EDIT: Unsure where to put this, a follower of mine told me "General" would be good enough. lol
Hey everyone. Recently, I was in a situation concerning PayPal fees that left me salty.
So, being salty, I posted a PSA on my Toyhou.se bulletins.
Then, being even saltier, I updated and moved my PayPal Tutorial (used to be on dA) which I am here to share with you today!
Before I get started, I would like to just address PayPal Fees.
It goes against PayPal's User Agreement to charge
International TransactionsPlease be aware that as of late 2016, PayPal has installed auto-currency exchange.
Please refer to my guide on Weebly on how to deal with it.
Please check in with people you are buying from outside the country if they want their money in USd or their home-currency.
ALSO, fees are higher than normal fees when sending abroad.
|Note: If you were someone that added an extra dollar or more when sending money, that can be considered a "tip." You put extra money onto the transaction out of your own volition. No one asked you to do so. If the seller did ask you to cover the fees, then they are violating PayPal's User Agreement which you, under no circumstance, should be covering the fees.|
Screenshot of the User Agreement Clause
PLEASE IGNORE THE FACT IT'S ON MY SPECIES WEEBLY.
IT'S EASIER TO MANAGE THAN MAKING A SEPARATE WEEBLY. LOL
Thanks for taking a read!
Feel free to critique, corret, and comment below!
I need the feedback. :')
Thank you for the PSA! You have no idea how often (actually you probably do lol) I'll turn away from a nice adopt or potential commission (as rarely as I buy those) after reading "Please cover the Paypal tax", but I never have the energy to tell the person why. I have to eat paypal fees myself three times a month for my job, the rest of y'all can do it too.
paeon - You're welcome! Feel free to link this to people who give you a hard time. >:C It gets really annoying when you gotta argue about this to a seller.
Pepperly - You're very welcome. @ [email protected] I'm glad it can help others besides myself and my customers/followers. I found out a lot of people don't know because there is a "half-norm" where half the people fee others b/c "everyone else does it" and the other half just eat the fees like we're all suppose to. I will admit when I first started using PayPal, I did it too (fee ppl). But I have become wiser. o(---<
See this is what I thought but with it being so common for people to charge I started covering the fee..
I'm going to cancel/avoid transactions that require me to cover the fee.
I got into a (bad) habit of always sending an extra dollar or so, to cover the fee even when not specified. Now I know not to do that, and only send what's listed as the payment. If the seller gets upset by that, I'll show them this. Thanks for the heads up~
@AtlasWakes - Be careful when canceling transactions, say someone sent you money covering the fees and you refund them. The refund may not be given back immediately to the buyer and they may not have enough money to send another payment until they get a refund (I forgot how long refunds last if not given back immediately but probably somewhere between 24-72 hours? You'd have to look into that). I've had to wait to resend money before when I got refunded for other things (like my browser glitching and sent two payments).
kokohearts - I noticed that habit of others too when they send me money even when I tell them "no need to pay fees." And yes, please do link them! Everyone's gotta know. XD
And no you can save your dollars for other stuff. : )
It's actually perfectly fine to cover the fees voluntarily! It's no different than giving a tip, it's just against PP policy for a seller to blatantly ask for it. They can quietly add them to their base prices, too, as long as the fees are not mentioned outright.
sonyaism That's good to know! Though I never did ask the buyer to cover the fees personally. I've always been the buyer covering fees for the seller. Next time someone asks me to I'll say thanks but no thanks ( or ask if this is something they expect beforehand cause yeah canceling commissions can get iffy)