I am going to use my position of Moderator this one time, to post a story, and not have someone knock it down, because of their position. I had my identity stolen through Paypal, and I have never had a Paypal account. $16,000 dollars( by the time it was all done), in one afternoon, in a 4 hr. period, by some one in a South American country,(country doesn't matter because it's done everywhere). I only mention it because I live on a different continent. Paypal was useless. As my wife works for a very large Bank, we were able to throw her weight behind it, and within 10 hrs., the debt was removed, but the hassle remained for 3 or 4 days. Well, it almost happened again, but I was able to nip it in the bud, again, not because of anything Paypal did, but because my bank just dismissed the charges, and left Paypal holding the bag. I still do not, and will never have a Paypal account. Some businesses are now saying they accept Mastercard and Visa, through Paypal. I would strongly advise that you either set up a card you can add to and throw away if you tie it to Paypal. That does not indemnify you though, and in reality, you could still find yourself owing money, and spending a lot to prove you didn't spend any in the first place. Anyone wishing to throw in an opinion is more than welcome. I know many, people who use Paypal for massive purchases, and have NEVER had a problem. I also know many people who have gotten nailed by Paypal. I also know many businesses that are moving away from Paypal, as people return things they obviously used, but then no longer needed, and returned them. It's a two way street. I am not allowing any person with a business relating to this hobby to post in this thread. Only members in good standing. Only people with actual experiences, good or bad, and members who may use Paypal in their business, as long as it is not related to this Hobby. I personally think that the good and convenience from Paypal probably outweighs the bad, but until their customer service matches the scale of business they do, be careful. This shotgun approach leaves many people hurting.