Reluctantly, kicking and screaming all the way, I am considering a
PayPal account to facilitate putting some of my custom stones on
Etsy.com; which, by the way, I might never have learned about had it
not been for the recent flurry of Orchid posts mentioning it. So
thanks for that, folks!
My google search for Paypal brought up also the anti-site,
“PayPalSucks.com,” a compendium of horror stories about
unresponsiveness and 6-month frozen accounts. Not exactly a
While the Orchid archives of the past three years did bring up a
number of PayPal mentions, mostly favorable, many of these were in
the context of scams and “phishing” and not directly about the
benefits and drawbacks of PayPal itself.
And hence my question to Orchideans who have first hand PayPal
experience: have you encountered horror scenarios, pitfalls,
unresponsiveness, or other things to watch out for? Or are your
experiences positive? Is it one of these services that you sign up
for reluctantly, because you have to, everyone else is doing it, or
has it been a positive, responsive and user-friendly experience?
Overall, is it a good thing or a bad thing? Is there perhaps an
alternative that works as well or better?
Cheers & thanks
Hans Durstling, arch-Luddite