AUSTIN, TEXAS -- This happened on 2 separate incidents at the same time period to both my husband and I:
(1) Tried to pay garbage bill with Paypal (PP), somehow linked it to BillMeLater (BML); said payment due on a certain date. Tried to link bank account/s to BML and it wouldn't accept routing and account #. Kept trying -how many banks accounts does a person have? The bill wasn't due yet, but BML said payment past due and tacked on Late fees ($25 +); in addition to changing the due date; over $100 fees.
(2) Tried to pay a software/computer service to 'unlock' computer (which happens to be another scam), but only let me pay through PP which turned into BML; same story as the first issue; turned into another $100 in late fees (again, starting with the $25).
I believe it's purposely confusing to trick you into using the BML service, then the due dates change without notifying you, purposely don't allow you to add your bank account if it's used in your Paypal account, but honestly how many bank accounts does an average person have? Then once it's considered 'late' your bank account is miraculously approved to be linked to your BML account.
Sounds like this has happened to many consumers from reading the reviews. There should be a major penalty for them to pay. When it was just PP, I was happy with their services; Apparently they became greedy! Now I want nothing to do with either!
Deceptive Business Practices
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PayPal charges refund fees for cancelled transactions. Accordingly, if someone sends money to you by mistake or for a sold-out item, you will be obliged to send full (not partial refunds) and still be charged the refund fees (and the full transaction fees if the buyer is quick in filing dispute)
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Moreover, even if your agreement/listing specifies that any cancellation/transaction fees are non-refundable, PayPal does not recognize your agreement or respect your terms and conditions!
I was a target for such misuse. This could be used by many to harm someone's business.
Just so you know. I am very unhappy with this bill me later program, misleading offer, the confusing way the billing is done that sets customers up for unnecessary late fees, and a very annoying series of phone calls at all times without messages. I will never use this again and intend to make it a point to let my friends and the online community to stay way clear of this program.
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I've gotten 2 $25.00 reward vouchers and now I can't find anywhere to use them. I tried Overstock which seems to take them but every time I type in the code it says it's invalid. I have my printout of the code right in front of me so I know it's typed in right. I can't get ahold of any one at Pay Pal and their automated response just keeps telling me to get ahold of eBay even though I'm not using EBay! It is so frustrating! Add reply
Paypal seller protection
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SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -- Beware of PayPal & Ebay Practices:
2 Replies - Latest reply on 12/07/2009Add reply
You buy an Item on Ebay. You Pay with PayPal. Both are Owned by Ebay!
Ebay says you must pay within 7 days! You are verified with both Ebay & PayPal. You have a verified checking account and Credit Card on PayPal. PayPal notifies the seller you have paid with Echeck. PayPal sends you a Email notifying you that the payment will take days and days and days to process. Even though YOUR BANK has paid PayPal within just a few days, PayPal holds your payment for even more days, making sure your payment to the seller goes just over the 7 days allowed! This way PayPal makes all the interest they can on YOUR MONEY! You are delayed getting your item, you may get negative feedback, but Ebay and PayPal make their money!.
Also beware of the 5 free listing thing Ebay has on now. They will RIP you on Fees. At least 8.75% or $20.00 !
PayPal acts like a BANK but are not allowed to be a BANK!