Stewmac and paypal..

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by D.Don, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. I got a bunch of things that I want to purchase on Stewmac and I got some cash on paypal that I would prefer to use for it, however Stewmac responds me with a childish stubbornness that they won't accept paypal.

    It's kind of stupid as I really can't get money down to my bank account (due to the fact that I have bank in one country living in another, paypal doesnt like that), and it's my "turn around on my music hobby money" meaning that I really don't use any cash from our household on my music hobby, hence I don't want to pay them using our (me and wife) bank/cc.

    Any creative ideas or solutions?


  2. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    one solution is to transfer the money from paypal to your bank account, and then make payment from there. It takes a few days, but accomplishes the same goal. It's not a childish response from Stew Mac, it's called policy, this is a mainstay of doing business. Besides with the amount of CC business they do, the 3+% surcharge for paypal is probably much higher than their credit card processors rate.
  3. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Given the endless horror stories associated with PayPal, I certainly do not blame them...

    AND, what Musiclogic said.
  4. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    or get a Paypal creditcard that can access your money there, but that wouldn't be a quick solution or IMHO a smart one.
  5. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Inactive

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    I hate Paypal an no longer accept it.

    Google and Amazon both have payment services that are much cheaper and easier to use.
  6. vbasscustom


    Sep 8, 2008
    yeah, just buy the stuff, and have the money transfered, that way, you wont have to wait for the money, or the parts
  7. Wooo,

    Lots of bad experience with paypal I hear here!

    I have been using the pal since 2002 and I was a trader at theBay for a cpl of years and have never had any troubles at all!

    Anyway, I can't xfer the cash to my bank as mentioned, which never before has been a problem for me, and should I do that, I would loose quite a bit in the currency exchange since I have all my funds in USD only...

    Oh well, I guess I just have to cash it from the household money and buy the Miss a cpl of new shoes or something....



  8. It's hard to find, but PayPal has a "temporary" credit card option. It's a one use thing. PayPal gives you a card #, you use it, and the money comes out of your acct. I don't know how to find it, but they do have it.

  9. Is it a US only feature mabye? I tried to find it but with no luck.


  10. Chipsonfire


    Jul 20, 2007
    Socorro, NM
    It's weird to think that money laundering would be the best means of paying for something legitimately :meh: Maybe you could transfer the funds to someone you trust and have them purchase it for you?
  11. Yeah, I have had that with paypal too, they ask a lot of questions if you move a lot of cash on paypal which I occasionally do if I trade a lot.

    And yeah, I have been thinking about that, though I think I just wait until I sell some stuff IRL and cash their stuff in with household CC instead.


  12. throbgod13


    Mar 26, 2005
  13. Tdog


    May 18, 2004
    D.Don....Have you tried LMI? Maybe they would take PayPal.
  14. Yeah, I think they do, but I need that Stewmac Dremel Router Base, amongst things...


  15. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Inactive

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    PM me for the base.
  16. Ay ay captain!


  17. We have an angel among us (probably more but today it's a particular one), and I frakkin love this forum!!

    All problems solved, paypal + personal shopper is now in work!