eBay and PayPal? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
BettaBabyBoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 329
eBay and PayPal?

I feel rather silly, actually, but I've been courting with the idea of ordering a Betta off of eBay. I checked the seller's reviews, all were positive, and they have a DOA stipulation, as long as it is within two hours from opening the package.

The only thing is... I don't really get how everything works

I know you bid, and the highest bidder gets the item, but does PayPal take directly from your checking account if you put in your debit card info?

I just want to make sure I don't mess up and end up with an overdraft fee :p

Dragon HM Rose Tail
BettaBabyBoo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 02:22 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 27,605
I use Paypal and it takes directly from my checking account. I think you can ut money into your paypal account and it can be taken from that but not 100% sure.
dramaqueen is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
BettaBabyBoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 329
Quote:
Originally Posted by dramaqueen View Post
I use Paypal and it takes directly from my checking account. I think you can ut money into your paypal account and it can be taken from that but not 100% sure.
So you entered your card number, and then when you win the bid, it takes the total amount from your checking account?

Dragon HM Rose Tail
BettaBabyBoo is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 02:28 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 27,605
It should, yes.
dramaqueen is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
BettaBabyBoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 329
Quote:
Originally Posted by dramaqueen View Post
It should, yes.
Thanks for the help! I'll be ordering this lovely guy within the next few days: http://m.ebay.com/itm/390788758750?nav=SEARCH

Well. Trying to

Dragon HM Rose Tail
BettaBabyBoo is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 07:26 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 27,605
You're welcome! Good luck and keep us posted.
dramaqueen is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 08:19 PM
Member
 
AmbiantNight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 284
If you have money in your pay pal account it will draw from there first but once that runs out the rest will be drawn from your bank account. So on a $10 order if you have $2 in paypal it will take the $2 then draw $8 from your bank account. If you have nothing in your paypal it will draw the full $10 from your bank.

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple. The philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama
AmbiantNight is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to AmbiantNight For This Useful Post:
dramaqueen (03-05-2014)
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 03:17 AM
Member
 
Tikibirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Shangdong, China
Posts: 3,817
They wont take the money directly from your account unless you tell paypal to do so. Its not like you win and it gets automatically paid. You have to tell them to do it. There will be a link to pay on Ebay

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1396036_10151774258717861_1754587068_n.jpg

Tikibirds is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 10:07 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 96
As Tikibirds said, you won't be charged the moment the auction ends, rather, after you win you'll get an email or notification informing you. It will then offer a link to "pay now". This is where you double check your address etc and card number. That's when the money will come out (whether it is withdrawn immediately depends on your bank, some can take a business day or two to clear the transaction). It's typically only after the payment has been approved that the sender will post your goods. If you ignore the Pay now link, or wait too long to pay, the sender has the option to cancel the sale and re-auction the item. (Most will send a message first, something like payment overdue, please pay now etc).

The good thing about PayPal is it offers buyer protection, in case the goods never arrive, or in case your fish is DOA (hopefully not) and the seller won't give you your money back.

Sorry for the long post, I spend A LOT of time on eBay. :D
Kali is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 10:16 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 27,605
I think it depends on how it's set up.
dramaqueen is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PayPal AyalaCookiejar The Lounge 6 12-22-2012 09:51 AM
How to convince my dad to get a paypal account so I can use ebay and aquabid? Pogthefish The Lounge 13 09-13-2012 01:44 PM
Paypal >( Tikibirds The Lounge 2 08-05-2012 12:45 AM
Looking for CT or HM females, no Paypal.Will pay extra for marbles! Pogthefish Betta Fish Marketplace 1 07-02-2012 10:39 PM
need to keep a decent balance on my paypal account... Fin2you Betta Chat 0 04-12-2012 07:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome