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This PayPal Problem Has Cost BHW over $500...

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by blackhat.mmm, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. blackhat.mmm

    blackhat.mmm Junior Member

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    I just opened a new PayPal account at the end of 11/09.

    I'm trying to buy (via PayPal) from several merchants here
    on BHW and every time I try and send them money and switch
    my payment from the ridiculous PayPal Plus credit card to my
    $75k limit Chase Freedom Card--that is connected and verified
    (I've jumped thru all their hoops!) to Paypal--it just says this:

    When I click Learn More, I learn nothing about why it's not letting
    me choose my funding option.

    I was so desperate to send my payments for some of these awesome
    products and services we have here that I even tried to use the PayPal
    Plus Card...and it didn't even work! :confused:

    With some sellers, I have no problem, but with others no matter what I
    try/do I keep getting that above message.

    I need your help! If you can help me figure this out, I'll probably buy your
    product or service. I'm trying to pour some cash back into our
    economy and those commies at PayPal are trying to stop me!

    :usa:

    Please help me fight back...!
     
  2. tedg3

    tedg3 Newbie

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    certain merchants only want verified payments do you have a bank acct linked
     
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  3. blackhat.mmm

    blackhat.mmm Junior Member

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    No, I just have the credit card linked/verified w/e.

    So is that it??! I just need
    to use a lousy debit card?

    Alright, thanks. :reddy:

    What're you selling?
     
  4. jryan54

    jryan54 Newbie

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    Actually YOUR wrong, partly.

    I went through this with paypal recently and found out the real answer. I was attempting to find out whay I could no longer make a instant bank transfer payment to a particular web hosting provider...some one with lots of clients in the dedicated market etc.

    I was pissed to find that paypal would not let me select that option even though the merchant was accepting all payment forms etc in cluding echeque. Anyway the response I got was:

    hank you for contacting PayPal, my name is Mark and I am happy to assist you today.

    It would seem that they have recently changed their security systems and it is restricting some types of payments to some merchants...I can often make a CC payment to one guy but not to another.

    So thats likely your problem if the merchants are def accepting all payment types yet you still cant make a payment etc.

    Hope that helps!
     
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  5. blackhat.mmm

    blackhat.mmm Junior Member

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    Dude, that's exactly what it is. Thank you very much for posting such
    a thorough reply. Your willingness to be so helpful is refreshing,
    and it reflects a lot of the culture of BHW. Much props. :D

    Wow, what a ridiculous response from PayPal.

    That guy made it sound like their "security" system has become conscious
    of itself and sometimes it'll just whimsically do things that we mere humans
    couldn't even begin to comprehend. And that we should just be thankful
    that our money is so secure.

    Yeah, the debit card thing didn't work either. It's just a random decision
    determined by D.A.R.Y.L somewhere out of this world-wide web.


    Anyway....

    Thanks again for the response. That was at least cool of you.


    PayPal sucks.




    -BH3M
     
  6. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    Basically what they are lying about/actively concealing this time is

    - if there were a significant number of refunds from people who paid via CC
    ( usually due fraudulent purchase - where buyer intended to dispute prior to buying )
    and where Paypal lost $$$

    ... no more CC purchases to that seller.
     
  7. blackhat.mmm

    blackhat.mmm Junior Member

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    Alright...

    Ok, great! Phew! Thanks.

    Now wait a second. I thought that this had nothing to do with me??

    Um, ok.... Then can you just manually turn it off?

    Yeah...haha...I guess that would be pretty illogical of me. Ok, well then--

    What?

    ...
    Absolutely.




    Ok, that makes sense, but is that a well-educated guess or is that a
    quote/fact? I mean, I honestly don't know. I haven't had to deal too
    much with PayPal. LOL the only reason I have to now is because the
    unfair advant--errr...competitive edge that I can obtain
    with some of the services and programs being offered around here.

    I mean, can being forced to do business as a seller through PayPal potentially
    hinder you from receiving future business because PayPal penalizes
    any seller who has a higher than (brick-and-mortar) normal refund rate?

    I guess the only thing keeping money out of a number of seller's hands here,
    at least in my case, is PayPal's determination that the seller is too risky
    for them to do business with and so I can go fly a kite or
    It feels like they're nodding and smiling at my decision to put trust in
    the vendor but their omnipotent and ├╝ber-fortified security system is
    the one that really knows what's best. Pfft!
    ====> PayPal :rocketwho


    Whatever.

    There should BlackHat Bucks or something...


    -BH3M