By: peter | 19-04-2010 22:55
There was the problem with the topups and it has made me think, why not introduce Topups by PayPal?
What do you think?
Kudos if you like.
its very good idea
would be helpful for giffgaffers
Fantastic idea +1 from me
great idea Pete I hope its gets the go ahead.
So many businesses , from the smallest to the largest use Paypal. Not to accept it seems luddite.
In 2010 this idea was put into the "not for us" category, although the proposer then got 202 Kudos.
Vincent, who announced on the thread in 2010 that the idea was "not for us" showed that there was a complete misunderstanding of Paypal by those who rejected the idea .
Apart from the postings in the labs pages there are many requests in the community pages.
The objections seem to be: 1. I don't like or use Paypal, 2. There will be an extra cost. 3. objections based on ignorance, eg you need a credit card for paypal so why not just register it on Giffgaff.
I don't like credit cards or banks although I do use them, but it is my choice. It is my choice to have and use a paypal account.
How we pay when topping up is our choice, we could go to a shop for a voucher (unless abroad or in a remote place and it's not a great option in an emergency), we could use a credit card registered with giffgaff - it is our choice, so it would be or choice if we wanted to pay a little extra for paypal topups (very little I imagine as credit card and shop charges are already included in the price of a topup.
I hope this idea will be decided on after thorough research, a search of the forums to confirm there is a need, an understanding of paypal, finding the cost and perhaps even asking members if they would be willing to pay this if they made a purchase by paypal. Also look at the posts made by people who do not have UK bank accounts or addresses and consider that paypal would resolve their problem topping up.
This would be convenient for many
I disagree. There is difference between topping with your credit card and Paypal due to UK Credit Law. When paid by credit card, the card company (the bank) is jointly liable to the supplier (Giffgaff). In case of any dispute, you can always go back to the card company and ask for a valid refund. With Paypal, they are 3rd party and it won't be governed by UK Crdit Law. Hence you are left with the discretion of Paypal to make the refund.
??A good idea hope it gets implemented.
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