Do not want to use paypal or merchant.

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by air360, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. air360

    air360 Regular Member

    Apr 15, 2007
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    Hey yall, let me explain what I am trying to do and maybe someone can help me.

    I want to have a buy it now type auction that when someone buys it I am able to send them an invoice. I do not want to use paypal.
    Now naturally one would say choose merchant account and set one of those up..well I do not need to setup a merchant account because I am not expecting to actually get any money from the auction (i know doesnt make sense but go with me on this)

    All I want to really be able to do is select credit cards and disable paypal (without having to input merchant account info).

    I have a friend who said when he is listing his auctions he is able to select credit cards and uncheck accept paypal and it works just fine for him...but everytime I do it i get an error saying I either need to setup a merchant account or I need to enable paypal. (he says he has no merchant account at all either)

    Actually, the error says I have selected features that require I use paypal...but i couldnt find any features to disable or whatever.

    I know this is kinda long winded but any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    PS: is there any way to setup a "fake" merchant account that wouldnt cost anything...just to get by this issue if they absolutely insist the only way to select the cc option is if i have merchant account

    PSS: I am NOT stealing cc or anything illegal btw
  2. GreenGoblin

    GreenGoblin BANNED BANNED

    Jul 17, 2008
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    check the date on your friend ebay account im sure its a pre november 08 account, which means those accounts dont have to use paypal however, with all accounts after that date have to use paypal.


    Sep 27, 2009
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    he beat me to the punch... Goblin is correct, check the date dude...

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