PayPal is a global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders.

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Receiving money from friend: PayPal?

I made some hotel + travel arrangements through the Net, and a friend needs to pay me back. We both have PayPal accounts, but I've never used it to receive money. So far, I only used PayPal to send ...
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Paypal website donations without being a charity

I would like to receive donations on a website instead of having commercials or subscription fees. I am an individual, not a non-profit organization and will not be giving tax-deductible receipts. Is ...
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Consider Paypal fees in accounting

I'm a freelancer. I sent an invoice to my client (using InvoiceBubble.com), which he decided to pay via Paypal. Paypal took a fee. How do I take this fee in consideration for my accounting? I marked ...
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How much “one-time fee” do I have to pay to be able to use PayPal to send money?

From http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbusiness/webhosting/sitebuilder2/paypal/paypal-04.html: Personal accounts are meant for use by individuals. With a Personal account, you can send and ...
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How to send money from my Indian bank account/debit card to my PayPal account?

I have a verified PayPal account which I'm using for the last 3-4 yrs. I want to buy a book from a web site, but PayPal is the only option listed for payment. I have money in my bank account, but I ...
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Is there a reason to link my bank account to Paypal?

A lot of smaller merchants use using Paypal checkout now. While I prefer to pay for everything with a credit card to get rewards, Paypal doesn't prefer that and makes me manually update each payment ...
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When a web site asks for my “PayPal account”, is it just the email address I use with PayPal?

I just created a PayPal account because I want to get registered on a web site requiring PayPal. In the registration form on that site there is one field to be filled in: "PayPal account", but I don't ...
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Receiving money on PayPal in Croatia?

I can send money with PayPal from Croatia, but can't receive it. Is there any workaround?
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What happens when PayPal overdrafts a checking account (with an ample backup funding source available)?

I recently made a large purchase with PayPal two days ago, but didn't realize that it would try billing my checking account with the whole amount rather than splitting it between my checking account ...
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How can I limit the value of my bank account tied to PayPal?

How can I limit the value of my bank account tied to PayPal?
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What are the risks of associating your PayPal account to your bank account?

What are the risks of associating your PayPal account to your bank account?
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What are the alternatives to PayPal for non-supported countries?

What are the alternatives to PayPal for countries whom PayPal does not support? For example, I am from Pakistan and I am looking for easy way like PayPal to transfer and receive amounts from the ...
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Are there any viable alternatives to Paypal for a small site?

I don't want to have the hassle of dealing with credit card or direct payments directly on my website, the volume and amount of transactions don't justify the effort. I've set up Paypal on the site ...
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PayPal wants me to “add a bank account”, another funding source. Credit card isn't working. Why?

This is the second time in the last couple of weeks that I'm seeing the following error from PayPal. (Note: I've deliberately hidden the name of the merchant at the top.) "You cannot use this ...