PayPal question

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  1. DarkFlare69
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Please just answer, don't say "google it" or anything.

    I have a PayPal with a credit card linked, but no Bank account. Will they let me recieve money from donations and stuff? Or do I need a bank account linked for that?
     
  2. emmanu888

    emmanu888 6 years and still going strong

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    Honestly i'm pretty sure you need a bank account link to your PayPal.
     
  3. Joe88

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    I believe you need to have a paypal business account to accept payments and that requires a linked bank account, credit/debit card, proof of identity, and so forth
    Donation buttons are actually reserved for nonprofit charity organizations so you would have to something else set up like funds to buy new equipment, etc...
     
  4. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

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    Last I knew, PayPal basically won't let you do anything except make payments unless you directly link a bank account.
     
  5. hundshamer

    hundshamer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I was able to receive money from other people's PayPal accounts before I linked my bank account. Now I can send an invoice and people can pay with debit card without needing a PayPal account.
     
  6. gifi4

    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    google it
    Why not have a bank account attached? Does it really matter?
    Why do birds suddenly appear?
     
  7. RevPokemon

    RevPokemon GBATemp's 3rd Favorite Transgirl

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    Joe88 is mostly right except you can receive payments with a personal account. I think you can receive money without a bank account but you will be able to only use for buying with PayPal. Also you can't get a donation button if I remember
     
  8. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    My account isn't even verified and I can buy from most sites.
     
  9. FireEmblemGuy

    FireEmblemGuy Celebrating a decade of shitposting

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    You can receive payments, but probably not donations without linking your bank. There's also a spending/sending limit of somewhere around $2000? before you have to link a bank account, or at least there used to be.

    An easy way around this (at least in the US) is to sign up for PayPal's prepaid debit card. There's a $4.95 monthly fee, but you can load cash directly to it from your PayPal balance or use it for direct deposits - in fact, they recommend setting it up as a bank account in your PayPal account for 'basic' (non-instant, but also exempt from daily/monthly transfer limits) transfers. Works as a standard debit card everywhere, including ATMs; it also lets you create virtual card numbers, which can be cancelled when you're done with them, for no additional fee, in case you want to buy a flashcard off a shady Chinese site and don't want your real card info stolen or something.

    Full disclosure, that's a referral link above; if you sign up through it and add $10 to the card, we each get a $5 bonus.
     
  10. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Inb4 b&