[Wikipedia-l] Re: PayPal is set up - Service or Quasi-Cash?

Jimmy Wales jwales at bomis.com
Sat Aug 23 00:35:37 UTC 2003

Well, if it helps you to avoid fees, I guess that's the right choice.

Joachim Kerschbaumer wrote:

> Hi Jimmy,
> I made a first test-donation, please let me know if you got it (I don't
> trust paypal yet... ;-)
> A question, maybe also interresting for others:
> I had to decide on paypal between
> * Service
> * Quasi-Cash
> Paypal wrote:
> "Service: A payment for the performance of a service. Free!"
> "Quasi-Cash: The transmission of money not involving an underlying service
> or good. The bank that issued your credit card may treat this 'Quasi-Cash'
> transaction as a cash advance and charge you cash advance fees. PayPal has
> no control over these fees. If you select 'Quasi-Cash' you may want to use a
> payment method other than Credit Card (Instant Transfer or eCheck) to avoid
> potential fees. "
> I decided for "Service" (e.g. Wikimedia is providing Webspace...?). Is this
> right, or should I have taken "Quasi-Cash". What is a Donation in this case?
> Thanks for an answer,
> Joachim (aka Fantasy :-)
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