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Sabian
01-17-2006, 06:56 PM
My first and last transaction with Paypal was selling a rifle through Gunsamerica. Well, I guess this is against the PP "usage policy". They flagged the account and cancelled it without any review whatsoever. Funny, they still had no problem charging me their fees though. :mad:

Totally my fault, but what a 2nd ammendment unfriendly group. Geez. All beware.

http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/use/index_frame-outside&ed=weapons

p99guy
01-17-2006, 06:58 PM
we only buy "stamps" with paypal.....1911 stamps, AR15 stamps, case of ammo stamps :D never call it "payment for a gun"
when it comes to armament paypal otherwise is as you say.."creates a negitive airflow situation"

Sabian
01-18-2006, 07:29 AM
No forgiveness either...

Unfortunately, users whose accounts are permanently limited for violating
the Acceptable Use Policy are barred from future use of PayPal and its
services, and such users are not permitted to open new or additional PayPal
accounts.

If you have any further questions, please contact the PayPal Acceptable Use
Policy Department at aup@paypal.com.

Sincerely,
PayPal Acceptable Use Policy Department
PayPal, an eBay Company

Sabian
01-18-2006, 07:35 AM
Here seems to be a great alternative.

http://www.995merchantaccounts.com/

Also, the www.paypalsucks.com site is entertaining

Not trying to be a troll. I realize PP s a valuable tool for many people, just at this point passing the story along.

btown02
01-18-2006, 09:54 AM
Paypal is fine as long as you remember their policy about not buying weapons, ammo, and such. Just never list what you are buying and no problem. That is why "buying stamps" is so popular. :D

Medula Oblongata
01-18-2006, 01:07 PM
One time under goods purchased I listed "prostitute" as a joke. Never heard a word from them. Then one day I listed bullets (just component projectiles) and they cancelled my account. It took my lawyer more then 2 years to get them to reinstate my account and return monies illegally held by them.

Bad guys to do business with IMHO. I only use them when I absolutely must. Now I list all goods purchased as either prostitutes or horizontal performance artists. Still haven't heard a cross word as of yet, but keep waiting and hoping :)

rips31
01-18-2006, 03:36 PM
Now I list all goods purchased as either prostitutes or horizontal performance artists. Still haven't heard a cross word as of yet, but keep waiting and hoping :)

lol!

panzermk2
01-19-2006, 11:41 PM
Ebay=paypal=Better Business bureau board member in CA
Employee of paypal stole My Families account info and cleaned out all our accounts linked to the paypal account
Mods I will hold back you wonít have to asterisk me about my Paypal feelingís
and forget about getting any help from them
My wife had to barrow money from friends to buy diapers and formula for my babies. LEOís on board igore this,
But if I could have gotten to CA then it would not have been pretty at their corp office

btown02
01-20-2006, 11:11 AM
Ebay=paypal=Better Business bureau board member in CA
Employee of paypal stole My Families account info and cleaned out all our accounts linked to the paypal account
Mods I will hold back you wonít have to asterisk me about my Paypal feelingís
and forget about getting any help from them
My wife had to barrow money from friends to buy diapers and formula for my babies. LEOís on board igore this,
But if I could have gotten to CA then it would not have been pretty at their corp office

Panzer, sorry to hear about your experience with Paypal. I got ripped off by a scam artist on and online computer deal. Paypal gave me my money back and I never lost a cent. Just like any other company, you hear good and bad about them. Just look at some of the comments made on here about gun dealers. :)

panzermk2
01-20-2006, 03:26 PM
THNX in the end we were only out 3 grand, alot for me then and still now.

Tennessee Slim
05-03-2006, 08:03 AM
Letís say PayPal has about $500 of your dead presidents. And letís say when you try to log in to transfer those funds to a bank account, a new second login page insists you give them the bank account number that your account is linked to before youíll be allowed access.

Sounds like a phishing attempt, right? Well, letís further stipulate that you investigate to confirm that this is part of a legitimate security audit and you enter your account number, but the number you enter is rejected. You log in to your bankís web site and, to be absolutely sure, you cut and paste the number into the PayPal login, but itís still rejected. So you E-mail PayPay again, this time to complain that theyíre making a mistake but they insist the mistake is yours.

You didnít agree to this login procedure when they set up your account. And now Rumpelstiltskin wonít give you access to your money because you canít answer his riddle.

What do you do next?

btown02
05-03-2006, 08:07 AM
Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you're out of luck. I bet if you read the numerous pages of the terms of use of the Paypal site it's stuck in there somewhere.

jmz5
05-03-2006, 10:34 AM
welcome to the site and paypal does suck, the worst thing you can do is link it to your bank account with all the scammers, i have 1 credit card linked with my paypal account and watch that card like a hawk.