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Old 05-23-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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Be careful of those that ask you to pay for items as a "gift" in PayPal. If you do, you forfeit filing for a disput if your goods do not arrive, or are damaged due to poor packing by seller. While it avoids a percentage charge, it offers no protection with PayPal.

PayPal treats a "gift" payment just as it sounds; a gift. You have no buyer protection when payment is made this way, as a "gift" payment is not used to buy goods.

Be Careful!!!

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And the percentage you save is only 2.9%, not worth it. Unless I have done business with somebody in the past multiple times and they've proved trustworthy, I NEVER send as Gift, always Goods. And I move a LOT of money through Paypal.
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I was not asked to pay using "gift" but djfllmn cut the price of my item down so much that I wanted to save him a buck or two. They did charge me a fee to send him money (which I didn't mind).
Your point about relinquishing the right to file a dispute is the most important one. But I wanted to let you know that it looks like one way or another, PayPal is going to get their fee.
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Very good to know! Thank you!
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i dont actually see the word "gift" by that do you mean the "Im sending money to family or friends?"
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if use a coupon before payment will be better,all the order in buyer protection.
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i dont actually see the word "gift" by that do you mean the "Im sending money to family or friends?"

Nope, there is a "gift" box to check instead of "goods or services".
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