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Paypal in 2008

Filed under: General — Thomas @ 16:12


When I moved to Spain, I was surprised to see that Paypal didn't let you change the country of your home address.

Well, it's 2008, and I want to add my new address in Belgium to my account. Guess what ?

"When moving from country to country, you will need to close your existing account and open a new account in the country where you will be residing.

For example, if you move from the U.S. to Canada, you will need to close your U.S. account and open a Canadian account. If you move from Canada to the U.S., you will need to close your Canadian account and open a U.S. account."

It's 2008 and nothing changed on the Paypal website.


  1. Sadly, I know some of the problems PayPal was having was in regards to laws about banking.

    I wonder if there is some legal requirement for that?

    Comment by dantealiegri — 2008-04-10 @ 16:45

  2. Same happened to me when moving from Finland to Spain. And the whole interface was painful. Trying to use a different credit card with the old address not allowed, using same credit card on two accounts no allowed… 0% score in usability.

    I also hate when some on-line payment systems only accept credit cards from the host country (try to buy a spanish bus ticket / train with a non-spanish credit card).

    Comment by fer — 2008-04-10 @ 17:47

  3. Paypal sucks.

    Comment by K. Ralho — 2008-04-11 @ 00:49

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