むか〜し、むか〜し、その昔。「PayPal is free!」と言っている時代がありました。
その頃はまだ日本の銀行で引出しこそ出来ませんでしたが、パーソナルアカウントでもクレジットカードからの送金を受取れて、確かに「PayPal is free!」でした。

Dear PayPal Member,
PayPal is committed to providing fast, safe, and free payment services to all personal accounts. However, credit card associations charge merchants like PayPal a fee for every credit card transaction. Because of this, only Business and Premier Accounts will now be able to receive credit card payments. Personal Account users, who do not pay a fee to receive transactions, will be able to receive Bank Account and PayPal balance-funded payments for free.
Personal Accounts that receive credit card funded payments after 11/13/2001 may accept the payment by upgrading to a Premier or Business account, or they will have to deny the payment.
Once upgraded, Premier and Business Accounts may receive unlimited credit card funded payments. But that’s not all — upgrading your account will open the door to many added benefits:
* Accept payments on your website using our Web Accept or Shopping Cart
* Exclusive customer service hotline 7 days a week
* Be featured in PayPal Shops, where over 10 million PayPal customers will be able to make instant online purchases from your website!
PayPal only charges Premier and Business accounts to receive payments. Click here to view our fee schedule.
We hope you’ll choose to enjoy all of the features and benefits your PayPal account offers you. Thank you for choosing PayPal and helping to make us the world’s #1 online payment service.
The PayPal Team


「Personal accounts will not be able to receive credit card payments」とは決して書かない。