How exactly to send money as a gift via Paypal?

Found 6th Jan
Hi,

This may be a dumb question, but can you please advise how exactly to send the money as a 'gift' in Paypal? When I click the send and receive payments tab, I only have the option to pay for goods or services, request payments or create an invoice. Below these options is a note stating that the receiver will be charged a fee as ' PayPal Buyer and Seller Protection' - even though I'll be paying via my Paypal Balance.

I've only received money twice as gift, but never sent before. Not sure if there's any limitation on my account since my Paypal was created (and is based) from UAE.

Appreciate your help.

Thanks!

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Log in > Send & Request > Send a Gift.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2hgxz6e.jpg

Original Poster

squiff

Log in > Send & Request > Send a Gift.



The issue is, after logging in, I only get the options in 'blue' as shown in the pic above along with 'Get your Paypal.Me link'. There's no options for sending money to friends / family or sending as a gift.

Looks like I don't have this privilege as a UAE Paypal account holder? Or is there some setting that needs to be turned on?
Edited by: "Wasu" 6th Jan

Wasu

This is precisely the issue I have, after logging in, I only get options … This is precisely the issue I have, after logging in, I only get options for sending and requesting payments. Once I click that, I get options mentioned in my original post.


What do you get if you scroll down? Can you post a screenshot?

Original Poster

squiff

What do you get if you scroll down? Can you post a screenshot?


Please see my post above (#3)

Wasu

Please see my post above (#3)



I saw your post, please don't be rude. I am trying to help you.

Original Poster

squiff

I saw your post, please don't be rude. I am trying to help you.



Sorry mate, that wasn't the intention. I didn't know how to post the screenshot hence referred you to my earlier post. I was just wanting to make sure that no detail got missed out. I appreciate your help!

In addition to the above, assuming my account doesn't allow gift payments, If I choose to pay via goods / services, then Buyer Protection will add a 2.9% + $0.3 fee (to the buyer), is that correct? Because since my deal here in HUKD is only for GBP 20, then this 'fee' is a tiny amount and I can just increase the amount I send over accordingly.

squiff

What do you get if you scroll down? Can you post a screenshot?



​how do u do a screens hot on hotukdeals I'm still trying work it out

Wasu

Sorry mate, that wasn't the intention. I didn't know how to post the … Sorry mate, that wasn't the intention. I didn't know how to post the screenshot hence referred you to my earlier post. I was just wanting to make sure that no detail got missed out. I appreciate your help!In addition to the above, assuming my account doesn't allow gift payments, If I choose to pay via goods / services, then Buyer Protection will add a 2.9% + $0.3 fee (to the buyer), is that correct? Because since my deal here in HUKD is only for GBP 20, then this 'fee' is a tiny amount and I can just increase the amount I send over accordingly.



Why would they add a $0.3 fee to the buyer? Are you sending from the UK to US? I'll ask again then... what do you see if you scroll down? If you would like advice on how to post a screenshot, I'd be more than happy to help you.

muddassarsardar

​how do u do a screens hot on hotukdeals I'm still trying work it out



muddassarsardar, do you know how to take a screenshot? Not post it here, just take the screenshot?

Original Poster

squiff

Why would they add a $0.3 fee to the buyer? Are you sending from the UK … Why would they add a $0.3 fee to the buyer? Are you sending from the UK to US? I'll ask again then... what do you see if you scroll down? If you would like advice on how to post a screenshot, I'd be more than happy to help you.



If you can advise how to post a screenshot here that will be great! I do know how to take a SS but not how to post it here on HUKD.

Also I'll be sending money from my UAE account to someone here in the UK. Please note that the complete amount will be paid via my Paypal Balance .
Edited by: "Wasu" 6th Jan

OK Wasu, this is for you and muddassarsardar. It's long-winded but only takes under a minute once you've done it once.

Got to the metro screen (if you're on Windows 8, not sure about 10) and type in the search bar 'snipping tool". Take a 'snip' of the screen using the tool and save it as something you can remember.

Next, go to tinypic.com/ , find the file and click on 'upload now'. It might ask you to enter a code - this is perfectly normal and prevents spamming.

Next, it'll give you four links. Click on the second link down, the 'IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards'. Highlight the whole code, right-click and select COPY, then come back here to HUKD, right-click again and select PASTE. You will just see the link, but once you hit "post answer", you'll see an image and not the code.

Original Poster

squiff

OK Wasu, this is for you and muddassarsardar. It's long-winded but only … OK Wasu, this is for you and muddassarsardar. It's long-winded but only takes under a minute once you've done it once. Got to the metro screen (if you're on Windows 8, not sure about 10) and type in the search bar 'snipping tool". Take a 'snip' of the screen using the tool and save it as something you can remember.Next, go to http://tinypic.com/ , find the file and click on 'upload now'. It might ask you to enter a code - this is perfectly normal and prevents spamming. Next, it'll give you four links. Click on the second link down, the 'IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards'. Highlight the whole code, right-click and select COPY, then come back here to HUKD, right-click again and select PASTE. You will just see the link, but once you hit "post answer", you'll see an image and not the code.



Awesome, thanks! Please see below the options I get in my account.

http://i64.tinypic.com/ifyeet.png

squiff

muddassarsardar, do you know how to take a screenshot? Not post it here, … muddassarsardar, do you know how to take a screenshot? Not post it here, just take the screenshot?



​Yes I know how to do screenshot usually it's simple to send or add a screenshot u just go to a folder in the photos section but I can't work out how to put either a screenshot or any other pictures on hotukdeals. In the comments section.

Well done! I think I've found a way round this actually. Can you find anywhere on that screen a link to the 'classic' PayPal site?

ok thanks il try it I see u have to use tinypics I. thought it maybe a bit easier I'm using a andriod phone is that going be similar process

Hmm. Try going to your PayPal summary (logged in). Do you have this icon?

http://i65.tinypic.com/f3ajrk.jpg

muddassarsardar

​how do u do a screens hot on hotukdeals I'm still trying work it out


Open image
Press PrintScreen key (generally above arrow keys on keyboard)
Open image editor (Paint on Windos OS)
Click paste
Select area and crop if necessary
Save to online image storage site like Imgur
Copy link (generally link that is for the image (not page))
Paste here (using the image icon top right of the message box)

You can get the recipient to open Paypal account
and then just use the email address they used to register to send money (gift)
I did this
The only problem I suffered was the other person mis-typed the email address when creating - once they signed back into their paypal account and fixed the email address everything went OK
Edited by: "philphil61" 6th Jan

muddassarsardar

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2s7beop&s=9


You used the page link rather than image link
oi67.tinypic.com/2s7…jpg
oi67.tinypic.com/2s7…jpg" alt="oi67.tinypic.com/2s7…jpg" />
right click the image - open in new tab
that's the link you need

or the code under
IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards but then you don't need to use image icon
Edited by: "philphil61" 6th Jan

muddassarsardar

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2s7beop&s=9



LOL! That's cute!

ok I done half the thing I don't follow the part next it'll give four links part I just got a link pasted

ok I found it finally after looking at it again I think

sorry for hijacking original thread but I doesn't seem work I copy and paste 2 option but nothing happens no picture or link is shown

IMG]http://i67.tinypic.com/2s7beop.jpg[/IMG]

This one, Muddassarsardar

http://i66.tinypic.com/md308x.jpg

confused i have but when I click on it to add using that funny icon next to the paper envelope sign that looks like a mountain and a dot it doesn't do anything if I click with typing anything then that's what happens like my last post

IMG]http://i67.tinypic.com/2s7beop.jpg[/IMG]

Original Poster

squiff

Hmm. Try going to your PayPal summary (logged in). Do you have this icon?



Nope, unfortunately don't have that option. Also can't find any method of changing to classic. I think my UAE account doesn't have the option to send money as 'gifts' which won't be too suprising. Since the amount I need to transfer is quite small I don't mind paying a tiny fee, but just want to understand how much I'd need to pay so I can increase the value accordingly.

http://i68.tinypic.com/23w0f45.png

After a quick Google search it seems that some countries do not offer a 'gift' option, I assume this is the issue you're facing.

Original Poster

joshp

After a quick Google search it seems that some countries do not offer a … After a quick Google search it seems that some countries do not offer a 'gift' option, I assume this is the issue you're facing.



Yup, agreed. Do you have any idea on what sort of 'fee' I'd be looking at? Dont think it'll be more than a pound for £20.

muddassarsardar

IMG]http://i67.tinypic.com/2s7beop.jpg[/IMG]


You missed the first [
http://i67.tinypic.com/2s7beop.jpg

Original Poster

Thanks for the help guys, looks like paying via goods / services is the only option for me.
Edited by: "Wasu" 7th Jan

what country are u transferring from and to where if it's within uk u can do via bank transfer for free. do u have to use PayPal
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