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Credit Card - BAH!




Idiocy 1:
A few months back, I made a Wordpress theme, and offered it for sponsorship on Digitalpoint forums. I had a Paypal account, and I got around 140$ deposited into it. Imagine my horror, one fine day, when it tells me that unless I verify my account, it will not let me spend more than 100$ from my account! Was any of this mentioned before I signed up and got loads of cash (yes, 140$ is loads of cash to me, thank you very much) transferred into it? HELL NO!... but having no choice, I decided to live with it. I'll hopefully get a credit card within the next couple of years, and I don't really see myself spending money online before that. All I really need to spend online is for the renewal of my domain(s).

By the way, at one point of time, I wanted to register a new domain, and I really wanted to register at this registrar (whose name, surprisingly, I have forgotten!) who were giving really good prices. But ultimately, due to the fact that they didn't accept payment through Paypal, I had to register at Namecheap. (And at this point, I should probably mention... Namecheap is one of the best places to register... they're reliable, easy to use, and recommended by Bondings Wink )

Idiocy 2
A few weeks back, my prized Sony MDR21 earphones conked off on me. I loved those little babies. They gave me a rich, crisp output and cut out a lot of outside noise, making me fall even more in love with music than I already was. I needed new earphones. This time, I decided to try some passive noise-cancelling earphones (in-the-ear or canalphones, depending on what you want to call them). After consulting with my friend, Animal (who moderates this forum and is also a bit of an audiophile, with 3 pairs of earphones, one of which apparently cost him around 130$ or more), I settled on a pair of Sennheiser CX300 which are available at a good price on ebay.com. That's good news, because ebay lets me pay with Paypal, unlike Amazon.com. After speaking to my dad, I decided to go for it. I register at ebay.in (localized ebay site), and when I try to ask the seller a question, imagine my horror (or disgust, if you will), when it says "We need to verify your account. Please give us your credit card details). Clowns! If I had a credit card, why would I want to use Paypal? Rolling Eyes

So now, once again, things are at a standstill. I'm back to square one... having to locate someone with an ebay account willing to order for me, and then I can pay them back. Bah!



3 blog comments below

Another happy PayPal user...
Helios on Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:49 am
you should just give your dad the money and have him use his credit card.
Luciferdf2 on Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:19 am
You can't complain. They specify everything in the Terms of Use, Rules, How it works and so pages.
escritor on Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:45 pm



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