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I just paid someone by paypal gift, and it asked if I wanted to pay the fee, or the recipient? :mellow:

I'm sure I've used this before without incurring any charges. I thought that was the whole point?

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You dont get charged if the funds are in your paypal account.If you send money using debit/credit card then there`s a charge.

Thats my understanding of it anyway.Paypal make the rules up as they go half the time.

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Guest Scorcherman87
You dont get charged if the funds are in your paypal account.If you send money using debit/credit card then there`s a charge.

Thats my understanding of it anyway.Paypal make the rules up as they go half the time.

Agreed. Not a huge fan of Paypal, but hey, what can we do?

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if recipient has a "premier" a/c then he'll be hit by fees even though the $$ is coming from sender's cleared funds balance

if he hasn't upgraded his a/c then there's no fee... (or that used to be the way last time i looked)

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I have a premier account, so people can pay me using a credit card as well as just from transferring funds. It means that if someone pays me using a credit card the buyer is charged no fees by paypal, but the cost to paypal of processing the credit card (plus a bit extra) is charged to the seller. Unfortunately once you have a premier account this charge is put on every transaction paid into the account, including paypal funds that are transferred.

By sending as a gift you have the option of paying these fees yourself, so the recipient gets the full amount, or you just pay the gift amount and the recipient pays the fees.

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