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Renting thru VRBO (paypal fees)

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Renting thru VRBO (paypal fees)

Is it a normal practice that owners charge paypal payment transaction fees from renters? We rented in other islands but never encountered it before.

Roatan, Honduras
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1. Re: Renting thru VRBO (paypal fees)

Yes its normal, PayPal charges for the use, renters do not absorb it, Just like most places on Roatan offer cash discount so you do not have to pay crazy fee's for using credit card, It's not a VRBO thing as all VRBO are separate, it is a by rental thing

Edited: 01 August 2013, 17:41
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2. Re: Renting thru VRBO (paypal fees)

Yes usually 3% or so. See if you can send a check to avoid


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3. Re: Renting thru VRBO (paypal fees)

paypal charges fees of 3 % if you pay with a credit card

and VRBO set ups right on the site for payment direct is nice, but again it charges fees around 3 % as well.

we have rented for vacations on roatan and elsewhere ,, Caribbean and Europe,,,

its up to the owner who will pay the fees and most times if not all the time we have paid the fee on top of our rental fee ,,, and I honestly think the one other time we did not see it listed as a fee it was already in the price just my thought.

if you have dollars saved into your paypal account or if you do an instant pay through paypal that is a direct tie to your bank account ,there ""should"" be no fee that is passed on from paypal so .. if you pay " direct transfer" and there is a fee , that is just an owner getiing you to pay for his or her time to do the work, which is their own right if they feel the need to do so.

we rent a condo often on roatan in Infinity from an owner and we do the direct payment through paypal and no fee is asked for or paid by us !! she sends us a receipt immediately after I make the payment from paypal for proof of payment and sends us all info for booking from Infinity as well never had a problem or an additional fee from either

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4. Re: Renting thru VRBO (paypal fees)

Thanks Zoey1 for your detailed answer. We decided to send a check.

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