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Old Jul 10, 2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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Difference between paypal gift and normal purchase?

What is the difference between sending a paypal gift besides the difference in fees? Is there a drawback to using a gift rather than the normal payment? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
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Old Jul 10, 2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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What is the difference between sending a paypal gift besides the difference in fees? Is there a drawback to using a gift rather than the normal payment? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
A gift doesn't incure paypal fees on either side. Paying normally has fees, but you also get "paypal protection" in some scenarios.
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Old Jul 10, 2011, 08:38 PM   #3
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^That.

If you're sending money to someone and have some general trust, people generally just do gift. However if you're dealing with a physical item and are paying for it, I'd go with the regular sending method.

Although you have to pay a..3 percent I think it is? fee, you have protection if things go sour.
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