Gumtree PayPal Fees Disclosure
Last edited 22/07/2019 - 11:23
I just sold an item for $300 on Gumtree and the buyer on the spot requested to pay with PayPal. I didn't think about it too much and went along with it. Once he left I discovered that my $300 sale had turned into $291.90 due to PayPal fees. If I had have known there would be fees I would have requested PayID or cash to save me the $8.10. I feel like that service was of no added value to me and I paid that money for nothing!
I went looking on Gumtree for mention of the fees and it was pretty difficult to find. I expected to find it in the Gumtree message thread where the invitation to pay with PayPal was, but no. I eventually figured out that I had to have accepted an invitation to link the two services at some point. I un-linked, and re-linked to try to figure out where the fees were disclosed. I found after reading it a couple of times a tiny mention at the bottom of the page. I think they haven't been clear enough about the fact there will be fees payable. Thoughts?