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    paypal charges

    im sending someone some money over paypal but i click "gift" and it says there is a charge of £1.22. I thought that by paying via gift it takes away the charges?

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    They've changed it - if youre paying from a card you'll have to pay charges. If youre paying via a paypal balance or you've linked your bank account to it you wont.

    Are you paying with a Paypal balance, or with it linked to your bank account? I'm guessing you are paying with it linked to your Debit / Credit Card, in which case, it charges you a transaction fee...

    It's only free if you have funds available

    I've made quite a few Paypal payments using gift and all were free until this week when I made two payments on the same day, and I was charged for the second payment.
    My account is linked to my bank account.
    Strange.

    i swear ive just done it and didnt get charged??

    oh bug*ger, bollards and bum.. i didnt know you could avoid charges by paying from your bank account.. I've always paid from my credit card.. everyday is a schoolday

    My payment was from my current account

    sab;3503578

    My payment was from my current account



    Exactly... if you have paypal linked to your bank account, there are no charges... if you have paypal linked to your debit/credit card, they charge you the transaction fee :thumbsup:

    KERMITZBITZ;3503474

    oh bug*ger, bollards and bum.. i didnt know you could avoid charges by … oh bug*ger, bollards and bum.. i didnt know you could avoid charges by paying from your bank account.. I've always paid from my credit card.. everyday is a schoolday



    You have to realise, you don't get any paypal protection ( for what that is worth ) using this method.

    hodsey77;3503597

    Exactly... if you have paypal linked to your bank account, there are no … Exactly... if you have paypal linked to your bank account, there are no charges... if you have paypal linked to your debit/credit card, they charge you the transaction fee :thumbsup:



    Doesn't always appear to be true.
    I've no idea why.

    Jumpingphil;3503609

    Doesn't always appear to be true.I've no idea why.



    True for everyone else ;-)

    Not sure why you were charged for that second payment :?

    Contact Paypal :thumbsup:

    This is from the Paypal website:

    Paypal

    It's free when you use your PayPal balance or your bank account linked to … It'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 GBPfor debit or credit card payments(either the sender or recipient can pay this fee).

    I just tried it and realised that if the payment is under 25 then its free but over 25 you get charged a fees!!! So I did a transfer of 5*25 = 125... and no charge!!!
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