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PayPal Now Accepted at The Home Depot, Foot Locker, Hollister (Sponsored)

Shoppers in Fredericksburg can now pay with PayPal at Foot Locker, The Home Depot, Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch.

PayPal announced this year that shoppers at The Home Depot, Hollister, Foot Locker and Abercrombie & Fitch can now pay with their mobile number and a PIN associated with their PayPal account. 

There is a Foot Locker and a Hollister in Spotsylvania Towne Center. There is a Home Depot across from Spotsylvania Towne Center and another west of Fredericksburg on Plank Road. The closest Abercrombie & Fitch is at Potomac Mills in Woodbridge.

For almost 15 years, people have used PayPal to shop online and on mobile devices. Now, millions of PayPal users worldwide, can also pay securely at their favorite local stores. The new in-store payment system is free of transaction fees for shoppers.

Using PayPal for payment in-store or online means you will never have to share your personal financial info, such as your credit card number, with retailers. Plus, PayPal security specialists monitor transactions 24/7. They also have a customer service line for shoppers to call with any questions or concerns.

Additionally, PayPal will soon provide relevant and real time coupons and offers that are tailored specifically to each consumer – based on location or interests – that can be used both online or in-the-store.

Tell us: Will you use PayPal in stores? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Larry Gross November 08, 2012 at 09:27 PM
First you'd have to tell us how it actually works. I asked the clerk at Home Depot because they had a sign up announcing it and he had no clue .... since you login to Paypal with a userid and a password - that's going to be pretty awkward to do on a "swipe" reader... so how does it actually work? do you get a card you can "swipe" from Paypal or what?
M C November 10, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Larry ~ my guess is that you won't use the "swipe" reader & there will be no card associated with it (although Paypal does offer a credit card...) from the Paypal website ~ if you add a mobile number to your account info it will be linked to your account to enable you to pay right from your phone... "Help keep your account safer - add a phone number. We'll alert you right away if we spot any unusual activity on your account. If you add and confirm your mobile number and create a PIN, you can use simple text messages from your mobile phone to: * Receive money * Send money * Check your balance Don't worry - we won't send unwanted messages to this number. " now ~ how it gets from your phone to the cashier waiting for payment is the next mystery ... hope this helps a little. I would use it. Just remember NOT to store your password on the phone & superglue your phone to your hand, so that it can never be lost or stolen. :)
Larry Gross November 10, 2012 at 03:52 PM
" now ~ how it gets from your phone to the cashier waiting for payment is the next mystery ... hope this helps a little" right. that was my primary question. I have paypal and can and do use in for online sites but not sure how you'd actually use it at a bricks/mortar retailer without a swipe card. The phone has to somehow "communicate" to that particular retail store and within that store - the particular Point of sale device that you are standing at. I have no doubt that this is the future.. but even those who are comfortable with PayPal online are not entirely sure how this works at a retail store.

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