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

Shoppers in Albany can now pay with PayPal at their local 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. 

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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 choose to use PayPal in stores? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Peter Goodman November 09, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Real estate on the home page is already scarce. To have 'real news' supplanted by this kind of corporate crud means Patch Inc. (aol) must be really desperate for revenue. Our "local" editor lists hot-button issues for the city of Hercules, which last I looked is not Albany. I do understand the challenges in running any kind of journalistic practice these days, but diluting the local mission and conflating Home Depot marketing with newsworthy events in an attempt to grab unsuspecting eyeballs is insulting, and in the long run a very failing strategy.
Marsha Skinner November 09, 2012 at 02:45 AM
I agree with Peter This is news? Give me a break!
Winifred Owen November 09, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Hot news flash to the Patch: Albany does not even HAVE a "local" Foot Locker, Home Depot, Hollister (which I never even HEARD of!), or A&F. This so-called article (i.e., advertisement) is pathetic, in what is rapidly and increasingly becoming a pathetic Patch website.
Amy Smolens November 09, 2012 at 04:15 AM
I third Peter's motion of not running "stories" like this. Thanks.
Alan Riffer November 09, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Infomercial is the term that comes to mind.
Robert Marshall November 09, 2012 at 07:13 AM
Look at the title of the article people. Right there it says "(sponsored)" meaning someone paid for it. Kind of tacky, and frankly unnecessary as PayPal sent out emails of their own promoting their debt card program.
Tatter Salad November 09, 2012 at 07:47 AM
WHAT?! We won't be fooled again? Did you know that Apple PAYS certain 'folks' to camp out in front of stores before the release of their 'latest and greatest'; and then contacts the news media "NOTIFYING" them of these 'dyed in the wool' Apple lovers... yeah, right. So, E-Bay (which owns PayPal) has nothing on Apple when it comes newsvertising.
ricky (or bear, Dallas, or "HEY YOU!") November 09, 2012 at 03:16 PM
this version of marketing is part of the "process" we are all endure. the marketability of "news" varies with the audience. good luck with this vision of progressive reporting. (this comment was not "Sponsored")
ricky (or bear, Dallas, or "HEY YOU!") November 09, 2012 at 03:17 PM
"Business, Love it" REEally?
paul1 November 10, 2012 at 03:20 AM
The credibility of the Patch (which was never particularly high) is falling pretty fast since Emilie left. This "article" is an exclamation point on that.
Alex Gronke (Editor) November 13, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Thank you for your comments. From time to time, Patch will publish sponsored content from our advertisers. We try only to accept content that offers value to the local audience, and we make sure to label it as sponsored, keeping to industry standards, so that it is not confused with the news. Our top priority is to serve our communities in the best way possible, and we rely on the support of our advertisers to do this.
Robert Marshall November 13, 2012 at 03:26 AM
The particular problem with this posting was that it fell flat almost immediately when with, "Shoppers in Albany can now pay with PayPal at their local Foot Locker, The Home Depot, Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch." "Albany" Locations: Foot Locker: Hilltop Mall (Richmond) or downtown Oakland Hollister Co.: Sunvalley (Concord) or downtown San Francisco Abercrombie & Fitch: Bay Street (Emeryville) or Sunvalley (Concord) While Home Depot isn't in Albany, at least it's virtually next door, in El Cerrito. It would have been better to talk about the PayPal Debit M/C which can be accepted anywhere a normal credit card can.
Peter Goodman November 13, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Yes, I know it says "Sponsored" in the headline. But it's interspersed among the other "news" stories and is written not in ad language but in faux-news language. Somewhere a marketing VP is thinking there's someone gullible enough to miss the indicators and take PayPal's initiative as an event worth remarking on. That's just deceitful, and it's insulting to the rest of us. You can try to monetize Patch in whatever way you can, but when you lose the respect of your local readership and train us to ignore your headlines, well then, what's the point of your existence exactly? You may as well be insinuating local news stories into Groupon ads. Please, have some respect for your profession and your readers.
tr November 13, 2012 at 10:07 AM
Look elsewhere for old fashioned journalism. The 4 Ws and an H; who, what, where, when, and how, is not the type of "reporting" found on Patch, Fox "News," or many of the other modern media. This is the 21st century. I have heard rumors of a local press starting., Will Albanians support a truly local venture or just complain about big bad AOL while sipping Starbucks coffee inside Target discussing the great public transportation we have after driving there? You can't have your cake and eat it too.
Robert Smith November 13, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Not true. We get very few new stories a day. Some blogs stay on the front page for days when there are no new submissions.
Senior A. Titude November 13, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Tatter, once again I ask for your source for this. I worked for Apple for 5+ years and never saw this happening (I was a manager at the SF Flagship and I would have know about it.). The early birds were always either tech people hoping to get on the news to highlight their companies or resellers. Urban story, yes. Fact, no.

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