Have US$ in Paypal, need to pay DVC dues. How do I do it?

Tony

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Apr 28, 2005
Hi

So given the current travel situation, I have rented my DVC points out. The first tranche of money is now in my paypal account and I obviously have my annual dues to settle in the next few weeks.

Question is, how do I do this without accruing big FX charges? It seems as if I can buy disney gift cards online with my paypal account, but when trying this - even for electronic certs - it's asking for a US delivery address. I also assume to do this I need to set the US$ balance in my paypal account to the primary one (then swap it back).

Am I missing something obvious here? I assume I'm not the first person to be in this position.

Many thanks
Tony
 

McCrae

DIS Veteran
Joined
Aug 29, 2009
many thanks. Currently getting an error when I try to swap to the us$ account being the primary one but will try again tomorrow!
Any luck? If you have a US bank account its pretty easy to transfer cash to from PayPal.
 

Tony

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Apr 28, 2005
I got there. PayPal told me to set up another account but I’m not sure that was correct. Anyway managed to buy a 25$ gift card and after about 30hrs - presumably for fraud checks - the card arrived. I’ve now paid that off the dues but need to start working in bigger lots!

many thanks
 

Cyberc1978

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Jul 19, 2016
Any luck? If you have a US bank account its pretty easy to transfer cash to from PayPal.
Problem is that starting January 4th 2021 PayPal now charges a 3% fee if you transfer $ funds from your non US PayPal account to a US bank :oops:
 
  • Cyberc1978

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    Jul 19, 2016
    Do you know if you can have a U.K. and US paypal account?
    you can easily create a US account however you can’t confirm the identity as they require a US citizen info.
    So you can say you aren’t allowed but if it is as clear cut as that I don’t know.
     

    McCrae

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    you can easily create a US account however you can’t confirm the identity as they require a US citizen info.
    So you can say you aren’t allowed but if it is as clear cut as that I don’t know.
    If you have a social number and a US bank account is that enough?
     

    Cyberc1978

    DIS Veteran
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    If you have a social number and a US bank account is that enough?
    If you have a US SSN then you are good(I guess) then you can also get a us bank account.

    However if you don’t live in the US how would you get a US SSN?

    regards
     
  • Tony

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    Sorry - should have come back to this. What I had to do was set up a second paypal account. As I'm in the UK, it defaulted to GBP but I was able to add a US$ section then request the US$ from my first paypal account. I then used the second one to complete the transaction with Shop Disney. Regardless of what I tried, I couldn't get the paypal interface on Shop Disney to pull the funds from my US$ balance on the first account, but am willing to admit that could be user error.

    Anyway, to cut a long story short, I was able to complete the process but it was cumbersome in the extreme. I only saved $40 but it seemed silly to just give that away.

    Thanks all.
     

    Cyberc1978

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    Sorry - should have come back to this. What I had to do was set up a second paypal account. As I'm in the UK, it defaulted to GBP but I was able to add a US$ section then request the US$ from my first paypal account. I then used the second one to complete the transaction with Shop Disney. Regardless of what I tried, I couldn't get the paypal interface on Shop Disney to pull the funds from my US$ balance on the first account, but am willing to admit that could be user error.

    Anyway, to cut a long story short, I was able to complete the process but it was cumbersome in the extreme. I only saved $40 but it seemed silly to just give that away.

    Thanks all.
    I only hold USD in my non US account, so buying anything in USD is not a problem as long as the shop accepts paypal. However I would like to be able to withdraw funds in USD and that's only fee free is you have a US paypal account.
     

    supernova

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    Nov 4, 2011
    Anyway, to cut a long story short, I was able to complete the process but it was cumbersome in the extreme. I only saved $40 but it seemed silly to just give that away.

    Thanks all.
    Not silly at all. Sure it's only $40, but I'm sure you need that money far more than PayPal does.
     

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