Does anyone know how Paypal works for sending money to someone? Here is my dilema. I have a childhood friend who has sent me the entire series of Nancy Drew mysteries in all versions (the ones published in the 1930's and the more recent versions). She has always refused to take money for the books...or even for the postage! She is on a very limited income. I crocheted her a blanket once as some sort of payment...but that's not nearly enough to really convey my appreciation.
Anyway, she sells stuff on ebay so I decide in my infinite wisdom to bid on one of her books for sale (a vintage edition of The Christmas Carol...cool, huh?). My plan was to bid a lot...really step up the bidding and if I won the item that would be nice. If someone outbid me that would be okay. My main goal was to get some cash into my childhood friends pocket anyway.
Unfortunately, I forgot that I had given my friend my ebay name years ago. So as soon as she saw my bid, she took the book off the auction and sent it to me for free!! This was definitely not my intention!
So, I want to send her money - in a form that she can't refuse. I don't want to put cash in the mail though. Does anyone have any suggestions?