Store Forum Share Your Shopping Experiences at Stores both Online and Off.

PayPal Payment from Canadian Buyer?

Old 11-26-03, 04:41 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 3,394
PayPal Payment from Canadian Buyer?

I'm in the U.S. with a Personal Account with PayPal. How would a Canadian buyer go about sending me funds in U.S. currency? Can they use their linked bank account, and just specify that they want to pay in U.S. currency? Is there any charge to either of us for a currency conversion?

Browsing the PayPal site was a little confusing, and thank you in advance for any info!
rkndkn is offline  
Old 11-26-03, 05:20 PM
  #2  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sonoran Desert; a place where it doesn't matter whether or not one can pronounce Donnacha.
Posts: 615
with PayPal, you can send US Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Euros, Yen and GB Pounds Sterling. It's been that way for awhile.
jarsim is offline  
Old 11-27-03, 06:58 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Red Wing, MN USA
Posts: 389
If you have a PAYPAL Personal account, then you can't accept payments funded by credit card. The buyer must have the funds in his PAYPAL account or be able to transfer the funds from a bank account. PAYPAL does not allow the later option in all foreign countries, but I certainly would expect that Canada is allowed.

If your buyer cannot do either of the above, you can't get paid through PAYPAL unless you upgrade your account to Premier to allow credit card funded payments (I highly recommend that you do so). You will be charged a small fee for the privilege, though.
BigT is offline  
Old 11-28-03, 05:32 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Norm de Plume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15,396
I have ordered from the States using a credit card with PayPal. No problem whatsoever.
Norm de Plume is offline  
Old 11-29-03, 04:45 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 3,394
Thanks for the info!

The buyer figured out how to send payment in U.S. funds.

For some reason, I have never been able to get PayPal to verify me. I went through the whole process of linking my checking account, reporting back the small deposits they made, etc. and they wouldn't verify me. And it's impossible to get a personalized response from them. They sent me several form responses which had nothing to do with my situation. My sending limit is getting awfully low, however, so I've recently opened another checking account and will try again with this one. Once verifiied, I will probably upgrade to the Premiere account.
rkndkn is offline  
Old 11-29-03, 04:59 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Troy Stiffler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Under an I-10 Overpass
Posts: 21,404
Originally posted by rkndkn
For some reason, I have never been able to get PayPal to verify me.
Has your bank account ever been on another PayPal account?
Troy Stiffler is offline  
Old 11-29-03, 11:29 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 3,394
No, it hasn't. I opened a separate checking account at a different bank expressly for PayPal verification because I didn't want to use my "major" checking account. The bank was puzzled why I couldn't get verified because some of their other customers could. Really strange.

A couple weeks ago, I opened a third checking account at a 3rd bank so I can try again. Thought I'd wait a little while to try again in case it's something to do with the account being brand new.
rkndkn is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.