Well the tide may have turned for the better. Decided to ring them, spoke to a nice lady who said if I upload my birth certificate she'll get it sorted by 6pm today.
Proof is in the pudding though, so we'll see.
And yes, I'd dump paypal in a heartbeat but it is widely known and US accepted. I also accept Google Checkout and card payments but the card payments are UK only and Google Cart as it is now known doesn't allow recurring payment.
Last edited by FileTrekker; September 29th, 2012 at 08:26 AM.
I've never had anything but problems with PayPal. It got to a point where I simply decided that if a website required me to use PayPal to exchange money/products, then it wasn't worth it. Between inactivity closure, inability to contact them locally, and their convoluted interface(which I believe they've altered since last I used them, but I could be wrong), I ended up with a headache most of the time I used their website.
I know a lot of people who do business over the internet who hate PayPal. As I recall a lot of the other sites can't do business with the US though, due to gambling regs there.
From what I hear, it isn't actually gambling regulations so much as the US banks being lazy about fraud and just saying: "doing business with a UK-based company online? Must be gambling! Decline the transaction!"
Also, so far in this thread, it seems those who live America have never had a problem, while those who live outside America, hate it.
Last edited by Red Menace; September 29th, 2012 at 10:06 AM.
Reason: PIP-PIP CHEERIO
I'm not precisely a fan of PayPal either, although my reasons aren't the same.
Haven't had any problems with PayPal money-wise, but I certainly had with my account in general. It's just incredible how much you have to do in order to be able to retrieve your account information, should you have forgotten your e-mail and login information. It's worse than trying to get a free ticket out of jail.
Finally managed to get into my account, only to get the very same "error" twice in a row: apparently my account has been used for unauthorized transfers (which as far as I can see, didn't happen... didn't have money on it at the time either), which meant sending my ID and all the f-load once again.
Screw PayPal if you ask me, and stick to something else. Preferably Wire Transfer, and I'm quite sure the U.S. supports that too, without all too much hassle, no?
I uploaded my birth certificate and, true to the nice lady's word, she unsuspended me a mere 5 minutes later. I was well chuffed.
I then when to the cash machine and it told me to get stuffed. Came back and my account was under review again for trying to make too large a transaction. Now where I come from, £280 isn't that large a transaction, but fuck it.
Right now I am sat in a corner typing and crying while these words are formed in this forum's humble database. I am at the end of my teather with them.
PayPal's motto is basically "Earn a little bit, but not too much, but don't try to spend it either, because we'll ban you for doing either. But apart from that your account is verified so go out there and earn your $$$!"
Last edited by FileTrekker; September 29th, 2012 at 10:30 AM.
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