From: Grimly Curmudgeon on
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
drugs began to take hold. I remember "Roger"
<roger20nospam(a)ntlworld.com> saying something like:

>A cheque can still be "withdrawn" and the money claimed back from
>the seller's bank account months later - even if they spent the money!
>So a cheque is no safer than PayPal unfortunately.

You know not of the recent change in the regs, then.
Afair, the money can not now be clawed back after a fortnight or so,
perhaps sooner.
From: Fran on

"Grimly Curmudgeon" <grimly4REMOVE(a)REMOVEgmail.com> wrote in message
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> We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
> drugs began to take hold. I remember crn(a)NOSPAM.netunix.com saying
> something like:
>
>>Like how difficult can it be to transfer some money into PayPal ?.
>
> Depends on the bank. Mine is a pita, taking damn near a week to transfer
> funds to PP by EFT.
> Their number's up now though - the EFT Directive from the EU insists
> they do it within pronto time, effective from yesterday.

The fact that your bank can now do it quickly may not help. PP seem to
receive funds via their US clearing and that's what delays it.


From: Fran on

"Grimly Curmudgeon" <grimly4REMOVE(a)REMOVEgmail.com> wrote in message
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> We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
> drugs began to take hold. I remember "Roger"
> <roger20nospam(a)ntlworld.com> saying something like:
>
>>A cheque can still be "withdrawn" and the money claimed back from
>>the seller's bank account months later - even if they spent the money!
>>So a cheque is no safer than PayPal unfortunately.
>
> You know not of the recent change in the regs, then.
> Afair, the money can not now be clawed back after a fortnight or so,
> perhaps sooner.

Correct.


From: Grimly Curmudgeon on
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
drugs began to take hold. I remember "Fran"
<autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> saying something like:

>The fact that your bank can now do it quickly may not help. PP seem to
>receive funds via their US clearing and that's what delays it.

I don't know for sure. I spoke to a v.helpful bod on their helpdesk a
couple of months ago and he assured me as soon as PP got it, it was
credited to me. He blamed the bank, but then again, he would, wouldn't
he? Even a halving of the time would help a lot.
From: Fran on

"Grimly Curmudgeon" <grimly4REMOVE(a)REMOVEgmail.com> wrote in message
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> We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
> drugs began to take hold. I remember "Fran"
> <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> saying something like:
>
>>The fact that your bank can now do it quickly may not help. PP seem to
>>receive funds via their US clearing and that's what delays it.
>
> I don't know for sure. I spoke to a v.helpful bod on their helpdesk a
> couple of months ago and he assured me as soon as PP got it, it was
> credited to me. He blamed the bank, but then again, he would, wouldn't
> he? Even a halving of the time would help a lot.

Quite. How did you manage to find the helpful one? ;)