Originally Posted by kiratsukai
Paypal ~always~ charges to use a credit card or an e-check. But the default option, frustratingly, charges the seller. This requires them to inflate prices more to make up for paypal's cut or take a chunk out of their bottom line.
If you pay from your balance/funds available, there is no charge.
Slightly incorrect: It doesn't charge you on super small things. I always buy with a credit card with paypal, and it didn't charge me on my recent $9.50 payment. In fact, it didn't charge me when i sent my friend $20 from my credit card either. That was either from it being a small amount, or it being from my credit card to another paypal user. Regardless, i didn't get that paypal 4% or whatever.