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Old 02-06-03, 10:18 PM
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C2it will start charging to send money on 2/23/03

In light of the eBay Fixed price free listing today, I put a bunch of stuff up on eBay. I was thinking about accepting payment through C2it (as opposed to the usual PayPal) but I kept getting confused the contradictions about fees on their site.

Finally when I read the fine print, I saw that starting on 2/23/03 they will charge 2.0% of transaction, $0.30 minimum to send cash.

Obviously, it's good if you're a seller, and bad if you're a buyer. I think buyers are gonna be reluctant to use it, especially if they have the option of paying via PayPal for free.
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Old 02-06-03, 11:40 PM
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Just use a paypal personal account and ask your buyer to pay via a bank transfer or via funds already in his account. If that doesn't work out, tell the buyer to pay the paypal fee.
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Old 02-07-03, 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by huzefa
Just use a paypal personal account and ask your buyer to pay via a bank transfer or via funds already in his account. If that doesn't work out, tell the buyer to pay the paypal fee.
i do this. not many people wanted to pay through c2it when it was free, now that they will be charging i won't expect i dime through them ever again.
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Old 02-07-03, 07:51 PM
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Originally posted by huzefa
Just use a paypal personal account and ask your buyer to pay via a bank transfer or via funds already in his account. If that doesn't work out, tell the buyer to pay the paypal fee.
You aren't supposed to do that under Paypal's TOS, and they can close your account for it:
You agree that you will not impose a surcharge or any other fee for accepting PayPal as payment. This restriction does not prevent you from imposing a handling fee in connection with the sale of goods or services, as long as the handling fee does not operate as a surcharge (in other words, the handling fee for transactions paid through PayPal may not be higher than the handling fee for transactions paid through other payment methods).
( http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr...yments-outside )
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Old 02-08-03, 11:43 AM
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I've been accepting PayPal for a while, but I recently discovered C2it and thought it might be a nice alternative until I saw the thing about them starting to charge.

I guess I will just continue accepting PayPal because in my opinion, I would probably lose more bids by not accepting PayPal than I would save on service charges.
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