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PayPal sues Google, former execs over Google Wallet

By Jos · 13 replies
May 27, 2011
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  1. Just hours after Google announced their entry into mobile payments the company has been slapped with a lawsuit from none other than PayPal, alleging that the search giant misappropriated trade…

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  2. I absolutely despise paypal and really hope they lose... that greedy company, almost as bad as sony
  3. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,570   +246

    Paypal is bad?

    I've never heard of anything bad about them... or had any bad experience with them. Actually, I've had just the opposite. They've been nothing but helpful in helping me get money back from transactions. I've never paid Paypay a single cent since I've had an account with them.

    Also, I had no idea eBay is there "parent" company, whatever that means... this article is hard for me to understand overall.

    ...uhh, what?
  4. R U kidding me? PayPal is the worst. Just Google PayPal and the word scam. There are hundreds if not thousand of people who have been duped by the control freaks at PayPal. I realize Google may have over stepped their bounds but in reality, I would be DELIGHTED if PayPal lost. Call it what you want but what goes around comes around. (Karma)
  5. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    I've never had a problem with PayPal. Until they create a bad experience with me I'll consider them a reputable company. Maybe the bad relations with other consumers might have influenced me if was a new PayPal customer, but I've been a satisfied customer for almost six years.
  6. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 981   +422

    Just google the number of facebook, twitter, dell, hp, verizon, att, sprint, etc. scams and you will find tons. All companies have at least one mistake with an angry/crazy customer that turns into a story on a website. Its just how the world works. PayPal has their share of these stories too, but when you are a company as widely known as paypal they get more business which means more potential mistakes.
  7. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +74

    Do no Evil.
  8. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I've never had any issues with paypal, I've found them a great help dealing with non responsive sellers.


    Paypal was originally independently owned, ebay purchased them in the early 2000's.
  9. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 838   +32

    And? Just because people have a bad experience, doesn't make it a scam. Everyone I know has always used PP, and none of us have ever had any problems. They actually got me money back in one instance when a company I ordered from wouldn't. You know how people bad experience and all of a sudden that company is the devil.
  10. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,366   +67

    When I've used Paypal, thru no fault of their own, I've had so many fake scams trying to get money from my Paypal account, usually thru email. It seemed like every week I was sending them one of those bogus emails to check out.
  11. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,044   +206

    Iv never had trouble with paypal or heard anyone complain about them before. I think paypal is amazing. They are pioneers.
  12. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I second that - Paypal is without a doubt my most preferred online payment gateway, not least because of its simplicity when making payments.
  13. People just grumble over PayPal because of issues, personally had no issue with the company. Some minor problems but we all get those, still I've yet to really be scammed or anything either. Almost no emails sent, and 95% of spam is in my junk folder anyways. Really I just look at my folder each day, at least maybe 3-4 times a day and delete all the spam emails.

    Overall nothing asking about my PayPal since a few years ago, it's almost rare if I'd ever see one again. On the other hand I see WoW scam emails daily, yet I've stopped over 2 years ago and had my account locked by their staff. I felt it was a bit risky though letting it sit there, despite it being frozen any "free" time was added unlocking it again.

    So anyone really jaded by PayPal issues, don't give people grief because we're not all in the same boat. Personally I've had some minor grumblings, mostly over the lack of a consistent currency rate change but that's it. Really it's not all bad, and all companies no matter how big or small, will have some bad customer giving some scathing review. Doing their best to influence people to avoid it, companies are not perfect so don't expect them to be.
  14. larebz

    larebz TS Rookie

    Bought a Wii for £190 off ebay few years back and the seller never sent it and ignored all my emails, after a dispute was opened where at the time ebay could only refund £125 back to me Paypal got the rest of the money back to me, whether that was taken out of the sellers account or out of Paypals pocket themselves i was just happy to have my money back and grateful for how they handled.

    I always wonder why people slate Paypal because i've never had any problems at all.

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