PLEASE help with paypal (in Off-topic)
September 15 2005 3:34 PM EDT
I opened a free personal account on paypal. I sold CB1 for 36 USD. And then I bought 1 mil CB2. When I tried to xfer my 16 USD out for the mil CB2, it wouldn't let me. Apparently, I need to have either a bank account or a credit card tied to it to xfer cash out. But I can receive cash just fine. So now I have 36 USD in there that I can't use.
September 15 2005 3:35 PM EDT
Yes, add a CC, transfer the money then remove the CC. Or you can just add a bank account. Whatever you do, do not upgrade to business account because you won't able to go back.
September 15 2005 3:38 PM EDT
Yeah, problem is I'm 14. I don't have a credit card, and a bank account can't be in my name, so it's shared by my Dad and I. (It's in both out names.) I can't withdraw anything without his permission. There's no way he'll let me.
September 15 2005 3:44 PM EDT
You can close your account. They will send the money, minus 3-4$ fee to your home. I hope you did register your account with valid infomation, right?
September 15 2005 3:47 PM EDT
That doesn't really help. I'd rather have it sit in there, and not do anything than have it sent to my home. My parents check the mail, if they see it, I'll be in trouble.
September 15 2005 3:48 PM EDT
And it's not that I need the cash in real life or anything. It's just that I now have 36 USD in my account doing nothing, when I intended to sell it for CB2.
So purchase something using the money in your PayPal account. You have $36 to spend on anything that you can purchase with PayPal funds. Go nuts!
September 15 2005 4:07 PM EDT
Bast, the problem with that is that I'll get in trouble with my parents if something gets mailed to me. They'll see it, and the they'll start asking questions. They don't want me dealing with money over the internet.
well, one thing you could still do is add the bank account to paypal, and you will need to confirm it. paypal will make 2 deposits, so you will need to go and check the amounts of those deposits and then you can sell the money, and then close the paypal account. problem solved. (and if you say you cant because your parents will be angry, then you should have not sold the CB1 for 36 usd in the first place.)
You are old enough to defy your parents by dealing with money over the internet against their express wishes, surely you are old enough to face getting into trouble for doing so. :)
September 15 2005 4:17 PM EDT
When I sold the CB1 for USD, I was not using any outside source of money. No real money was involved.
September 15 2005 4:18 PM EDT
And I had no idea, I was going to run into this problem.
September 15 2005 4:27 PM EDT
if i had CB to sell you, i would say that you should buy something and have it mailed to me... maybe you should make post offering to buy and ship something in return for CB.
September 15 2005 4:28 PM EDT
Why not just keep the money in there until you're old enough to get a credit card? :p
Or offer to pay for someones online game subscription (if they allow pay pal) or buy a service or software download that is basically email based on the paper trail :)
September 15 2005 4:56 PM EDT
I guess I have a related question:
My paypal account is linked to my credit card, but I have only used it to pay for things - can I receive payments with the account as it is, or do I need to verify the paypal account, as they seem to imply?
Spontaneous received money but can't spend it because it's not linked to anything. Would the money I receive be credited to my credit card, or is it just "virtual" money?
September 15 2005 5:20 PM EDT
Beo, and Bast, maybe I wasn't too clear. The reason my parents don't want me dealing with money over the internet is because they don't want me giving out personal information. (ie. Home address, credit card number, etc.) By selling CB1 for USD, I was not defying them since I wasn't giving out any personal information.
Thank you for the excellent suggestions, Seft, and maulaxe. That's just the thing I was looking for. =)
Here's an idea: you make another $4. You transfer the whole $40 to my PayPal account. I will use my real "grown up" money, on your behalf, to get this deal for you http://carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=001W3v.
You can have them sent to your mother. Then when there's a question about breaking the household "internet commerce" rule, you can say you didn't give out YOUR personal information, you gave out HERS.
September 15 2005 6:53 PM EDT
We live in the same house. So I'll still be giving out personal information.
Yeah, but it was to buy her a gift... you had to find a way to do it w/o her knowing.
You can also just sell the paypal account.
September 26 2005 7:09 PM EDT
And how do you propose I do that when I can't transfer money out of the account?
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