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There are some adorable Ivy Rose dipes on ebay right now. I was reading the description (even though i don't have a girl and they are clearly girl dipes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> ) and it says something about not accepting paypal because the buyer would be responsible for the fees associated with that.<br><br>
I thought that was illegal--whether it's against ebay rules, paypal, or the actual law, I don't know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br>
Anyone know? (I hope this is ok to post here. It *is* diaper related, right?)<br><br><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2348021569&category=26269" target="_blank">Ivy Rose</a>
 

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I don't think it is. To accept credit card payments with paypal you have to have a premier or business account and then paypal collects fees on every payment you receive. If someone wants to use a credit card they can just fund their paypal account from their credit card and then make the transfer, I think it takes 3 business days. A lot of sellers do this, paypal fees really add up.
 

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I think it's okay to say they don't accept paypal at all becuase of the fees. What I think is illegal is to charge more to someon to cover the fees, like a handling charge specifically for paypal.
 

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Basically she is saying that she accepts paypal, just not cc, that is ok as far as I know.<br><br>
What is not ok is the part about the buyer paying the cc fees, that is a no no on ebay.<br><br>
I guess I would conclude from the last sentence is that she would accept cc if agreed to prior to winning, (and if the buyer paid the fees)...<br><br>
Not exactly per ebay rules.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">What is not ok is the part about the buyer paying the cc fees, that is a no no on ebay.</td>
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Ah! that's what I was trying to say! I know you don't have to accept paypal w/CC, but I didn't think that if you did you could charge the buyer the fees.<br><br>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Please note I do NOT accept CC payments OR DEBIT card payments unless prior approval made since there is a <b>fee associated w/cc payments through paypal for which buyer will be responsible!</b></td>
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From her auction, this is illegal, you can not charge the buyer for the CC fees that pay pal charges. No one can do this, it is against pay pal terms as well. I know many co-ops that do it, but only because you are getting the product at cost and it isn't fair for the co-op person to have to pay the fees.<br><br>
So yes what your asking, it is illegal, it is against Pay pal rules, and e-bay rules. I pay all the fees on all my payments to me (funded or CC) it is just the way pay pal works, I choose to still use pay pal because of the convience of it, and the pay pal debit card that give me part of the fees back when I use it, so I am actually paying less.<br><br>
Anyway it is okay to say you don't accept CC's through pay pal, but it is not okay to say you will but you will charge more. The only thing you CAN do is charge a handling fee on your auction, but you have to charge the fee no matter how it is paid for. Can't discriminate about payment options. ~
 
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