Meg Whitman’s Gone, Paypal’s Still Into Thievery
July 14, 2014 at 5:02 am
In what seemed like it was going to be just another internet transaction, I clicked on the “Buy It Now” link on a piece of audio recording equipment that I found on eBay last night.
I’ve been an eBay customer (both a buyer and seller) since December of 1998 with over 1,400 all positive feedbacks from having been involved with even more auctions than that, so I thought I knew the ropes.
Sadly, Paypal has restrung the ropes into a noose to continue the slide that eBay and Paypal have been on since Meg Whitman took control and monetized the very life out of what used to be a fun to go to, a people oriented site.
Meg demonstrates taking “Air Kiss” control?
All I did was click on a second link that seemed like it was going to be just an acknowledgment of my having placed a buy it now order, a moment later the reply page thanked me for my purchase, completely leaping over the normal trip to Paypal to sign in, where I could choose the payment method and agree to the purchase.
I can understand exactly where this new practice of theirs is coming from, Paypal wants all purchases on eBay (and probably other places they deal with) to be of the type of transaction that would have the money deducted directly out of the buyers checking account. This methodology is not one that I have used in the past, I have always chosen to have the purchase funded from my Paypal listed credit card so I could receive frequent flyer miles, unfortunately for them this is a choice that would have caused Paypal to pay a percentage as a credit card fee and not have instant access to my funds.
Recently, Paypal had experimented with an interim process wherein they made the link to change the funding source nearly invisible, this caused me to miss the option to change the funding source on a purchase. After accidentally doing this and then calling in on a special phone number given only to eBay heavy duty patrons, I found that they consider that once a transaction is done, it’s done and irreversible, i.e., they kept the money taken from my checking account, and sounded upset that I was upset and wanted to change the purchase to my credit card.
So, I hope this will serve as a heads up to people that plan to do business on the internet (a.k.a. eBay) and use Paypal, which it should be known is a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay, I have a feeling they will have many more tricks up their collective sleeves in the near future, and are just waiting for the chance to bump their customers past the point of no return on their slippery slope.
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