Paypal's position on this issue is crystal clear.
"You agree that you will not impose a surcharge or any other fee for accepting PayPal as payment."
What part of that sentence do you not understand?
The NOT part?
Wow, you went from being decent to getting all sassy and in-my-face.
It's not a lack of understanding on my part, for what it's worth. The word "impose" is too extreme to cover the case of me simply requesting that the buyer pays the fees. Check it out:
im⋅pose [im-pohz] verb, -posed, -pos⋅ing.
–verb (used with object)
1.to lay on or set as something to be borne, endured, obeyed, fulfilled, paid, etc.: to impose taxes.
2.to put or set by or as if by authority: to impose one's personal preference on others.
3.to obtrude or thrust (oneself, one's company, etc.) upon others.
4.to pass or palm off fraudulently or deceptively: He imposed his pretentious books on the public.
5.Printing. to lay (type pages, plates, etc.) in proper order on an imposing stone or the like and secure in a chase for printing.
6.to lay on or inflict, as a penalty.
7.Archaic. to put or place on something, or in a particular place.
8.Obsolete. to lay on (the hands) ceremonially, as in confirmation or ordination.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/impose
Basically, I can't force the buyer to pay the fees. But I certainly don't see where it says I can't ask. If you do, feel free to enlighten me. Sassy pants.