Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mshootnit, Jan 28, 2021.
1. PayPal has a known antigun bias. Nevertheless it can be useful if you don't flaunt the gun-related nature of the transaction. This works, for example, if you're buying parts, peripherals, and accessories.
2. PayPal is much friendlier to buyers than it is to sellers. In disputes, they always give the buyers the benefit of the doubt.
3. If you use "Friends and Family" (intended for gift transactions), you give up your buyer protections. Some sellers insist on this. Don't get caught up in it.
PayPal's acceptable use policy forbids transactions for firearms. Discovery of policy violation results in immediate account termination.
It seems they've since revised or replaced that page because I can't find it. Now they say that we can't use PayPal to buy firearms as others have noted.
Edit to add my PayPal story. Years ago, probably around 2000 or so, I bought a big Cisco router off eBay, and used PayPal to pay for it. Back then eBay and PayPal didn't have good fraud protections, and sure enough the seller took my money and didn't ship the router. I got a sob story from the "girlfriend" that said her guy had taken the money and the router and there was nothing she could do. She sent $90 cash, 10% of the balance, which took the local sheriff off the case because "she" was making an effort to make it right. So I'm out $810. I tried to get PayPal to make it right and they refused. So I went to my credit card, told them the whole story, and they reversed the whole $900 against PayPal. Soon after that PayPal had new terms and conditions that denied accountholders the ability to do that.
I sold something on Ebay and I'm still waiting for Paypal to send me my money. That was three months and many emails ago. So . . .
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