Paypal-ready shops in Benelux?

Imagine one would have a certain amount of money on one’s Paypal account, and one would like to spend that on hardware or other physical goods. Let’s now limit that to shops active in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg. What are your options? Well, not a lot, it appears.

Computer/photography/electronics
My favourite is Pixmania: they have a big collection of all kinds of devices and good prices.

shop.cdfreaks.com sells blank DVD/CD and printer ink and also accepts Paypal.
Apart from that? Foto Konijnenberg: no. Thomann: no.

Books/CD/DVD
Amazon: no. Proxis: no. Azur: no. Bol.com: no.

Personally, I find this list quite short. Even if we would extend our choice to any shop that does not charge high shipping costs to Belgium, what are the options? The sold product should not be too obscure (no “shop with books on the noble art of patchwork”). Do you know any?

4 thoughts on “Paypal-ready shops in Benelux?”

  1. We’ve had very, very, very, very bad experiences accepting paypal payments. If somebody offers “services” on the internet, and lets you pay by paypal, there is a very easy way to make them loose their paypal account and all the money in it:

    – order a service or virtual good (a domain name, for instance)
    – pay with your paypal account
    – complain to paypal and tell them you didn’t receive the ordered goods (physical goods)

    The seller now has to supply a UPS/Fedex/… tracking number to paypal. Of course you can’t provide a shipping tracking number for a service or good, but paypal insists. After one week, the seller’s account is blocked and all the money in it is gone.

    Happened to us…

    Paypal can be a very good thing for eg. eBay or some electronics shops, but as a supplier of services or virtual goods, it sucks!

  2. They don’t listen. I tried calling them, faxing, mailing, …

    Lucky for us, we removed all the money in our account when we got the initial complaint, so when they blocked us, we didn’t loose any money.

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