Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Lifestyle > The Money And Business Zone
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

The Money And Business Zone All things money related, Savings, Finance, Pensions ,Insurance, Mortgages and more,

View Poll Results: PayPal only checkout. Would it put you off buying?
Yes it would put me off 20 17.39%
Not at all 91 79.13%
Neither 4 3.48%
Voters: 115. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-01-2018, 12:56 PM   #11
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
Vossman's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bloc's Village
Posts: 819
Thanks: 368
Thanked 719 Times in 493 Posts
Paypal protection is so much better than any offered by card companies, if you have a problem the seller cannot ignore Paypal as they could do with a card company.
Sometimes I have not used a seller because they won't accept Paypal, for me it is good because I can use my Paypal balance without touching my other cards.
Vossman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2018, 01:29 PM   #12
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
davies20's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Buxton, Derbyshire
Posts: 2,464
Thanks: 786
Thanked 969 Times in 797 Posts
I'm not joking if I said not using PayPal as an option would cut my buying by 90%!

Mrs Davies20 sorts all our accounts & I don't even have a card for most of them so PayPal is very convenient for me.
davies20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2018, 01:57 PM   #13
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
66Rob's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,019
Thanks: 605
Thanked 357 Times in 314 Posts
I don't have Paypal and yes it would and has prevented me buying off sites that only offer that method payment. I cant remember the site but it was a detailing one.

No chance i would use PP, just credit card and occasionally Debit card.
66Rob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2018, 02:39 PM   #14
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1,324
Thanks: 1,106
Thanked 1,571 Times in 894 Posts
E-shopping is supposed to be convenient. But it is not always secure.

I trust PayPal (and I've heard of Sage) but I'm a bit stiff-legged around some of the online payment methods I come across on the web.

In all honesty, I do not want to waste time doing due diligence on every platform to try to establish whether they are kosher or not, or there is some phishing exercise going on. When I come across unknown platforms, I pass up and find another vendor with PayPal.

Even with Sage, AIUI it is a processor and there are no fraud guarantees or implied endorsements of the vendor.

Another point, with PayPal, I can also use my Amex card much more widely than I can through other systems, and for the same cost as other cards. I prefer using Amex because get Avios when I use it...

Fentum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2018, 02:58 PM   #15
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
robertdon777's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 4,158
Thanks: 740
Thanked 1,704 Times in 1,363 Posts
The one not to use is Worldpay

The site when paying looks like its been designed by Kids.

I like to see Paypal on a Site:

1: So I can pay via my Paypal Account

2: So I can pay Via Debit or Credit Card.

Its much more flexible than other systems. The protection comes boths ways... Paypal and Credit card as a buyer I have 2 forms of Proof and Protection

robertdon777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2018, 03:45 PM   #16
Washmitt Meister
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lanarkshire
Posts: 280
Thanks: 58
Thanked 59 Times in 52 Posts
I am the opposite if somewhere doesn't accept paypal then I usually try to find one that does, I have used it for years and they have always helped me out and the fact its so easy to use is even better!
Skilzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2018, 05:00 AM   #17
Washmitt Meister
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Middlesbrough
Posts: 177
Thanks: 12
Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
I'm the same as some others.... If it's a reputable site then I don't mind paying via credit or debit but 90% of them offer PayPal anyway
But if I'm buying from somewhere first time... Always PayPal and if they don't have it I don't buy from them and try to find the product elsewhere
PayPal customer protection is probably the best customer service I've encountered
Had a problem with a seller once, not answering their emails and it was getting on, maybe a month or so...
Quick email to PayPal and I had the money back in a jiffy
Only problem with them is I could NEVER get a contact for them other than using Facebook, but to be fair they're normally pretty quick using Facebook
Atkinson91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2018, 07:01 PM   #18
Sponge Jockey
Sk8ir's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 93
Thanks: 63
Thanked 65 Times in 51 Posts
Speaking as a customer and as an e-commerce manager, I'd definitely recommend having both Paypal and a separate card processor as options.

Not only do people have personal preferences (as so well expressed above), but it gives you a "belt and braces" backup if one is down for any reason.

Sage aren't as bad as they used to be (back in their Protx days reliability was awful) but given the choice I would always go for Stripe ( instead - better customer service, easier to set up, nice simple fees for the merchant.
Sk8ir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2018, 07:31 PM   #19
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
Join Date: May 2017
Location: In our unit
Posts: 1,352
Thanks: 1,265
Thanked 888 Times in 531 Posts

This is my point

I wouldn't get rid of paypal at all - Too many people including me use it but I'm adding Sage Pay as an added option.

Worldpay is shocking to use imo
leeandfay is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.