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Very good to know, Gretchen...
Thank you kindly,
:)
Linda
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On 9/25/18 9:09 AM, gretchen halpert wrote:
> Linda,
>
> 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.
>
> Best,
> Gretchen
>
> Gretchen Halpert
> Illustrator/educator
> Scientific Illustration Distance Program
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> On Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 11:58 AM Marni Fylling 
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>     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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>     behalf of Emily S. Damstra <[log in to unmask]
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>     *Sent:* Saturday, September 22, 2018 11:31:36 AM
>     *To:* [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>     *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] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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>         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
>         dodgybank ;)
>
>         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.
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>         Any thoughts? Do you find them reliable and safe?
>         Thank you,
>         Linda
>         -- 
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