[CentOS] Trouble Donating on centos.org

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Tue Nov 25 19:48:13 UTC 2008


nate wrote:
> I've used paypal on a couple of occasions several years ago and
> didn't have a problem but I've read/heard too many stories of
> them screwing people over to trust them with anything.
>
> I opened up a paypal account a few days ago to send a few bucks to
> someone else for a piece of software since I _really_ wanted it
> and he only took paypal. I plan to close it again soon.
>   

the ONLY problems I've heard of are related to them holding cash funds 
in the account when transactions are disputed.     My solution has been 
to keep near-zero balance in my paypal account.   I organized a group 
event a few years ago, had to collect money from about 100 people for 
camping and tshirts, paypal was invaluable.    I've used it to buy many 
items off ebay, send cash to private parties, etc.   I linked my account 
to a purpose opened checking account that has near $0 balance so I can 
transfer cash out, and I use an Amex card for all payment transactions, 
never had a problem.

of course, this is anecdotal evidence of 1 sample point, and therefore 
meaningless.




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