Hey everyone, I'm the guy who cut and uploaded the film to YouTube. I'm doing some traffic control work with Rick tonight (the guy who made the movie) and so I can ask him any questions people might have about this film.
This is a "so-bad-it's-good" kind of movie just so everyone is aware (even though Rick doesn't like to admit it, he still thinks it's scary). Personally I think it's hysterical. Maybe not as surreal as The Room, but there's still plenty of laugh out loud moments. The Adam West cameo is absolutely nuts. The first two parts are slower, but as soon as you hit Part 3 it becomes more engaging.
edit1: I'm currently sitting next to Rick at this Ver moment and he's happy to answer any questions people might have, AMA style.
edit2: Some people said they wanted to donate to Rick, so we set up a paypal
edit3: Here is a Vine I made of Rick https://vine.co/v/eKZaK3UdXdP
I can offer you a Nexus S to use for internet connectivity. Its small and you can find free wifi you can stay connected. PM me if interested. Hang in there man.
EDIT: Just received a scammer PM - using /u/democritus20 impersonating u/democritus2
from democritus20 sent 8 minutes ago
Thanks so much if you can help it means alot!
Here's a fairly high-level overview:
Ebay used to own PayPal, but PayPal is becoming its own, completely separate entity. That's great news for PayPal in terms of business. For the most part, users don't have to do anything except agree to some redone Terms of Service agreements and the like.
However, because PayPal has to redo a lot of their legal stuff like TOS agreements, they're adding in some new stuff. One of the new things is that PayPal is allowed to call users with pre-recorded messages, something that people are understandably annoyed with.
Nobody knows yet whether users will have an option to opt-out of this "service" yet, but given the amount of public backlash they've already received, they would be stupid not to. Furthermore, some countries (US, Canada, Britain I think) have laws to prevent companies from harassing consumers with robo-calls, so there's that too.
EDIT: Changed link to PayPal's website.
EDIT 2: /u/kickstand linked to an article claiming PayPal is now going to allow users to opt-out.
If you would like to support my efforts with a donation:
I used forensic detail enhancement, true <strong>motion-flow interpolation</strong> to give it the smooth 30fps motion. To my knowledge, no one else online has used this method for any Curiosity footage. (I’ll be certain to do it again for any upcoming HD videos from Mars!)
Share it with your friends. I think it’s wonderful that everyone on Earth has a chance to see this amazing footage from Mars :)
There is no alternative Universe where giving a library - any library - a helping hand is a bad idea. Sending money to a library isn't a gift, it's an investment and Paypal makes it easy.
Thanks, /u/AdamBertocci-Writer, for a great suggestion.
So many red flags. "Dear customer" instead of using your username. "We constantly implementing". "Paypal" instead of "PayPal". "ACT NOW OR YOU'LL BE PUNISHED IF YOU DON'T". "With friendship your" (that's just weird). And I'm guessing that link doesn't point to https://www.paypal.com.
Doesn't seem any different from all of the other terribly-crafted PayPal phishing attempts that have been circulating for years.
This is my sister. I can verify if need be. Thank you so much reddit for your outpouring of support. If anyone has the means, our family would appreciate any support you could give.
Microphone: used by the card swipe reader to send encrypted creditcard data to the app. https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/credit-card-reader
Camera: to take photos of customer credit cards and OCR the images to extract the name/number. It uses http://card.io/
Photos: What use is the camera if you can't see the picture you just took?
For those who are sufficiently moved and can't find the link to donate.
There should be an indiegogo website cause in this way we can't know how much has been gathered.
FIRST ONES DONE! for a fellow madisonian it looks like too
and my roomate set me up with one of those paypal things which should make this whole ordeal easier:
i dont know if thats how you link it? ive never used paypal.
i'm also asking myself what I managed to get myself into. i started the first one and in the time it took i somehow got frontpage. i now have about 800 serious requests as i last checked, but i said i would do them all and that means IM FUCKIN DOING THEM ALL. if i dont get back to you right away, don't worry. that just means im hard at work and that your turn is fast approaching
SPECIAL STATUS - this character is a YONKOU
THIS CHARACTER POSSESSES CONQUEROR'S HAKI!!!
^(Help kamac and his reddit games! Please )^donate ^<3
The donate button info page (https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_donate-intro-outside) has the following information
> Let’s say that you are an animal rescue organization needing to raise funds to provide care for animals. You can easily add a donate button to your website and make it safe and convenient for supporters to give to your cause.
However, if you look at google's cache of the page
What it previously said was
> Let's say you run an online bike shop. You want to raise funds for your local church to buy a new roof. To lend support you decide to raise money on your website by adding a Donate button.
Which is almost precisely the case that regretsy is using it in. When their own website uses an example that matches very closely to what you are wanting to do, what the fuck right?
This is true. Looks like PayPal uses Mastercard for their credit cards, which would mean that the first number is 5 ~~(and if the PayPal card is just a MasterCard with the PayPal branding, the second number will probably be a 1).~~
Ta-da, from a hundred possibilities to ten, ~~or possibly even one (if you're reading this, and you have a PayPal card, please let me know if I'm correct about the first two numbers being 51).~~
Edit 1: A New Theory (Is Required) -- /u/Doctor_McKay was kind enough to inform me that the second number on his/her PayPal card is not the number 1, so there goes that theory. They did confirm that the first number is a 5, though, so if you're planning on hijacking somebody's GoDaddy account, you have a 1-in-10 shot of guessing correctly the first time they ask for verification.
Edit 2: The Edit Strikes Back -- Several people have commented to let me know that I misread the article. Apparently, GoDaddy asked for the last six digits, not the first two and the last four. Also, PayPal cards start with a range of numbers that change between card types. /u/Tiak has a good explanation here. Thanks to everyone who corrected me!
I am the person heading up this project. If anyone desires to donate or help support this project in some way, you are welcome to contact me directly at if you are wanting to contribute in some way to this project.
We are specifically looking for:
a new queen size mattress, a high gloss black dresser, Star Wars cutouts of Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Princess Leia, and Obi Wan.
Links to donate directly at:
Want more fame and hilarity? Tell PayPal about the cp and the holocaust denial. Voat are in clear violation of their "Acceptable Use Policy".
They'd have to switch to bitcoin.
For those who are actually interested in how to use or not to use Paypal for pre-orders, they have a really easy to understand FAQ on their website.
The real moral of this story is not "never use Paypal", but rather "whichever payment processor you use, make sure you read and understand their TOS".
Adding directly into PayPal, Coinstar charges a 9.8% fee. (source)
For gift cards and eCertificates, there are no fees, however. (source)
Thank you so much, ARCHA1C. When I came here to post the link, it said someone had already posted it. I'm glad that news is spreading fast. I've been on the phone all day trying to set up the Don Lansaw Memorial Fund and support family members from up here in Chicago. I'm heading back down to Joplin this weekend to help out the family.
EDIT: Name and link to the Don Lansaw Memorial Fund as requested.
PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW BEFORE PM'ING ME
Here we go again everyone! Round 4 giveaway: Reflective black. I have 10 mirrored pairs to give away. This is what they look like in their normal, non-reflecting state. Same rules as before, send me a postage paid, self addressed envelope to the address I provide through PM and when I receive it I will return it back to you with these fancy stickers inside. (Outside the US just send me a self addressed envelope and I'll take care of the return postage)
This project is entirely funded by you guys! Without your donations, none of this would be possible. Here is the PayPal donation link for anyone who would like to contribute to the giveaway fund to keep things going. As a token of appreciation to those who donate $10 or more I've been sending out reflective white or reflective black stickers. Donations, as always, are not required to win these stickers. They help keep this project going.
I need those who send me a PM to do 2 things. The first thing is I want you to tell me what your favorite bike is. If you are one of the first 15 I will respond with my address along with a unique code. Write the unique code on the back of the envelope that you send to me along with your reddit username.
And that's it! Good luck and ride safely!
EDIT And they're gone!
> A PayPal spokesperson told RFE/RL that the California-based company "does not provide the option of using its system to receive donations to political parties or causes in Russia."
While PayPal has a dedicated page for "online political fundraising" on their website.
/u/gregidot is collecting donations via Paypal for assisting with the funeral services.
There are many possible scams that this could be. Paypal has an extensive list on possible scams here. It sounds like it could be any of the following 3.
"You've been paid." Some fraudsters use spoofed emails to try to trick you into thinking that you have received a payment. The fraudster wants what you are selling for free. Log into your PayPal account and check that you were paid before you send anything.
"You have been paid too much." Fraudsters may send a spoofed email saying that you have been paid more than what you are asking for. For example, the fraudster sends you a spoofed email that says that you have been paid $500 for a camera that you listed at $300! He then asks you to send him the camera, and the extra $200 that he paid you by mistake-or maybe just $150 as a way to apologize for your extra trouble. He wants your camera and your money. Don't fall for it! Simply log into your PayPal account and check that you were paid before you send anything.
Verify through your PayPal Account. For example, if you receive an email that says that you have received a PayPal payment, take a moment to log in to your PayPal account before you send the merchandise. Do this to make sure that the money was really received, and that it was not just a scam email from a fraudster. And remember not to follow links in emails when you log in. The safest thing to do is to open a browser window, navigate to PayPal.com, and log in.
The full name and phone number are likely to make the fake email seem more legitimate. It's still possible that this ISN'T a scam, but that seems highly unlikely to me at this point. It's likely just a scam for her to give the car away for free.
>youve never heard of
I don't know if the knowledge of Vasalgels existence has spread very far, but among the people I know (college students) everyone knows its on the horizon. Also its been on the front page of reddit a few times. Over the past 2 years I have donated a few times, and so should you! Their is currently an anonymous donor who is matching all donations!
Hopefully you filed a request for a refund directly with PayPal or Amazon Payments, instead of requesting a chargeback via your credit card company.
Surprised no one mentioned anything about DONATE yet. Support support support!
Even though I don't have an account, I looked into this... It was actually very easy to find the instructions for closing your account. ಠ_ಠ
While subs are great, I do want to remind people that people who want to support him could also just directly donate to the paypal. This is also a great option for those who enjoy stuff like HSC but don't really have an interest in subbing because of the german language coverage.
Subbing gives $2.50 to TakeTV, whereas donating is (minus some potential transaction fees) nearly the full amount going toward them. It also allows you to send more than $5 a month if you choose to.
FIND TAKETV'S PAYPAL HERE
We are planning on doing giveaways at least twice a year so if anyone would like to send donations, the info is as follows:
United Aid Foundation C/O Byers' Bikes
305 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10001
If you or your organization would like to contribute in-kind donations,
please contact us at:
with "Byers' Bikes" as the subject line.
A huge amount of thanks go out to everyone who has helped us make this possible so far. My friends in Boston held a benefit at Goody Glover's Irish Pub in the North End that raised $10,000 in one night! And thanks to Steve Strickland and the amazing staff at Bent's Cycling in Lakeland, FL for taking time out of their very busy holiday shopping schedule to help us make sure we got the right size bikes and helmets for all the kids. Buy local!
The first "Important Link" should be:
I never make comics so I would never click through to see the option to donate, but I love reading comics and wouldn't mind donating a few bucks here and there if it were more visible.
A lot of smaller businesses can use the PayPal Here or a similar credit card swipe that uses a cell phone or tablet with a joining app. The PayPal one has no monthly fees and a 2.7% fee on all swipes. The most common one that I see, Square Up, is 2.75%. For both, the readers themselves are free.
I see these all the time at local coffee shops, food trucks, festivals, craft fairs, etc. They do require that you have a smart phone or tablet, but even most of these smaller businesses can factor in a one-time cost of ~$500 for a tablet. They just need the coordinating app and the reader, and with a little set up they are good to go for cards.
This is a really simple solution, even if they still have the minimum purchase amount.
Thanks for the scam alert Sammieee. From the screenshots you sent us it's very obvious the same email redeemed the Mustangs.
The paypal wasn't a verified account so as a future warning to others, please use /r/starcitizen_trades/wiki/invoice for reference and (if you decide to make a verified account a requirement of your trade) use " https://www.paypal.com/us/verified/[email protected] " to check the paypal account. We can't enforce this so it's on the user to check. Verified accounts can still chargeback but it seems less likely that scammers use longstanding verified accounts.
He is actually taking donations for a new card :D
Note: Paypal site is in french.
LOL I'm both autistic and pedantic? Did you bust out a dictionary for your reply?
The reason I posted what I did is because your original post shrugs off all of your own personal responsibility in this. YOU chose to use Paypal. YOU chose not to read the TOS or email them even once and ask them if you would ever need more verification to withdraw larger sums, even though YOU know that you don't have a permanent address, something which probably less than 1% of their customers lack.
You straight up say they STOLE your money. Its not pedantic to point out that by acting like there was theft, you are shedding yourself from all responsibility in what happened.
Man up and admit that this is half your fault for allowing a money escrow service to hold your funds without doing the research first.
I found the info you should have found in 10 seconds on google:
SPECIAL STATUS - this character is a SUPERNOVA
Hello Gaki community! I would like to let you know that Kiki Non-Alcoholic Beer is completely subbed. It will be on Dailymotion on this weekend. We will continue our projects. If you would like to give a support, you can donate to inspire community to bring a laugh and smile. Any donation will be recognized on our next post and new subbed project.
>Donate here - https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=A8MSZ5NC3WESW&lc=US&item_name=Tofu%20Panda%20Fansubs&currency_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF%3abtn_donateCC_LG%2egif%3aNonHosted
Thank you all, your support would be greatly appreciated!
OP - it's possible that there's a third scenario that can play out regarding who refunds who and what happens. If you contact Paypal and explain that the package was marked as delivered and not delivered, they may find neither of you at fault and refund the money to you but not take it back from the seller - this is what Paypal offers to us sellers here. It's my understanding that Paypal's buyer protection kicks in and gives you your money back, and seller protection kicks in and doesn't pull money back from the seller. If USPS refuses your claim and the seller either can't or won't file one on their end (which is possible USPS said buyer had to file) it should get you a refund.
I just had this same scenario play out last week with an eBay item with me as the seller. Because it showed that I sent it out on time via a reasonable shipping method and it was marked as delivered, I was found not liable, and buyer was reimbursed by the mediating 3rd party. This worked out great for both of us and I really appreciated that service being provided to me, as USPS mistakes really hurt and in this case I didn't have a replacement to send out (also the situation w/ buyer was way sketchier for various reasons and eBay has issues with fraudulent buyers trying to scam items and refunds).
Now this doesn't really change your interaction with the seller, but it's a possible way for this to go away quickly with all parties involved being satisfied. At any rate definitely file with PP.
The Seller Protection Program clearly states that the item sold must be a physical item to qualify.
In fact, they state in a second location that intangible items are not covered.
Paypal only charges 2.9% on transaction fees. ~~I suspect this image is a fake.~~ Edit: The image is not a fake, but that additional 15% is going to Blizzard as a convenience fee, not to PayPal. Please see this link.
Edit: I was downvoted, so I suspect someone out there doesn't believe me. Here's a link to Paypal's fee page. I've been using Paypal for about 15 years and there is nothing they charge 15% on.
SPECIAL STATUS - this character is a SHICHIBUKAI
Their workshop page lists this paypal.
Perhaps write a letter to Attn: Legal, asking them if you'll need to go to small claims court to get the funds releaed.
Paypal Canada is under Ontario law, so actually pursuing them in small claims court probably won't be cost effective for you unless you live there.
EDIT: More information follows.
The Paypal Canada agreement has a paragraph on how to pursue binding arbitration, without actually having to go anywhere.
No it is the other way around. If you purchase an intangible item the seller is not protected. If you say you didn't get what you paid for and the other party can't provide proof of shipping, you win automatically. You need to go over the dispute process again and see where you went wrong. I just dealt with a case like this about 1 year ago.
Here it says it right on their website. It clearly states the seller is NOT protected, so you should win as soon as you file a complaint.
"Why doesn't Seller Protection cover deliveries made in person, or intangible goods (such as digital goods or services)?
One of the most important requirements for coverage under Seller Protection is proof of shipment or delivery. Since deliveries made in person and sales of intangible goods do not have verifiable shipping documentation, we cannot currently extend protection for these types of transactions."
This is now a fully fledged (incomplete) icon pack! New icons will be added to <strong>Google Drive</strong> and <strong>GitHub</strong>.
Feel free to comment any icon suggestions you have, including variations of existing icons, and any problems you find in my icons. This is my first icon pack, so there are bound to be some issues!
<strong>Donation link as requested by /u/tearsofsadness!</strong>
Heya! I'm insanj, the developer behind Alien Blue Velox, Orangered, BlurBar, and a few other nice things. I've been spending the past few days going nuts with tweak projects and ideas. Thought I'd make this post to announce this requested tweaks' release, and let you guys know I'm still alive and working on your favorite ideas. My major projects are:
Let me know if you guys have any questions, requests, or ideas! I'm always open, and I'd love to help you out. Also, if you really like my work, I'd appreciate it if you bought my next cup of coffee! Thanks :)
We are. It's called "donations".
FOR MORE ROCKET BOSTER FLAMES! - K GUYS since you made over 1000 rocket boster flames I made a page to donate for more flames!
This is the paypal he has connected to his website which I got from his website
Hey r/Edmonton! I'm an aspiring designer living in Vancouver, and I created this poster as a commission for a fellow redditor who was introduced to my work through my Victoria map.
I am usually asked the same handful of questions each time I post, so I thought it might be a good idea to pre-empt them here:
1) There is no absolutely computer generation involved in the creation of my maps - rather, every single one of the 10,000 anchor points that make up this image was deliberately and intentionally hand-placed. I am aware that there are tools available that could largely automate the process for me, but I find the work to be very meditative and I really value the 'hand-drawn' quality of the finished images.
2) Regarding the unusual perspective - I typically get a lot of comments asking why I chose to portray their city in anything other than its 'usual' orientation. Beyond the simple idea that what is 'up' or 'down' is all relative, part of my intention behind this series of maps is to compel people to pause and re-orient themselves to their surroundings from a new perspective. Other than that, I just think it looks really nice :)
3) 12x18 poster prints are available for purchase on my Etsy shop. Alternatively, if you would prefer to save on shipping, I am happy to provide you the print-ready JPEG images or the source vector files on a by-donation basis (I will send the files to the email address that logged the donation).
Thank you very much for reading, and I hope you enjoy the poster!
You know how I know you don't know how percentages work?
(Hint: 1 * 0.95^20 != 0.1)
You also know how I know you don't know how wire transfer or PayPal fees work?
(Hint: PayPal payments are free intra country, and the fee for international payments maxes out at 3.3% and is more likely to be around 1% as per their tariff. Here, with my bank, for smaller amounts of under £2000 to be sent to certain countries, international payments are £4 each. That's a minimum of 0.2%. For any amount over that, or to any other country, it's £25. I'll leave those percentages as an exercise for... actually, no I won't - for a £2000 payment that'd be 1.2%, and the percentage goes down as the payment size goes up.)
I think it's only for orders placed after November... I think it's the 15th?
Edit - November 18, 2014.
paypal link so we don't break they're weebly. Can't remember if weebly is capped.
Please consider donating if you're able and have benefited from his research.
Direct donation: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=34HNMNU387EXA
His books sold by Transform Press: http://transformpress.com/
A lot of people have been asking how they can support the team while we work on the mod, and up until now we have not offered an option for donations.
However, now that the scout package has been released, we are now offering an option for those that wish to donate.
Please be aware though that even if we receive zero donations, it will not stop us from releasing all the content we have planned for the mod :D
For what it's worth, if you think abusing the courts to censor someone is complete bullshit, too, Eron is asking for donations to his paypal address to help with his legal defense against ZQ.
(He's apparently using PayPal because his GoFundMe page was inexplicably taken down for some unexplained reason.)
Unless you're a certified online store, ebay takes 10% (YUP, TEN FUCKING PERCENT) regardless of amount (unless its like $5,000+ or something). Not only that, but guess what! you have to use paypal to transfer funds, and even though its the SAME GODDAMN COMPANY, it charges an ADDITIONAL 3% of the purchase, a grand total of 13%!
Also, ebays "calculate shipping" feature only calculates for the dimensions of the box itself. But who slaps a shipping lable on the retail box and sends it?! after actually packing the thing, i lost an additional $15 in shipping.
X1 + CoD + Tax = ~$600
Consumer buys for $670 + $30 shipping ($700 even)
I pay ebay + paypal 13% (not just on the 670, but the entire 700 price that includes shipping that I'M PAYING) which comes out to 700 x 0.13 = 91.00. NINETY ONE FUCKING DOLLARS just to use their service.
So... $700 - $91 (fees) - $15 (extra shipping) = $594.
So i lost $6... If you're a poor college student looking to make a quick buck by scalping consoles in the future, my advice: don't* (use ebay)
EDIT: Source for ebay fees (under "Basic Fees") and paypal fees
> As much as I want 100k to be true, it's not going to happen because of this [referring to people retiring early]. Way too much people trying to "get rich". Who are we joking? Ourselfs.
But if you believe the muckity mucks over at bitcointalk.org, they are estimating only 300,000 people have 1 BTC or more. Even if all those people are in the US, that's less than 0.1% of the population.
Now imagine that Bitcoin adoption gets to the level that Paypal is now. Paypal user stats. That's what Bitcoin will be for a lot of people, a secure, efficient, and PRIVATE way to buy things online. The same things talked about on the Paypal website will apply to Bitcoin. And Paypal is claiming to have 2.6M top customers buy things 100 times per year and spend over $4000 per year. And 110M total accounts.
What is the price of BTC that would support even this level of commerce?
SamsamTS, the user interface wizard, created this awesome extension for the Building Themes mod.
If you want, support him with a donation!
The user interface opens up so many possibilities: You can create your own theme within seconds, with live preview of all default and custom assets!
Yes. That is 100% a scam. It's such a common scam that it's literally listed on the paypal website. Here are some examples. My favorite variety of this scam would be the one where the buyer overpays you before having his "private agent" come get the goods, and then asks you to wire the difference to him. Several days later, turns out he was using a stolen card, the CC company gets its money back from paypal, who gets it back from you...but the "difference" you sent Western Union is un-recoverable.
People, this is one of the reasons we don't allow buying and selling on this subreddit, our inability to verify. PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS OF SCAMMERS. Always, always, ALWAYS distrust the confirmation emails you get, and go log into whatever site you're selling through directly to check on your accounts. This is Internet Know-how 101.
PayPal is not the name of a digital currency. PayPal allows the transfer of other digital currencies like dollars and yen: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/sell/mc/mc_intro-outside over their network.
The only defense I could think of is her saying "but Bitcoin is not a currency!"
Due to popular demand, I spent a few hours this morning drawing up some more icons for Toast.
I'd like to thank everyone for their feedback and support. First thing I'd like to point out is that this is just a beta for now, I want to fix a few icons before I release this to you guys. (gotta do something about that compass, newsstand, and mail apps)
Another thing I'd like to add, is that I really do want to continue working on this and build a very large icon data base if you guys are interested in seeing this become a thing. If I don't get enough of you excited for this, I don't think I can continue as it's very time consuming.
If any of you are interested in supporting this theme via donations this can be done here.
Next up are icon requests, as of now I got a lot of PM's asking me to make that and this. So I decided to make this thread a request thread. Please keep your post to 3 requests as it's hard to please everyone. Most upvoted icon requests will be worked on first.
Thank you all for your interest.
just in case anyone is super lazy, here is the paypal donation link however, i highly recommend going through some other means listed on his site as i just generally hate paypal.
This is a link to the post's subreddit for the lazy:
I'm a bot. - FAQ | Source | PayPal Donation
For the gracious redditors who have messaged me about donations, please use this paypal donation link to spread out the cost of his upcoming vet checkup fee. Any amount is fine, and we'll post a sign of our gratitude in Mr. Cat's ward box with your message or username.
Dark Splashscreens for iOS 7 have finally arrived! You can download this theme for FREE from my repo http://cydia.myrepospace.com/rj619/
Currently compatible with retina iPhone/iPod Touch, only tested on iOS 7.1.2
Donations help me out more than you know, so if you would like to contribute, here is a link to my PayPal :)
Thank you for your support, enjoy!
Note to all: PayPal specifically disallows use of Paypal as a currency exchanger.
" You may not use the PayPal service for activities that: [...]
(h) involve currency exchanges or check cashing businesses "
Whoa, whoa, whoa. I think you need to slow down a bit, and not automatically assume that this person has taken advantage of you. They might just be disorganized. If the seller paid to ship the dress to you UPS express, it will only take a few days; however, if they shipped UPS Ground, it can take 7-10 business days (Monday-Friday) to get to you. It hasn't even been a week yet. Give her a chance to get the tracking number to you, but be firm that you're concerned you haven't heard from her.
Filing a dispute with Paypal is a very complicated process, and one of the first steps is making sure that you (the buyer) has exhausted all possible courses of action with the seller in order to resolve the issue. You have 45 days from the transaction date to file a dispute. Don't wait that long, but I think giving it a few more days is more fair, and if it does turn out that you've been scammed (I hope not), you'll be in a better place to open the dispute.
This pageprovides good information about the dispute process from the Paypal side. If she is unable to get you the tracking number in the next few days, you'll file a claim with Paypal. The seller will then have the chance to respond, and hopefully, that will be the end of it. If the seller doesn't respond, then you have to escalate the claim with Paypal. It's only after you escalate that Paypal actually gets involved.
About to send out the first batch of 50 invites. Let me know if you are in.
Also, I feel like a tool for this but since alas I am a poor college student with over 75k in debt...here is a donation link. I feel dirty asking, and need a shower...but hey that's the story of life.
Edit: downvote all you want, its a simple ask not a requirement. Off to work, sending more invites later in the day. Read my posts in this thread and you'll see when. If you get a invite reply here so I know the work around is still working. That is KEY, because I don't know if you don't comment.
I wanted to present to you my latest modding endeavour: Wonders of the Ancient World Deluxe. Wonders of the Ancient World is a DLC for Civ V that introduced three new wonders: The Statue of Zeus, The Temple of Artemis, and The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. It also came with a scenario, in which you competed with four other civilizations in amassing the highest score - primarily through the construction of the seven wonders of the ancient world (+The Oracle and The Library of Alexandria).
This scenario was made for the vanilla game, and consequentially lacks many of the features of Civilization V today. I've updated this scenario according to those features, adapting it to the mechanics of religion, international trade, espionage, the Melee/Naval naval split, and 100HP-based combat. I've also expanded upon it, using a number of
existing mods as a base to increase the number of available technologies, social policies, civilizations, and wonders. If you'd like to know more, please see the wikia.
If you've enjoyed the work that I have done for Civ V modding over the years, please consider donating to Paypal. Any support would go toward supporting the expense of purchasing a new desktop computer, which has become necessary with the recent passing of my laptop as a modding tool. If you do wish to support me, then please consider PMing me (unless you wish to remain anonymous, of course), so that I may thank you personally. Any help would be immensely appreciated and would ensure that my modding career continues.
You will not win. A torrent indexing site is clearly against their terms of service.
2.(c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity
2.(g) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction
>Activities Requiring Approval
Offering online dating services; providing file sharing services or access to newsgroups; or selling alcoholic beverages.
By using PayPal you agreed to their ToS, which includes:
>We may close, suspend, or limit your access to your Account or the PayPal Services, and/or limit access to your Balance for up to 180 Days (or longer if pursuant to a court order or other legal process) if you violate this Agreement, the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, any other agreement you enter into with PayPal, or as otherwise specified in this Agreement or other agreement you have entered into with PayPal. We may also use proprietary fraud and risk modeling when assessing the risk associated with your Account. If you wish to open a Dispute through PayPal's Online Resolution Center, you must do so within 180 Days of making your payment or initiating your transaction in the case of Pay After Delivery.
There is a reason that no real torrenting sites have used PayPal in 5+ years.
Except Paypal offers zero customer protection and often no recourse for things like this. In general avoid using PayPal outside of cases where protection is offered, its a bad deal if you have an issue.
> 13.1 How am I protected if I have a problem with a purchase? Items are eligible unless they are excluded below:
So in this case using PayPal is exactly the same as using cash which is why they use it. You have zero consumer protections or recourse with your bank, PayPal or the merchant.
You might be right, but it would be a strange thing to say, given the context, if he didn't mean currencies like Bitcoin.
PayPal already has a wallet that can hold multiple types of currencies (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/sell/mc/mc_intro-outside), so the fact that they are working on a new digital wallet, and the fact it was mentioned in this context, makes me think this might actually happen.
PayPal could easily become an instant leader in the Bitcoin space. Secure wallet, escrow service, off-blockchain microtransactions, and even exchange and trading. They could really be a massive force to be reckoned with.
I know a lot of bitcoiners love to hate on PayPal, and often with good reason, but there is definitely a need for such services. And honestly, with the way banks are working against Bitcoin, I welcome them to our corner of the ring.
I am hoping this gets enough outrage upvotes and people respectfully contact paypal or email paypal with their disappointment and concern about this issue.
1-402-935-2050 (PayPal Customer Service)
not sure which of these still works but email addresses:
(Melody Fry, PayPal Legal/Public Relations)
(Michael Moldenburg, Paypal Complaints)
(Scott Thompson, PayPal President)
(PayPal Office of Executive Escalations)
How about giving Zakat in the way of Shaitan? Jihad fi sabeel-ul-Iblis :-D
EXMNA - http://www.exmna.org/donate (obviously biased b/c of my association with EXMNA)
Faith to Faithless - Donate
CEMB - http://ex-muslim.org.uk/donate/
Edit: To add Faith to Faithless link
I ship a ton of discs. 10~20 per week.
Print a label using paypal. Here is the link:
To ship a single disc, select First Class Mail Parcel. A label for an 8 oz package will cost $2.71.
Put the disc in a gallon sandwich baggy (You can get 75 at Walmart for $3). Tape the bagged disc to a piece of cardboard to brace it against bending in the mail. Slide the braced disc into a bubble mailer. (I buy bubble mailers in bulk online; about 25 cents each, but you can get them at walmart for about 50 cents each, I believe).
Tape your shipping label on the bubble mailer. Write "PLEASE DO NOT BEND" on the bubble mailer a few times for good measure.
Total shipping cost comes out to about $3.00 per disc for me. Maybe a quarter more if you can't buy bubble mailers in bulk.
If they are using PayPal for donations they are paying a massive vig. Paypal charges 2.9% + $.30 (source: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees ). Lots of people donate $2-3 at a time. 2.9% of $3 + $.30 is $.38, or 12.6% of the donation. On a $2 donation it's 17.5%. Paypal is not the platform for microdonations. Imagine losing 12% of your pre-tax income to processing fees. PayPal must LOVE Twitch.
If you already have a PayPal account, go here: https://www.paypal.com/shipnow to print your shipping labels.
You can't get there any other way except directly via the URL. There are no links from within PP itself, but you get the benefit of CommBase discounted rates.
You can also print First Class Parcel (packages up to 13oz) and Media Mail labels (both of which are not available online at USPS.com).
Looks like there is exactly an additional 1% (over the normal fee) being deducted from the $250 transaction.
Was the payment from an international buyer?
PP Cross Border Fees are 3.9% + $.30 for payments from outside the US.
I'll quote relevant PayPal section of the user agreement then, left out the huge full list though (emphasis mine):
>13.3 What type of payments are eligible for re-imbursement under PayPal Buyer Protection?
>PayPal Buyer Protection only applies to PayPal payments for certain tangible, physical goods. Payments for the following are not eligible for re-imbursement under PayPal Buyer Protection:
>* intangible items
>* access to digital content
I'm an admin on a MC server and we sometimes get people charge back for their donator ranks if we ban them for breaking the rules, some kind of attempt at retaliation i guess. They usually lie about what the money was used for, we tell paypal the truth and they get told to politely piss off as paypal don't care about digital/virtual stuff.
All the OP paid for was digital service, he didn't pay for a physical and tangible item. If the hosting company aren't total idiots they'll get his charge back rejected by just quoting the ToS at paypal and what the OP's money was for.
PayPal's absolute lowest rate, for businesses that transact over $100,000 per month, is 1.9% + $0.30. She's paying PayPal 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction, not 1%.
1% is not even a possible rate to offer as it'd be below cost. The interchange rates Visa and MasterCard charge to the processor (PayPal in that case) are as high as 2.4% for rewards and platinum cards. They can offer slightly lower rates than that because not all cards a merchant will accept will be the most expensive ones; the average interchange on the most common classes of credit card is around 1.65% + 0.10; for debit, since 2010, it can be significantly lower.
Not sure what your reply means.
This guy is illegally selling copyrighted items and transacting on paypal. This is against their Acceptable Use Policy and they can suspend the sellers account.
>So what would be a scenario in which I, as a consumer, would benefit from the use of bitcoins as opposed to my credit card?
Quite simple: He has a donate link! Donate Link ~~(if only I knew how to make those links appear nicer)~~ Edit: Someone told me.
Round 9 giveaway: Red. I have 10 mirrored pairs to give away. Same rules as before, if you are one of the first 10 peeps to PM me I'll need you to send me a postage paid, self addressed envelope to the address I provide through PM and when I receive it I will return it back to you with these fancy stickers inside. (Outside the US just send me a self addressed envelope and I'll take care of the return postage)
Obligatory background info
This project is entirely funded by you guys! Without your donations, none of this would be possible. Here is the PayPal donation link for anyone who would like to contribute to the giveaway fund to keep things going. As a token of appreciation to those who donate $10 or more I've been sending out a mirrored pair in the color of your choice. And for every $5 thereafter, you'll receive another mirrored pair :). Donations, as always, are not required to win these stickers. They help keep this project going. These are the colors I have available for contributors: Reflective Black, Reflective White, Purple, Sparkly Pink, Gold, Red, and White.
I need those who send me a PM to do 2 things. The first thing I want you to do is tell me what your favorite cell phone is. If you are one of the first 10 I will respond with my address along with a unique code. Write the unique code on the back of the envelope that you send to me along with your reddit username.
EDIT All gone! I swear you guys are stalking r/new or something. Less than 30 minutes for these to be gone!
Our winners are: Ienjoykoolaid, Dazo, Lodestone321, mdz21, j00pY, RexL2, sunburnedaz, failbenork, thtanner, and DTM125.
Until next time...
Here we go again everyone! Round 5 giveaway: Limited Edition Reflective Green! I have 10 mirrored pairs to give away. Same rules as before, if you are one of the first 10 peeps to PM me I'll need you to send me a postage paid, self addressed envelope to the address I provide through PM and when I receive it I will return it back to you with these fancy stickers inside. (Outside the US just send me a self addressed envelope and I'll take care of the return postage)
I need those who send me a PM to do 2 things. The first thing is I want you to tell me what your favorite bike is. If you are one of the first 10 I will respond with my address along with a unique code. Write the unique code on the back of the envelope that you send to me along with your reddit username.
On a side note, I just did a complete overhaul on my machine so she's running tip top as of now so these giveaways should be back on full steam!
EDIT Annnnnndddd they're gone.
Tonight's winners are: bayank, RossLH, RTsmith, autographplease, Brutality, bike_rabbit, RonnieTheEffinBear, BashinBrutusXD, chikintender,
Thanks everyone, we'll be doing another one soon!
First of all, thanks for your kind support.
I'm currently re-implementing from scratch the whole application. The first one wasn't scalable at all specially considering the number of visits.
In addition, I changed the look and feel as well as implemented some of the features following the suggestions of your kind feedback.
I already have rented a brand new dedicated server to deploy the whole thing once it is completed.
Hope you like the new interface and feel it faster and easier.
Once again, thanks for all the support, up-voters and donors.
I'm dedicating all my free time after work to finish the application. I hope it will be online soon enough!
Hey everyone, PayPal closed the case because buyer protection doesn't cover for physical items that aren't shipped or payments where it's a multitude of payments paid in succession e.g. rent. I'm also getting him banned from PayPal because he does have a history of doing things like this to people and sometimes getting away with it.
For anyone who's going through a similar situation just read to the PayPal agent the buyer protection policy, assuming it's a non-tangible good and they will find the case to be in your favor. You just have to sound like you know the rules of their website.
Idk about the VAT situation but the PayPal surcharge goes against PayPal's ToS:
> 4.6 No Surcharges. You agree that you will not impose a surcharge or any other fee for accepting PayPal as a payment method. You may charge a handling fee in connection with the sale of goods or services as long as the handling fee does not operate as a surcharge and is not higher than the handling fee you charge for non-PayPal transactions.
This is where the post was Xpost'd:
It's really easy to lift your withdrawal limits on PayPal, https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/helpcenter/helphub/article/?solutionId=FAQ558&m=HTQ. I use PayPal all the time and I can withdraw as much as I want. They just have the withdrawal limit when you first sign up for it.