EU PayPal: Adding funds not available!
Thread poster: flaviofbg

flaviofbg
Spain
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Apr 7, 2004

Dear colleagues,

I need to make a payment to a translator in the USA - we both have PayPal, and I live in Spain. I am Premier and Verified.

She does not take credit cards payment (standard user, not premium), so I need the money in my balance in order to send them to her.

Apparently, I cannot "upload" funds anymore! I can't find anything relevant in the FAQs.

When I try to add funds, I get this message:


Add Funds is Not Available

PayPal does not currently offer the ability to add funds from your bank account. You may, however, use other funding sources to make a PayPal payment, including credit cards and your PayPal account balance.


Is this a Spain-related problem? I don't want to use WesternUnion, and she does not use Moneybookers.

Do I have no other chances?

Thanks for your advice,
Flavio


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Carla Zwanenberg  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 16:10
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Just use your credit card Apr 7, 2004

to make a PayPal payment. This doesn't mean that the translator gets paid by credit card. The amount you pay will just be added to her PayPal account balance and then she can withdraw whatever she wants to her bank account or pay somebody else with it.

Ciao,
Carla


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flaviofbg
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Using a credit card is not possible in this case Apr 7, 2004


This doesn't mean that the translator gets paid by credit card.


Dear Carla,

Paypal will force her to upgrade to Premium or Business in order to allow her to accept payments from Credit Cards. She only has a "Personal" account.

Flavio


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Carla Zwanenberg  Identity Verified
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Maybe there's something I don't understand Apr 7, 2004

but would't it be possible to first use your credit card to add the amount you owe her to your PayPal account and then pay her from your PayPal balance?

By the way, it is possible to add funds from a Dutch bank account...

Best,
Carla


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Carla Zwanenberg  Identity Verified
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OK, I finally got it Apr 7, 2004

In Spain you simply can't add funds to your PayPal balance. This is only possible if you live in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland or Canada.

The only solution I see would be to ask one of your clients to pay you through PayPal so that you have enough money on your account to pay the translator. Or she could go premium of course...

Best,
Carla


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flaviofbg
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:( Apr 7, 2004

Dear Carla,


but would't it be possible to first use your credit card to add the amount you owe her to your PayPal account and then pay her from your PayPal balance?


That is what I am used to, and have always done - that's why I am so surprised that I cannot add funds anyhow now!

This is quite a mistery.

Flavio


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flaviofbg
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I see... Apr 7, 2004

Dear Carla,

thanks for the detail. Now I understand.

Isn't that unfair?

Flavio


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Carla Zwanenberg  Identity Verified
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Very Apr 7, 2004

unfair! ;-(

Buona Pasqua Flavio!


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Anjo Sterringa  Identity Verified
Spain
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Adding funds by credit card is available though Apr 8, 2004

She does not take credit cards payment (standard user, not premium), so I need the money in my balance in order to send them to her.

I thought the difference between a standard and a premium user was that a premium user could add to his balance by credit card. Nothing to do with the receiving side as to credit card payment.


Add Funds is Not Available

PayPal does not currently offer the ability to add funds from your bank account. You may, however, use other funding sources to make a PayPal payment, including credit cards and your PayPal account balance.


If I read this right, your bank account is in Spain linked to your pay pal account for uploading only through your credit card.

So - you should be able to upload through your credit card!

I live in Spain, am a premium user and have carried out payments - but the last payment was before it moved to Europe.


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flaviofbg
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Not available to me, or I am missing the right link? Apr 8, 2004


I thought the difference between a standard and a premium user was that a premium user could add to his balance by credit card. Nothing to do with the receiving side as to credit card payment.


I don't know about the first option, but as for the receiving side, FAQs are quite clear:

Standard User cannot receive credit card payments
Premium User can receive payments from a credit card


So - you should be able to upload through your credit card!


That's what I have always done, but I am afraid this is not possible anymore after the Europe move of PayPal...

Flavio


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Jose Ruivo  Identity Verified
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MoneyGram?? Apr 8, 2004

Hi Flavio,

>Is this a Spain-related problem? I don't >want to use WesternUnion, and she does not >use Moneybookers.


I can remember of wwww.MoneyGram.www (but you'd have to go to a dealer), and www.ikobo.com . . .

Good luck,

Jose B. Ruivo


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