I get about 2-4 a month, have another one I am working on now. All mine have been $3 each. I have it go to my paypal account. Just bought a new photo printer off of ebay and it was $47 with shipping and I had $35 in paypal, so it cost me about $12 out of my own pocket, so for me it worked out.
Hug your Friends and Family, you never know when that will be the last time you see them.