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Technoid
23rd November 2002, 07:13
Way to go!

Time to donate money!!! :D :D :D

thop
23rd November 2002, 07:15
i saw it first :)

Joel
23rd November 2002, 07:16
Some of you guys are just too quick. :D

Joel

Sasq
23rd November 2002, 07:18
Damn you beat me to the sticky

VJ
23rd November 2002, 08:47
Great !
I do have some questions:

1. Does one have to be registered at paypal (judging by the form, I would think not...).
2. I seem to have trouble with the verification number. The back of my Visa card contains 7 digits (a group of four digits and then a group of 3) in the space where one puts the signature. The group of 4 is the same as the last group of the Visa number. Does this mean the group of 3 is the verification ?


Jörg

thop
23rd November 2002, 09:02
7 numbers? thats can't be right. usually it looks like this:

xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx yyy

where x's are your credic card number, and the yyy is the verification number.

ah wait i just reread your post, yes the last 3 digits are the verification number.

The PIT
23rd November 2002, 13:47
I like the way they charge you $1.95 for the privilage yet they don't tell you up front they're going to do it. Bad company practise that.

KvHagedorn
23rd November 2002, 13:53
Originally posted by The PIT
I like the way they charge you $1.95 for the privilage yet they don't tell you up front they're going to do it. Bad company practise that.

Now you see why I don't use them. Everyone, be careful that you have enough cash in your bank account, because even if you tell them to use Visa, sometimes they won't. They like drawing from your account because it saves them money, and they reset the default after x seconds to bank account I believe.. crooks. :mad:

Joel
23rd November 2002, 13:59
And where do y'all see all of this????

Joel

The PIT
23rd November 2002, 14:07
$1.95 charge in an email they sent me. Although not very much at all principle says they should tell you they're going to do this. They can't get at my bank account as they don't have the details. I think I may tell Barclay card not to pay the $1.95 unless someone can point me to where it says they will do this on the form.

thop
23rd November 2002, 14:09
The PIT, did you upgrade to a premium account or sth.? they dont charge for the basic account.

The PIT
23rd November 2002, 14:10
Eh ???

What the hell are you talking about????

Joel
23rd November 2002, 14:12
The e-mail they sent me just shows the $10.00 charge and that is all.

Joel

The PIT
23rd November 2002, 14:14
Looks like time to cancel it.
Now is it becuase I'm using Barclay card.

Pace
23rd November 2002, 14:19
TP: Would you not be better sending the cash direct? I'm sure a UK cheque would be cheaper than something like Paypal.

Technoid
23rd November 2002, 14:33
Paypal only charges money if you have a buissnes account and recieves money

Technoid
23rd November 2002, 14:35
Originally posted by The PIT
$1.95 charge in an email they sent me. Although not very much at all principle says they should tell you they're going to do this. They can't get at my bank account as they don't have the details. I think I may tell Barclay card not to pay the $1.95 unless someone can point me to where it says they will do this on the form.

Now I remember!!

You'll get it all back when they have confirmed your identity and all that ;)

read through the instructions on their site :D

Wombat
23rd November 2002, 15:16
They're still risky. Don't link them to your checking account, or you could find it frozen. www.paypalsucks.com

thop
23rd November 2002, 15:24
yes they charge you 1$ or so so that the verification pin appears on your cc bill, however you get it back or it gets added to your paypal account or sth.

KvHagedorn
23rd November 2002, 15:34
Originally posted by Wombat
They're still risky. Don't link them to your checking account, or you could find it frozen. www.paypalsucks.com

You know, we could get a merchant's license just like most online stores have, and take credit cards directly. Screw those theives at PayPal..

Joel
23rd November 2002, 15:53
Then again there could have been the issue of cost and if anyone would contribute anyway.

Joel

KvHagedorn
23rd November 2002, 15:58
Yes, I'm sure we will get more donations this way, which is a very good thing, but I still don't trust those people after my own experiences. I just find it somewhat offensive that these crooks would engender more trust than I (or Maggi) would. :mad:

Paddy
24th November 2002, 04:13
hmm.. there are quite a few horror stories on that paypalsucks site... I still think its a good idea though... especially as there are so many of us in different countries. I wont be donating through PayPal though. I don't see the point in giving 20USD when Ant is half an hour up the motorway and he will only get £12.95 of it...

Ant, if you PM/mail me your address I'll send you a personalised cheque for £20. At least then you'll get all the money and there is no danger of any repercussions. You may even get a christmas card!

The PIT
24th November 2002, 09:16
Same here Ant lives rather close unless he's moved lately.
By the way the email doesn't say you'll get it back and it should tell you on the first page not hide it away.

Paddy
25th November 2002, 00:31
Aye, i think he's smack bang in the middle of us :)

GNEP
25th November 2002, 04:23
So there is no way of doing GBP through this PayPal thingie? Not sure that makes too much sense... Any other way for us Brits to get you money in full Ant? (Bank transfer; personal cheque...?)

George

Sasq
25th November 2002, 05:12
ummm if you go into your paypal account, you can send ant money directly and choose GBP

GNEP
25th November 2002, 05:19
OK - I'll have to set one up then :)