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YMMV: Free $10 from PayPal for lapsed users.


#1 Zantra  

Zantra

Posted 19 September 2020 - 09:54 AM

I received an email yesterday saying, "Hey, you haven't used us in a while. Here's $10 for your next qualifying order using PayPal." So, a free $10, that they basically get to decide what you spend it on. I tried buying something earlier using PayPal after getting this free $10. Hoping that it would work, and they took all of the money out of my bank account. It didn't even try to use the $10, or tell me that the $10 wasn't eligible for the purchase. So, YMMV on getting it to actual work. As of now, it is just sitting in my account, mocking me.

#2 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   15093 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 September 2020 - 08:35 PM

Damn. Here all I get is a bill from them for all the selling I do. :S



#3 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5557 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

anotherpoorgamer

Posted 19 September 2020 - 08:43 PM

Man, I haven't used Paypal since they got rid of their reload gift cards.  I bet I still won't get that $10.



#4 Zantra  

Zantra

Posted 19 September 2020 - 09:43 PM

Man, I haven't used Paypal since they got rid of their reload gift cards.  I bet I still won't get that $10.


According to them I hadn't used my account since 2013. Honestly, I had totally forgotten that I even had a PayPal account. The $10 states that it will automatically come out of a qualified purchase. But, I bought something for $10, and it took it all out of my bank account, so I guess PayPal gets to decide how and when the $10 is used.

#5 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   8776 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

FlamedLiquid

Posted 20 September 2020 - 07:40 AM

According to them I hadn't used my account since 2013. Honestly, I had totally forgotten that I even had a PayPal account. The $10 states that it will automatically come out of a qualified purchase. But, I bought something for $10, and it took it all out of my bank account, so I guess PayPal gets to decide how and when the $10 is used.


It shows the $10 on your paypal page? Make sure you dont have your bank selected as your prefered way to be charged. Just because you choose to buy something with paypal doesnt automaticaly mean its coming from your paypal balance. I've overdrafted my bank account because of this thinking I was using my paypal balance but instead ot charged to my bank when I didnt have enough in my bank account.

#6 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5668 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 20 September 2020 - 07:44 AM

Damn. Here all I get is a bill from them for all the selling I do. :S

They send you a bill?  I've never gotten one.



#7 Zantra  

Zantra

Posted 20 September 2020 - 07:53 AM

It wouldn't even let me attempt to buy anything without my bank account attached to the PayPal account. I tried buying something with the $10 first by itself, and it demanded either debit or credit card info.

#8 bagwelljeff   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   100 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

bagwelljeff

Posted 20 September 2020 - 04:31 PM

It wouldn't even let me attempt to buy anything without my bank account attached to the PayPal account. I tried buying something with the $10 first by itself, and it demanded either debit or credit card info.

Try this:

 

1) Go to your PayPal account

2) Click on the gear looking thing in the upper right corner (Settings)

3) Click on Payments

4) Scroll down to "Your preferred way to pay"

5) Make sure "Online purchases" is set to "Balance"

6) If not then just click on "Change" to select it

 

This should work



#9 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   15093 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 September 2020 - 08:36 PM

They send you a bill?  I've never gotten one.

Well they don't inherently, but eBay does which gets paid through them.