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who uses ebay? couple questions

Im not really into online buying.  But im interested in a couple things here and there on ebay.  So from your point of view how do I set up paypal to go with my ebay account?  All this seems confusing to me 

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Re: who uses ebay? couple questions

My current eBay account is the same one I have been using since about 2000, so I don't remember exactly how everything was set up, but I don't remember anything being difficult.  Just set up a PayPal account and then select the PayPal option when you are checking out of eBay.  

 

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Re: who uses ebay? couple questions

Same here. I signed up in 99 when ebay and paypal weren't exclusive.

 

Just sign up for both, then you go  into your ebay settings and set-up your payment account as paypal.

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Re: who uses ebay? couple questions

the only way to pay for items on ebay with dealing with a private seller is through paypal correct?

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Re: who uses ebay? couple questions


rootpooty wrote:

the only way to pay for items on ebay with dealing with a private seller is through paypal correct?


Sometimes the sellers allow buyers to mail in a check and some sellers have their own payment processing systems in addition to paypal.  PayPal (which lets you pay via credit cards, bank accounts, eBay bucks credits, etc)  is the fastest and safest way to do it though. 

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Re: who uses ebay? couple questions

PayPal is giving me the option to enter my checking account info and or credit card info. If I enter both can I choose method of payment after wards?
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Re: who uses ebay? couple questions

Yes you can enter both your checking and credit card info and choose either one when paying. Be careful though paypal defaults to the checking account option and when you go to complete your purchase pay close attention to a link on the page to select an alternate payment method and choose to pay with your credit card instead if you wish.

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Re: who uses ebay? couple questions

you can pay any way you choose.  For me, it defualts to BillMeLater.

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Re: who uses ebay? couple questions


rootpooty wrote:

the only way to pay for items on ebay with dealing with a private seller is through paypal correct?


I accept USPS money orders, too.  I just don't announce it on my auctions.  But, if anyone asks, I'm happy to take them.

 

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