[CLOSED] The end is nigh for Paypal users?

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Don't read too much into the headline. It's not really the end ...

But, I just logged into fiverr saw this at the head:

Important notice:
PayPal is experiencing a global malfunction
which may cause delays in payment approvals.

Similar message is on Warrior Plus.

Makes you kinda wonder... with Paypal and other well-known payment systems and solutions integrated into nearly every e-commerce platform known to man -- could we just be one computer hiccup away from missing the mortgage payment because some system isn't able to "cut the checks"? :rolleyes:

Hmmm... Terminator fans... Skynet at play?

Seriously now, lost about $500 today because of paypal's "global malfunction".

Any others affected in dollars and cents?
#end #nigh #paypal #users
  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    This is really frustrating for me I have a ton of clients waiting -______-

    They need to get their sh*t together x_x
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    Your thread title had me scared for a second. I was thinking I was going to lose Paypal forever
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    • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
      Originally Posted by Malcolm Thomas View Post

      Your thread title had me scared for a second. I was thinking I was going to lose Paypal forever
      Same here, been using Paypal for years now and have not encountered any big issue so far.
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      • Profile picture of the author mikehuff
        Skynet is no joke man. Terminators don't play. Sick of worrying about PayPal!!
        Hopefully they get everything worked out and the "changes" they proposed last week are the real deal.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          It's been fixed for several hours - and they are now working to restore the payments that had a problem.

          It's not the end of the world - just a rare instance of downtime for Paypal due to a technical problem that had to be fixed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Boga Dhami
    No don't think so.Its a hiccup as with any on-line business. Paypal is here to stay for long long time.This is my opinion of course.
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  • Profile picture of the author XenG
    What the...?! I was hoping I could send some $ into my paypal account tomorrow. Good thing I didn't do it yesterday. I am hopeful it's already fixed by now. It should be. I need to take some cash out. grrr! It always worry me with negative discussions about paypal.
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  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    Paypal has grown a lot since it initially started but it still has a long way to go before being the truly perfect online payment system.
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  • Profile picture of the author Myles Sinclair
    Originally Posted by jaggyjay View Post

    could we just be one computer hiccup away from missing the mortgage payment because some system isn't able to "cut the checks"? :rolleyes:
    That's exactly what happened in the UK last year, when one of our major banks, Nat West, implemented a software update. Unfortunately for millions of their customers, they didn't test the software first! NatWest finally fix computer glitch that left customers unable to use accounts | Mail Online
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  • Profile picture of the author aceshigh888
    word to the wise.... there's two kinds of money still. Electronic and paper. One you don't control. One you do. Get your money into the one you do.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfect
    They know that their business is at stake thus will fix this as soon as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author thatkeywordguy
    When is PayPal not experiencing a "Global Malfunction"
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  • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
    Hmm been login in and out of paypal all day without any issue

    But one of my clients payment gateway processors for credit cards was down most of today...ironically they were encouraging paypal lol
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Most systems have the odd malfunction. This is the first time I had a problem but it has been fixed for more than 24 hours now.
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    • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      Most systems have the odd malfunction. This is the first time I had a problem but it has been fixed for more than 24 hours now.
      Payments still aren't working for me
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  • Profile picture of the author marketinguk
    I have found the paypal issues to be a pain in the neck as I just so happened to really need to use them for a number of transations yesterday.
    However, that being said there's no way i'm about to leave them just because of this issue. They're not going anywhere any time soon IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    I can't get my payments to my bank account due to malfunction!!! Really disappointed!!
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  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    Has Paypal stated anything publicly about this? Would love to see what they've got to say
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  • Profile picture of the author John Dalenberg
    Ironic that I find this thread when I did. On the phone with Paypal right now to find out what happened to $1500 that "disappeared."
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    • Profile picture of the author Dustin Lyle
      And to think that this morning I pushed the play button on a $2000 ad campaign, which after about $120 down the drain, had to hit the pause button!
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      • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
        Originally Posted by Dustin Lyle View Post

        And to think that this morning I pushed the play button on a $2000 ad campaign, which after about $120 down the drain, had to hit the pause button!
        Ouch dude, I'd call Paypal and make sure everything is A okay with your account..

        Still nothing here, such a let down.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Originally Posted by jaggyjay View Post

    Re: The end is nigh for Paypal users?
    I don't like when people write deceptive titles here just to get more people to open up their threads.

    Be more professional for crying out loud.
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    • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      I don't like when people write deceptive titles here just to get more people to open up their threads.

      Be more professional for crying out loud.
      This is a true display of how professional he is

      It wasn't deceptive either more of an opinion/question
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  • Profile picture of the author sidfromla
    Seems to be working now. Only question is for how long before another "malfunction".
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  • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
    Originally Posted by jaggyjay View Post

    Don't read too much into the headline. It's not really the end ...

    But, I just logged into fiverr saw this at the head:

    Important notice:
    PayPal is experiencing a global malfunction
    which may cause delays in payment approvals.

    Similar message is on Warrior Plus.

    Makes you kinda wonder... with Paypal and other well-known payment systems and solutions integrated into nearly every e-commerce platform known to man -- could we just be one computer hiccup away from missing the mortgage payment because some system isn't able to "cut the checks"? :rolleyes:

    Hmmm... Terminator fans... Skynet at play?

    Seriously now, lost about $500 today because of paypal's "global malfunction".

    Any others affected in dollars and cents?
    Most online retailers including Walmart have integrated Paypal. And, since Paypal is associated with (created by makers of) Ebay, I doubt they will go out of business anytime soon. It's just a glitch. And, many sites are experiencing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Had no problems on my end the whole day..
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  • Profile picture of the author mhaddyness
    The only issue I had with PayPal for the last few days is when it didn't notify me right away for a client's payment. Well, I guess that's Gmail's fault. But other than that and the stupid charges, I see no problem with Paypal.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Originally Posted by jaggyjay View Post

    Don't read too much into the headline. It's not really the end ...

    But, I just logged into fiverr saw this at the head:

    Important notice:
    PayPal is experiencing a global malfunction
    which may cause delays in payment approvals.

    Similar message is on Warrior Plus.

    Makes you kinda wonder... with Paypal and other well-known payment systems and solutions integrated into nearly every e-commerce platform known to man -- could we just be one computer hiccup away from missing the mortgage payment because some system isn't able to "cut the checks"? :rolleyes:
    YEP! I was at a company where payroll was delayed about 2 WEEKS because of a Y2K problem. This WAS around 2000. This is one reason why I try to have my mortgage payment PULLED, as opposed to being pushed, and I check things periodically.

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Has Paypal stated anything publicly about this?
      Yes - they have updated every few hours since the problem first occurred - that link is given in the OTHER thread about the topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author BamaGuy
    I have been seeing the messages everywhere but luckily I have still been able to get payments from 3 different sites via PayPal. I did however encounter 2 payments that had to be reviewed before they released them. Paypal ends, we hit the Great Depression all over again!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      The problem has been fixed for 24 hrs. The full information from Paypal (not from Fiverr) can be found at the link given in this thread already listed above...

      https://www.x.com/content/resolved-i...ns-ipns-jan-27
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