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  • "Buddy", Can You Spare $.30 plus 2.2%?

    Jan 6, 2001 by frazzledspice is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Personal Finance
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, reliable, accurate, convenient service
    Cons: It charges auctioneers and website marketers a fee, while YahooPay Direct will serve them for free.

    Summary: 443 reviews have been written about PayPal's online payment service, but, as time has passed, the tone of these reviews has changed from "excited" to "angry", even "betrayed." I chalk it up to semantics. PayPal ... read more

  • What happen to Paypal?

    Dec 9, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Great to use on Ebay website

    preferred form of payment

    Available different markets
    Lots of users
    Cons: lots lawsuits

    hold your funds for 180 days

    High risk to customers 

    Poor customer service

    Summary: PayPal Inc is an EBay owned and is considered a Payment Processing Service.  It currently has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau with 6089 complaints. PayPal headquarters are located in California. PayPal is also based heavily in Omaha, ... read more

  • Pay Pal is crooked and heartless

    Mar 23, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Easy to receive money.
    Cons: Horrible business ethics, horrible customer service, and very cold-blooded heartless organization.

    Summary: Thanks to Pay Pal re-processing a transaction a year old, using a credit card no longer attached to my account- it's been HELL week for my lady and I. We were at Denny's and I tried to my lunch tab which eight bucks and some change. I tried using my Pay ... read more

  • The number $5000 is the account freeze target of paypal. EVIDENCE

    Mar 23, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Your money is so safe you cant touch it
    Cons: You cant access your 5000 dollars.
    Someone else is drawing interst on your money.

    Summary: I have had my aggravations with paypal and have done alot of research along the way. During my travels a certain number has kept popping up. Is this number paypals magic number. Why is it that everytime I see a major complaint about paypal the number ... read more

  • PAYPAL: Legal, Safe and Rarely a problem

    Dec 27, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes conducting eCommerce fairly simple and relatively safe
    Cons: Transaction fees, Transaction hold times

    Summary: WHAT IS PAYPAL???  PayPal is an eCommerce  business, owned by Ebay, which allows payments of various forms to be made globally between businesses and clients.   PayPal accepts Visa, Mastercard,  American Express, ... read more

  • modern scam artists

    Dec 7, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: best way to lose all of your money from fees/theft
    Cons: unacceptable amount of information required to validate account

    Summary: they are exactly as the name says - PAY PAL. As long as your putting all your money in their account they will be your PAL. as soon as you try to take it out or buy something else they will limit your account and ask you to fax them a photo of ... read more

  • Paypal? No thanks!

    Dec 4, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Convenient and private
    Cons: Don't need another company having access to my bank account.

    Summary: I have been an avid E-Bayer for over 15 years and loved finding things that didn't exist locally. Paypal seemed like a great service to use in conjunction with E-Bay and was easy to use. As I neared the $10,000 mark with Paypal they started asking for my ... read more

  • Pay Pal Charges for "Free" Transactions

    Nov 28, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: For small amounts, this works great.
    Cons: False advertising; inept customer support with no access to anyone in authority;

    Summary: As everyone knows, Pay Pal's website states that transfers of money on a personal basis, within the United States, do not incur a fee.  Not so fast, customer!  It turns out that if you try to transfer a substantial sum of money (in this case ... read more

  • Convenient for purchases but God-awful customer service

    Nov 13, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Buyer protection, can buy goods easily from overseas
    Cons: Many fees, bad exchange rates, terrible customer service

    Summary: I just contacted Paypal as they attempted to process a payment using my bank account even though there are sufficient funds in my Paypayl account, and I have no desire to have my bank account touched. This has been one of the most ... read more

  • Nothing nice to say

    Oct 23, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Paypal use to work great xD
    Cons: Paypal support lies and then blames moneypack even though they promote them.

    Summary: Paypal says the only way to add funds is by using money pack. The problem is that I have tried twice and both times ended in hours wasted on the phone with support and ends with my account being banned for 24 hours for doing what paypal support tells me ... read more

  • Absolutely Displeased with PayPal.

    Sep 11, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: The customer service representative was respectful, but not helpful.
    Cons: Terrible for sellers...

    Summary: I've had a paypal account since 2006, they've failed to resolve disputes on my end as a buyer back in the day... And now here in 2012 I'm a seller and all of a sudden they with-hold my funds for a month, and claim that if I do not send my item I will not ... read more

  • Ouch. Not off to a good start for my small business

    Sep 5, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: The initial set up was quick and painless.
    Cons: Customer reps don't possess tools to solve problems.

    No communication regarding the status of tickets.

    Summary: I recently launched a company and utilizied paypal's merchant services to send invoices. Unfortunately, paypal's merchant program failed to execute.After initial tests seemed okay, my first three clients who received actual invoices got an error ... read more

  • PayPal sucks big time and very bad customer service

    Sep 3, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Payments to ebay, tranfers to emails, international.
    Cons: Very bad or no customer service, long transaction, not trustworthy.

    Summary: I have been using PayPal since many years, but I hate this company and also Ebay. The only problem I have to stick with them because there is no other solution. This company is like a scam, it is very difficult to get in contact with them. They are ... read more

  • Good Bye PayPall after several years!!!

    Aug 14, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Used by many sellers over the Net
    Cons: Any way of making money is accepted, including fradulent ones!!!

    Summary: PayPal condons business practices by allowing certain businesses to use PayPal's logo, name, and services to extort money from unsuspecting buyers. I used PayPal for several years and never had any experience of that kind before. ... read more

  • Paypal sucks!! Do not use!!!

    Aug 9, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: none
    Cons: everything about them-customer service blows

    Summary: Been using paypal for years.  Back in the day they were awesome.  Now, they just suck!!!  There is so many bad things to say but I will just rant about my recent problem with them.I sold something on ebay a few weeks ago.... the person ... read more

  • Glad I found this Paypal review site!

    Aug 5, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: buyer only advantage, do not sell or use to receive funds
    Cons: DO NOT use to sell or receive funds, buyer only advantage

    Summary: My husband and I were about to make a decision to allow our clients to pay us via Paypal through our business website.  Thanks to a recent trial run I made (to get familiar with Paypal) and the reviews I have read herein, I now know that Paypal is ... read more

  • Paypal are the real con merchants!

    Jul 29, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: None
    Cons: Stated in review 

    Summary: I am currently in a dispute with a buyer for an item worth just under two thousand pounds. He states that it had been damaged by the courier; however I have seen the photos he submitted to FEDEX and cannot seen the damage he pointed out and has also lied ... read more

  • Worst Customer Service Ever

    May 7, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Absolutely None
    Cons: Absolutely Everything

    Summary: I couldn't remember my password because it has been so long since I've used the service. The system did not send password info to my registered email address (checked spam folder and others). I tried to have automated system call placed, as directed, but ... read more

  • pay pal poor , very poor

    Mar 21, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: very little i can think of
    Cons: Horrible customer service via email or phone.

    Summary: They re borderline criminal the way they freeze your account with little or no direct response to questions seeking the exact reason.  They have no right to simply use your money for 180 days and then promise to contact you with a way for you to ... read more

  • PayPal is far short of what it should be.

    Mar 15, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Sometimes is convenient and fast.
    Cons: Time consuming. Bad communication. Stupid Rules. Lousy customer service.

    Summary: PayPal sucks. I've had multiple issues with it both as a buyer and seller. Here is the latest. Initially I had three funding source available to pay with when using PayPal. My actual PayPal account funds, a eCheck through my bank account that is tied to ... read more

  • the Ugly Paypal

    Mar 8, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: quick way to pay for purchases
    Cons: poor customer service for buyers and sellers, questionable business practices

    Summary: I have been a paypal member for many years and have used them primarily as a buyer. Recently I have discovered that they have what I consider questionable business practices. Having read other reviews about charge backs and holds on funds due to ... read more

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