Say I want to pay something with paypal (question) (in Off-topic)

AdminShade December 8 2010 11:06 AM EST

do I need to have money transferred to my paypal account first or does paypal subtract the money from my bank account?

Invader Sye December 8 2010 11:07 AM EST

1) you need to have money transfered from your bank account to your paypal


2) you need to have a credit/debit card connected to your paypal

QBOddBird December 8 2010 11:08 AM EST

Yes and yes. I don't know if there is a fee associated with paypal subtracting the amount from your bank account, but it can do it with the bank account you've linked to your paypal account.

QBOddBird December 8 2010 11:09 AM EST

From the PayPal site:

When you make a payment or send money, PayPal uses your PayPal balance first to cover the payment. If your PayPal balance doesn't cover the transaction, the bank account, credit card, or debit card you linked to your PayPal account will be used for the payment.

--JDM-- December 8 2010 11:13 AM EST

If you link a debit card to your account do you have to do the thing where paypal sends money to your account and you have to check it in your statement?

QBOddBird December 8 2010 11:17 AM EST

I've linked a card to my account, but I don't recall if I had to do that verification process for it. I don't think that I did.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] December 8 2010 11:22 AM EST

Sometimes paypal will want to check, but other times, they won't. My credit card didn't go through that, but my bank needed verification.

AdminShade December 8 2010 11:40 AM EST

Alright, so the best thing I could do is transfer money to my paypal and then buy the thingy I want.

BluBBen December 8 2010 11:41 AM EST

Nah, I find it much easier to link my card.

AdminShade December 8 2010 11:47 AM EST

I don't have a card (yet)

BluBBen December 8 2010 11:47 AM EST

Then it might be a problem to do that.

Pwned December 8 2010 11:49 AM EST

They just get if outta your bank account. I do it all the time
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