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Old 02-01-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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Same tax ID.
you can't change your tax id(i mean maybe now its too late but its been like 10 years right?)? i mean what happens when you change it? doesn't it change if you move your business out the state?
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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It is not capitalism run amok at all.

They did not fall under the rules and regulations of banking which is not totally regulated by the government.

Blaming capitalism is incorrect.

You have a choice to use them or not. That is how capitalism works!

If you knew that you are not forced to use paypal and can use other means to get paid if you sell an item one ebay you might change your mind.

You must have had issues with paypal in the past to think this way.
"You have a choice to use them or not. That is how capitalism works!"

Only in dreams. Capitalism is all about small businesses getting eaten by larger businesses, who then get to set the rules and laws and make it for new small businesses to be successful. Capitalism is all about wringing the maximum profit out of any object or service, while simultaneously reducing the costs of production and delivery to an absolute minimum. Capitalism is not the be all and end all of economics, nor is it particularly fair. It does run amok without restrictions and guidelines to level the playing field. The Mafia was a darn good example of capitalism and crony capitalism.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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I remember doing construction work at PayPal before they got bought by E-Bay in Mountain View, CA. What I remember most was that all food was free in the cafeteria, and Including Corona beer.

Now I just kind of see the whole thing as corporate America run amuck. E-Bay sucks if you're a little guy seller, and them forcing PayPal as payment seems to be a conflict to me. I guess it just bothers me a little to see wall street take over silicon valley and move the jobs off shore for more profit at the expense of the American working. I know somebody will probably call me names for saying it, so go ahead.

Never had a problem with them though.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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I remember doing construction work at PayPal before they got bought by E-Bay in Mountain View, CA. What I remember most was that all food was free in the cafeteria, and Including Corona beer.

Now I just kind of see the whole thing as corporate America run amuck. E-Bay sucks if you're a little guy seller, and them forcing PayPal as payment seems to be a conflict to me. I guess it just bothers me a little to see wall street take over silicon valley and move the jobs off shore for more profit at the expense of the American working. I know somebody will probably call me names for saying it, so go ahead.

Never had a problem with them though.
Not the first time this has happened. The up and coming of the tech boom was a rather narrow, but very special time. Wallstreet turned it into just another sector of the economy. Profits came before all else from that point on. This is what happens when you have demanding shareholders to please.

The thing I've always been told... Work environments go to crap when companies go public and start offering stock. Main reason is shareholder's interests come before employee's interests. They suggest that we are all free to become shareholders and reap the benefits of capitalism. The dilemma is, most can't amass the resources to fully capitalize on such benefits. That is to say, it takes money to make money. If the worker is being marginalized, many simply will be left out of the loop, even though they did their part in contributing to the capitalist model.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Florida
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There are many ways to get paid without using paypal. Use a merchant account or other methods to get paid. You are not required to use it completely and have many other options.

I have a merchant account, use google checkout, accept money orders etc all of the time.
Whether you use it or not is beside the point.Unless things have changed, you still have to have a PP account in order to get a seller's account on eBay
I admit to not trying to sign up for some time.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:04 PM
 
Location: County Mayo Descendant
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I've been there for 13 years and yes they put a hold on some of my funds, not all of them, seem's they pick and choose, I've had Int'l payments held for awhile it may have been for $13 or so, ok I can understand that somewhat.

But... in the USA I don't understand it because it seems to be one's and two'seys, could be the buyer has risk factors, I don't know if paypal check's credit reports, maybe they have done so.

Still they are a big problem, so is ebay, constanting updating the site for over 9 months, not doing right by sellers with all the problems.

I say do a system restore but how many have they done, if they ever did and how many times.

The new programmers and tech people are of no use, they must of paid the cheapest site designers they could find.

The click to buy it now always works tho.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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"You have a choice to use them or not. That is how capitalism works!"

Only in dreams. Capitalism is all about small businesses getting eaten by larger businesses, who then get to set the rules and laws and make it for new small businesses to be successful. Capitalism is all about wringing the maximum profit out of any object or service, while simultaneously reducing the costs of production and delivery to an absolute minimum. Capitalism is not the be all and end all of economics, nor is it particularly fair. It does run amok without restrictions and guidelines to level the playing field. The Mafia was a darn good example of capitalism and crony capitalism.
Life isn't fair. And there is no such thing as "leveling the playing field" as the government is made up of people, many of whom incompetent dummies who have no clue how to "level the playing field".

This utopian mindset is overtaking the USA and utopianism is just a vehicle to impose a totalitarian state.

Once a company like ebay and paypal dis their customers, capitalism has the answers, as other businesses form to challenge old cantankerous companies like paypal. You think a government invasion or monopoly over paypal would suddenly make it "fair"? I think not.

I don't shop hardly at all on ebay anymore and haven't for years and I haven't lacked for anything.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:36 PM
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Got a question......so in a paypal transaction, the seller always pays the transaction fee right? the buyer never pays the transaction fees under any circumstances right? just wanted to be sure...thanks.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Got a question......so in a paypal transaction, the seller always pays the transaction fee right? the buyer never pays the transaction fees under any circumstances right? just wanted to be sure...thanks.
You revived a six month old thread for that??

Google is your friend.

www.google.com -> paypal fees -> PayPal Fees Explained
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:59 PM
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You revived a six month old thread for that??

Google is your friend.

Google -> paypal fees -> PayPal Fees Explained
I read Paypal already....says that the seller pays, but i'm dealing with a seller on another website forum about a camera...he wants me to pay a transaction fee on top of the price he listed the item...i just wanted to ask someone here to confirm any experience they had where they dealt with seller adding fees like that....i'm pretty much going to withdraw my offer to this seller...he won't budge on price plus fee charge making the camera out of my budget.
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