PayPal gave me something for free!

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PayPal prepaid Credit CardAt the eBay Live! closing gala Bill Cobb and Meg Whitman presented eBay community awards to five eBayers and then Bill announced that PayPal wanted to give a present too – a $10 prepaid PayPal credit card.

Unfortunately Bill didn’t get the huge round of applause the announcement deserved. It sounded as if it was just for the five winners of community awards, in fact many were stunned that he’d mention a paltry $50.

Bill got the announcement wrong though, as people started to leave they realised he’d meant to say that PayPal were paying for a cab for EVERYONE at eBay Live! PayPal staff were handing out the creditcards to every single eBayer as they left for a free ride back to their hotels. I haven’t a clue how much it cost them in total, but I for one would like to say “Thank you”!

2 Responses

  1. Our fees go to create Paypal’s profits.

    If they choose to give some to the delegates at eBay Live, what is there to moan about?

    Gaz, do you expect your customers to be able to say what your profits should be used for?

    I do find it strange when people complain about how companies use their profits.


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