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Okay, so I'm new to Second Life. I've visited once or twice, but never really got too into it. I've been eyeing some complete avatars in the marketplace recently so I wanted to buy some Linden$. Now, I use GPB, but I know PayPal does change the USD to GBP when checking out. 

I have a PayPal account, I sign in to buy Linden Dollars and suddenly this comes up:

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By clicking Agree and Continue I confirm that I want to use Visa # for my current and future purchases with Linden Research, Inc.. I authorise Linden Research, Inc. to charge my PayPal account for such purchases and I instruct PayPal to pay such amounts. I understand this lets me check out faster by not having to log in to PayPal to complete my purchase. I understand that if I have a PayPal balance, that balance will be used first and that if my preferred funding source has expired or been declined, PayPal will charge my backup funding source. I can change my preferred funding source or cancel this authorisation at any time in my PayPal Account. The payments will be treated by PayPal as pre-approved payments as specified in the PayPal User Agreement.

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To be clear, I don't want to pre-approve any transactions. I want to buy a one off $20+ and leave it at that for now (especially since, from what I've read, a lot of this game does use real cash albeit converted to Lindens). I'm looking to purchase a cool avatar and roam around the freebie areas, no fancy land holdings or anything like that. If I enjoy SL and want another, then I may choose to spend more but as of right now, that's a big if.

I feel safer with any and all online shopping when I have to use PayPal's checkout so I can watch exactly what I'm buying and when. So far I can't see any option to remove the faster checkout or the pre-approved purchases. Most websites offer pre-approved/faster checkout as a tickbox (which I always avoid/untick) but I can't see it here. Please let me know if I missed anything or how to amend this in one of the account options.

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Sorry, you can't do that in Second Life.  Linden Lab requires you to have a payment method on file, either a major credit card or a verified PayPal or Skrill account.  ("Verified" means that the account is backed up by a bank account or a major credit card.)  Linden Lab won't charge you for anything you don't buy, but you must understand that some things you buy, like land or a Premium membership, have a recurring charge.  Linden Lab needs to have a payment method that they can charge without having to get your permission every time one of these recurring payments comes due.

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If you are really worried about it, once you've bought your L$, you can go to https://accounts.secondlife.com/billing_information/?lang=en-US

Under the "How you're paying" section, click the "Change" link for the Paypal method & untick both boxes.

 

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You could even remove your payment method altogether & just add it back when you need to.

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You could take Whirly's advice.  While this is POSSIBLE, it is most certainly not convenient.  And, if you have any recurring fees, not allowed.  You MUST keep a payment method on file that LL can use to bill you, if you have periodic charges.

If it is any help, I have had my PayPal account on file with LL for almost 11 years now, and have never been erroneously charged or had any problems.  I back my account up with a RL bank account.  I use this account only for SL, and keep only a small amount in the account.  I also am careful to keep enough money in the PayPal account to cover my Second Life bills.  This way, LL is assured of getting paid, and at the same time I am not risking a huge amount of money, if anything SHOULD go wrong.

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Like I said, I'm not going to be using any recurring fees, it's just for peace of mind that I don't like leaving any websites as pre-aproved. Since I'm not a big online spender on the whole, convenience doesn't matter too much to me. I think I'll go with Whirly's idea, but thank you both for your input! 

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