- Feb 24, 2012
just about got screwed pretty good today. made a deal with another member on here yesterday. got the paypal info and passed it along to my wife to make payment. in the deal i agreed to pay as a gift so no fees came out. this is how i always deal on line, ive found the folks on these type of web sites are good for there word every time. and that was not the problem here any way the problem was when i texted the paypal address to my wife i got two letters mixed up. email adresses being what they are with all sorts of goofy letters my wife didnt think anything of the configuration and made the gift payment. well just my luck theres another guy out in internet land somewhere with that paypal address, and since it was a gift ,the money is an instant transfer and not covered by paypals fail safes. lucked out and sent 300 and some change to a decent human being. took about an hour on the phone with paypal. they actually helped me out even though the didnt have to and contacted the guy who agreed to refund my money,but he didnt have to, he could have kept it with no penalty or poor paypal feed back. the mistake was mine. glad theres still decent people out there and im going to send this guy a thank you email. but from now on its only insured transfers for me. mede the payment to the other member on here and picked up the fee myself. 3 % is actually pretty cheap insurance on a typo...