Ppal Employee: How can I assist you today?
Me: Person I sent money to a freelancer for a job they’re doing, and she got charged a fee to access her funds. We’re both verified, so—why the fee?
Ppal Employee: A service fee of .30 cents per transaction is assesed whenever we have to process a payment from a credit card, or debit card used as credit. An additional 2.9 percent is charged based on the amount of the transaction.
Me: Wow, really? I remember, once upon a time, when you were free.
Ppal: That was a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.
Me: You’re very funny T**, your talents are wasted logging calls for Paypal.
Ppal: Thanks, that’s sweet.
Me: That wasn’t sweetness, that was sarcasm—the other white meat.
Ppal: If you fund your balance with the amount you plan to spend, and then pay operating costs from that balance, you won’t incur a fee.
Me: Will do. Thanks T**. Go ahead and send me a customer service survey, I’ll give you props.
Ppal: You will?
Me: No. Seriously though, thanks a lot, you answered my questions.