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Sellers can no longer ask for the 3% PayPal fees in addition to your asking price. If you want the PayPal fees cover, then it is suggested YOU add the 3% to your asking price. Basically your asking price is the actual selling price, meaning there should be no other “fees”, besides shipping, added to the selling price.

Example: Polished plenum for $225 + shipping.​

I know that it seems like it was an acceptable practice to ask for these fees, but it goes against PayPal User Agreement. When the seller specifically asks for the PayPal fees, it appears the seller is penalizing the buyer for A) making the purchase and B) for using PayPal. Also the asking for the fees to be covers leads buyer to choice the “paypal gift option”, which is another unacceptable practice. That also goes against PayPal’s policies, and leaves the buyer unprotected with no recourse to file a claim.

If one of the moderators sees a seller asking for the fees, he/she will ask the seller to remove it. If the seller wishes to argue with the moderator, you will be removed from the verified seller group.

Also, there will be NO “send the money to my friend’s PayPal account”. Your PayPal account email address should match the one in your profile (your registration email address). If it is seen, or it is reported, that the money is being sent to a third party, your verified seller status will be immediately revoked.

https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/UserAgreement_full

Paypal User Agreement said:
4.6 No Surcharges. You agree that you will not impose a surcharge or any other fee for accepting PayPal as a payment method. You may charge a handling fee in connection with the sale of goods or services, as long as the handling fee does not operate as a surcharge and is not higher than the handling fee you charge for non-PayPal transactions.
And for the “gift option”

PayPal User Agreement said:
4.1 Receiving Personal Payments. If you are selling goods or services, you may not ask the buyer to send you a Personal Payment for the purchase. If you do so, PayPal may remove your ability to accept Personal Payments.
 

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Re: Attention ALL Sellers on 3si

Below are just suggestions to buyer/sellers. There will be no formal policy, since it is impossible to moderate.

Also to protect sellers: you should only ship to the confirmed PayPal address when the person pays. If the buyer asks you to send it to a different address, you need to ask them to change their shipping address in PayPal.

If you ship to a different address, other than what is on PayPal, the buyer can say he never received the item and will win a claim because you shipped to an "unconfirmed address".

Sellers if you feel uncomfortable with a transaction, simply refund the money. There is no requirement that you have to sell to somebody.

Also if you print your shipping labels from PayPal, it is free service they offer, PayPal will have their proof you shipped the item, they will notify the buyer of the shipment, and it is cheaper than if you go to the post office/UPS.

If anybody has any suggestions feel free to make them. But there will be no debate on the the first post.
 

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Re: Attention ALL Sellers on 3si

Thanks! The 3% paypal fee thing is asenine. Whats the point when the buyer can just add on like $2 to their asking price and not look like an a-hole
 

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Re: Attention ALL Sellers on 3si

Awesome April. Thanks!
 
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