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Yikes.........I'll make sure to do that from now on. I'm about to ship the Xonar to freaking Austria, so that needs to be taken care of (well if the guy still buys it)

EDIT:
Maybe it is time for google checkout........however I'm sure this practice is due to some sort of law, so I bet google checkout has similar guidelines, or will in the future. I mean people could launder money (possibly) by doing this, transferring money from offshore accounts to valid US accounts.
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post #32 of 54
Well, I know that Paypal is TRYING to do something to prevent fraud. They should implement something like this on all purchases after a FUTURE date, and make a big deal of noticing users of the new policy.

In other words, it's a good idea, poorly put into effect.

I can't see how to use Google Checkout for P2P.
post #33 of 54
i really wish there was another popular online buying/selling thing. paypal is getting ridiculous. they are 'holding' over 250 dollars of mine until the settle something with a buyer. i kinda could use that money. pisses me off.
    
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post #34 of 54
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Although I am not a big fan of PayPal, this is one of those retarded stories that is grossly exaggerated that you will hear from time to time.
True, but it does bring attention to the fact that Paypal has a quasi monopoly going for online auction payments (although it's certainly not news to anyone).

Maybe this a good opportunity to draft a list of other services which can be used instead of Paypal. I've ever heard of Google Checkout, Western Union BidPay (I've heard some really bad things about them) and just now about Greenzap. Any others that anyone else uses?
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What about for services? I can't put a tracking number on selling my body right?
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post #36 of 54
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http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=53828



This really scaring me to use Paypal. And I have a confirmed checking account with them. I really do hate paypal but it's like the ONLY widely accepted payment on eBay. There are just some things that can't have a tracking # such as digital distribution.

I do believe Paypal will end up getting sued for it if they take it to far.

Again I restate a HATE Paypal and their scams but it's like the ONLY option.
This is nothing new and has been going on for many years. I've personally been the victim of a "random security check" that resulted in my entire checking account being frozen for 3 weeks with thousands of dollars in it. If anyone reading this is shocked by this, you really need to know the legal rights of Paypal and what legal rights you give them by signing their merchant agreement. There are several websites dedicated to informing consumers about paypal.....

www.paypalwarning.com
aboutpaypal.org
paypalsucks.com
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post #37 of 54
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Read the PayPal ToS. All PayPal users agree to abide by these rules when they register their account.

Personally I think that PayPal requesting tracking numbers in their audits is reasonable. Who's to say the person contacting them really is the buyer and not simply a friend of the seller?
I don't buy that argument because the buyer would have to prove who he/she is.

Paypal is out of control and has been that way for a while. I pay without them as much as possible these days, and I never leave money in my Paypal account.

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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
This is nothing new and has been going on for many years. I've personally been the victim of a "random security check" that resulted in my entire checking account being frozen for 3 weeks with thousands of dollars in it. If anyone reading this is shocked by this, you really need to know the legal rights of Paypal and what legal rights you give them by signing their merchant agreement. There are several websites dedicated to informing consumers about paypal.....

www.paypalwarning.com
aboutpaypal.org
paypalsucks.com
That first link is shady in my opinion. All of their "real merchant" links lead to the same page. Makes me believe the site is funding paypalwarning.com.
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ehh . . im pretty much unaffected as I only buy . . . cant I just label it as a service and if they ask I could just say i did a website or something? . .there are ways around it for selling on forums and stuff. . . the people hit hard are the ebay stores.
 
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ehh . . im pretty much unaffected as I only buy . . . cant I just label it as a service and if they ask I could just say i did a website or something? . .there are ways around it for selling on forums and stuff. . . the people hit hard are the ebay stores.
Wanna bet? If you have ever funded your paypal account using your checking account or with your check debit visa, paypal has the legal right to freeze all funds in your checking account. You'll eventually get it back, but just imagine the PITA when all your auto billing crap declines or you try to withdraw money.
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Wanna bet? If you have ever funded your paypal account using your checking account or with your check debit visa, paypal has the legal right to freeze all funds in your checking account. You'll eventually get it back, but just imagine the PITA when all your auto billing crap declines or you try to withdraw money.
No, they have the right to freeze all funds in your Paypal account. There is no way they can do anything with your actual bank account - I don't care what their TOS says.
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