[Foundation-l] Alternative to paypal

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sun Aug 12 19:43:53 UTC 2007

Mark Ryan wrote:
> I've heard a lot of horror stories about Paypal. And considering that
> by using PayPal, we're basically paying eBay a percentage of donations
> we receive, I reckon it'd be a good idea to look at alternatives every
> now and then. Now that Wikimedia has hit the big time, our support for
> any particular payment method may actually become important.
I perfectly understand where it gives the impression that we support pig 
capitalism, but that still needs to be weighed against the 
practicalities connected with its general availability.  Some systems do 
require that the transaction commissions are the responsibility of the 
purchaser instead of the merchant, but that opens up the question for 
commercial transactions, not just charitable ones.  The cure could be 
worse than the sickness.


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