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Old 01-09-2019, 09:48 PM
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All that has been said about eBay payments being opt-in only (for now), and not opt-outable once opted-in is correct. Ebay has also consistently stated that Paypal will be added as a payment option in July for those who have opted-in.

For those who may not recall, this is similar to when eBay first acquired Paypal in that it was mandatory for sellers to offer Paypal as a payment option, and if they stated anything in their listing to dissuade a buyer from using Paypal, it was grounds for the listing being removed. At that time, there were other online payment options that sellers could offer in addition to Paypal (BidPay comes to mind). Paypal was already the most prevalent choice among buyers, but eBay changed policies and promotions to skew buyer tendencies more and more toward using Paypal.

With eBay no longer owning Paypal, it seems they are trying to repeat the feat with their own payment system. I would expect, as July approaches, there will be more and more promotions requiring use of eBay Payments at checkout in order to take advantage of them (eBay bucks, coupons, etc). I don't know that they will be able to disallow Paypal for ALL sellers by default (remember, it is only disallowed for those who have willingly opted-in to eBay Payments at this time), but there is no reason to think they won't put the hard sell on all sellers to opt-in.

As a seller myself, there is no way I would ever opt-in early to anything that eBay pushes, as I have yet to see a beta-testing "improvement" that actually benefits the seller no matter how they spin it. With 99%+ of my buyers currently using Paypal, I cannot see disallowing Paypal as a payment method being anything but disastrous for my sales. Heck, I'm even afraid to use my "free shipping supplies" coupon code due to checkout requiring eBay Payments, as I'm afraid somewhere in some fine print that I might accidentally opt-in and not be able to undo it!
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:36 AM
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It sounds like ebay is just trying to feather their own nest again, which is expected in for-profit business. I like paypal but who knows what is next...
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I wonder if when eBay sold Paypal they told the new owners that eBay would be eliminating Paypal as a payment option.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:43 AM
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I wonder if when eBay sold Paypal they told the new owners that eBay would be eliminating Paypal as a payment option.
EBay didn't sell Paypal. They spit into 2 companies. It was because of the financial industry which saw Paypal as the more attractive (profitable) company. EBay is trying to make themselves more profitable by capturing business that went with Paypal when the 2 companies split.
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Some dealers stopped taking Paypal on Ebay when the new way came out, but most do and I get a Paypal option on them and still use Paypal for almost everything I buy.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:21 AM
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eBay payments is trying to lure sellers with lower fees. They offer s flat percentage vs PayPal which is 30 cents plus 2.9% which is a killer for smaller transactions. When PayPal is gone I will be interested to see how long it takes eBay to raise fees to match that of PayPal and more.

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I'm not personally a big user of Ebay as a seller or buyer because of Paypal. A couple of weeks ago I did purchase a card and was very happy to see I no longer was forced to use Paypal.

I think once more people learn about it the more you will see them opt in and appreciate the other payment types.
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A few minutes ago I ordered 2 cards from Burbank Cards. They have 2.5 million items listed for sale. They no longer accept PayPal. I like PayPal, but Burbank can't accept it. I used my eBay bucks. There are a lot of scammers trying to steal account info from eBay and I don't want to use my credit card for my purchases.
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There are a lot of scammers trying to steal account info from eBay and I don't want to use my credit card for my purchases.
This exactly. I have been using Paypal for many years with minimal hiccups.

I have also been using eBay for many years, but can't think of a single one for which I could say the same, especially in recent years.
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