Comments:EBay to make PayPal mandatory for UK sellers

Latest comment: 15 years ago by Ryan524 in topic Why??

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I agree with the skepticism about the justification given for mandating Paypal payments and not allowing bank deposits.

How many people think in all seriousness that it is just because "it's safer" and this decision has nothing to do with improving Ebay's margins on every transaction?

It will be interesting to see if there is any comeback in terms of anti-competition or consumer law in Australia, the UK, or US. Imagine if a retail chain told you that you were only allowed to pay with store cards (basically the equivalent)? Using bank deposits is not an issue about creditworthiness after all as if, say, you'd decided to use a personal cheque.

Your analogy is somewhat deficient in that this story is about 'sellers' so you actually got it backwards. Of course it could still be a problem, but, since eBay owns PayPal now, it shouldn't be an issue. --SVTCobra 02:48, 10 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

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PayPal shouldn't be mandatory for anyone, its just a way for eBay to get more revenue. I'm glad I don't live in the UK, or at least shop on eBay there.--Ryan524 - (talk) 21:59, 29 April 2008 (UTC)Reply