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Paypal vs Google Checkout: Which is better?

The Internet gives us so many windows of opportunities to make our life much easier. Nowadays, all kind of Internet business transactions and shopping have been revolutionized by the Internet through online payment services such as Paypal and Google Checkout.

Similarities Between Paypal and Google Checkout

Both are free and easy to set up. Both also require credit card verification in order to get your account working.

Both Paypal and Google Checkout quite similar in the sense that they can be used by sellers, merchants and buyers to sell, trade, or pay for certain items or services.

Paypal vs Google Checkout

Paypal vs Google Checkout

Paypal is now owned by Ebay. Google Checkout is an online service provided by Google Inc. It was opened to the public since June of 2006, and was a free service.

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Know The Basic Rules of Paypal Before Making Online Purchase

I have received an email from my reader who asked me about online buying stuff. He asked me whether still could contact Paypal or Western Union get back the money if the item was not received or shipped by seller.

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Based on my understanding, i think the person need to lodge a complaint to PayPal within 30 days. If they investigate and find it is true, then you should get back your money. BUT with the condition ONLY IF the seller has not withdraw money out of his account! So, PayPal is NOT 100% safe for buyers.

How Does Paypal Works?

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Withdraw Payment Via Western Union

Last time when I went to Public Bank, the only thing that makes me feel curious is the new payment option, which available now in Malaysia – Western Union. I did use paypal but never use Western Union before. After done a lot of research, I found that the difference between Paypal and Western Union is not much. Paypal is owned by eBay and more advertises on security issue whereas Western Union does not but you will know whom you are sending money to.

Western union send money

There are 4 Malaysia Western Union Options currently:

=> POS Malaysia Berhad
=> CIMB Bank (charge additional US$15 for US cheque greater than US$1000, from other people opinion).
=> RHB Bank Berhad(exchange rate will be better a bit, from other people opinion).
=> Public Bank Berhad

In other countries, there have more Western Union agent locations. You can find it in POS office, banks, supermarkets, travel agencies, airport, train and bus station, and currency exchange offices.

Advantages of Using Western Union

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How Paypal Calculate Exchange Rate?

As you known, Paypal is worldwide acceptable Internet Payment Gateway. And it provides us more comfortable and trustable way to do online transaction.

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Back to 3 months ago, I made a $500 withdrawals direct to my Public Bank debit card. And I checked the bank exchange rates (USD->MYR) for that day was 3.18. The exchange rate that appeared on my credit card bill was 3.15 only. That’s an average of 0.03 differences for that transaction. This means that PayPal will straight away convert our withdrawal amount (maximum withdrawal of US$500 per day) to Ringgit at their own lower USD/MYR currency exchange rate. Besides, Paypal also charges $5 withdrawal fee.

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