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04-06-2014 02:25 PM

I have been asked twice in the last week if I accept paypal and as of right now I do not. I have heard some stories of folks that have had bad experiences with it. I feel like the fact that I did not accept a deposit through paypal probably cost me one of the jobs, so now I am starting to consider using it. For those that do, are there any tricks to making it work? I kind of get the feeling that I am being over cautions but I would like to hear some first hand experience.

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#1 posted 04-06-2014 02:38 PM

No tricks just go to paypal and sign up I use it and have had one hiccup since using it.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 04-06-2014 02:41 PM

I have thousands of Pay Pal transactions. A few have gone haywire and all but one got fixed. I love Pay Pal!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#3 posted 04-06-2014 02:55 PM

First off, I want to start by saying, I have had a PayPal account for over 8 years. I have not had any problems. I started out using PayPal when I used to sell things on E-bay. Since I got into woodcarving more seriously and travel to and from shows, I use it more often. I have a business account with a debit card that I only use when I travel on those “business” trips. I also have a card swipe for my Iphone, to accept credit/debit cards at the shows. I have not used the swipe that much so I can’t talk much about that part of it, yet.

PayPal, I’ve found, is a very secure and easy way of doing money transactions. Keep this in mind though, treat it like you would your other accounts, i.e saving, checking, credit cards.

Hope this helps.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#4 posted 04-06-2014 03:07 PM

PayPal is the new way, Best way, for Transactions.

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#5 posted 04-06-2014 03:25 PM

PayPal works perfectly fine. People can email money to your PayPal account, you can easily set up a buy now button on your website with PayPal and you can get a PayPal credit card reader for your telephone

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#6 posted 04-06-2014 03:32 PM

Paypal works great for me.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 04-06-2014 03:41 PM

I’ve had a Paypal account since they started. Haven’t used it for much lately except for some eBay stuff, but I’ve never had a problem. If I were running a business I’d have no concerns about using it for that. Just treat it like any other bank account and keep your info secure.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#8 posted 04-06-2014 04:24 PM

I had a problem trying to close a Paypal account . Took almost three years. I now just take credit cards.

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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#9 posted 04-06-2014 04:41 PM

I have had a PayPal account for years. I used it to buy and sell photography equipment. Later I used it while shooting youth sports. Now I use it for taking payments for woodworking stuff.

I also used a Square card reader for on site sales at the softball tournaments. No problems of any kind.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#10 posted 04-06-2014 04:50 PM

I haven’t had any problems, and like others have said, its easy and convenient. Just like credit cards, it does cost you money.

I’ve heard some horror stories, but that goes with any kind of transaction account.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#11 posted 04-06-2014 04:55 PM

I spent many years as a freelance advertising artist and copywriter. About eight years ago I put up a website and included a PayPal button on the site. PayPal┬áhas worked flawlessly for me since I included it on my “store” page.

If you would like to test it, you can send me donations in any amount you wish. Just ask me for the URL :)

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#12 posted 04-06-2014 05:16 PM

Been using Paypal for years. Someone somewhere is always going to have a bad experience but Paypal itself is fine.

-- Rick M,

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#13 posted 04-06-2014 05:59 PM

That’s what I was wanting to hear. Sounds like I need to open up an account.

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#14 posted 04-06-2014 06:14 PM

I’ve used paypal for several years. I believe it to be both secure and reliable.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#15 posted 04-06-2014 07:00 PM

I thought it was secure also until I looked one day to fine I had an alternate address somewhere a thousand miles from my home. I tried to query PayPal about when the change was made to no avail so finally closed the account and never looked back. They way I look at it, if someone can change my info and not notify me, I don’t need it. Some only accept PayPal for goods and services but I’ve always found someone else who will deal in something more secure.

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