How To Get Around eBay's New Paperless Payments Policy.

On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 06:39:17 -0400, Brian Smith wrote:


Glad you admitted it, and thankful you kept the drivel to one sentence. Attaboy.
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How cute. He thinks he wins something by flinging random shit against the wall in the hope that something will stick.
Shrug.
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No. They may only operate within the limits of the law.

And that isn't legal, at least in the USA.

Watched the financial meltdown recently? Are you aware that it's primary cause was a bunch of unregulated businesses doing what they thought was best for *them* in the short term, and devil take the hindmost?
That's *why* we have to have the government play watchdog.
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What's really pathetic is that most of the people going to "tea bagging" rallies, reading Ayn Ranty screeds, buying into total laissez faire capitalism, are not the real beneficiaries of the policies they espouse, other than the psychic benefits they must get from associating themselves with the rich and obnoxious.
I heard John Grisham (on Bill Moyers' Journal, I think it was) relate something his father said to him about politics in the South, to the effect that there were a lot of people who eat poor but vote rich. You have to admire, in a perverse sort of way, the ability of the wealthy elites and their religious and pseudo-populist allies/employees, to get people to betray their own interests. With the boogeymen of "socialism" and "the devil" and the dirty pleasures of racism, nativism and militarism, they sure have folks running scared witless.
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Alas, since I've seen some few "Obama's a Muslim" and "Obama's not a US citizen" signs being waved at these tea bagging parties, I have to assume that quite a few of those folks are not very tightly bolted to the floor.
The American far right seems to be in shock over having lost the last elections, and somehow think that if they repeat the same lies over and over again, and make it louder each time, something will somehow change.
(Shakes head and walks off muttering...)
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On Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:22:02 -0700 (PDT), Twibil wrote:

Well, it worked for Adolf . . .
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On Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:02:36 -0700, Twibil wrote:

Don't know about credit/debit cards or checks, but you're definitely right when it comes to cash. Remember what it says:
"Legal tender for all debts, public and private."
Refusal to accept US currency in the US is illegal.
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Ebay sells nothing except advertising. The actual transaction occurs between the seller and buyer. The SELLER has the right to determine which forms of electronic payments, if any, he or she will accept.
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On 4/12/2009 11:17 PM a_a_a spake thus:

[Just to be clear, I was the one who brought up the idea of not accepting PayPal at all, not Twibil, whose original complaint was about eBay's *forcing* buyers to *only* use PayPal]
Judging from some of the other responses here, PayPal isn't even all that safe, which is why some were suggesting the circuitous method of paying the PayPal account with a credit card, enabling the buyer to get their money back in case of fraud or similar problems; something that apparently isn't always possible with the nice caring folks at PayPal.
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On Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:29:11 +1000, a_a_a wrote:

My, oh my, how low have the residents of Oz sunk from their honorable transportee past. Or is just a buncha pom bastards posing as aussies?
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It's "Aussies" with a big A; and just as you can't blame America in general for Sarah Palin, so it's unfair to blame OZ as a whole for one little twit who has an overwhelming compulsion to obey "the rules". *Any* rules. And apparently revels in turning in those who don't. (Likely the only power he has. I knew a Walter Mitty book-keeper like that once.)
In fact, the various Aussie transplants I've known over here have all displayed a well-developed sense of individuality and a fine distain for authority.
Why they're almost *American* that way...
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Twibil wrote:

Yet YOU are the one that is promoting government interference in private trade. What a hypocrite you are.
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David Nebenzahl wrote:

Found today in NG&SLG another auction site: http://www.upbids.net/asp/index.asp Available items for sale is just a tiny fraction of eBay's, but sellers are advertising that they accept checks and MOs, so I guess it not as restricted.
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I thought you needed a PayPal account to even list??????????
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Jon Miller wrote:

A seller needs an account. A buyer doesn't.
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Which is why I don't sell on ebay anymore (my institutions, CUs) don't do PayPal. Based on the fact I can't sell I don't buy much anymore either. Hope they are happy.
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