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Why aren't Paypal donations allowed in some parts of Europe?

I know that Paypal donations aren't available for Croatia, and maybe some other parts of Europe, but I always wondered why is it that way? Are there some legal issues or what? I'd really like to know ...
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How can I pay a vendor using a wire transfer from my credit card?

How can I make a payment to a vendor that only accepts bank transfers from my credit card, paypal, money bookers, or a similar service? I'd like to do this completely online, without going to the ...
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How does PayPal remove money from your credit card account?

If I transfer money between my bank account and someone else's bank account, the process is that my bank sends the money to the other bank account directly (nobody but bank A and bank B involved). But ...
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How can I create a debit card online outside of the US?

How can I create a debit card online outside of the US? There are no convenient ways to create a debit card in my area. I want to buy some stuff online and I'm afraid for my credit card security. I ...
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Processing PayPal transactions Via GNUCash

I am taking the time to set myself up to record finances in GNUCash, and I have slowly been refining my recording processes. I am curently twiddling my thumbs about how to treat "Middleman" ...
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Receiving online payments without disclosing my name and home address?

Is there a payment gateway or something that keeps your name/identity private and not seen that takes credit cards? Does PayPal work, or does it show your name and home address? I would ONLY like my ...
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How to avoid Paypal holding incoming payments?

What just happened: A client payed for a service (software development) by PayPal. For sending, he used a different account than previously. After receiving the money by PayPal, I immediately ...
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Is there any way for a buyer to guarantee that there will be no chargeback in PayPal or GoogleCheckout?

Assume I'm a buyer and I want to guarantee a seller that I will not charge back my Paypal or GoogleCheckout payment. Is there any binding mechanism to do it in those systems? Or may be there is a ...
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Selling on eBay without PayPal?

Is there a reasonable way to sell on eBay without having a PayPal account and be subjected to their policies? The only way I found was by using a merchant account which requires paying $20 monthly ...
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Is PayPal aware that in Chinese-speaking countries, the last name precedes the first name?

In Taiwan (as well as in most Chinese-speaking countries), the last name precedes the first name (my name in my debit/credit card is written like that). But in my PayPal account, my last name is after ...
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What information do I give to my customers so they can pay me with PayPal?

If my customer want to pay me for their trip via PayPal, what do they have to know about my PayPal account? I already share my bank account in Thailand with PayPal.
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Getting payment from a moving sale via PayPal or by Bank of America account?

I am doing moving sale. A person who bought some of my stuff asked me if I have account with PayPal or Bank of America? I told him no, because I really don't. Later I tried to understand how ...
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How do companies like paypal work with international customers?

I am just curious. In US there is this thing called ACH. But that requires a routing number and banks in Indonesia do not have a routing number. So how does paypal do it? ACH? Transfer?
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How do I remotely open a bank account in Thailand?

A friend of mine told me that Thai bank account has no limitations in paypal for transfers, etc. I would like to try it out and open bank account in Thailand, register paypal account for it and use it ...
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How to treat blog income for tax purposes & report PayPal income to the IRS?

I made a small amount of money for a blog I write, and I'm wondering how to enter it into my tax form. I was paid via PayPal so I have no W-2. (And not reporting it to the IRS is not a viable option.) ...
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Can I setup a PayPal account or Google Checkout account without providing a bank account?

I want to set up an account on PayPal or Google to simplify online transactions. However, for security reasons, I do not want to link it to a bank account. I can get a friend to fund the ...
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How long should I wait and which party should I contact first if I do not receive a refund on my credit card?

I recently made a purchase from a vendor, using Paypal with my AmEx card. Specifically, I didn't log into my Paypal account, so I processed the initial purchase unassociated with a PayPal account. ...
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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 ...