Donation via PayPal?

Write suggestions and new ideas in here
More ideas here http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/welcome
Forum rules
No support questions here please.
Do not post ideas for application developers. Please use GitHub for Cinnamon and Nemo ideas.

Donation via PayPal?

Postby Bonsaii on Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:40 am

Hi,

Maybe someone can explain, why PayPal is the preferred
way to receive donations?

I recently bought a few prepaid credit cards to make donations.
When I wanted to donate to LM, I faced PayPal.

Seriously? PayPal? The much hated eBay subsidiary?
The one, who does not allow anonymous donations,
does not accept prepaid gift cards? The one being
notorious for stealing funds from customers?

Am I the only one (yeah, a phrase, I know) who
would like to use a different way?
Thinkpad T410s, LMDE 64Bit, Cinnamon
Bonsaii
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 89
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:49 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Donation via PayPal?

Postby willy8 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:00 am

Hi,

I'm a very newbie to the forums, but I'm fo the same opinion, so I'd like to get an information about donation für LM without using PayPal.

Think, there are several users feeling the same (e.g. by former experiences) and donating via non-paypal should be a fine idea.

btw: LM (just installed Maya about 6 weeks ago as lin-experienced home user) ist THE solution and I want to donate for the first time in my linux-life :D

Thanks for suggestions and good time to all of you,

willy
willy8
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:49 am

Re: Donation via PayPal?

Postby AlbertP on Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:05 am

You do not need to have a PayPal account, if you want to use a credit card for the payment (which is still processed by PayPal in that case, however).
Registered Linux User #528502
Image
Feel free to correct me if I'm trying to write in Spanish, French or German.
AlbertP
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6522
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:38 pm
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Donation via PayPal?

Postby pickles99 on Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:42 pm

I have a Debit Card for my Checking Account that has the MasterCard logo on it. It's not a credit card. It's a checking debit card. Sometimes when I buy online i have to type in a MasterCard security code on some websites that participate in that new MasterCard feature.

http://www.mastercard.us/securecode.html

I tried using it to donate to Linux Mint and Paypal blocked it.

""""The card you entered cannot be used for this payment. Please enter a different credit or debit card number."""""


LinuxMint is being blocked by Paypal. Why?
pickles99
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 44
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:20 am

Re: Donation via PayPal?

Postby AlbertP on Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:47 am

@ pickles99: That is a PayPal problem, it probably can't be changed that here at Mint. We don't mean to block anybody. Please ask at PayPal instead.
Registered Linux User #528502
Image
Feel free to correct me if I'm trying to write in Spanish, French or German.
AlbertP
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6522
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:38 pm
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Donation via PayPal?

Postby pickles99 on Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:57 pm

If you want free money please use something besides Paypal to take donations.

Can you provide an address to send money?
pickles99
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 44
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:20 am

Re: Donation via PayPal?

Postby caribriz on Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:03 pm

pickles99 wrote:If you want free money please use something besides Paypal to take donations.
Can you provide an address to send money?


+1

I would like to make donations -
but, I will not send money over the internet with a credit card or with Paypal (personal reasons).
I know it seems a bit strange in this day and age - but there are people like me who don't like making transactions over the internet.

For example, I would send an International Money Order to a post office box (or something similar).
Or if I could go to my local bank branch, and deposit cash into Linux Mint's bank account
- in the same way I have paid bills for services rendered in the past. Is this possible to do internationally? I don't know.

My 2c
..... and my donations would be much more than that :wink:

caribriz

Edit - 17 Jan 2013
Ok - so I gave in :P - got a prepaid Mastercard to use for donations.
But, I would still prefer to do it another way ...
Last edited by caribriz on Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image
Desktop: C2D E6400 / Asus P5LD2SE / 2GB ram / Asus GeForce 210 / 320GB (WinXP) & 1TB (Mint - various)
Laptop: Asus A53E-SX1455V - i5 2450M / 4GB ram / Intel HD 3000 / 500GB (Win7/Mint 17 Cinnamon)
caribriz
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 907
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:43 am

Re: Donation via PayPal?

Postby Pierre on Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:39 am

I recently bought a few prepaid credit cards to make donations.


would it be worth the effort, - to post those to your preferred recipient ?
Image
User avatar
Pierre
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1697
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:33 am
Location: Perth, AU.

Re: Donation via PayPal?

Postby spamazoid on Mon May 27, 2013 4:08 am

Paypal has never steered me wrong in fact they stepped upto the plate for me when i was frauded by someone, they took legal action on my behalf and i got my stolen money back and a credit.
each to there own. I prefer Paypal whenever possible, it's fairly anonymous and unless you are stupid enough to put money into your paypal account it's as secure as many other things, you should be more concerned with the people you are buying from that use PayPal not PayPal itself.
Image
spamazoid
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:15 am
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Suggestions & New Ideas

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests