EBay combined invoice... listings with 2 different Paypal accounts?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Ebay, Auctions, Car Boot & Jumble Sales
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porto_belloporto_bello Forumite
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Hi, I list my more expensive items on eBay nominating my standard Paypal account on the item listing, but all my cheap items nominate my Paypal micropayments account.

I've just had the odd situation where a European buyer has put bids on 5 different items - some more expensive and some cheap, so the listings carry different Paypal accounts.

The buyer would obviously want to make a combined payment for all my items: can I do this, even though they don't all have the same Paypal account nominated on the listing? [Obviously the combined payment would be a significant amount, so I'd intend putting it through my usual Paypal account].

...This is the first time I've had this situation, ever! ;)
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  • campdavecampdave Forumite
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    Nope, you can only nominate one payment account, but as the single payment will be going to one account, you should use the non micropayment account.
  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
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    As campdave says if you get to it before he pays the PayPal ID will be 'open' not greyed out and unable to be changed as normal. You just choose the address you want to use.
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  • porto_belloporto_bello Forumite
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    campdave wrote: »
    Nope, you can only nominate one payment account, but as the single payment will be going to one account, you should use the non micropayment account.

    Thanks Dave & Soolin,

    The total sale price is going to be substantial (in the region of £50), so I'd wish to avoid the micropayments account, as it would be an inefficient way to receive a larger payment.

    I suppose, what I could do is send two invoices: one for all the more expensive items grouped together, listed on eBay with my normal Paypal account/email address quoted on the listings,... and a second grouped invoice for all the inexpensive items, where my micro-payments Paypal account/email address quoted on the listings.

    As (in any case) I will have to manually calculate the combined shipping for the invoice, if I put the combined shipping cost on the main invoice and the invoice for the small value items has zero shipping cost, it should be fairly logical - or at least painless for the buyer (whose English is fortunately excellent).
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  • zerogzerog Forumite
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    Surely you just want to receive one payment and lose 20p+3.4% (or less) on it, rather than that plus 5p+5% on a second payment?
  • edited 1 April 2013 at 11:49AM
    campdavecampdave Forumite
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    edited 1 April 2013 at 11:49AM
    It doesn't make any sense to do that, just get it in a single payment to the non-micropayments account.

    3.4% on the main account and 5% on the micropayments account - as you're already paying the 20p fee, you actually get a better deal by taking it all through the non-micropayment account
  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
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    I see no benefit in having more than one payment..just take one payment and send tracked to voer the items against loss.
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