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Re: [gctechspace] Paypal Woes

From: Ing. Walter H.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:36 PM


from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Checkout
'In 2010 eBay, which owns PayPal, added Google Checkout to its banned payment methods list, forbidding the use of Google Checkout to pay for eBay transactions.'

The US must have very dodgy banking / trading laws that they can get away with this. In Australia & prob. all of EU there would be an equivalent to the fair trading act to stop such

Invented by the romans
perfected by Queen Victora
divide and conquer - not very nice to be divided (from ones assets )

At least they didn't give up: Google Checkout was replaced by Google Wallet on September 19, 2011.

I had a bit of a look & ask  around:

1.) SolidTrustPay (good)
2.) Payza (OK but more limiting than SolidTrustPay
3.) PayPal - OMG

FYC: on-line payment service providers (wiki)

Paypal operates out of Luxembourg in Europe, the equivalent to the Kaymans IMHO  . . .

hope there is something useful in what I found
 . . . all the best,
happy new year.
Walter


On[masked]:57, Steve Dalton wrote:

Luckily I was keeping the balance low and there was only $15 in there.  It's still inconvenient though as we do have some subscriptions that are now on hold.

On 1 Jan[masked]:54, "Triffid Hunter" <[address removed]> wrote:
aah, typical.. paypal strikes again.

fwiw, this is standard practice for them. freeze the account, take the money, make it impossible to get it back. I know /so many/ people who've been burnt by them this way

so, do you feel like your online transactions are safe now? ;)

On Tue, Jan 1, 2013 at 9:05 AM, Steve Dalton <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi All

We continue to have a lot of problems with our paypal account - it's frozen and they are asking for so much documentation to unfreeze (currently the tally is 10 different printed and scanned documents along with ID and other things). They then reject documents without any reason. Combined with not replying to any emails this makes it pretty much impossible to use them and I think it is going to take us a while to unfreeze.

Can everyone please pay their fees by direct debit this month using the following bank information:

Bank: Bendigo Southport
BSB:[masked]
Account Number:[masked]
Account Name: Gold Coast Tech Space
Reference: your surname

I will certainly be looking for alternatives to Paypal after this experience and I would encourage others to do the same. https://www.braintreepayments.com is the new guy on the block in Australia and finally looks like there might be someone to give Paypal some competition.... I wish them all the best!

Thanks for your understanding on this. FYI payments are now due on 1st of the month to keep our bookkeeping and membership tracking simple.

Steve

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Steve Dalton, President & Co-Founder
Gold Coast Tech Space
Shop 4, 21 Nind St, Southport, Q 4215




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