Pay Pal Gift (do you have to pay fees now??)

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Found 15th Jul 2009
When I logged onto my Pay Pal account, and selected Pay Pal Gift it gave me a worrying choice - pay the fee or deduct it from the amount. As the amount is £14 the fee is 68p. Any way round this, and is this the same fee as for buying goods etc as a percentage?? Also do I get extra cover now I am paying a fee - presumably previously you couldn't query a dispute that you had paid by gift as PP would assume that you knew the person well - either that or you were scamming them out of a fee, and so wouldn't be very helpful

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If it's from a a balance or bank account I don't think you pay fees, if it's from debit or credit card you pay fees (i think) someone will correct me if wrong

i got gift today, no fee, so it must be certain cases only as above

if you have no money in your pp account then you get a charge

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t's free when you use your PayPal balance or your bank account linked to your PayPal account. There is a charge of

3.4% + £0.20 GBP

for debit or credit card payments
(either the sender or recipient can pay this fee).

although im just trying to send 10 quid and its asking for 10p in fee either i can pay or the recepient click on the link and it gives the above

it has changed

Original Poster

ok cheers, it looks like it will take 7 to 9 days to add funds from a bank account so I will pay the fee myself (and remember the lesson for future)

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Johnboy_1975;5758128

ok cheers, it looks like it will take 7 to 9 days to add funds from a … ok cheers, it looks like it will take 7 to 9 days to add funds from a bank account so I will pay the fee myself (and remember the lesson for future)



strange because i have my bank account linked and its asking for 10p fee on a gift payment of 10 quid and ive never had that before? 1%?

just checked mine and not showing any charges for using PP gift. I use debit card thats linked to my bank account, thats linked to PP account.

ilovepink;5758302

just checked mine and not showing any charges for using PP gift. I use … just checked mine and not showing any charges for using PP gift. I use debit card thats linked to my bank account, thats linked to PP account.



same here, I use a debit linked to my bank account.

OP, any chance you are buying something from outside the UK, Dont know about PAYPAL and its rules on Europe but I sent money to my Brother in the US and I got charged £15 on the transfer using GIFT.

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ilovepink;5758302

just checked mine and not showing any charges for using PP gift. I use … just checked mine and not showing any charges for using PP gift. I use debit card thats linked to my bank account, thats linked to PP account.



mines the same set up but shows 10p charge on 10 quid?

seems odd

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it seems to vary depending on what email address you are sending it to?

just tried again to another and it shows no fees

casparwhite;5758566

it seems to vary depending on what email address you are sending it … it seems to vary depending on what email address you are sending it to?just tried again to another and it shows no fees



Wont be related to specific email address's but more on where that person with that email lives in the world.

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milewide;5759105

Wont be related to specific email address's but more on where that person … Wont be related to specific email address's but more on where that person with that email lives in the world.



yeah that appears to be what it is after trying a few different addresses. all the uk 1's were free but there were charges on others. funny how they do it that way even with hotmail accounts registered under .com. suppose you could possibly be able to bpass that by having several accounts registered on different domains/countries......but maybe not:thinking:

casparwhite;5759974

yeah that appears to be what it is after trying a few different … yeah that appears to be what it is after trying a few different addresses. all the uk 1's were free but there were charges on others. funny how they do it that way even with hotmail accounts registered under .com. suppose you could possibly be able to bpass that by having several accounts registered on different domains/countries......but maybe not:thinking:




They will know from the people registering there home addresses's.

I was thinking that but they may get you on withdrawing it but if you were to use paypal to spend it all then you may be onto a winner for transfers abroad.

Scenario: My brothers in the US, I sent him a large sum of money recently (cheapest and quickest was paypal and they charged me £15) paid it into his wifes account (registered in an American address) Now if I sent it to him under a UK paypal, obviously it would cost him money to withdraw it to an US Bank but if he left it in there and spent it through Paypal, Do you think there would be any charges? :? :thinking:

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milewide;5760304

They will know from the people registering there home addresses's.I was … They will know from the people registering there home addresses's.I was thinking that but they may get you on withdrawing it but if you were to use paypal to spend it all then you may be onto a winner for transfers abroad.Scenario: My brothers in the US, I sent him a large sum of money recently (cheapest and quickest was paypal and they charged me £15) paid it into his wifes account (registered in an American address) Now if I sent it to him under a UK paypal, obviously it would cost him money to withdraw it to an US Bank but if he left it in there and spent it through Paypal, Do you think there would be any charges? :? :thinking:



depends on what currency you sent it in and what currency he's gonna be spending. i have 2 balances on my paypal account gbp, aud if i want to transfer it i occur poor rate and transfer fee and %

if you sent gbp and he buys in usd he will incur charges but not if he spends gbp but that would incur shipping
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