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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by Fluxpod » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:26 am

Indeed!!! Paypal is a horrible suckfest made by thieves and complete idiots imo.I never used it and i refuse to.They can hold your money for 28 days until the person who sended it cleared it for transfer..wtf???
Maybe google checkout(payment) is a worthwile option?

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by John Cooper » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:37 am

Hm, google checkout appears to only be available if you advertise with Google AdWords

Am I wrong?

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by Fluxpod » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:41 am

Not sure.I used it only 1 time to pay for the monome....It was pretty straight forward without any hazzles.I used a credit card tho.Not sure about bank transfer things.
It was really easy to use.Dont know if its good for donations. :-?

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by John Cooper » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:26 pm

My paypal account shows that everyone who donated in the last week had their payment reversed. You should have your refunds. Please make sure you do!

Goodbye again paypal...
Back to the over-priced Kagi, until I can figure out something else:

I added the Donate button back, now pointing to http://store.kagi.com/?V6W

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by Crickstone » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:08 pm

I would be just as happy sending a good old-fashioned postal money order. At the least the extra expense is going to support the mail system....so if you post the address and the particulars...

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by John Cooper » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:23 pm

Thanks Crickstone.

Anyone who wishes to send a donation via postal mail, pmsg me, and I'll send you my address. (Doesn't seem like a good idea to post it in public).

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Post by Pygmy Audio Farms » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:34 pm

Done - Donated - Extreemly Grateful for the excellent site and the wealth of forum users present upon it.
Please keep this forum alive

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by John Cooper » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:56 am

Thanks Feg.

And, believe it or not, Paypal has completed their "review" and unlocked the account (ok, so we're not terrorists and thieves afterall???)

So, now do I trust them or not? I've received a couple donations with paypal since they unlocked the account, and they seem to be working... Their fees are definitely low (much lower than kagi) and they are considered the industry standard.

I just can't believe they can be so successful if they treat customers like this.

Hmmm
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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by kylie » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:06 am

afair kagi accepted paypal as well, so from the donator's side it's no difference :wink:
will you establish 2 different buttons now? I've done some donations successfully via paypal, so I'm fine with them.

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by John Cooper » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:18 am

On typical small donations (<$20) Kagi charges about 10%. Pretty brutal.
Paypal is typically less than half that.

As for the buttons, I'll try switching the donate button back to paypal for awhile, and if they freak out again, I'll quit paypal for good.

Sigh.
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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by kylie » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:01 pm

ok, now that you've teached them good manners, I gave them another chance :wink:
pm me when everything went fine.

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by capacitor » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:16 pm

I've been reviewing PayPal's policies this pm. They should have no problem whatsoever with donations. I'm wondering if there was an issue with a specific donator's account, rather than PZ as a whole...

Another music-equipment-related site - which I used to admin - used PayPal with no issues. This was over a period of a few years. Lotto-style stuff (think raffle tickets) were verboten, but straight donations were just fine. I researched this pretty thoroughly a couple years back, but you know how policies can change.

So I dunno. Time will tell as has been pointed out already. 8)

(if PayPal could come straight about what was up, that would be interesting to know)
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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by John Cooper » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:58 pm

Yeah, I *know* paypal is ok with donations- I got the "Donate" button and code directly from them their "donations button generator".

Who knows why they decided we were suspicious?! They refused to give me any information about that on the phone, saying it's against their fraud policy to tell me. Whatever!

In any case, I've received a couple donations since I switched back to paypal, and I was even able to withdraw to my checking account without them freaking out, so I guess they've decided we're just a bunch of musicians after all :)

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by katano » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:52 am

well, donated again, hope it works now ;-)

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by iSiStOy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:44 am

Hi,

Sorry about that but where is that donate button again?! :P

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by iSiStOy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:45 am

ooops! Found it!

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by hesnotthemessiah » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:03 am

Just made a donation using Paypal. :) Thankyou for all your time and effort in keeping this site afloat. Just to make sure you recieve the donation, I put a small message with my Paypal payment just to confirm that it is me. PlanetZ Rockz!! :P

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by iSiStOy » Mon May 18, 2009 10:16 am

...was only missing a f...g MASTERCARD here! to give some, so here it is at last.

Thanks for your dedication through the years and thanks to the community: it's a benefit that has no value for me!

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by microraver » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:31 am

Hi,

Donated , Confirmation number: 4KA2546254334883F .

I love PlanetZ and hope it's still alive 20 years later ! :)

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Re: Keep PlanetZ Alive, make a donation

Post by King of Snake » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:29 am

just donated via Paypal too.
Hope it gets trough.

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