Late yesterday I received a strange text from "PayPal" informing me that a payment for $999.99 had just been declined. It looks like we might have a new scam on our hands.
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The launch of Amazon Australia was supposed to be a game-changing event that redefined retail pricing for the whole nation. Instead, its arrival went down like a huge wet fart.
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Like it or not, eBay is the biggest auction website in Australia and often has some excellent bargains. But it also has loads of competition from other buyers, a not very intuitive search system and oodles of identical products to wade through. Fortunately there are some essential tricks to become an eBay master.
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24 hours of programming with a chance to win $US100,000. Doesn't sound too bad if you think you have the skills to compete. This is the core of BattleHack, a global marathon coding competition run by PayPal where teams or individuals come up with interesting uses for the payment provider's various online services.
Hi Lifehacker, I have been using PayPal for years, but recently there has been a few refunds due to quality of items and also that wrong items were sent to me. PayPal has buyer protection where we can lodge disputes and escalate to claims if problems arise with our purchase. However, PayPal recently has disabled my account saying I have too many disputes and claims. They also said that this cannot be appealed. Can PayPal do this? What can I do about it? Thanks, PayProblem
Aside from being subject to bad talkback radio, one of the biggest nuisances of catching a taxi is the fiddly payment process. Previously-featured taxi booking app goCatch has added the ability to pay drivers via PayPal, potentially simplifying that hassle and scoring you a cheaper fare.
Dear Lifehacker, I am the treasurer for a very small association. We want to use PayPal so we can sell raffle tickets, receive donations on our Facebook page and so on. I'm just wondering what would be the best way to set up PayPal to do this? Obviously we want to try to avoid fees wherever possible. Cheers, Fees Freeze
If you sell physical goods somewhere like a market, it's hard to accept credit card payments unless you get specialist hardware from your bank. PayPal is now offering a card reader to attach to an iPhone or Android device, which works in conjunction with the PayPal Here app to process payments on the spot.