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Topic: Paypal - Help!!!
Message: Posted by: niva (Nov 7, 2003 01:35PM)
Hi everyone.

I am from Malta and for some strange reason Paypal does not accept our country. My friend said it used to for a very short time, but not anymore.

Can someone tell me what we should do? Could a number of you perhaps help me to send a petition to Paypal? The greater the number the better. Don't forget about us, guys, we need your help. :nod: We would also like to use Paypal.

Thanks from Malta. :thanx:
Message: Posted by: niva (Nov 7, 2003 03:48PM)
Thanks for the reply.

The fact is, though, that most of the time I have to make a money order as the number of sites that use Paypal are increasing.
Message: Posted by: MichalMystic (Nov 11, 2003 12:26PM)
Which is too bad as paypal does very, very bad biz and can screw you over in a sec!
Message: Posted by: Mehtas (Nov 13, 2003 05:51AM)
Have a look at the following link


Anybody had any problems with paypal ?

I am willing to set up for paypal but the above site just puts me off.
Message: Posted by: chrisM (Nov 13, 2003 07:00AM)
I have never had any problems with Paypal. It has always been fast and easy. What has happened to others?
Message: Posted by: Doug Conn (Nov 13, 2003 09:02AM)
I agree, Pay Pal is great.
Message: Posted by: niva (Nov 13, 2003 09:06AM)
You are confusing me guys. :rotf:
Message: Posted by: MichalMystic (Nov 13, 2003 04:27PM)
Paypal seems great till they take your money and there is nothing you can do. Or if you sell to much thru them they give you a penalty. They have class action suit againts them http://www.paypalsucks.com

Is the best place for legal information on them right now.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Nov 19, 2003 05:46PM)
PayPal works excellent even for people in Europe, just follow the instructions.
Message: Posted by: niva (Nov 20, 2003 01:20AM)
Kjellstrom, they don't accet Malta, though. I am getting annoyed with this as more and more people seem to be using Paypal for online transactions. :bawl:
Message: Posted by: Dave Egleston (Nov 20, 2003 05:34PM)
I used papal for a couple of years, Then they insisted on having a bank account to "verify" my account - I didn't use them for several months until I opened an account with five dollars and used that account for their idiotic "verification" - I still use my AMEX (they give a real good protection plan)and don't respond to sellers that insist on a direct bank account withdrawal.

As far as "Malta" is concerned: is that country part of a larger group of countries under another name? - (I could look it up but I've got to leave in a few minutes) - If so, then papal probably wants that name placed in the "country" box.

Heck, what do I know?

Message: Posted by: Roberto Gee (Nov 21, 2003 01:05AM)
I've never had trouble with PayPal, though I don't live in Malta.

I was aware of the "problems" with PayPal before I set up an account. I.e., they can "freeze" your account at any time for any reason, etc.

So I simply set up a separate account with my bank, for PayPal. The bank was already familiar with these accounts and with PayPal.

I never keep more than $100 in it. I transfer funds from it to my regular account when it gets to be over $100.

As I say, I personally have not had any trouble with PayPal, though I have read horror stories from others.

Good luck!
Message: Posted by: niva (Nov 21, 2003 03:54AM)
Malta is an independent country in the middle of the mediterranean sea.
Message: Posted by: Chris Boyd (Nov 24, 2003 01:37PM)
I've never had a problem with Paypal, but after learning more about their practices at [url=http://www.paypalsucks.com]Paypal Sucks[/url], I think I'll be closing my PP acct. and changing my bank account and credit card numbers.

They seem to engage in some shoddy tactics in an effort to recoup their losses due to fraud.
Message: Posted by: Zeftron (Nov 24, 2003 01:58PM)
I have never had a problem with paypal and have used it quite a lot.

Having said that, I have only used it as a payment account for ebay auctions that I've won. Never having been a seller, I've not had the problem of having money in the account that they've decided to freeze.

My bank in the uk operates a 100% refund policy for online fraud anyway, so if paypal tried to debit my account without my express permission I'd still be reimbursed.