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Sending money through paypal gift, still wanting fees!

askfareedaskfareed

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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    strike
    Its because it is coming out of your bank and not paypal balance
    Mijooly
    Someone has to pay the fees - Paypal doesn't transfer money for free!
    askfareed
    but i always send money from my bank balance and not my paypal balance using paypal gift.
    askfareed
    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
    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
    You been stuck in the dark?
    faevilangel
    you need to send from your bank or the paypal funds ..... i have never been charged for a gift transaction :|
    Mijooly
    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
    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.
    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
    pugw$sh
    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
    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
    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
    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$sh is correct neither pay fees if it's sent as a "gift" payment as long as the sender is using their paypal balance, if the person paying is using their bank account (ie has no money in paypal account) then the sender pays a fee.
    robtallica
    lyzzys321
    pugw$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
    askfareed
    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
    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
    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
    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


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    lyzzys321
    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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