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    I have just found out that if you are selling something on this site you can send a invoice to the person though paypal I have seen it though big sellers but didnt realise anyone could do it.So I think I will ask people if Iam selling things if they would like an invoice I guess people feel more secure buying things that way

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    I just want to mention that some of my friends who sell things via Paypal told me there's additional fees when sending invoices. I'm not sure where or for what reason, but you may want to check into that? I don't know if the seller or the buyer absorbs those costs.

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    I buy a lot from the Internet, especially fabrics from over the pond and will only purchase from sellers who use Paypal, I like the security of it.

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    Personally since I receive a PM here, I don't need an invoice, but love Paypal. So unless they absolutely need an invoice, if it isn't broken, why fix it?

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    Some one cancelled buying something from me because I gave her my email and she wanted me to send her an invoice and I had never done this before and she said she wont sent money just to an email address which is how I have always bought and sold here.I dont that an invoice will do anything different just have never had any problems before this

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    I always get an amail and send it as a gift so the seller avoids other charges by pp

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    I can't figure out how to send an invoice on paypal. Wether the buyer has an invoice or not they are still protected thru paypal.

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    Yes I know but some people are untrusting of just sending money to an email I personally have had no problems buying or selling this way and will continue to do it but I guess others have a problem

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    I'm also confused by this...why sellers feel they have to send invoice? And why is there a problem...if you send it via Paypal...you are protected...invoice or no invoice...And the buyer has a record of the payment in their paypal acct...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I can't figure out how to send an invoice on paypal. Wether the buyer has an invoice or not they are still protected thru paypal.
    Log into PayPal
    Hit Request Money
    Hit Create Invoice
    halfway down you put in buyer's email address, fill in the items they purchased, you can write note or comment and send. I have not ever been charged for creating an invoice. I even tell sellers if they choose not to use PP its ok, but I do like to send the invoice for both our records.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissSandra
    I always get an amail and send it as a gift so the seller avoids other charges by pp
    Bad. Bad.

    If the seller decides to rip you off, you have ZERO recourse.

    The Paypal fees are minimal and worth the security. Everything sent should have a tracking number. That protects the seller. If you pay via "gift" and don't get your merchandise, there is absolutely nothing you can do about it.

    Not only is an invoice far more professional, but if done correctly (not gift), both parties are protected.

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    I've used paypal for years, as a seller and a buyer. I understand the fees, and the protection that they provide, so I don't mind paying them. In over 10 years, I've never had a problem with paypal. And I'm a senior who is not too computer proficient, so it is easy!

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    I too, like Paypal for all the above reasons plus being able to print a very legible label at reduced cost for the purchase. Saves time and money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I can't figure out how to send an invoice on paypal. Wether the buyer has an invoice or not they are still protected thru paypal.
    Log into PayPal
    Hit Request Money
    Hit Create Invoice
    halfway down you put in buyer's email address, fill in the items they purchased, you can write note or comment and send. I have not ever been charged for creating an invoice. I even tell sellers if they choose not to use PP its ok, but I do like to send the invoice for both our records.
    Thank you for explaining that to me. I tried to figure it out but some how kept missing it.

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    Yes you just make a request to a buyer for money and that could act as an invoice.

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    You also don't have to have a PayPal account to send money. The person that wouldn't send money without an invoice would have still been covered if they had sent to the e-mail address through PayPal. I rarely send invoice unless requested and I never use PayPal labels-why pay for something that is free on USPS? Also, when you use USPS the delivery confirmation is free and if you want other services you can get it there also. The only draw back is that you can't pay for 1st class mail on USPS.

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    I had always wondered about the invoice thing too. Thanks for the explanation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    You also don't have to have a PayPal account to send money. The person that wouldn't send money without an invoice would have still been covered if they had sent to the e-mail address through PayPal. I rarely send invoice unless requested and I never use PayPal labels-why pay for something that is free on USPS? Also, when you use USPS the delivery confirmation is free and if you want other services you can get it there also. The only draw back is that you can't pay for 1st class mail on USPS.
    Or media mail, or anything besides Priority and Express.

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    I've learned so much about paypal from you all. I didn't know how to do an invoice either until just recently.

    One other tidbit I learned, by calling the PayPal customer service line: If you have one of their Paypal Debit Cards, you can get your money out instantly, without paying a fee!

    I use to have to wait for the money to transfer to my bank account - usually took 2 or 3 days. If you use the ATM to get money off your card, there is a $3 or $4 fee! But after speaking with the Paypal customer service guy, he told me, all I had to do was go to a store, make a purchase and use the card as a debit card and then request money back.

    So I went to the store and bought a pack of gum for 50cents and swiped it for debit, put in my pin number and asked for $50...and like magic, it came out. And of course, I immediately went home and signed in to paypal to make sure I wasn't charged some type of hidden fee...and nope....NO FEE to do that.

    My account is a Premier account...not sure if that is the standard name of an account or what, but I thought I'd mention it in case that made a difference.

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    I don't usually send invoices. But, I can put just as much on a request for money. So, that is what I use. I've never noticed any fees for that service.

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    I have had a business account with pay pal for many years now. I liked the convenience for customers and the ability to invoice if they wanted it or to use the shipping features. I have NOT liked the fees that keep going up and up.

    After next January though my account will be deactivated until I provide them with permission for their electronic comunications delivery policy. I am still deciding if I want to allow that.

    Pay pal is a convenience for the buyer; but for a seller, especially if combined with auction site fees, it means that I have to charge quite a few dollars more for an item.

    Pros and cons ...

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    I use paypal to get money for taking surveys on one site. I only have it transferred to my bank account when there is a sizeable amount built up. Yes, there are fees....I would think you might just take a check and not send the item until the check has cleared the bank...usually 7 days.

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    You can make an invoice at pay pal by clicking at the top where it says "Request money". The seller is the one who pays a fee for all money that you receive thru paypal. Buyers dont pay anything and are protected by using paypal.

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    I have verisign on my paypal account for an extra step of protection. When you sign in you request a one time only pin sent to either your cell as a text or to your email. You have to use the pin to enter your account. Each pin issued is random numbers. I don't think I would need an invoice for my transactions as a buyer.

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    Thanks for all the above info.

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