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Paypal warning! - do not use paypal for large transactions you will get ripped off!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chaoss, Jun 19, 2012.

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  1. fanjules

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    I got the same but asking for 341.25.

    The VAT liability lies with the trader not the consumer, you're not obliged to pay it - HMRC won't come chasing after you.

    Of course, then we're into the situation of cancelling users licenses to force them to pay the extra. I've been having a look through consumer rights and generally it concerns the difference between estimates and quotations. If somebody quotes a sum of money they should stick to it. If it's an estimate the price can change. As far as I can see the transaction nearly a month ago with Unity was final - not an estimate - and they should stick to it. The clerical error was there own but we are paying for it.

    The whole debacle is certainly not a great way to connect with your users. As you state, the Unity4 upgrade path was an expensive outlay for many of us that had to scrape together the money from somewhere, and then we get hit with this - through no fault of our own! They certainly don't have the legal high ground - this is all very embarassing for them and for us to see. Way to go Unity. :(
     
  2. Graham-Dunnett

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    Hey Guys,

    The invoice that was sent when you made a purchase on the store shows the correct amount for the transaction. The amount collected from your payment method was incorrect. We're simply correcting that mistake. Drop me a PM if you got the email but your invoice did not mention VAT, and I'll see what's going on for you.

    Thanks,
    Graham
     
  3. wiseowlstudios

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    Have you got a verified paypal account because that removes the limits such as £1900 income per year,1k spending etc
     
  4. Majestic24

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    Well most people are stuck with paypal. I hear complaints about it all the time but fact is we're stuck with it..it's the most popular way to get paid and to pay online, and also most a lot of e-commerce stores only allow paypal transactions


    If you really have a problem with paypal, just transfer your money out of them every week or something. That way if something goes wrong you won't lose out on too much
     
  5. CharlieSamways

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    Its strange, i have a new paypal account in my mothers name and it hasnt asked for limits once, even tho I have made over 4k$ this past month. Paypay work strangely
     
  6. AngryOrange

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    Hi I have the same mail from paypal .... Is limited.... To be honest it's strange. Look at the address tab it's paypai or something like this. I just click on this link and my 1password did not recognize this either. When I'am logging via PayPal.com it's everything ok. I receive , and transfer money with no problems.
    Maybe it's fake and when you log in to your account via link from this mail you have been robbed. I'am from Poland . I will call them tomorrow.
     
  7. keithsoulasa

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    If someone only takes paypal, find someone else to buy from .
     
  8. Wild-Factor

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    Well, it's probably a fishing email to take your password and to rob you.
    You should connect to paypal.com and change the password as soon as you can.
     
  9. mrbdrm

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    VAT is a ripoff
    thank god we dont have VAT here :)
     
  10. Adam-Buckner

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    Meh: VAT is just one method for a Gov't to collect taxes. Sales Tax, VAT, it all adds up.

    Let's keep this on topic.
     
  11. Adam-Buckner

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    Just an FYI re: PayPal...

    I was considering a large purchase through PayPal and, partly because of this thread, I decided to "look before I leapt".

    Looking at my account, I noticed it's a basic account that could be upgraded, it was unverified and had limits.

    I decided to check out the limits:



    This is what I saw:



    So I'd say that if you are using PayPal on a regular basis and are serious about using it for transactional purposes on a large/commercial scale, you might want to consider upgrading, verifying and lifting your limits.

    [edit]

    Experimenting with "Lift limits", I'm sent to a page that tells me to get verified:



    Now, my original US paypal account, I verified when I first got it. This is my UK PayPal with my UK funds... so it's clear I need to verify this account to be able to work more freely.
     
  12. wiseowlstudios

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    just a heads up you also need to verify your card thats linked in with paypal so they can remove the yearly recieve limit as thats what im having to do now
     
  13. Kaspa101

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    Well I received like 600 euro and they had limited my account.They want proofs.What can I do?I mean it's a bigger price.
     
  14. LaneFox

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    Wow.

    Glad I happened across this thread today. I use it for small transactions, steam games and stuff but this is ..... wow.. Will absolutely choose direct CC transactions for anything pricey in the future...
     
  15. fanjules

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    I've never had any real trouble, but looking at some of the above screenshots, it seems the problem is people using personal accounts to pass large amounts of money through.

    It's worth upgrading to a Premier account, which I have, and it doesn't show the link to the "Limits" page at all, presumably because there either isn't any - or they're significantly large.

    Anybody actually taking money in from customers ought to be using a Business account anyway. I think most people get in a muddle because they simply use the personal account they've used for years without thinking.
     
  16. n0mad

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    Anyone who saw their debuts in the 00's would not be inclined to trust them 100%.
    Also, funny story : I once created an account not too long ago. Two minutes later, I just received a PayPal fishing scam on the mail I provided. Fact is I never received one before. That was some pretty bold coincidence, imho.
     
  17. Blaze_K

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    asset store wire transfer is still being done on quarterly basis, correct?
    this leaves me no option other than Paypal. I guess i can just hope i don't encounter any problems.
     
  18. Robson C.

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    Paypal always worked for me, if I don't need support.

    Their support behaviour seems like a bot that sends automated messages...

    This thread just confirmed it, I'll never use it for large sums...
     
  19. BubyMB

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    Sad thing is there is not a lot of other transaction methods that others can trust.
     
  20. Andy-Touch

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    Necro Thread!
     
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