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1585 clicks; posted to Business » on 18 Jul 2012 at 11:18 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-07-18 11:41:18 AM
Drew, if your developers ever get tired of re-sizing all of the fonts and such on Fark and are looking for a new challenge, could you please have them wire up some method for people to buy a TF subscription without using Paypal?
 
2012-07-18 12:05:27 PM
No problem with Paypal here. Works great, always has, and works fast. Not sure how another service could be "better" than Paypal already is unless it was free to receive funds.
 
2012-07-18 12:24:16 PM
Paypal is the best payment system in terms of charging exorbitant fees and freezing your funds for no particular reason. No one will ever beat them in these areas.
 
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2012-07-18 12:37:30 PM
I've got Ubercart tied into PP, and it works well. Stripe looks interesting, but as their rates are the same as PP, I don't have a compelling reason to switch.
 
2012-07-18 12:52:51 PM
amazon payments. i would pay more than 5 dollars. as it is you get squat from me
 
2012-07-18 01:15:17 PM
I would be willing to bet a year of TF that if drew were to implement a non-paypal method of funding TF, his net revenue would go up by 25%+. Every papypal thread seems to be inundated by all the liters saying their main obstacle to TF is the paypal requirement.

I know payPal has a good API for subscriptions, but there's no way for one-time purchasers to use anything else on the planet Earth? Really?
 
2012-07-18 02:39:04 PM
CSB Time.

I'm a web developer, and last year my company decided to start taking payments online for a specific service. They asked me to integrate our site with PayPal so that it could be the backend processor. I did this while our application was in review.

When I was just about finished, PayPal finally contacted us and denied our application for violating terms of service. They had misunderstood our application, and thought we were trying to make a general web portal for payments, essentially duplicating PayPal with our branding. We explained that it's just for taking payments for one specific product.

The PayPal rep agreed that we did not actually violate the TOS, but since it had already been denied, and appeals are not allowed, we were out of luck. I had to do the integration again with Authorize.net.
 
2012-07-18 03:31:53 PM
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2012-07-18 03:38:21 PM

Nova81426: CSB Time.

I'm a web developer, and last year my company decided to start taking payments online for a specific service. They asked me to integrate our site with PayPal so that it could be the backend processor. I did this while our application was in review.

When I was just about finished, PayPal finally contacted us and denied our application for violating terms of service. They had misunderstood our application, and thought we were trying to make a general web portal for payments, essentially duplicating PayPal with our branding. We explained that it's just for taking payments for one specific product.

The PayPal rep agreed that we did not actually violate the TOS, but since it had already been denied, and appeals are not allowed, we were out of luck. I had to do the integration again with Authorize.net.


THIS. This is why Paypal is headed to the crapper. So many people have stories like this when dealing with Paypal. Sure, when everything is fine and good, it functions OK - but there are a LOT of stories like this out there.
 
2012-07-18 04:45:16 PM
PayPal froze my account 6 years ago. I hope my $12 is earning interest.
 
2012-07-18 05:15:57 PM
I kinda figured paypal's problems were tied to things like making up rules on the fly and freezing people out of their money arbitrarily.
 
2012-07-18 06:27:13 PM
Making payments with PayPal is nice and easy, but I will never use them to collect money for me again.
 
2012-07-18 06:38:23 PM
PayPal's greatest downfall in recent years is taking away the Paypal Plugin feature that allowed a person to create a one-time use MasterCard for online purchases (it also allowed a person to create a MasterCard that could be used multiple times at one location; say, making utility payments online or for someone who is a repeat purchaser at a particular online store). This was a VERY good feature, and allowed me to shop at places like Amazon (which won't accept PayPal) without any headache. I think there was a fee from time to time ($1, but IIRC it wasn't always charged for some reason), but I mean that was worth it when I was using eBay much more often. I hated waiting for them to deposit money into my bank account.

The nice thing was that I downloaded but only used the plugin feature a couple times (before getting a new computer), but I received access to the Master Card feature through the website itself after the download.
 
2012-07-18 06:39:14 PM
I mean, aside from being dicks, having dick fees, dicking people over, and all the other dick moves... that MasterCard thing could get the company a LOT of money.
 
2012-07-18 07:16:35 PM
HE REBATE ME
 
2012-07-18 07:35:13 PM

Ivo Shandor: Drew, if your developers ever get tired of re-sizing all of the fonts and such on Fark and are looking for a new challenge, could you please have them wire up some method for people to buy a TF subscription without using Paypal?


PayPal is the singular reason I'm not a TFer. Paypal is rife with scams and insecurity. I've known multiple people who had money taken out of their bank account because of some long forgotten paypal account. That alone wouldn't be so bad if paypal didn't always react by giving it's users a big Fark You in those situations.
 
2012-07-19 05:56:40 AM
I haven't had problems with PayPal ... yet.

I've really started using PayPal a lot in the last few months. It's great for buying stuff from non-mainstream companies or web sites I don't trust with my credit card data (all of them).
 
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