Difference between paypal gift and normal purchase?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by -tWv-, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68000

    -tWv-

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    #1
    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!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    A gift doesn't incure paypal fees on either side. Paying normally has fees, but you also get "paypal protection" in some scenarios.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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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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