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gretchen halpert <[log in to unmask]>
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I use PayPal for receiving payments from my distance students. The payments
are deposited into a checking account I have set up for that purpose. In
the beginning, and with TransferWise (another program I was wary of at
first), I used an account I left very little money in. Like others, I have
never had a problem, and like Marni said, the record comes in very handy.

Note that PayPal may charge a fee. For domestic transfers, they charge 2.9%
plus 30 cents per transaction. For overseas transactions, the fee is 3.9%
plus 40 cents (or something close to that). There is also a "friend to
friend" option, which carries no fee domestically. I don't know about
overseas. Tell your friend to try to use the "friend to friend" option to
save you lots of money on that less-than-5M transfer.


Gretchen Halpert
Scientific Illustration Distance Program

On Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 11:58 AM Marni Fylling <[log in to unmask]>

> Hi Linda.
> I've also been using Paypal for well over a decade, with no bad
> experience. I didn't care for the bank account access, either, so a few
> years ago I finally gave them information for a checking account I rarely
> use- and which only contains a couple hundred dollars. Nothing weird has
> happened. It makes money transfer very simple, and there are detailed
> records available on their site (nice when taxtime rolls around).
> Good luck!
> marni
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> *Sent:* Saturday, September 22, 2018 11:31:36 AM
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> *Subject:* Re: [SCIART] Paypal thoughts
> Linda,
> So far, in the 13+ years I've been using PayPal, I haven't had any bad
> experiences with them. My understanding about why they need your bank info.
> is so you can transfer your $ from your PayPal acct to your checking
> account, OR so that you can use PayPal to pay for things from your bank
> account if you choose to (if they still do that).
> ---
> *Emily S. Damstra*
> natural science illustration
> Guelph, Ontario
> (519) 616-3654
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> On Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:44 AM Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> HI All:
> I have an international friend who wants to reimburse me via paypal. (Yes,
> I totally trust this person) (and not $3M from a dodgy bank ;)
> In the past, when Paypal started up, they wanted more access to my
> checking account than I was comfortable with (creepy, really). They wanted
> all sorts of info about that bank account and it discouraged me from using
> their service.  I wondered if anyone had good things to say about the way
> they do business now.
> I use Paypal to pay to exhibitons, etc.  I also get client money deposited
> into my checking account, but not sure why Paypal wanted access to money in
> and out of my account.
> Any thoughts? Do you find them reliable and safe?
> Thank you,
> Linda
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