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Q: PayPal Alternatives? Are there any out there ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: PayPal Alternatives? Are there any out there
Category: Business and Money > eCommerce
Asked by: intromaster-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 23 Feb 2005 15:57 PST
Expires: 25 Mar 2005 15:57 PST
Question ID: 479656
I am looking to pay someone using my credit card/debit card. However,
I do not want to use PayPal for my own personal reasons. I need a list
of reputable online companies that are similar to PayPal that have
this option.
Subject: Re: PayPal Alternatives? Are there any out there
Answered By: skermit-ga on 23 Feb 2005 16:08 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
If you are a little bit wary of PayPal, as many are concerning their
TOS and previous actions concerning frozen accounts, etc., please take
a look at this list that was compiled by former PayPal users. A short
review of each service is given, as well as their final
recommendation. Also, you should look into Western Union, or other
established money-wire companies which also have e-wire services (I
personally have used WU's service and can recommend it).

Thank you for your question.


Request for Answer Clarification by intromaster-ga on 23 Feb 2005 17:11 PST
Yes, that's one of the first websites I 'pulled up' while doing a
Yahoo! search before posting this question here. Have you come across
any other sites beside


Clarification of Answer by skermit-ga on 23 Feb 2005 22:05 PST
Here are a couple more I've found in my travels and whether or not I've used them:

Used (all satisfactory): (based in London)

Not used:

Thanks again.

intromaster-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Great Job, thanks so much!

Subject: Re: PayPal Alternatives? Are there any out there
From: xarqi-ga on 23 Feb 2005 17:14 PST
Indeed, Paypal sucks.  I've had a prolonged and unsatisfactory time
trying to get them to explain the moral basis for preventing me from
using my own money as I see fit.  They fed me huge amounts of total
crap in an attempt to muddy the waters.  Ultimately, I gave up.

Now, enough of my whinging.

I've heard good reports about eGold, but have not yet joined up.  It
does seem to be increasingly accepted.
Subject: Re: PayPal Alternatives? Are there any out there
From: cynthia-ga on 24 Feb 2005 02:48 PST
I use

The recipient can actually order a Debit Card from them, comes in the
mail, and you can use it online or OFFline.

Subject: Re: PayPal Alternatives? Are there any out there
From: pixmaster-ga on 25 Feb 2005 15:53 PST
Also take a look at I am using it and its very solid
Subject: Re: PayPal Alternatives? Are there any out there
From: alex78-ga on 09 Mar 2005 03:11 PST
You have also moneybookers (less fees) and storpays. You can find all
the links on in "stock des gains" section

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