First of all; I seriously don’t understand the logic in this; for a few reasons.
First; Paypal is providing a service. Why would/does anybody think it is fair to let somebody work for you ‘for free’?
If the gardener was next door, mowing your neighbors lawn; you wouldn’t shout out to him, ‘Hey, while your mowing away; mow my lawn for free’. <> You prolly have a pretty good idea how well that suggestion would go over.
Paypal provides services for fees; no fo free-ze.
But it gets more interesting. Paypal will back people up on some transactions; if something goes ‘Wrong’ on a deal.
But If you buy a Yoyo by sending the money using the ‘Gifting’ option; you’ll have a better chance rolling an Egg uphill with your nose; Than getting any help from Paypal.
Gifting cancels any help you would get in a dispute done through Paypal.
I was just checking out the BST and noticed one of the guys selling yoyos for up to $800 bucks. I am not saying there is anything wrong with his prices. I am not a Collector. And I am not a Yoyo value expert.
But saving 4 percent by using the Gift option; is poor judgement. If you never get the product; you are ‘Done’. No recourse. No support. When you start crying; you even have to provide your own Kleenex. Unless somebody gives you one as a gift.
I think it is fair to let Paypal charge somebody for services provided. (I sure don’t work for free; unless I want to). And it is cheap insurance in case there is a snag in the deal.
I think Sellers should calculate the Paypal fees into the price they are asking for their yoyos. Then they don’t have to mess with ‘conditions of sale’. (I only take Paypal… You gift me the money or you pay the transaction fee)(there is just waaaY too much ‘Cheeeep’ in there).
I fully understand that if the Seller just pads the price of a Yoyo to cover the 4 percent transaction fee; the buyer is ending up paying that extra amount anyway. But paying the extra 12 bucks on that 300 dollar Yoyo; at least gives you a safety net; in case the Deal falls through. If you Gift somebody $300 and they Tank on you; you really did end up giving them a ‘Gift’. Lol
I am sure a few Gift crazy crybabies will not understand what I am talking about. I understand.