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01-24-2007 03:53 AM  10 years agoPost 1
DOKEY

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Is there many heli sites out there that take Paypal ?

Do you trust Paypal enough to use it on heli sites etc, after hearing some of the bad stories about it ?

I sometimes find it convenient to use, but I wondered if it would be safer to use the CC for insurance reasons
Would more of you prefer to use PP on some of the heli sites out there ????

Just a thought,
Ryan

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01-24-2007 04:00 AM  10 years agoPost 2
helibandit

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hey dude i have had nothing but good experiences at hobby guy rc. takes paypal, good service and quick shipping. and have always had what i needed. http://www.hobbieguyrc.com/shop/car...category_id=416

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01-24-2007 04:03 AM  10 years agoPost 3
GimbalFan (RIP)

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My experience has been that PayPal is a crooked enterprise. Too many folks I know have been screwed over using them. I won't use PayPal because I refuse to support those crooked biz practices. I closed my account before becoming a victim, thankfully. It's got nothing to do with hobby shops, though.

Dokey, if you haven't yet browsed around here then take a moment to do so.

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01-24-2007 04:04 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Herc

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Rick's has PP it's just a little bit of work to use it on their site. I've used it a few times with them no problem.

I don't have my PP linked to a bank account so when I have funds in there I like to use it for some of my store purchases. Otherwise if I don't have PP funds I just use my CC.

Cheers, Shayne

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01-24-2007 05:15 AM  10 years agoPost 5
RDscuba

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I have personally used PayPal with success many times on eBay and with R/C vendors. I’ve never had a problem in over 100 transactions. However, I do have immediate family who only used PayPal a couple of times and they had very bad results. I got directly involved with the incident in attempts to get the money back from a dead beat seller on eBay. PayPal was very hard to work (communicate) with and ended up siding with the seller (who, by the way, had over 300 negative feedbacks in a row for non shipment of items at the time we filed the complaint – can you imagine??). I could not fathom how PayPal, after their so called “investigation”, could justify siding with a seller that was very clearly not shipping anything that they took money for. During our 30 turned 60 day wait time for PayPal to “investigate” eBay even gave the seller the boot. I can only speculate that many of the other 300 auctions also used PayPal and had to file complaints too. Assuming the seller took all the money and ran it would seem that PayPal was looking at hundreds or even thousands of dollars in refunds. Solution? Deny all claims and offer absolutely no appeal whatsoever… case closed.

Now, my opinion….

Back in the early days of online trading it was a risk giving out your credit card number to an unknown seller. If they took your money and didn’t ship the item then you were, for the most part, out of luck and had to eat the loss. This is where PayPal stepped in and acted as an additional layer of security and identity protection. Whether this security was real or imagined millions bought stuff online that otherwise may not have done so without PayPal.

Fast forward to today where it seems that most all credit card companies have evolved and have very favorable customer satisfaction and identity theft policies. If you have a problem with a transaction simply call your credit card company and they will refund the money with little, if any, questions. You can even do this to PayPal if you have not allowed them unfettered access to your checking account. I hear PayPal get’s upset when you have your credit card reverse the charges, but who really cares… you’ve got your money back without a fight.

Bottom line… if you think you are more protected by using PayPal I am confident that many would beg to differ. It’s just like everything… roll the dice…

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01-24-2007 05:24 AM  10 years agoPost 6
geeter

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pay pal

just got paypal account,alot of guys won't use anything,buying person to person. i don't see alot of retailers using it. they just want a credit card instead. you can get a paypal credit card online. it's about 1.50 a month, cost.............RON

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01-24-2007 05:47 AM  10 years agoPost 7
JKos

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Redondo Beach, CA

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On-line shops I know of which take PayPal (went through my PayPal e-mails):

Ready Heli
Rick's
FXAeromodels
Radical RC
Inifinity RC
TPPacks
RC Toys
HeliHobby (no......)
Kool Flight
Eagle Tree Systems
All e RC
Park Flyer Motors
TanicPacks.com
HeliKraft
Fromeco
Arizona Heli
DeeTee Enterprises
Model Avionics

I've been using PayPal since its inception and have had ZERO problems. I will submit that it probably only takes one event to change one's opinion.

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01-24-2007 06:29 AM  10 years agoPost 8
C30

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500+ transactions in both directions ...never 1 problem.
You can get a paypal debit card for your acount and use it anywhere they take credit cards ,I've had mine for 3-4 years. Buy food ,gas, heli parts ,whatever you want with it,not in that order.

Chuck

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01-24-2007 06:56 AM  10 years agoPost 9
dav_bon

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I have only had one problem where I was given a refund and the exercise cost me a couple of hundred in "fees".
I also created a new bank account with only a few dollars in it just for Paypal. When I want to purchase something I transfer from another account the amount I will need. Gives me some control on what they can take out.
David

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01-24-2007 07:00 AM  10 years agoPost 10
C30

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I also created a new bank account with only a few dollars in it just for Paypal. When I want to purchase something I transfer from another account the amount I will need. Gives me some control on what they can take out.
Thats very good advise , I took it a step further and dont even use the same bank as my regular accounts , not as easy but safer.

Chuck

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01-24-2007 10:40 AM  10 years agoPost 11
hootowl

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Paypal has been excellent for me. I love it except for the fees and the long time it takes to pull money out.... usually three days.

But it always works and works well. I have purchased from many helishops with paypal. I pay ebay auctions using it. I ship using it.

Been a member for over five years.

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01-24-2007 05:23 PM  10 years agoPost 12
geeter

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pay pal

how long does it take to transfer money [ new user] from say your checking or savings into paypal. can it be done right away, or does it take a few days.........thanks....RON

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01-24-2007 05:30 PM  10 years agoPost 13
w.pasman

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I would not ever go into any relation with paypal.

Try to google on paypal issues. One quote from the internet:
Can PayPal hold my money with no explanation? The answer is YES.
Can PayPal freeze my account for no reason? The answer is YES.
Can PayPal take money out of my account without my knowledge?
The answer is YES.

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01-24-2007 06:17 PM  10 years agoPost 14
Grant H

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Paying with paypal to online merchants isnt the issue. Its receiving money when selling goods on ebay that problems arize.

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01-24-2007 07:11 PM  10 years agoPost 15
PbThumbs

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http://www.Ronlund.com Ricks takes paypal, read the instructions on main page.
Best prices too I just checked 3 known sites --Crashed Sceadu-- Saved money on every part, $10 on just one part.
That free take forever shipping is a scam.

Shipping is very resonable at Ricks

Pay pal ,, I have never heard of a problem unless it was e-bay deal.

Used them for long time, got e-bay scamed 1 time

No they don't refund at the drop of a hat,, I don't really think they should.

If they did, I'd sell my goods , the other guy complains and get his money back, I'm left holding my ****

As it was I got my money back but it was a pita.

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01-24-2007 07:16 PM  10 years agoPost 16
PbThumbs

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I would not ever go into any relation with paypal.

Try to google on paypal issues. One quote from the internet:

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Can PayPal hold my money with no explanation? The answer is YES.
Can PayPal freeze my account for no reason? The answer is YES.
Can PayPal take money out of my account without my knowledge?
The answer is YES.
UUUMMM same as all Banks in the US.. Guess you don't use banks either

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01-24-2007 07:26 PM  10 years agoPost 17
GimbalFan (RIP)

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UUUMMM same as all Banks in the US.. Guess you don't use banks either
FDIC affiliated US banks are subject to restrictions on transfers that PayPal is not (yet) subject to. Horror stories about their biz practices are legendary -- and true. Those who haven't yet been ripped off by PayPal will surely know someone who has, and until they're made to obey standard banking laws the BS will continue.

If you've had no problems then you're one of the lucky ones.

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01-24-2007 07:27 PM  10 years agoPost 18
sharam

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At least banks have someone that you can go to and talk to. Banks are far more reasonable than Paypal is. Paypal hides behind the "digital" wall. One reallly feels helpless with Paypal.

I have gone in to see my bank's branch manager, I have called their customer service, I have gone to a different branch, etc. Try calling Paypal!! No, thanks. For small transactions, PP is ok with me. For larger ones, I would rather use the good old USPS.

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01-24-2007 07:34 PM  10 years agoPost 19
Angelos

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To open a merchant`s account and accept credit card payments the bank will ask for proven business history and all sorts of other verifications. Paypal only ask you to verify you are the owner of a bank account and they don’t want monthly fees or setup costs. This makes it much easier for small businesses to get started but also for crooks. You simply need to know who you are dealing with. People usually take risks to get that unbelievable bargain price from a dodgy eBay seller or someone selling second hand goods on internet forums. When they get ripped off they blame paypal. Who’s fault is it?

I had probably 1000+ transactions from my business’ and personal paypal accounts combined. I had one eBay £20 item delayed for over one month. The seller did not respond. After filings a paypal complain; the seller could not provide proof of postage and the payment was reversed. But keep in mind that paypal will only reverse the payment if the seller can not provide proof of postage and in no other case (faulty/damaged goods, empty box etc). They don’t even care if the goods got delivered or not. They only care if they got shipped.

Also, if the item was fully paid by funds that paypal transferred from your credit card you may still be covered by your credit card’s usual policies.

-Angelos

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01-24-2007 07:35 PM  10 years agoPost 20
JRjoe

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I have over 5000 transactions through PayPal and have never had any problems. A understand that a few people have had problems(very small %). I totally trust using PayPal......


JRjoe.....
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