Difference between paypal gift and normal purchase?

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

  1. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    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. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    A gift doesn't incure paypal fees on either side. Paying normally has fees, but you also get "paypal protection" in some scenarios.
  3. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida

    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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