• Advertise with us

« back to Sweating for Bucks Through Woodworking forum

Forum topic by krisrimes posted 114 days ago 1167 views 0 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View krisrimes's profile


99 posts in 1138 days

114 days ago

I have been asked twice in the last week if I accept paypal and as of right now I do not. I have heard some stories of folks that have had bad experiences with it. I feel like the fact that I did not accept a deposit through paypal probably cost me one of the jobs, so now I am starting to consider using it. For those that do, are there any tricks to making it work? I kind of get the feeling that I am being over cautions but I would like to hear some first hand experience.

37 replies so far

View Rustic's profile


3127 posts in 2199 days

#1 posted 114 days ago

No tricks just go to paypal and sign up I use it and have had one hiccup since using it.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View jumbojack's profile


1156 posts in 1227 days

#2 posted 114 days ago

I have thousands of Pay Pal transactions. A few have gone haywire and all but one got fixed. I love Pay Pal!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

View thechipcarver's profile


46 posts in 181 days

#3 posted 114 days ago

First off, I want to start by saying, I have had a PayPal account for over 8 years. I have not had any problems. I started out using PayPal when I used to sell things on E-bay. Since I got into woodcarving more seriously and travel to and from shows, I use it more often. I have a business account with a debit card that I only use when I travel on those “business” trips. I also have a card swipe for my Iphone, to accept credit/debit cards at the shows. I have not used the swipe that much so I can’t talk much about that part of it, yet.

PayPal, I’ve found, is a very secure and easy way of doing money transactions. Keep this in mind though, treat it like you would your other accounts, i.e saving, checking, credit cards.

Hope this helps.

View bowedcurly's profile


478 posts in 332 days

#4 posted 114 days ago

PayPal is the new way, Best way, for Transactions.

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

View  Box 's profile


4937 posts in 1911 days

#5 posted 114 days ago

PayPal works perfectly fine. People can email money to your PayPal account, you can easily set up a buy now button on your website with PayPal and you can get a PayPal credit card reader for your telephone

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13345 posts in 941 days

#6 posted 114 days ago

Paypal works great for me.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View tefinn's profile


1199 posts in 1040 days

#7 posted 114 days ago

I’ve had a Paypal account since they started. Haven’t used it for much lately except for some eBay stuff, but I’ve never had a problem. If I were running a business I’d have no concerns about using it for that. Just treat it like any other bank account and keep your info secure.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

View Jim Finn's profile

Jim Finn

1641 posts in 1525 days

#8 posted 114 days ago

I had a problem trying to close a Paypal account . Took almost three years. I now just take credit cards.

-- In God We Trust

View MT_Stringer's profile


1805 posts in 1834 days

#9 posted 114 days ago

I have had a PayPal account for years. I used it to buy and sell photography equipment. Later I used it while shooting youth sports. Now I use it for taking payments for woodworking stuff.

I also used a Square card reader for on site sales at the softball tournaments. No problems of any kind.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

View Don W's profile

Don W

14659 posts in 1170 days

#10 posted 114 days ago

I haven’t had any problems, and like others have said, its easy and convenient. Just like credit cards, it does cost you money.

I’ve heard some horror stories, but that goes with any kind of transaction account.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

View dawsonbob's profile


381 posts in 358 days

#11 posted 114 days ago

I spent many years as a freelance advertising artist and copywriter. About eight years ago I put up a website and included a PayPal button on the site. PayPal┬áhas worked flawlessly for me since I included it on my “store” page.

If you would like to test it, you can send me donations in any amount you wish. Just ask me for the URL :)

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

View Rick M.'s profile

Rick M.

3788 posts in 983 days

#12 posted 114 days ago

Been using Paypal for years. Someone somewhere is always going to have a bad experience but Paypal itself is fine.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

View krisrimes's profile


99 posts in 1138 days

#13 posted 114 days ago

That’s what I was wanting to hear. Sounds like I need to open up an account.

View RogerBean's profile


1094 posts in 1556 days

#14 posted 114 days ago

I’ve used paypal for several years. I believe it to be both secure and reliable.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

View tnwood's profile


195 posts in 1689 days

#15 posted 114 days ago

I thought it was secure also until I looked one day to fine I had an alternate address somewhere a thousand miles from my home. I tried to query PayPal about when the change was made to no avail so finally closed the account and never looked back. They way I look at it, if someone can change my info and not notify me, I don’t need it. Some only accept PayPal for goods and services but I’ve always found someone else who will deal in something more secure.

showing 1 through 15 of 37 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase