I can't remember for sure, but I thought you could do it even without a paypal account, just through paypal... like as a guest. If not, you'll probably have to create an account. Paypal is perfectly safe though, and won't charge you anything ( I use my paypal account all the time! ).
"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry