Sorry, the recipient does not accept payments using this payment method. Please choose another

Okay so a buyer that Im trying to sell stuff to is getting this message “Sorry, the recipient does not accept payments using this payment method. Please choose another” when he tries to send me the funds.

What do?

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Answer for paypal error “Sorry, the recipient does not accept payments using this payment method. Please choose another“:

  • What payment method is he trying to use?  Could it be an eCheck?  Do you block eChecks?
  • Im not sure, I have asked him but he hasn’t gotten back yet. I have been looking through the UI and am unable to find any option relating to blocking echecks or anything like that though.He just got back to me, Apparently hes using a Visa card.

You can edit it here: It’s in your “Payment Receiving Preferences”, which is at “Profile” or“Settings” > “Selling tools” > “Getting paid and managing my risk” > “Block payments”… there are several payment methods you can block.

    • Oh poo, hit the wrong button.But anyway lol. The only options coming up for me areAllow payments sent to me in a currency I do not hold:Block accidental payments:

      Block payments from users who:

      and the student and description options below that.

      I simply do not see the options you mention.

Personal PayPal accounts have fewer payment blocks… is your PayPal account a Personal account?

Yup, USA Personal account. I don’t see the reasoning though why I would be unable to sell anything though as a personal citiczen=/= a business.

You can upgrade to a Premier PayPal account… you don’t need to be a business to upgrade to a Premier PayPal account.

Ohhhhh, thats all a very strange way of handling it but I think I have it now.

 Thanks for the help!

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