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Can Someone Simplify When PayPal Charge Fees

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by James, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I'm unsure as to when PayPal charge fees and when they don't.

    I received a payment of $20 which had a $1.08 charge added to it, leaving me with £11.31 after conversion.

    I then received a donation of £16.55 and ended up receiving £15.70 after PayPal took a £0.85 fee.

    When are fees actually deducted, or are they deducted from all payments?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As far as I am aware, unless it is a gift transaction, the recipient pays the fee.
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  3. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Their website does explain it in detail: https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/?cmd=_display-fees-outside

    The receiver pays the fees.

    They charge 3.4% + £0.20. A cross-border fee of 0.5% may apply

    That adds up to about the right amount from your example.

    If you send as a "paypal gift", no fees are charged.
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