Pay Pal Now Charging Fees For Using Credit Card ?

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  1. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958 Thread Starter

    From 2010 - 4 days ago ( 05/21/2018 ) I have paid for purchases through Pay Pal, using one of my credit cards for free. Tonight I was charged a 4% fee.

    Was anyone else notified of this change ? I wasn't.
     
  2. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    Sure hope that was a mistake! Geez, companies are never satisfied...they always want more!
     
  3. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958 Thread Starter

    It's looking now like there was a mistake, as the seller here in our classifieds didn't receive my shipping address either. :shrug:
     
  4. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Forum Resident

    Did you accidently make a friends/family transaction?
     
  5. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Just bounced in here from the thread about eBay giving sellers no protections.
    Who knew stuff like this would start happening during a flurry of de-regluation.
    I am shocked, I tell you...
     
  6. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958 Thread Starter

    That's possible Joachim, esp. with my seller getting no shipping address. :agree:
     
  7. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northeast
    Just to double check this was a Paypal charge and not from your credit card? If so I believe joachim.ritter is correct if you use credit card for friends and family you are charged the fee. Still, I would think the fee is more like 2.9% and not 4%.

    Now if the charge came from your credit card- if the Paypal account is registered outside the US your credit card company can charge you a foreign transaction fee (nearly all of them do, the ones that don't advertise it as a selling point of their card), usually in the 2-4% range.
     
  8. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958 Thread Starter

    Hey Deepak, it was a Pay Pal transaction, using a credit card as my source.
    Fee was $1.03 on a $25.00 transaction. .0412 or 4%+
    Everything involved was US.
    I must've chosen Send Uncle Barney Beer Money instead of Goods and Services somehow.
    .
     
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  9. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Forum Resident

    Fee was $0.30 plus 2.9%. :)

    That would be the fee for sending money to friends/family funded by credit or debit card.
     
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  10. Whoopycat

    Whoopycat Forum Resident

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    Paypal's interface has become very confusing. The last couple of things I've bought here on the forum, the sellers have not received my shipping address either.

    In addition, I no longer get a choice of whether I'm making a friends & family payment or a goods & services payment.
     
  11. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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    Different cards have different percentages. Amex has always been higher than the others. The placed that fixed my computer recently only takes cash or charge but adds a few percent if you pay with a card.
     
  12. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958 Thread Starter

    Exactly !!! Last night I made a purchase in our classifieds here, and had to go back to Pay Pal of course, but this time I was slow, and meticulous, and just as you say here, the old making a choice didn't appear anywhere !?!?! Yet, this time, a fee never came up, so I completed my payment, and so far, my seller has yet to PM me for my shipping address. Must've been successful.:shrug:
     
  13. Whoopycat

    Whoopycat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Des Moines
    FYI paid for an item on the forums this morning and Paypal gave me the option to designate Goods & Services, so maybe they've fixed it.
     
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