Originally Posted by arrancar12
Thanks Lithium Flower! However my ordeal was on ebay not here so i didn't want to put it in the review thread. Anyways Im happy in what you said..The seller never mentioned a thing about the fee and expected me to pay it.
Just to make sure I understand, the situation was this:
You where purchasing a product off an ebay seller, and paying through paypal.
Paypal fee's where incurred by the seller, dropping the total they received from X to Y.
Ebay seller wants you to pay the cost of the paypal fee's to bring the total payment back to X.
A good chunk of my sales are through paypal (I prefer checks but yah' know) and I've never asked a buyer to pay over the fee's as part of using paypal. While I can entirely understand the practice, that information should be freely available and clearly stated to any and all buyers before they make a purchase or order a commission.
Having clear and concise terms in place (/cough/thankyouHag/cough/) not only benefits the seller but the buyer as well. It almost feels sneaky and underhanded that a seller would withhold this information until the purchase was 'technically' made, or even like they've never known in advance that paypal takes a fee out and was upset by this and scrambled to get their full portion of payment back.
If your payment terms are not clear, or you don't provide that information before someone makes a purchase then the fee's should be incurred by yourself as the seller :| that's just my views on it after dealing with some fair amount of Paypal using for my own sales.