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  • Is PPPay better than paypal?

    Hi have just joined a couple of days ago and was wondering what the differences are between the two..unlil i joined ebid i never heard of pppay! what are the fees like?
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    A few people seem to like it, but I think they're in a minority. I don't, and wouldn't, use it - too many problems seen reported on here. No idea what the fees are - I wouldn't use it even if it was free I'm afraid. Lots of hassle and lousy support IMO.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info i will have to look into it further before i make my decision to keep it or not! anyone else have any comments?
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      • #4
        i used it..then removed it..wasnt great and was not that popular..


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        • #5
          I think pppay is only available to the UK

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          • #6
            The fees are listed on the PPPay home page.

            It is nice if transferring funds between two PPPay accounts as there are no fees. Other than that there is not a lot to recommend it. Too complicated for buyers using it for the first time - who think they have paid but in fact have not until they complete a (non-refundable) penny check. The buyer also has to pay a fee to send money - which many do not like.

            Rather like a toy a child has lost interest in. A pity, as a good alternative to PayPal (within the EU at least) would be a blessing.
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            • #8
              For anyone who maintains a positive pppay balance to buy/sell on eBid then it's great - for everyone else it's a bit crap and in no way comparable to paypal.


              They're supposedly controlled by the eBid site owners but no-one has notified them of the site re-brand judging upon their outdated home page logo









              This screenshot shows the fees for UK buyers/sellers (yes it really would cost a newbie 0.49 extra to buy something from you and it would cost you a minimum of 0.75 to withdraw your money):







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              • #9
                hmmm....I think i may remove this option....seems like a no win way to trade on both sides.thanks for the info guys!! you're all great!!
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                • #10
                  If you are selling high value / high risk items then the Escrow feature may be useful.
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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by astral276 View Post
                    If you are selling high value / high risk items then the Escrow feature may be useful.
                    If they own both sites (registered at the same address) and can't even be bothered to update the logo following a high profile rebrand then I wouldn't trust them with anything - it's not like it happened yesterday...

                    (usual caveat of "IMO" of course)
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                    • #12
                      Ive had a few buyers pay me via pppay never had a problem. I think I prefer pppay to peepal. But until ebid gets more people then peepal will be everyones option.

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                      • #13
                        When I first joined Ebid I looked at it, but there were quite a few complaints on the forums about them and I decided against it.
                        I opted for Google checkout instead. I've sold about 500 items on here, but have only ever received about 10 Google payment and those have mostly been from the same person.

                        Google checkout is very much a UK/US thing. Although anyone from almost any country in the world can sign up to it, I think it's very little heard off outside UK/US.

                        The more popular option for Europe is Moneybookers and I would love to see that integrated on Ebid.
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                        • #14
                          no its all craft stuff for 1 each so i don't think i need escrow.
                          thanks for everyone advise!
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                          • #15
                            I joined it last night because I wanted to offer a PayPal alternative and give buyers the option of escrow. Thought I'd give them the benefit of the doubt but I was not impressed.

                            They couldn't verify me because they were unable to debit the undisclosed amount from my card (nothing wrong with the card, they were able to verify its validity). Apparently they intended to keep this sum (v. dodgy in view of the fact that it could be any amount). Found this out from their FAQ where they claim this is clearly stated when you put in your card details (it is NOT).

                            Also, the terms and conditions that you must tick agreement to when you sign up are freely editable by the user (I deleted them completely). This made me laugh but none of the above inspires confidence. They can't even get HTML email right (poorly encoded and turns up as plain text containing all the desired HTML formatting as text- very hard to read)
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