General Discussion: ebay & paypal queries and questions thread...post anything you need to know in hurr


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Sholto
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820 posts since 25/12/12

24 Dec 2021 10:26
Paypal offer 180 days of protection as a buyer - e.g. you can make a claim up to 6 months after the original purchase.
jplxx
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2222 posts since 3/11/09

24 Dec 2021 13:33
That’s crazy no?
Blofeld
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297 posts since 30/12/15

23 Feb 2022 10:23
Does anyone know if you can use Amex on eBay without the ~5% fee PayPal would add for Amex purchases, now eBay uses its own payments system?

Want to make a sizeable purchase but the cashback gained would be more than nullified by a fee like that.
Blofeld
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297 posts since 30/12/15

23 Feb 2022 10:48
For example: using Amex through Apple Pay on the eBay app - would appreciate a heads up if anyone has used such a method before!
swede
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10452 posts since 21/3/09

23 Feb 2022 11:01
Blofeld wrote: ~5% fee PayPal would add for Amex purchases

do they do this?
Blofeld
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297 posts since 30/12/15

23 Feb 2022 11:24
Had it in the past. Contacted PayPal and they said it was because Amex always charged eBay purchases made through PayPal in USD, so PayPal had to levy a currency exchange fee to convert to GBP. No idea why.
Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

posted 23 Feb 2022 11:29, edited 23 Feb 2022 11:29
Didn't experience this when I purchased an item off eBay on Sunday and checked out using Amex via eBay's payment system (didn't use Apple Pay). In fact, never had this issue of extra fees even when checking out with PayPal and selecting Amex.

The only issue I did have was trying to pay with my Amex via PayPal on the Salomon website. The website said they only accepted Mastercard, Visa or PayPal and I thought I could get around that by paying with my Amex via PayPal as is often the case with retailers that only accept Mastercard, Visa or PayPal, but they outright rejected the PayPal payment 24 hours later and had to place the order again with my Visa card.
Blofeld
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297 posts since 30/12/15

23 Feb 2022 11:55
hmmm… the plot thickens. I don't know how I have managed that in the past then. Will give it a bash this time. Should be 'right.
swede
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10452 posts since 21/3/09

23 Feb 2022 13:31
Rirawin wrote: never had this issue of extra fees even when checking out with PayPal and selecting Amex

neither. but i have never checked out in USD with my amex through pp - usually use monzo if paying in dollars
Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

posted 23 Feb 2022 13:45, edited 23 Feb 2022 13:45
I was presuming Blofeld was transacting in GBP and PayPal had ill advised that Amex always converted the amount into USD when using PayPal on eBay auctions, which isn't the case if the transaction is in GBP to begin with. Out of interest is the seller/item based in the UK?

If the item is being sold in USD, then 100% any card that doesn't have foreign transaction fees such as Monzo, Starling, etc.
jplxx
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2222 posts since 3/11/09

posted 9 Apr 2022 18:32, edited 9 Apr 2022 18:32
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jplxx
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2222 posts since 3/11/09

posted 26 Apr 2022 20:21, edited 26 Apr 2022 20:21
swede
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10452 posts since 21/3/09

26 Apr 2022 21:21
why are you mucking about with ebayers with shit feedback ratings (no snaye)