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PayPal for Beginners

Postby frances » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:44 am

I've been persuaded by someone overseas to open a paypal account. he sent me the link and I filled in the form. No, I do not think it is a scam.

Anyway, what do I do now? He seems to have sent me his information by email and says that paypal can transfer money from his bank to mine.

I've never done this before and gave up doing paypal many years ago.

Can someone pm me please with instructions in one syllable. I'd be most grateful.



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Re: PayPal for Beginners

Postby The Iron Dwarf » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:13 am

if you got a mail saying you have got funds or similar log into your paypal account ( not through any link in the mail ) and you should get a summary of what is in your account.
click on details for the transaction and it should tell you more about the payment.
look to see if it is elligable for seller protection and the buyer has a confirmed address.
you can use this money to pay for things on ebay and other places or withdraw it to your bank


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Re: PayPal for Beginners

Postby saracen » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:34 pm

Alternatively, if you have a Paypal account you can send him an invoice. Log into your Paypal account; this will take you to the My Account page. On this page you'll see a set of tabs along the top; third along is 'Request Money'. Click on this and it will take you to a new page. This page is really easy to follow, but basically you need to enter the customer's email address, put in the amount, mark that it is for 'goods' (or whatever) and click 'continue'. This takes you to a new screen where you can add a message to the customer and finally click on 'Request Money'. He will then get an email with the invoice and will then, with any luck, pay you. You'll then get an email telling you the payment has been made and you can check it out as described by The Iron Dwarf.
Hope this helps! You've probably got it sorted by now anyway...



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Postby frances » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:15 am

I'm struggling here. How many euros to a pound please. He has written 128 euros on a paypal form, but it sounds quite a lot. Anyone live in south-east London?



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Postby paul bennett » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:06 am

That is £105.60

If it is more than you were expecting, it may include paypal fees, which are 3.4% +20p


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Postby frances » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:17 pm

Ah, thank you for doing the sums: that is far too much money.

And it also helps if I set the account up properly. Turns out that I did not open an account after all - it must have closed down on me before I had completed. So I have just tried again.

(All this modern technology - whatever happened to gold and silver coins?)



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Re: PayPal for Beginners

Postby GOK » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:56 am

http://www.xe.com is your friend when it comes to converting currencies.

Do you have online banking? If so, it makes it much easier to check the deposits which Paychum will put into your account. I believe that until you have those, you won't be able to use your account.




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