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Alternative to paypal?
« on: September 02, 2017, 03:16:03 PM »
Is there? Isn't there a possibility to just send you some dollari for the site through my bank (free of charge, easy, and no middleperson who wants all my data etcetcetc (yesyes a bit paranoid  :)) ))

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Re: Alternative to paypal?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 03:19:45 PM »
Good point. I have wondered this as well. I hope there are.

Here we use ''iDEAL'' for digital purchases A system like that would be ideal. ;)

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Re: Alternative to paypal?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 03:21:03 PM »
Frank is handling that part of the stuff and I am unfamiliar with that part of the configuration. 

Not much of an answer, but he's not here at the moment and I didn't want you to think this was being ignored.
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Re: Alternative to paypal?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 03:44:58 PM »
ignored? it's been 5 minutes sock, just 'got rid' of the kids!  O0

Sabine, first of all, big thanks for the willingness to support fractalforums. :)
As Sockratease said, currently there is no alternative to Paypal. I had set up that account because Paypal is pretty much the web-standard and it is very easy to setup, without too much burocracy.
iDEAL looks nice, but we should focus on international systems, it would get a mess otherwise for me to handle..

Problem with a normal bank account is the involved burocracy in germany, taxes and stuff like that. I might do this in the future, it was just that we have a lot on our plate with the update.
Maybe someone has another suiggestion how this could be handled?

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Re: Alternative to paypal?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 04:46:45 PM »
As far as I understand there must be a bank account already be attached to the paypal account?
Give me that number (private message  ;) ) and I give you the euri  :))
I know I know, not exactly the official way. But as far as I can see , every other option (paypal, creditcard, etc) will cost you money...

But... no rush of course! More something to give some thought :)

I came across this when trying to set up paypal and then saw what they want to know from me (you'd think my name and creditcard number would be sufficient) and can't say I was charmed by their (privacy) policies. That and having worked so long in IT and knowing that far far too many Really sensitive systems are still secured by "admin"/"welcome" on an unsecured connection...  :))

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Re: Alternative to paypal?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017, 04:55:49 PM »
I totally agree on the privacy issues. I've been an activist in that regard for some years but have since kind of surrendered, because of the lack of interest of 90% of the population, even among my friends.
at least I know how to keep my stuff secure if necessary. "who has nothing to hide...."  :head_banging:

anyways. if that is an option for you, I will send you my private account and then just transfer it to my paypal and from there to the fractalforums-paypal.
name, iban and bic are sufficient for transactions from netherlands to germany?

(no you are not forced to connect a paypal-account with a normal bank account - as long as you don't want to  be able to "upload" money from bank to paypal.)

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Re: Alternative to paypal?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 04:59:26 PM »
I think I do not even need the BIC anymore. I'm member of a German society and only have their bank account, all works perfectly everytime.
Can you access my email address in my account?


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