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New Paypal AUP for firearms.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Derek Zeanah, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. Derek Zeanah

    Derek Zeanah System Administrator Staff Member

    Just received this via e-mail. Can't say I'm happy with the changes happening since eBay's aquisition of PayPal.

  2. cobb

    cobb Well-Known Member

    I don't use PayPal to advertise or sell firearms and ammo, just to pay for it. :neener:

    If you guys find the link to the auctions that are selling mines and hand grenades, let me know. I am kind of wondering what they are going for these day since grenade launchers have been banned.
  3. blades67

    blades67 Well-Known Member

    I don't use ebay or paypal, nor will I ever because of their anti-American stance.:barf:

    :cuss: them in their neck!:barf:
  4. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member

    When you use PayPal are you required to tell them what you are buying or selling?

    I thought all they do is make a draw on one party's credit card and allow the other party to collect the money (minus a small fee).

    I fail to see how they can say what you can and cannot buy with the money :confused:
  5. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    I've never told PayPal what I'm buying. Just tell them where to send the money.

    I think what they are talking about is online dealers that advertise PayPal as a method of payment, along with credit card, check, money order, etc. No biggie. The dealer can simply open a PayPal account in another email address and then tell the buyer to send the money to that account instead of his "advertised business account."

    The way it is written, this looks more like some kind of legal CYA than anti-gun.
  6. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Pay Pal apparently doesn't have a use for my discretionary income.
  7. Daryl

    Daryl Active Member

    I just closed my Account. Tks for the information.
  8. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Well-Known Member

    I don't ever tell them what I'm buying. Its none of their

    I guess the gunbroker ads will no longer have paypal as
    one of their options.

    Its paypals loss. If they don't like gun money then they can't have my other money either.
  9. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

    Firearms are certainly a 'hot' button for many organizations, aren't they.

    Time to stock up on those post-1898 guns, folks.
  10. Schuey2002

    Schuey2002 Well-Known Member

    FWIW, I closed my Paypal account a long time ago..

    I wonder why they chose "1898" as the cut off date?:confused:

    Molon Labe!!
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2003
  11. voilsb

    voilsb Well-Known Member

    there's no way they can enforce this. just send your payments as "goods - non auction" or "goods - auction" and don't worry about it. they're just a transaction middle-man.

    besides, I was always purchasing used shipping containers. the firearms/accessories were the free bonus to go along with it. kinda like if you buy a box of cereal and there's a free prize that comes along with it.

    I have, however, occaisionally let someone buy money from me. I usually let them barter, too, using firearm-related goods as payment for my money. :D
  12. Diesle

    Diesle Well-Known Member

    Talk about some un-enforcable B.S.

    I always wondered who was running that ship to turn away the absolute fortune in revenues from the trade of legal firearms and supplies... Sounds like bad business management to me.

    Its like a bar refusing to sell alcohol because the owner doesnt believe in it....Just pop....

    Very Odd,

  13. synoptic

    synoptic Well-Known Member

    Guns manufactured before (for the most part) are not considered firearms
  14. Bruce H

    Bruce H Well-Known Member

    Typical liberal solution to a perceived problem. We have made a rule that makes us feel good. The rule is totally unenforceable but we have spoken. Don't we all feel good about ourselves.
  15. 2nd Amendment

    2nd Amendment member

    I continue to use ebay because it is such a great source of antique cars, trucks and parts. That and it's a ton of fun watching guys sell those 20rnd FN mags as "pre-ban 10rnd". :D It's also fun to specifically use PayPal for all the things they say you can't do with it since there's no way they can do a thing about it.

    Keep in mind though, these guys aren't stupid. They know they can't stop people from doing as they will. They're just covering their own asses should a lawsuit ever result over something. "Hey! We SAID they couldn't ship/buy/pay that, doggonit." In this legal atmosphere of today I can't blame them...too much.
  16. Topgun

    Topgun member

    2nd Amendment.....DON'T be too sure.

    I just sold a $2000.00 coin. From a VERIFIED seller to a VERIFIED buyer.

    They restricted my account. Cust service would not explain why.
    I had to send TWO faxes (both printed on cover sheets that MUST be downloaded from them....or they won't accept)

    I had to send them my FULL social security number, a utility bill, last bank statement, a LETTER from my bank, and my FULL bank acct number. Procedures that are ABSOLUTELY not advised by anyone.

    Then, after a 2 week wait, they lifted the restriction BUT would only allow $500 per month withdrawal.

    All for a LEGAL transaction. With NO explanation.

    They DID allow me full access AFTER authorizing an extra $1.95 charge to my bank account.

    I closed my account yesterday.

    A BUCK NINETY FIVE to access MY money.

    Not again, boss.
  17. Quartus

    Quartus Well-Known Member


    There's no middle ground any more. You are either supporting the Constitution, or you are undermining it.

    No matter WHAT handle you use on a firearms board! :fire:
  18. hops

    hops Well-Known Member


    I wonder, based upon your description, if Pay pal has to 'report' certain levels of financial activities - like a bank or credit card company has to as part of the Patriot Act??

    I have never used paypal and have no plans to do so in the future.
  19. anchored

    anchored Well-Known Member

    Trouble is, it's a private enterprise in a free country - it's exercising its constitutional rights and has no power to affect yours. So that's really a non-issue.
  20. beemerb

    beemerb Well-Known Member

    I have never used nor will I ever use paypal.
    If you want to use something for your bigger money transactions use bidpay.Cost is paid by the buyer and cost him 5.00.I have sold on ebay for about 5 yrs now and is a small source for extra money.Being on disability SS it is something I have to have to survive.

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