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    Why do I get charged for using paypal gift?

    I have heard people saying that using paypal gift means that neither the sender nor the receiver have to pay fees. Is this right?
    Every time I pay a seller I get charged a fee or get the option to charge the seller

    27 Comments

    you get charged when u dont have the money in your paypal account

    if you have the money in your paypal account you dont get charged.

    simples

    Paying PPG you will be expected to cover the fees - however, if you already have funds in your Paypal account there no fees will be charged

    HTH

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    numptyj;8375179

    you get charged when u dont have the money in your paypal accountif you … you get charged when u dont have the money in your paypal accountif you have the money in your paypal account you dont get charged.simples



    wrong.

    i don't get charged when i dont have money in my paypal account.

    but i do have my current account attached and a credit card also.

    Banned

    You need a pp balance or your bank acc linked with the dd set up.

    bykergrove;8375201

    wrong.i don't get charged when i dont have money in my paypal account.but … wrong.i don't get charged when i dont have money in my paypal account.but i do have my current account attached and a credit card also.



    well does it depend what card you use then?

    when I have nothing in my account but pay by PPG from my current account I get charged.

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    tinkerbell28;8375220

    You need a pp balance or your bank acc linked with the dd set up.



    tinks out of interest why do you know so much about ebay/paypal?

    no hate, you seem to be really up on their rules.. is it a case of know your enemy or did you work for them in the past or something?

    Banned

    numptyj;8375237

    well does it depend what card you use then?when I have nothing in my … well does it depend what card you use then?when I have nothing in my account but pay by PPG from my current account I get charged.



    i dunno brah but you should get it sorted out.

    my credit card expired once and when i made a payment it went via "e-cheque" and took a fracking age to appear in the other person's account.

    As best I understand it:

    The only method to not get a charge with PPG is when you choose 'Instant Bank Transfer', which indeed requires you to have your bank account added to your Paypal account. If you make the payment via card or e-cheque (but nobody uses that do they? What with it taking about two weeks to clear!), you will be hit with a small fee.

    EDIT: Sorry, forgot that of course no charge when you have a balance in your Paypal account, as mentioned.

    bykergrove;8375274

    i dunno brah but you should get it sorted out. my credit card expired … i dunno brah but you should get it sorted out. my credit card expired once and when i made a payment it went via "e-cheque" and took a fracking age to appear in the other person's account.



    when I use it, its mainly for online retailers and I never get charged when I have invoice etc, only very rarely will I do a transaction by PPG, so the few pence here and there doesn't really bother me

    Banned

    numptyj;8375286

    when I use it, its mainly for online retailers and I never get charged … when I use it, its mainly for online retailers and I never get charged when I have invoice etc, only very rarely will I do a transaction by PPG, so the few pence here and there doesn't really bother me



    i guess thats cool then. when you start PPGing me for nudes the cost is gonna rack up tho, jus sayin

    bykergrove;8375301

    i guess that cool then. when you start PPGing me for nudes the cost is … i guess that cool then. when you start PPGing me for nudes the cost is gonna rack up tho, jus sayin



    haha, surely we can sort something out, maybe meet up cash in hand and get some first hand viewings?

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    bykergrove;8375251

    tinks out of interest why do you know so much about ebay/paypal?no hate, … tinks out of interest why do you know so much about ebay/paypal?no hate, you seem to be really up on their rules.. is it a case of know your enemy or did you work for them in the past or something?



    Nooooooooo never worked for them! Know you enemy very apt:thumbsup:

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    numptyj;8375309

    haha, surely we can sort something out, maybe meet up cash in hand and … haha, surely we can sort something out, maybe meet up cash in hand and get some first hand viewings?



    lemme go gym a few moar times.... OHHHHHHHHHHHHH SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTT i thought you were sassie!


    tinks - cool, i like it! you're pretty no nonsense in the ebay threads that's why i asked.

    dcx_badass;8375389

    Absolute rubbish, I never have money in my paypal account and never get … Absolute rubbish, I never have money in my paypal account and never get charged, you get charged if it's over a certain amount, I was sending £45 it tried to do fees, I sent it as two payments, one of £20 and one of £25 and there were no fees.



    calm down dear

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    dcx_badass;8375389

    Absolute rubbish, I never have money in my paypal account and never get … Absolute rubbish, I never have money in my paypal account and never get charged, you get charged if it's over a certain amount, I was sending £45 it tried to do fees, I sent it as two payments, one of £20 and one of £25 and there were no fees.



    you're late to the party son.

    and i've gifted £700 in one transaction and not been charged

    Original Poster

    I do have a bank account attached, maybe it is only for certain cards?

    So if I verify my Paypal account (let them make 2 deposits and confirm them), then I won't get charged PPG fees at all?

    I have just started the process, just checking that's what I need to do :thumbsup:

    mum21;8375688

    I do have a bank account attached, maybe it is only for certain cards?



    It's only free if you use your bank account,are you getting confused and you have a debit card linked?

    deb8z;8375790

    It's only free if you use your bank account,are you getting confused and … It's only free if you use your bank account,are you getting confused and you have a debit card linked?



    Free with CC aswell as bank account :thumbsup:

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    Mrs.Z;8375761

    So if I verify my Paypal account (let them make 2 deposits and confirm … So if I verify my Paypal account (let them make 2 deposits and confirm them), then I won't get charged PPG fees at all? :)I have just started the process, just checking that's what I need to do :thumbsup:



    Yes.

    deb8z;8375790

    It's only free if you use your bank account,are you getting confused and … It's only free if you use your bank account,are you getting confused and you have a debit card linked?



    This^^

    phillred;8376410

    Free with CC aswell as bank account :thumbsup:



    Err no it's not.

    have u filly completed registration with paypal i got charged cause i never typed in the 4 didgit code

    tinkerbell28;8376430

    Err no it's not.



    SORRY but never been charged in 4 years :x

    phillred;8376410

    Free with CC aswell as bank account :thumbsup:



    I said it's only free if you use a bank account in reply to the OP saying they had one linked to Paypal,i know it's free if you have a Paypal balance and that's been covered previously.

    Also a CC incurs fees so i'm not sure why you're saying it's free,unless you've opted to have the receiver pay it.

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    phillred;8376566

    SORRY but never been charged in 4 years :x



    If you pay by gift, by credit/debit card it's not free, giving out incorrect info helps no-one:thumbsup:

    paypal-marketing.co.uk/sen…htm

    tinkerbell28;8377815

    If you pay by gift, by credit/debit card it's not free, giving out … If you pay by gift, by credit/debit card it's not free, giving out incorrect info helps no-one:thumbsup:https://www.paypal-marketing.co.uk/sendmoney/costs.htm



    I await a re-appearance and him disputing the facts and saying he's never been charged before :giggle:

    You have to link your account directly to your debit account, i.e account number and sort code, not too your debit card.

    Mines been like this for years, never been charged.

    Banned

    deb8z;8378578

    I await a re-appearance and him disputing the facts and saying he's never … I await a re-appearance and him disputing the facts and saying he's never been charged before :giggle:



    Yes, with caps lock and angry face too :giggle:
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