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PayPal wants ME!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BigRedBowtie, Mar 23, 2006.

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  1. BigRedBowtie

    BigRedBowtie Member

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    I got a call from paypal today at my family's retail establishment. They want me to sign up as a vendor who accepts their form of payment. I listened to the whole schpiel about everything they could do for me, how little they would charge me, and how everything I could ever need would be provided free of charge. Well, I had feigned interest about as long as I could when she finally inquired of my interest in the program.

    Me: "Does paypal still maintain a strong anti-gun position?"
    Caller: "Yes, sir- we do."
    Me: "Well, then- I am absolutely NOT INTERESTED." (firm, but not yelling)
    Caller: "Oh, okay- have a nice day"
    Me: "Tell them to sell those politics somewhere else."
    Caller: "ok, good bye"

    Felt mighty good, I must say. Most paypallers aren't in much of a position to refuse paypal. Then again, my (comparatively) miniscule amount of dollars are not likely to make a dent in the ebay/paypal empire... but- it still felt really good!!:evil:

    Glad I could share.
     
  2. Eager

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    Thank you.
     
  3. GTSteve03

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    I made the mistake of using PayPal a lot in the past, luckily none of it for firearms related purchases.

    I still have my account open but never gave them access to my checking account. I figure that using a miniscule amount of their server space and not doing anything with it is more harmful than just canceling my account and them not knowing or caring why. :evil:
     
  4. fantacmet

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    WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO RIGHT ON YOU ARE MY IDOL!!!!!!

    Rev. Michael
     
  5. 1 old 0311

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    I quit using Pay Pay 2 years ago. I now use Postal Money Orders. Pay Pal uses YOUR MONEY to support their anti-gun agenda.

    Kevin
     
  6. George S.

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    Isn't PayPay now owned by eBay? eBay is certainly anti (although they allow items that are related to guns like parts, but seem to arbitrarily pull some items) so it would make sense that PayPal is following suit.
     
  7. boofus

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    I canceled my paypal account a while ago. Haven't missed it one bit. They do underhanded stuff like freeze your account whenever they want and they have absolutely no accountability like banks and other financial institutions do. Those minuses plus their anti-gun stance, no thanks.
     
  8. Gadsden

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    I used a PayPal credit card to buy a bunch of gold and silver off of eBay. I threw that sucker in the woodstove about a month ago.
     
  9. Standing Wolf

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    I don't ever do business with anti-Second Amendment bigots. I'm glad to see so many others don't, either.
     
  10. wally

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    I'd refuse to use pay pal too, but Northeastern Bullet Company goes thru them. I order on my Visa card and it comes thru as "Pay Pal- NEBullet" or some such.
    Best prices I've found for hard cast lead pistol bullets.

    --wally.
     
  11. Mizzle187

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    There are still many many online gun parts,ass, and ammo related companies out there that still accept PayPal! Many! :uhoh:
     
  12. Gewehr98

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    I use PayPal to buy and sell gun parts on eBay.

    Right under their anti-gun noses. In fact, I've got 5 gun-related items up for auction right now, with bids on them. I'm waiting for their nastygram when somebody in their food chain realizes what I've been doing. Idiots, they spout one thing, but their bread is buttered with sales of stuff they don't publically condone. :rolleyes:
     
  13. gezzer

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    Paypal kicked me off for selling gun parts. Took 3 months to get my money from them .over a grand. Scew them :fire:
     
  14. calzoom

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    They keep asking me to use them. Glad I read this thread about them and Ebay. Have never used either...... Won't be doing so. Just wait till I tell Momma. She will send em a real snotty letter.:what:
     
  15. AndyC

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    Paypal is anti-gun?

    Sorry, but I'm new to the States and I didn't know that - I'm looking for a link on their site which mentions this prejudice, but I can't find anything - would anyone mind pointing me in the right direction, please?

    I'm buggered if my money is going to assist anti-gun bigots :fire:

    Edit: Ah, wait, I do believe I've found it: "You may not use PayPal in the purchase or sale of any firearm. This includes all rifles, shotguns, and handguns, whether for use in sporting, as collectibles, or curio and relic (C&R) firearms, and regardless of their present working order. Blah, blah..."

    Perhaps we could start something like a "paygun.com" and compete :neener:
     
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    http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/use/index_frame-outside&ed=weapons

    I dumped Paypal about two years ago, as well, over their policies. They were already in place before their buyout by eBay, they were brought in synch with eBay's policies around the same time.
    I still use eBay for non-firearm items, and I use postal money orders for my purchases / sales. Whenever a purchaser presses for me to accept paypal, I decline and tell them exactly why. Had about a 1/3 of them thank me for alerting them to Paypal's anti- policies.
     
  17. Creeping Incrementalism

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    I hardly used PayPal at all, but emptied account my account and stopped using them when I found out.

    I don't know what PayPal's problem is. Visa, Mastercard, or the Post Office don't care if you use their service to transfer money related to a gun sale.
     
  18. SACOLT

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    What do you mean anti-gun, looks like they are anti-self defense.
     
  19. Lupinus

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    I stopped using paypal after they screwed me over. Had an automatic monthly deduction that I canceled but yet they still took out costing me 10 bucks plus the 31 for a bounce on my checking account.

    Gave me some bs back and fourth between them and the company. PP says well you need to cancel with them (which I did) and also with us, which I did. The company doesn't even bill you you either send them your monthly fee or loose your premium gaming features untill you do and it all relys on paypals monthly thingamajo to send it in every month. They refused to even return my ten dollars let alone the 31 the bank charged me and I ended up getting it back from the bank as a courtesy and they said that this is not the first time they have delt with it. Since then I have used them exactly one time because the money was going to a friend and it was a courtesy for her.
     
  20. Mizzle187

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    I know of off the top of my head (2) online stores that sell ammo that accept PayPal, (4) that sell stocks,mags,etc... and accept PayPal, (2) that sell EVERYTHING AR-15 including uppers that accept PayPal. These that In tlak about actually advertise somewhere on there website that they accept PayPal. Im not talkinh about sending them an email asking them and they say yes actually advertising! I will not name names becuase I have used these companies with no problems. Some of them are small operations but two of them are pretty damn big! I have no proof of this next statement but I believe PayPal is anti-gun on the outside but on the inside they arent too worried about it becuase dont go to far out of their way to find these "gunnies".
     
  21. BryanP

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    Unfortunately, as someone mentioned already, you can use PayPal without realizing it. I made a purchase yesterday on a web site that offered PayPal or credit cards as payment options. I selected credit card, but it was still handled via PayPal.
     
  22. Dirk Pitt

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    I closed my PAYPAL yesterday due to this and other threads like it. They can take there policy and do something with it.
    :barf:
     
  23. BigRedBowtie

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    Well, I see this got busy while I was gone. I'm glad I could be of service to some of you, and an inspiration to others. Continue the good work, fellas!
     
  24. CAPTAIN MIKE

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    ...Okay, I'll Bite...

    Okay, let's see.

    If PayPal is used by gun stores and firearms dealers, and used for ammunition purchases how is it they have an "anti-gun" policy?

    Maybe I've been living in the cave too long, but I never connected PayPal with anything having to do with firearms. I thought the business they were in was as a go-between for retailers and customers.
     
  25. 3 weelin geezer

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    I buy gun related stuff with their help I just don't tell on the payscreen for what it is. I usually call it goods and services as opposed to an auction on XXXXXXX.com. They don't ask (sort of) but I won't tell them. I just write the seller and inform them what they are getting paid for and how it will appear when they get that email and I am happy. :neener: paypal! I figger its payback for all the other times they gave me the runaround and "lost" my information then blocked my cc. I called them and they put me on hold for almost $10 ( I was using a payphone because I don't have long distance) yeah, it took them that long to decide to send me a check for $300 for a guitar synth I sold on ebay. The seemed to be losing my information as we spoke. Then they wanted to block my CC number but I just got another. :neener: So, now I make it a point to pay this way if I can to get my stuff faster and protest this stupid policy. Who cares what I buy its my money and they are just doing a job. Its not their place to tell me what I can or can't buy. Since when do employees tell the employer how to run the company?
     
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