In the days when we all paid cash, the Owner of the Business added a little to the price, to cover the cost of Cashing-up and of Security, while taking the money to the Bank. They just didn't tell you.
Get over it. If the total cost of the transaction is too high, don't buy. If the price is right the Seller has made a Sale
My wife, Fran uses PayPal all the time so she contacted PayPal regarding this, and this is the reply she received:
**Thank you for contacting PayPal Customer Support.
I know how important this is for you. Let me clarify this for you today.
In regards to that, we do not have any information passed on to us yet that there will be a Personal Transaction Fee of £1.99 GBP.
If in case you will be receiving an email notification about this fee, kindly forward it to us so we can check the validity of the email.**
I had this email today as well... and it was addressed to me personally, and wasn't asking for any details.
I'm pretty sure it's for real...
However, I think folk here has mis-interpreted what it's saying...
From their website;
1">[click here free to use PayPal to buy something unless it involves a currency conversion*."
"**It’s free to use PayPal to send or receive money between friends and family in the UK, as long as the payment is funded by a bank account, debit card or PayPal balance, and no currency conversion is involved.
If you fund the payment using a credit card, send money in a different currency or make an international transfer, we charge you, the sender, a small fee. A currency conversion fee may also apply**."
So there has been a change, but if you're buying something, for example on eBay, there is no charge to the buyer.
"There’s no fee to use PayPal to purchase goods or services......There is a fee when you send a payment to someone in another country or if you receive a payment from someone in another country. The PayPal user agreement has specific information."