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Hi,

I am selling to a member in Singapore and he is trying to send me a payment via gift and he says that there is no option to send as a gift.
Is this normal? And is there a way he can send the payment as a gift?
I have heard that some people in China can't accept/send gift payments? Would this be the same for Singapore?

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Hi,

I am selling to a member in Singapore and he is trying to send me a payment via gift and he says that there is no option to send as a gift.
Is this normal? And is there a way he can send the payment as a gift?
I have heard that some people in China can't accept/send gift payments? Would this be the same for Singapore?

Thanks guys.
I think that people outside the US can not do that anymore. I can not send payments as gifts too and I am from Israel.

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Sending a payment as a gift means you have no protection if he scams you, not a good idea.
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I think that people outside the US can not do that anymore. I can not send payments as gifts too and I am from Israel.

I am in Australia and can send as gift?
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Sending a payment as a gift means you have no protection if he scams you, not a good idea.
Lol, its actually the other way around. He's sending to me.


Also, the only reason I am asking for it as a gift is it's being sent to my Gf's new paypal account and if it is sent any other way than gift it gets held up for 30 days as its a new account.


Also, sorry about the double post.. I thought your post was after my last one.

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It is not called "gift" anymore, but he should have the option of sending it as a "personal payment" or "payment owed" which is basically the same thing.
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It is not called "gift" anymore, but he should have the option of sending it as a "personal payment" or "payment owed" which is basically the same thing.
Ok, I will let him know. He also sent me some screen shots and none of them had any other option. It did it automatically?

I know they are all reversible. Hence why I sent the items registered with tracking, signature and return signed card by receiver delivery confirmation.

Also, I have a "gift" option.

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In the UK and France there are still gift options, you just have to pay for the privilege ie they charge a fee for sending gift payments...
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When I sold to a member in Singapore, that's how it was. Not really a big deal in the end, just have to account for fees
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Here In NZ the options are quite limited, When People tell me to send payment as a "Gift" I Select "Send Money to family or friends" and I Have to Pay Fees
But when they are keen to accept the fees I Select "Im Paying For goods or services"
Even If they dont want to accept the fees i prefer to add fees on top and still select "Im Paying For goods or services" just to give me some sort of protection,
hope that helped in some way?
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Here you can send payment to family or friend. Some people want that when purchasing from a private individual so that the PayPal fee is bypassed. I went to do this for a forum member recently and PayPal was going to charge a fee anyway, I guess they are in business to make MONEY!
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