New to PayPal - Questions

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by raiderscrusade, Aug 13, 2011.

Aug 13, 2011
  1. raiderscrusade
    OP

    Member raiderscrusade GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    433
    Country:
    Australia
    Hello,

    So today I signed up to make a PayPal account.

    I am interested in selling some stuff, and accepting payments to this PayPal account, however I want to ask a few questions.

    When I give someone the email to send the payment to me, during the payment procedure will they see my name at any stage?

    Along with this, is there any fees in regards to accepting payments, along with withdrawing them to a bank account.

    Sorry I'm asking a noob question [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  2. Stewy12

    Member Stewy12 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    148
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yes, they will see your name.

    Yes, there is a fee for receiving payments, it's around 3% I think but there are no charges to transfer money to your bank account.
     
  3. syfyTy

    Member syfyTy PhD in Thaumaturgy

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    355
    Location:
    Tazmily, USA
    Country:
    United States
    He's right @ 3% and no there's no fee to transfer from and to your bank. I have had one for years, just watch out for spoof emails asking for your account number to 'verify anything' Paypal will never ask for that.. it is almost as safe as your home bank. Regarding the name, it depends on how you set the account up, mine is set up as a business, so no they don't see my name. Sorry I couldn'tt give more. They make it more complicated than it needs to be. It's Ebay that sticks you with the real fees though and that's really on the higher price $75.00+ items. Watch those buyers if you're using ebay, many will try and scam yu telling you they didn't get thier items etc... make sure you get signature verification for delivery when mailing items. it keeps buyers honest, it will save you lots of headaches.
     
  4. Tom Bombadildo

    Contributor Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    8,774
    Location:
    I forgot
    Country:
    United States
    If the person sending the payment to you sends it as a gift they don't charge any fees AFIAK.
     
  5. ThatDudeWithTheFood

    Member ThatDudeWithTheFood TRIANGLEZ

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    2,198
    Location:
    Illuminati
    Country:
    United States
    They do charge you fees the fees are smaller though

    LIKE REALLY SMALL 2 cents and normally the person sending you the gift pays the fee.
     
  6. Tom Bombadildo

    Contributor Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    8,774
    Location:
    I forgot
    Country:
    United States
    Uhh nope. I've sent out 3 or 4 different gifts in the last few days and I never got charged for them.
     

Share This Page