Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/03/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] RE; Paypal
From: Javier Perez <>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 14:12:56 +0000
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Also, they forced me to add a checking account.
I still don't know why and I'm not sure if they are charging
me anything for it. Can they charge something to my card without my
The one thing I do know is that lots of state agencies and the FTC are
looking into 
their practices. I think one state has banned them and others including
New York
are thinking about it. It certainly is a convenient service though.

I hope they look into Ebay as well.
2 percent of the auction winnings is highway robbery considering that
they expend
at most, pennies on each auction and it's a fixed sum to boot.

Derek Zeanah wrote:
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> On Wednesday 13 March 2002 10:40 pm, you wrote:
> > Why does anyone use this company?
> Because it's easy, because almost everyone has a PayPal account, and people
> are nervous about passing along credit card information to some random eBay
> seller to have processed another way.
> I kind of like it -- someone says they want something, 5 minutes later I get
> an e-mail saying the money has been transferred, and we go from there.  My
> only risk is that the buyer will try and back out of the purchase after the
> equipment has shipped, but I send USPS with signature confirmation so the
> local postmaster would *love* to hear of someone commiting a fraud using the
> postal service...
> I can't say I'm a big fan of PayPal.  I don't like paying 2.9% of payments in
> commission, but my Nova account isn't much better than that.  But in a lot of
> ways it's got advantages over requiring someone to go to the bank or post
> office to get a money order and then send the MO my way.
> I'd like to see *good* alternatives, but until they show up I'll probably
> keep using Paypal.
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In reply to: Message from Joe Kelly <> ([Leica] RE; Paypal)
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