I think it can be. I've used Paypal to pay a merchant in Australia for pet-meds. You can also use your account to send a Paypal bill via e-mail (the process is a bit clunky, but I've done it). It provides a method for charging the payment. The charge appears in your account as a credit. If you have a bank account linked to your Paypal account, you can electronically deposit it in your bank account. This is how I recently processed a refund from a Mexican merchant for the grand total of $15.00 US.I suggested PayPal. He said he doesn't have a PayPal account. Is PayPal as easy for non-US people?
I have always thought paypal was a good idea .... BE VERY CAREFUL. My Son just sold one of his gaming accounts, had the guy pay via paypal. The funds were verified in his account. He transferred the gaming account and then the "real" owner of the paypal account disputed the transaction and paypal has taken back the funds. The buyer now has the gaming account and my son has no recourse. The Paypal account owner claims his password was stolen, (which is very possible)As already mentioned, you can send him an invoice through Paypal. It takes 3 minutes to set up an account. If he is unwill to do this, it could be a scam, move on.
We have had quite a few out of the country said they wanted to rent so we tell them we will only take Paypal and that Paypal is easy to set up.I have a week for rent, and someone from Mexico City wants to wire funds to my bank account for the rental. The bank says there should be no problem. Does anyone have info to the contrary?