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Using my Amex in Paypal

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Using my Amex in Paypal

I buy stuff online and the websites usually direct me to pay through Paypal for their goods and services. The transaction shows up on my Amex account as PP* Merchant Charge. As long as they are listed as Merchant Charge Amex shouldn't freak out right? I remember seeing that Amex cards and PP are kinda iffy because how it can look like MS. My transactions are for actual things. They also count as actual purchases and not "cash like" charges?

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Re: Using my Amex in Paypal


SkyCommander wrote:

I buy stuff online and the websites usually direct me to pay through Paypal for their goods and services. The transaction shows up on my Amex account as PP* Merchant Charge. As long as they are listed as Merchant Charge Amex shouldn't freak out right? I remember seeing that Amex cards and PP are kinda iffy because how it can look like MS. My transactions are for actual things. They also count as actual purchases and not "cash like" charges?


You're fine.  Like a lot of supposed things that Amex doesn't do or like, the use of Amex with PayPal is one of them.  Another myth commonly stated.  Plenty of people use Amex with PayPal wihtout issue.  What you are doing is fine and will be considered as a purchase.

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Re: Using my Amex in Paypal

I have my Amex Plat. card linked, and use it all the time, no worries!!

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Re: Using my Amex in Paypal

You shouldnt have anything to worry about. I frequent use my AmEx to make payments to people and any website that takes it as id rather they dont have my card info on hand. Its never once been an issue, and a single purchase from Newegg was made within the first few weeks that met the min spend requirement.

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Re: Using my Amex in Paypal

I once had this same concern based on all the 'hype' I've read, but I've been using Amex for Paypal/eBay purchases for a while now with no problems at all.

 

IMO as long as your purchases are normal you have nothing to worry about.  Smiley Happy

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Re: Using my Amex in Paypal

Great stuff thanks all for clarifying that up for me.

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Re: Using my Amex in Paypal

Anyone ever had an issue when they tried to use amex card to make payment to malaysia seller in paypal, it never lets me choose amex, only mc and visa