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I'm sure some members use Paypal for online shopping so here's a question.
A friend has credited my account to settle a small debt. Can I leave it there as a credit to be used against my next purchases or do I have to move it to my bank account? I have asked Paypal and they just sent an automated reply that included a few irrelevant responses plucked from their FAQs. I sent a second message but have received no reply. Can anyone shed any light?

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If you have credit, yes it is used against your next purchases.

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And say you have a balance of 10€ in your PayPal acct and you wish to buy something for 15€ they will take 10€ from your PayPal acct and the 5€ from your bank

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I thank you both for the enlightenment. :good: I wish Paypal could be that helpful.

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Aardvark wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:26 pm
I thank you both for the enlightenment. :good: I wish Paypal could be that helpful.
I wish almost everyone could be half so helpful as some of the folk on this forum. I shall no doubt be asking a load of dumb questions within a few weeks when the French tax return looms its very ugly head. :?

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I was wondering this morning when that fiasco would start. Then I figured I would know when because all the expat forums would be debating the question of what exchange rate to use.

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Aardvark wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:09 pm
I was wondering this morning when that fiasco would start. Then I figured I would know when because all the expat forums would be debating the question of what exchange rate to use.
Well........BH Assurance says to use 1.13 however I keep a list of our exchange rates as they come in so just in case 1.13 worked in our favour I did a calculation and it works out that using the monthly rates we received comes out less than using 1.13 which is around £500 euros less to go onto the tax form - if you get my drift?
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Yes. I always go with my own "rate on the day" calcs. Not entirely confident that an average is going to be that useful, not to mention that no two tax offices, forums, or Oracles agree on any "official" rate. :lol:

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