For those times when you don't trust any other payment method, Or you simply can not be bothered to go and find your bloody debit card and fill in all those annoying details. PayPal is always there.
I use PayPal for eBay, Steam, GOG, Gumtree and Preloved purchases and many many more.
It's just so quick and easy to just type an email and password and press confirm, that and you have all the protection they offer. I think it should be a legal requirement to have a Paypal account as it is so annoying when someone has never heard of it and you have to buy something using some form of ancient technology known as a 'Postal Order'.
I haven't got much to say about this service other than mindless praise as it's done me nothing but good. It's also ridiculously easy to manage and make payments to people when only provided with an e-mail address!
If you haven't already (for some reason) get on it!
i bought a dvd player from a website , but didnt know till it come was from china , got loads of extra bills and item was falty , would of cost over 300 to return it , and paypal wouldnt do anything about it, and paypal told me because it wasnt though ebay , nothing i could do and there advice was go to trading standers , terable ,
Have used PayPal for many years. Very useful service but customer service is generally pretty bad. They can also be a pain if you are a seller on ebay, with holding payments until they are satisfied you aren't fraudulent. Innocent until proven guilty anyone?
Have now had 2 reasons to doubt the depth of 'investigative' work undertaken as part of a dispute with 'purchasers' at a loss to myself of £150. Where I can I no longer use I do, and the fact they try to make you as part of the conditions for certain goods makes the matter worse. I note in NZ they have enforced PayPal to not insist on using them for payment - lets hope that arrives in the UK pronto.
PayPal lets you send money to anyone with email. PayPal is free for consumers, and works seamlessly with your existing credit card and current account. You can settle debts, borrow cash, divide bills or split expenses with friends, all without going to an ATM or looking for your chequebook.