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Can I use a ebay gift card without using a paypal account?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-15-2013



I bought a $50 ebay gift card and i do not want to use paypal or even create a paypal account, i just want to use the funds on the card.    

if i do have to use paypal do i have to put in my bank pr credit card info? I do not wish to do that because i do not trust things like that. 




Thank you.

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Posts: 1,660
Registered: ‎08-29-2007
in reply to usefulsale

You have to use Paypal to pay with the Ebay gift card. You can use Paypal as a guest but if there is a problem with the transaction such as you don't receive it or it's not as described you will have to register with Paypal to receive a refund.

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Registered: ‎04-15-2013
in reply to usefulsale

Can someone elaborate on what a guest account is, or walk me through the steps?

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Registered: ‎02-18-2005
in reply to usefulsale

Using a credit card through PayPal is by far the safest way to pay for anything online on any website.

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Registered: ‎06-30-2012
in reply to usefulsale

in my many many years with paypal my bank acct has been hacked, hijacked, But never paypal