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post #1 of 39 Old 10-27-2011, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Paypal fees: Who should pay them boarders or barn owners?

Who should pay the paypal fees the boarder or barn owner? DEBATE!

Velvet made a good point - Assuming it's an option among Cash, Check, or PayPal.

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post #2 of 39 Old 10-27-2011, 06:45 PM
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I would say barn owner, only because that is the method THEY chose to have board paid.

I would much rather cut a check out, or multiple post dated checks out at once to pay board.
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The person accepting the payment is supposed to pay the paypal fee. That is how paypal is set up.

https://cms.paypal.com/cgi-bin/marke...keting_us/fees

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Sending Money to Friends and Family in the US:
  • FREE when you use your bank account or PayPal balanceWhen you use a credit or debit card, the cost is 2.9% of the total amount sent plus $0.30 USD per transaction. When you log in, you choose whether you or the recipient covers this cost.
Paying for a Product or Service:
  • FREE when you send money to a merchant to pay for something you bought.
If you're a novice seller on Ebay don't accept debit or credit cards. Pay Pal will charge you almost 5% of the sale price plus thirty cents to receive a creditcard payment. Instead, ask your buyers to do an instant Paypal transfer, issue you a Paypal echeck, or pay with the balance in their account. This way, it's free!

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Who should pay the paypal fees the boarder or barn owner? DEBATE!

Velvet made a good point - Assuming it's an option among Cash, Check, or PayPal.
Tell me you you itemize each and every bank charge you have to pay if the boarder pays you by cheque?

Do you charge them for the tax you have to pay on items you buy for the barn that will be used by the boarders

How about charging them a lease charge for using the broom to sweep the aisle after they have had their horse standing.

Good grief I would expect anyone that is reading any of your threads and was contemplating your place to board to run so fast in the opposite direction...I SURE WOULD !!
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Seller pays the fees. I do lots of paypal, and the fees are the issue of the seller (ie-YOU.)

I am with Spyder. You are constantly thinking and asking about more fees. Perhaps you should spend more time actually running your business or teaching more lessons than asking us our opinion, which is never going to be yours.

The trainers/BO's I know and use-barely have time to email one sentence. They are in the barn, actually teaching or training!
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It was a debate topic Spyder. Chill. Did I say ANYTHING personally if I charge my customers these fees? I did not.
I would hope that THIS thread is not a debate based on any practice you are doing or contemplating on doing, because based on your last thread it is something I would expect you would have in your borders extras agreement.
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My personal opinion on the matter IN GENERAL is if your an online company that uses this method that you should obviously pay the fee because it attracts more sales. Credit card machines and services always charge the merchant. However, since Paypal is open to everyone and DOES give the option of who pays the fee.. it does raise question when it comes to the unique business of horse boarding who doesn't have the customer traffic other business do. It's not like going to the gas station 3 times a week and paying for different items. Most horse customers pay on a monthly basis and most customers still pay by check or cash. So you have to ask yourself is it worth it for horse businesses to offer this service and pay for the fee or offer this service but make them pay for the convenience.

Do the same rules apply for trainers? Just curious.. its a very debatable topic that I've seen on other small business websites.

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Seller pays the fees. I do lots of paypal, and the fees are the issue of the seller (ie-YOU.)

I am with Spyder. You are constantly thinking and asking about more fees. Perhaps you should spend more time actually running your business or teaching more lessons than asking us our opinion, which is never going to be yours.

The trainers/BO's I know and use-barely have time to email one sentence. They are in the barn, actually teaching or training!
It has been raining.... So in between emails and bookkeeping, I read on horse forum... UH OH! Someone call the horrible barn owner police!

How does it make me a horrible person asking what other people charge? If you don't like my threads then don't read them! If you can't be nice or impartial, DON'T REPLY! Sorry but stick from butt removal is not one of the services I offer....lol

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I'm not overly familiar with PayPal; what are the fees typically? I'm just curious as to whether it's a large expense or just an insignificant fee.
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