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    is there a safe way to pay for items from trade forums someone suggested i send payment via paypal as a gift this doesnt sound too bright to me

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    well you don't get any protection with paypal gift, maybe you should pay normal paypal and cover the fees, just for the added peace of mind.

    Original Poster

    sorry whats a normal payment? how is this protected?

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    Pay for an item rather than a gift. As a gift you have no claim to the item as it wasn't sent as paying for goods. If you click pay for goods upon sending the money, you will be charged a bit extra but can claim the item or get a refund if something goes wrong, the reason most people request gift is to avoid these charges, you'll probably have to cover the charges and always look at the sellers FS/FT feedback.

    Its against paypals policy to ask for the fees ONTOP of the payment.

    Original Poster

    oh so the seller has to pay the fees even tho the buyer pays for 'goods'
    and just wondering how is the fee calculated? like how much would you have to pay for sending £100 for goods

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    Kingofpain;6893139

    oh so the seller has to pay the fees even tho the buyer pays for … oh so the seller has to pay the fees even tho the buyer pays for 'goods'and just wondering how is the fee calculated? like how much would you have to pay for sending £100 for goods



    I may be wrong but I thinks its 10%, so £10. This sounds too expensive so I think I may be incorrect. It will tell you when confirming the transaction. The unwritten rule is you should pay for any fees as it's considered as an extra here on HUKD, the most common method just being paypal gift

    ryman1000;6893177

    I may be wrong but I thinks its 10%, so £10. This sounds too expensive so … I may be wrong but I thinks its 10%, so £10. This sounds too expensive so I think I may be incorrect. It will tell you when confirming the transaction. The unwritten rule is you should pay for any fees as it's considered as an extra here on HUKD, the most common method just being paypal gift



    No £100 would cost the reciever £3.73. Plus 20p
    £200 is 7.25 plus 20p
    £50 is £1.97 plus 20p
    £10 is 56p plus 20p so its like 1 or 2 % not 10%

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    J4GG4;6893185

    No £100 would cost the reciever £3.73. Plus 20p£200 is 7.25 plus 20p£50 is … No £100 would cost the reciever £3.73. Plus 20p£200 is 7.25 plus 20p£50 is £1.97 plus 20p£10 is 56p plus 20p so its like 1 or 2 % not 10%



    Slightly off then :-D Thats why I mentioned I thought I was wrong

    J4GG4;6893185

    No £100 would cost the reciever £3.73. Plus 20p£200 is 7.25 plus 20p£50 is … No £100 would cost the reciever £3.73. Plus 20p£200 is 7.25 plus 20p£50 is £1.97 plus 20p£10 is 56p plus 20p so its like 1 or 2 % not 10%



    He/she^^^^^^^ is slightly off too,the total cost for the seller to receive a 100 quid payment is 3.60

    For 200 quid it would be 7.00:thumbsup:

    J4GG4;6893120

    Its against paypals policy to ask for the fees ONTOP of the payment.




    Get real, maybe if you are accepting a Ebay payment, but not personal ones

    i wonder if there's a "Escrow" type thing available in the uk, for a decent price....
    Heard they're very common in the US and they apparently work quite well!

    EDIT: Escrow isn't actually that different to what paypal does but only for ebay purchases. outside of ebay, you get very little protection from them.
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