linuxmachine wrote:Last I checked, it was categorized as a professional service, and not a cash advance. You can always test it out before you decide to do the transfer though. I know Citi is known to view this as an advance and not a purchase.
What I mean is if you go to send someone $2000 dollars and choose credit card as the payment source PayPal will either tack a percentage and fee on top of that or the person you send the money to will get less than $2000 dollars.
If you choose the goods and services option the person you send the money to will pay the fees so they don't get a full $2000 dollars. They'll only get $1941.70. If you choose the family and friends option to send money, you pay the fees and your card gets charged $2058.30.
My point was that unless you're paying with a card that is going to give you 4% or 5% cash back on the transaction, the PayPal fees would cost you more than any cash back you'd be getting.
The only way around this would be finding a store that will let you reload Green Dot cards with a credit card and then using those Green Dot cards to add that money to your PayPal account.