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Hiya Reginald,

I'm curious to know what kind of account you're using on PayPal that charges 5%, as mine only charges me 2.9% plus 30 cents for each transaction.
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Jo Ann wrote:
I'm curious to know what kind of account you're using on PayPal that charges 5%...

Well, Jo Ann, he didn't exactly say that PayPal was charging him 5%, he said he wanted to know if one can add a 5% surcharge for purchasers who use PayPal.

I'd say that's insufficient information from which to definitively draw a conclusion.
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This is true Chuck, just reading his text though makes it sound like it's because he's being charged that much lol, guess we'll see :P
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Jo Ann wrote:
... just reading his text though makes it sound like it's because he's being charged that much
It was easy enough to see why you came to that conclusion - it does sorta suggest that. But I'm an old 'command line' guy and I tend to be overly literal. :) Reading between the lines can help you solve problems and it can also send you down the wrong alley.
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Well if the question is indeed is he allowed to add a surcharge for those using paypal then reading the Paypal rules might be a good plan as they can suspend your account under some circumstances if you blatantly add a surcharge for using them.

Better to factor it into the cost of the item.
I know you believe you understand what you think I said...but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not exactly what I meant.


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Took a bit of finding but here is their clause:

6.4 Seller Discouragement Policy. You agree that PayPal may suspend your account or otherwise prohibit your use of the PayPal service if you display PayPal as an accepted payment method on your website or eBay listing and subsequently prohibit the use of PayPal, surcharge for the use of PayPal, or otherwise discourage the use of PayPal as a payment mechanism.
I know you believe you understand what you think I said...but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not exactly what I meant.


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tassietiger wrote:
Took a bit of finding but here is their clause:
6.4 Seller Discouragement Policy. You agree that PayPal may suspend your account or otherwise prohibit your use of the PayPal service if you display PayPal as an accepted payment method on your website or eBay listing and subsequently prohibit the use of PayPal, surcharge for the use of PayPal, or otherwise discourage the use of PayPal as a payment mechanism.

Thank you Tassie.
That's an interesting bit of information from the 'fine print', which I never tend to read much of...
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I'm with you on that one Per... usually just tick yes and don't read the fine print as its usually 50 pages long and in teeny tiny writing.

I only know about that little clause as I used to spend quite a bit of time in an auction site forum where these things tend to get discussed.
I know you believe you understand what you think I said...but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not exactly what I meant.


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Pretty clear bit of legalese, there. Thanks for wading through it to get an answer.
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Chuck B wrote:
Pretty clear bit of legalese, there.


I'm not entirely certain lawyers can even agree to what is clear in the interpretation of legalese. :)
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