New Paypal changes, and other options.

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  1. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    Paypal is apparently not going to refund the fees they charged you at their whim now.... So if you sell an expensive guitar and the user decides to return it, I guess you are out the big fee... With almost everything returnable now, for most any reason, this is BS...

    "....according to our updated policy, we will not charge a fee to process refunds, but the fees from the original transaction will not be returned. "

    There are a lot of new payment methods out their now. My daughters don't even use paypal, they use some other things whose names elude me.
    What's your experience with those other payment processing sites?
    Is it possible to sell on Reverb or Ebay with those payment systems, or creditcards?
     
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  2. Shuster

    Shuster Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Anyway to nab a few more cents for themselves!! It's getting real old!
     
  3. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

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    As if I needed any further reason to not use Paypal, especially for eBay and Reverb transactions.

    These days, it's easy to forget there are alternatives to eBay, Reverb and such. I prefer to buy used whenever possible. There was a time when I'd just buy a piece of used gear from Guitar Center, and have it shipped to the nearest store. That's just one of many ways around it.

    Anyway, that doesn't address your question, I'm sorry. It's just what came to mind after reading this.
     
  4. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

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    It goes hand in hand with Reverb collecting sales tax in some states but not all.
     
  5. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    Sqaure, Cash app, Venmo...lost of ways to send money now. But I think the one benefit of Paypal is that they will intercede if there is an issue, whereas many of the others will depend on the user voluntarily returning your payment--not always a good option.
     
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  6. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah, both Reverb and Ebay are doing it, as well as other non music sites. PS:It only applies to states that have a sales tax, it's not a federal sale tax. It's really starting to add up for me with on line purchases. Just yesterday I negotiated a price on a pickup set for $150. In the end it was $163 because of tax.

    Originally states could only collect tax from sales by stores that have a presence in that state also. (like GC etc) That was a lot more fair. Now even if you buy from a state that has no sales tax and has no presence in your state you are taxed. BS.
     
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  7. kodiakblair

    kodiakblair TDPRI Member

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    You bet it's getting old.
    Bought a Cabronita bass,seller got better offer so cancelled the sale. Refund never made it's way back to my account. 2 months the cash has been missing while PP investigate where it went :mad:
     
  8. dogmeat

    dogmeat Tele-Afflicted

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    ya... PP let me get screwed a couple times. this was long ago, so I started making all my high buck PP transactions go on my credit card (PP as the intermediary). sure enough, next time I just turned it over to the card and they got my money back. I only used PP because so many merchants use it
     
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    SecretSquirrel Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    The Reverb payments system seems pretty safe, and these days I'm leery of using eBay/PayPal to sell guitars and the like.
     
  10. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

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    Paypal processes billions of dollars, and their fees are high as it is, but I guess that's not enough?
    No limit to business greed these days.
     
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    Dave W Friend of Leo's

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    No it doesn't. Paypal is keeping the money. OTOH, Reverb has no choice, legally, and the taxes they collect go to the states.
     
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