has no money in paypal account) then the sender pays a fee.


Ah ok - I never really have a paypal balance so it always comes of my card, I'm charged for my gift payments cos I pay via card then.


http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp110/robtallica/paypal.png
askfareedbanned#16
pugw$sh
Doesn't make any difference to my account whether they take the money from account, credit card or bank account. No charges for PayPal Gift.

Does the account type make a difference? I'm PayPal Verified with a Premier Account.


yep thats what i am, i have realized it's down to have even a slight balance in your paypal account.
robtallica#17
askfareed
yep thats what i am, i have realized it's down to have even a slight balance in your paypal account.


lol man I should rep you - I know how to avoid fees thanks to this thread :-D
cheerleader#18
lyzzys321;4312177
pugw$sh is correct neither pay fees if it's sent as a "gift" payment as long as the sender is using their paypal balance, if the person paying is using their bank account (ie has no money in paypal account) then the sender pays a fee.

i always pay straight from my bank account balance & i don't get the fees using paypal gift :?
pugw$sh#19
I can't get a screen shot but you can see no fees charged and also there was no balance in my Paypal account.


Transaction Details


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Add Funds from a Bank Account (Unique Transaction ID #xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)


Original Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
20 Jan. 2009 Gift For xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx Completed Details -£10.99 GBP


Related Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
20 Jan. 2009 Add Funds from a Bank Account Completed ... £10.99 GBP


Transfer to:
Bank Account

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Total Amount:
£10.99 GBP
Fee:
£0.00 GBP
Total:
£10.99 GBP

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Date:
20 Jan. 2009
Time:
02:27:02 PST
Status:
Completed

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Subject:
Bank Account
Funding Type:
Instant Bank Transfer
Transfer from:
NatWest Current (Confirmed) xxxxxxxxxxxxx


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lyzzys321#20
cheerleader
i always pay straight from my bank account balance & i don't get the fees using paypal gift :?


I just had a quick search on paypal site -

If you do a "Personal payment" & you use a paypal balance or bank account then there should be no fees, doesn't say anything about a credit card though so if you pay using that maybe that's where the charge occurs?

However if you send using the "Purchase" raher than "Personal" you also get charged a fee ( from memory I think the recipient is charged unless the sender chooses to pay it)

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