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trusting paypal

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by messi1, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. messi1

    messi1 Regular Member

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    well, I never used paypal.. or something like paypal.

    but for lots of websites you need to pay by paypal.
    and my problem is I came across this webstite
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    http://www.aboutpaypal.org/
    they have messages like this one:

    and they say you can't trust paypal, they take your money.
    but I don't want that.

    so you people have paypal.
    how does it work?
    do they give you your money?
    with paypal you have to give your bank account numbers, is this safe?

    I want to open an account, and I want to be 100% sure, it's safe and it can be trusted, because every site wants money by paypal.

    so please give me some info.:D
     
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    topsytips Regular Member

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    Do you want to buy or sell??

    GayPal is a reputed (cough, cough) and regulated organisation. Nonetheless, it is a real pain in the backside for sellers.

    It is also owned by eGay...if that helps!!
     
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  3. messi1

    messi1 Regular Member

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    well, i don't have a credit card/don't want it.

    I wan to pay for hosting. on hostgator they say pay by paypal, and on other sites they say pay by paypal.

    so it seems lots of people use it.
    but i want to use it to pay for domain name and hosting
     
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    topsytips Regular Member

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    It will be fine...honestly!
     
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    messi1 Regular Member

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    so if I make an account, they won't take money away. or a part of it, like 10%.
    what if someone pays me, what happens then via paypal.

    lets say I sell a product, how does that work via paypal.

    and they want me to put in my bank number.
    but is this safe, I want to pay for hosting etc.

    thanks
     
  6. blackhatjamie

    blackhatjamie BANNED BANNED

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    Paypal doesnt care about you, all they care about is the money they make. If you make allot money which means your paying allot paypal fee's accepting that money, then paypal will not bother you as much as long as you have ssn # or tax id #, and everything else verified.

    I would suggest going with your own merchant account and use something like 1shoppingcart as your payment gateway or use Google checkout.
     
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    topsytips Regular Member

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    GayPal is fine to use if you want to pay for items with reputable companies for hosting and the likes.

    If you are selling then they will take a cut in the same way as any other merchant.

    It's horses for courses.

    Just because you use PP to pay for your web hosting (because that's what Hostgator requires) does not mean you are then tied in to using them for payments to you. You are free to use which ever merchant you like!
     
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    zappak Junior Member

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    Well Paypal really don't care about its customer, specially when you are using someone's service, They never refund for service so if you are gona pay someone for any short of service and if he doesn't do very well, then forget about moeny
     
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    I have never had a problem, with Paypal, I sometimes do over 50k a month with them. All large ticket items. But that being said....I have read some really bad horror stories from other people, that seem to get wacked out of nowhere. I think you are safe with paypal, but that being said, just pay close attention. good luck
     
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    blackhatjamie BANNED BANNED

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    LOL if you are doing over 50k in a month, the of course you probable wont. Look how much in paypal fees you pay for those high of months, if you don't get allot disputes or chargebacks in and no complaints from buyers as much, then paypal is not interested in screwing you over as you make them allot money.
     
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    messi1 Regular Member

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    so, if I am going to pay for hosting and domain etc.
    I am safe?? and to pay for hosting, wont they take a bit of my money.

    and if I am going to earn money, then I am not safe.
    or lets say some one wants to make a donation to me >> is this safe.

    and I have to put in my bank account number.
    is this safe, wont they act sneaky, and pull of some of the money i have on my bank, and steal it for them self.

    are they going to take some money, without me knowing about it.


    and this, well almost everyone uses hostgator or godaddy.
    and everybody pays with paypal. so why wouldn't it be safe.

    everybody who uses hostgator, how are you doing with paypal.
    any experiences, is it safe ...this is really important to know.
     
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    messi1 Regular Member

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    if paypal isn't safe to pay for hostgator and godaddy.
    what can I use then to pay for the hosting and domain.

    I don't want to use credit card.
     
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    Were these the only transactions you had going through the account then??
     
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    I use them for GoDaddy and have had no probs.
     
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    Ok...I stand corrected!! :(
     
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    Paypal is trustworthy, been using it for over a year now.
     
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    Yeah paypal sucks - even for sellers I have lost about $900 this last year through buying intangible bullshit. They back the seller all the way - I hope there staff get scammedby an elite team of nigerian 419 scammers ...

    Seriously whats the alternative?
     
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    messi1 Regular Member

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    yeah, if i can't use it for hosting and domain.
    what can i use then. i don't think they accept anything else than paypal.

    I only want to pay for my hosting and domain, because they only accept paypal
     
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    I host with hostgator but I don't use paypal to pay them. I always use a credit card without any problem. If you don't want to use your credit card then get a preloaded visa or mastercard with just enough to pay for your hosting on it. Then there is no connection whatsoever to your personal bank accounts. You can get these cards at just about any drug store, convenience store, or grocery store. I've used these types of cards many times online and never had a problem with them. Just a thought.

    I have never had any major problem with paypal, although my account is currently "needing more information". This is what I see whenever I sign into my paypal account.

    This is strange since I do not sell anything from the website they are talking about. It is a BANS site which only links to ebay. There is no link to tell them that, and I have tried using the "contact us" feature but I get no response. I ran a successful furniture site for many years and used paypal as a form of payment, which my customers had the option to use, and never had a problem, and I often had months that sales through paypal were 12-15 thousand. I also know a number of people that have lost everything using paypal.

    :cowboy: