Paypal and fees

Scrumple Posts: 2,665
edited April 2010 in Road buying advice
Anyone understand the fees at paypal?

Initially, with paypal gift, the transfer was free. Now I am being charged.

I tied an account and card to it as it said it would stop the fees, but it hasn't...

And, if you want to send £100 for example, you can avoid any fees by breaking it up into £30 chunks... and sending more than one payment (paypal gift).

Am I missing something here?! Why do I get a fee and why are paypal so stupid to let me avoid it by paying in smaller lumps....