Shoestring Theory

Currently documenting the house that is eating our lives, we will return to regularly scheduled programming in a couple of more months

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Subtle change removes valuable info from PayPal’s Seller Protection Policy?

June 4th, 2010 1 Comment

Update: All of the following information is still correct, but I did do some more digging through the eBay forums and found some other people who have all been having the same problem for the last week. You can read some here. I think one thing that people are still missing is that the status […]

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PayPal, heroin and eBay Australia, oh my!

May 8th, 2008 2 Comments

Among all the changes happening to eBay worldwide, one of the most startling announcements has been that eBay Australia will require that PayPal be used for virtually all transactions in Australia (except for items picked up locally). eBay Australia is hosting several Q&A meetings with eBay users to discuss the new policy. According to, […]

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TotD: Print shipping labels through PayPal for orders without a PayPal payment

March 18th, 2008 No Comments

Tip of the Day Occasionally, you may need to print labels for shipments that weren’t paid for through PayPal or purchased through eBay. PayPal Multiorder Shipping allows you to create new United States Postal Service labels, but not UPS. It’s also a hassle, slower than the normal PayPal shipping screen, and can’t print some types […]

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PayPal shortchanged money market accounts temporarily

February 12th, 2008 No Comments

Apparently, lots of people reported that PayPal massively under-delivered January’s money market dividend payment. The correct dividends started to be deposited in the last few days. I had missed this until I saw it mentioned in passing in a CNN story last night. Full disclosure, I do have a PayPal money market account. But, I […]

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