That damn dog (dazen_cobalt) wrote in artists_beware,
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dazen_cobalt
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Paying paypal fees?

I am not sure if this subject has been posted or not and I apologize if it has, but I was wondering how the community felt on paypal fees.  Should they be paid by the commissioner or the artist? As of late I have been taking a fair amount of commissions.  While this makes me happy I've been getting nicked and dimed left and right and it's starting to add up.  I have been letting it slide in the name of not looking like a jerk plus I read it's against paypal's service to have a surcharge.  I am a little confused on fees as well.  When I send money there isn't a fee to pay(I know this is because I normally pay from an existing paypal balance which is free) or if I am forced to use my debit card I always select the personal tab and payment owned.  Using that it only charged me an extra five cents, while the person I was sending money to got the full amount.

Does using the personal tab make a big difference?

I myself personally don't mind paying a fee, because I view the artist like I would any store.  Can't go into a store expecting to get something tho you're only a dollar short , the same should be applied them or at least that's how I view it.  However I can't expect everyone to have my mind fame or thought process.

What are your thoughts?  Thanks for your time
Tags: advice for artists, discussion, paypal
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