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PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by KleenCut61 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:36 pm

My Store is not accepting Paypal Payments , From a Club Member ( anothersharpedge ) Could I Get A Some Help , Admin ? To Smooth The Problem Between Us Here !

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Re: PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by cudgee » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:13 am

KleenCut61 wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:36 pm
My Store is not accepting Paypal Payments , From a Club Member ( anothersharpedge ) Could I Get A Some Help , Admin ? To Smooth The Problem Between Us Here !
I mentioned this very same issue about 12 months ago. I could not complete a purchase using pay pal with a seller i had bought from before 3 times without an issue. It has happened to me twice since with another 2 sellers. I suspect Pay Pal may be moving away from having any thing to do with selling any sort of weapon or anything else they deem to be politically incorrect. They will deny this but i wasted 3 days of my life trying to get an answer from them why all of a sudden i could not complete purchases for cutlery, before they just stopped all contact. :x :x :x

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Post by Dan In MI » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:26 am

That's odd. Last night I was able to complete a purchase using PayPal with no issues. In my case, the problem was when trying to use my credit card.
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Re: PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by cudgee » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:33 am

Dan In MI wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:26 am
That's odd. Last night I was able to complete a purchase using PayPal with no issues. In my case, the problem was when trying to use my credit card.
I have been able to complete 2 purchases, but have not been able to complete 3 in the last 12 months. My way of thinking is that they are going to stop sales over time bit by bit, not just stop all sales straight away. I have no proof of this, but when they scout around the issue and won't answer questions directly something is happening. And don't under estimate how these companies want to appear to be all woke.

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Post by Dan In MI » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:38 am

cudgee wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:33 am
My way of thinking is that they are going to stop sales over time bit by bit, not just stop all sales straight away. I have no proof of this, but when they scout around the issue and won't answer questions directly something is happening.
Seems there's getting to be a file of circumstantial evidence of that. The system's inability (refusal?) to accept my credit card is more baffling to me. I do suppose if they want to play that silly game, we can go back to money orders and personal checks.
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Re: PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:09 am

I had a payment held up for a couple of days last week. I told the customer that it could be that he performed the transaction on a different device and that could have been the issue. It turns out he did buy from his phone, which he hadn’t used for a purchase before. That seems to have been the issue and I think PayPal confirmed that.
It’s an inconvenience but I do appreciate when the companies handling my money take precautions against fraud and theft.
My credit card company froze my card while I was in Atlanta 2 years ago for a board meeting. I had just signed up for Uber and Lyft and used my card down there in Atlanta to pay for a ride. When I went to get a ride arranged to go back to my hotel, the card was frozen. This kind of purchase was way out of the norm for me and they flagged it. It was inconvenient but it all worked out. Again, I don’t begrudge the people handling my money being cautious.
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Re: PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by Bryan » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:22 am

KleenCut61 wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:36 pm
My Store is not accepting Paypal Payments , From a Club Member ( anothersharpedge ) Could I Get A Some Help , Admin ? To Smooth The Problem Between Us Here !

Looking into this now. Hope to be able to figure out the problem with fix & post back asap...
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Re: PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by Bryan » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:30 am

Hey Joe,

On your Payment Setting's page, you have a space in your PayPal account email. Can you visit that page & make sure that your PayPal email address is correct?...

https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/ca ... t_settings
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Re: PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by Jacknifeben » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:42 am

I had money in pay pal, they transferred that money to my checking account. Now when I sell a knife eBay wants me to send confirmation numbers when I send it and then I have to wait about three days and then they put the money in my checking account.

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Re: PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by cudgee » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:57 am

Sharpnshinyknives wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:09 am
I had a payment held up for a couple of days last week. I told the customer that it could be that he performed the transaction on a different device and that could have been the issue. It turns out he did buy from his phone, which he hadn’t used for a purchase before. That seems to have been the issue and I think PayPal confirmed that.
It’s an inconvenience but I do appreciate when the companies handling my money take precautions against fraud and theft.
My credit card company froze my card while I was in Atlanta 2 years ago for a board meeting. I had just signed up for Uber and Lyft and used my card down there in Atlanta to pay for a ride. When I went to get a ride arranged to go back to my hotel, the card was frozen. This kind of purchase was way out of the norm for me and they flagged it. It was inconvenient but it all worked out. Again, I don’t begrudge the people handling my money being cautious.
I have used the same computer for every purchase i have made with pay pal or with a company directly, same email same details about everything. I understand and appreciate the fraud issue, but when pay pal won't answer a direct question and keeps stalling the issue, something is happening. I feel we are getting off the issue of the original post though, i just wanted to let the original poster know of my experience over the last 12 months and my thoughts. He may have a completely different issue. :)

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Re: PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by XX Case XX » Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:54 am

I wonder if some of you are using a VPN. Sometimes, the system won't recognize the IP address and stop the process. It does this because it deems the unfamiliar address as a breach or security threat.

Not saying that's the problem here but it could be.

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Re: PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by WillyCamaro » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:37 am

XX Case XX wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:54 am
I wonder if some of you are using a VPN. Sometimes, the system won't recognize the IP address and stop the process. It does this because it deems the unfamiliar address as a breach or security threat.

Not saying that's the problem here but it could be.

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Yup Mike, that would be my hunch too.

I myself use a VPN (Proton), and every once 'n awhile, I'll get blocked by websites. Happened to me 1 time, quite awhile ago, trying to access AAPK. Bryan's security software picked up it was a funny ISPN, so it blocked it.
Oh well, no biggie, thou Lee Valley picks it up every time.

In this day and age, one must use as many layers of security as you can. Online crime is getting more and more sophisticated every day. Eventually, everyone will have no choice, but to get "enterprise grade" security software, or be wiped out online.
And yes, your run of the mill norton/avast/regular "antivirus", is almost to the point of uselessness... Doesn't do shirt to stop most of 'em.

Oh yes, most of you probably didn't hear the huge news in tech, this year...
Microsoft's exchange servers (the system many businesses use, myself included) have been successfully hacked out by China.
It's even worse then last years massive government breach.
And it's still ongoing...
So always, always, always do your daily security updates, and don't just rely on the inbuilt "security". Even a free antivirus is better then Microsoft's own... :roll:
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Re: PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by TripleF » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:17 am

Paypal shut my account down last year. Be prepared folks.
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Re: PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by Bryan » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:10 am

cudgee wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:13 am
KleenCut61 wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:36 pm
My Store is not accepting Paypal Payments , From a Club Member ( anothersharpedge ) Could I Get A Some Help , Admin ? To Smooth The Problem Between Us Here !
I mentioned this very same issue about 12 months ago. I could not complete a purchase using pay pal with a seller i had bought from before 3 times without an issue. It has happened to me twice since with another 2 sellers. I suspect Pay Pal may be moving away from having any thing to do with selling any sort of weapon or anything else they deem to be politically incorrect. They will deny this but i wasted 3 days of my life trying to get an answer from them why all of a sudden i could not complete purchases for cutlery, before they just stopped all contact. :x :x :x
Cudgee,

If you can recall & have the time, could you send me a link to item(s) or sellers who you've tried to buy from & was unable? I'd like to investigate a bit & see if I can find a problem on AAPK's end or one ore more specific seller accounts.

Private message or email bryan@allaboutpocketknives.com

Many Thanks,
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Re: PayPal Malfunctioning

Post by Bryan » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:17 am

Dan In MI wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:26 am
That's odd. Last night I was able to complete a purchase using PayPal with no issues. In my case, the problem was when trying to use my credit card.
Hi Dan,

Is this happening when you put your credit card info into PayPal or directly on the AAPK site?

If directly on the AAPK site, hoping you can send me seller's info so I can look into their account in case of a config problem.

PM or email would be great. (Email address posted above) ::tu::

Thanks,
Bryan

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