Paypal question!!! Help!

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  1. remyandhollandsmommy

    remyandhollandsmommy <font color=purple>Don't be afraid of the dark<br>

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    I upgraded my paypal account to a Premier to accept credit card payments on my ebay selling. The problem is when I try to pay for something with my credit card, it only gives me the option to use my existing funds or an echeck. Can I still use my credit card and if so, how do I do it?? Please help!!!
     
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  3. my3kids

    my3kids <font color=blue>Helpful Cruise Board regular!<br>

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    Same thing happened to me. Seems so weird that when you upgrade to accept credit cards, you lose the right ot pay with a credit card.
     
  4. DianeV

    DianeV DIS Veteran

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    I believe you can pay with a credit card on file if you get your paypal account balance to zero..
     
  5. disneychrista

    disneychrista DIS Veteran

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    Yes my understanding is that if you have a balance you have to use this first.

    The solution is to simply sweep your account before you go to buy.
     
  6. Lollipop Mom

    Lollipop Mom DIS Veteran

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    You are allowed to have one business and one personal account in your name. I don't mind using my available balance for small purchases but if I buy something that is more expensive (like $50 or more), I want my credit card protection. Since I sell on ebay too I usually have $ in my paypal account. If I want to use my credit card, I just sweep everything into my personal account, pay with my credit card and log out. Then I log into my personal account and refund the payment.

    It's a pain in the rear but if I don't want to dump the money to my checking account, it's my only option.

    It does stink that they make you do that, though.
     

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