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Ree: [OM] [OT] PayPal goes international at last!

Subject: Ree: [OM] [OT] PayPal goes international at last!
From: Larry <halpert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2000 12:05:21 -0500
Hi Chris,

The links are below from my Saturday post:


Subject:   Ree: [OM] PayPal goes international at last!
       Date  Sat, 04 Nov 2000 13:49:01 -0500
      From:   Larry <halpert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
        To:  olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 References:  1, 2 , 3 , 4


No, there's no other charges unless you have a premium, or business
account.  A
regular personal account has no charge either direction. (only the 2.6% + 30

cents international fee) Free to sign up, free to use.

International fee:

http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/int_fees-outside

General usage:

http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/hlp/help_global_intl-outside#over1

Larry

Keith Berry wrote:

> Andrew Fildes wrote:
> > 2.6% +30 cents for currency exchange alone? I think they only charge
1.9%
> +
> > 25 cents for the actual service. Starts to look a tad expensive, no?
> > How do BidPay and Billpoint compare?
>
> >From a buyer's point of view BidPay charges you $5 for anything up to
$100,
> pro-rata after that, whereas Billpoint don't add to the cost of your money

> order but give you a dollar back instead. So for amounts up to $100,
BidPay
> is always $6 dearer than Billpoint. Sadly though not many sellers will
take
> Billpoint whereas almost anybody will accept BidPay even if their auction
> details didn't say so at the time.
>
> I've just heard from a Russian seller that BidPay's MOs aren't acceptable
to
> the financial institutions there simply because the space for the
> purchaser's details is always left blank. Here's a warning to eBay bidders

> outside the USA on Russian Federation auctions that say that credit card
> payments can be made through CCNow, the Russian retail orgnisation: Their
> website says that they can take payments ONLY from US buyers, a fact that
> the seller was unaware of until I mentioned it.
>
> Larry wrote (about PayPal):
> > >You're charged when currency has to be converted from or to US dollars.

> The
> > >charge is 2.6% + 30 cent transaction fee. That's it.
>
> Does this apply to buyers with Personal accounts? I went through the
motions
> of registering with them for an international Personal account and their
> chart implied that everything is free as long as no more than $500 per
month
> is paid to you. More than that and you get switched to a Business account
-
> and charged accordingly.
>
> Regards,
> Keith Berry, Birmingham, UK.
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Chris O'Neill wrote:

> I just noticed on PayPal's web site that it says, "Fees are the same for
> receiving international payments."  This is the page I'm looking at:
>
> http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/fees-outside
>
> Can someone point me to the page that says there's a surcharge for
> transactions where an exchange rate is involved?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Chris
>
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