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How to donate without PayPal? SOLVED

Post by Boris » Sun May 13, 2018 1:40 am

Hello,

Is there a way to donate to Mint team without giving your phone number to PayPal and agreeing to be abused? I'd like to symbolically reward Mint team but I don't have PayPal account and I don't want to create a new one. Is there a way to donate via Entropay?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by catweazel » Sun May 13, 2018 1:42 am

Boris wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 1:40 am
Hello,

I'd like to symbolically reward Mint team but I don't have PayPal account and I don't want to create a new one. Is there a way to donate via Entropay?

Thanks in advance.
https://linuxmint.com/donors.php

"You can also donate to Linux Mint using crypto-currencies"
Is there a way to donate to Mint team without giving your phone number to PayPal and agreeing to be abused?
I've used paypal for years. What's the problem?
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by Boris » Sun May 13, 2018 1:45 am

I've tried it earlier this morning. You can't do it unless you give the phone number to PayPal and create an account. There is no pure bank transaction. It has to go via PayPal.

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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by Boris » Sun May 13, 2018 1:46 am

Cryptos are not an option for me right now.

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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by Moem » Sun May 13, 2018 2:29 am

Do you have any friends with PayPal who can help you out?
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by Boris » Sun May 13, 2018 2:37 am

Yes. I know people who have PayPal accounts. But does it has to be such an effort to make a donation? One of the biggest reasons I left Windows was privacy invasion. Now, I wanna do something back for Mint, and beside the action I'm willing to take, I also need to sacrifice my phone number or involve other people who aren't connected to this issue at all?

PS: Not every Linux Mint user is from the US ;-)

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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by Moem » Sun May 13, 2018 2:43 am

Boris wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 2:37 am
Yes. I know people who have PayPal accounts. But does it has to be such an effort to make a donation?
Here are Clem's remarks on the reasons why it works the way it works: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3083#comment-132225
Boris wrote:
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PS: Not every Linux Mint user is from the US ;-)
Please look at the locations of the two members who have replied to you in this thread so far. :wink:
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by catweazel » Sun May 13, 2018 2:47 am

Boris wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 2:37 am
PS: Not every Linux Mint user is from the US ;-)
I should hope not, and I fail to see the connection between using paypal and being in the US. The phone number is used only to confirm your identity and to recover your account if you lose your password. Like I said, I've used paypal for many years and this has never been an issue.
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by Boris » Sun May 13, 2018 2:51 am

Bummer on the donation option :-(

I'm saying that some other countries doesn't have the same access to payment methods like the US or other "real" countries. Criptos are not an easy option everywhere in the world.

PayPal is requiring phone number and forcing your consent to receive marketing promotions - that is not acceptable.

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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by Moem » Sun May 13, 2018 3:00 am

I use PayPal and I've switched off all marketing promotions. It's not really forced if it can be switched off. But only you can decide what is acceptable to you.

If you want to keep complaining here for a while, feel free... but it's not a very effective way to use your time. When Clem can see an option to add more payment methods that will not cause him a headache, I'm sure he will do so. Until then, we're stuck with what we have.
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by catweazel » Sun May 13, 2018 3:01 am

Boris wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 2:51 am
PayPal is requiring phone number and forcing your consent to receive marketing promotions - that is not acceptable.
Look, I never get marketing information. Never, ever. Either they don't send it to me because they never have, or I changed my communication options in my profile. Either way, I never get marketing information from paypal for any reason.
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by catweazel » Sun May 13, 2018 3:02 am

Moem wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 3:00 am
You can also contribute to the community by spreading the word about Mint, and by helping others by answering their questions.
+1

Very wise advice.
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by lsemmens » Sun May 13, 2018 5:51 am

The only "advertising" I ever see from paypal is a statement advising of my activity for the last month. I'd rather they had my phone number and use it for verification than just accept the fact that I've just "volunteered" to pay $1,000,000.00 for piece of toilet paper purportedly used by queen when she was a kid.
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by catweazel » Sun May 13, 2018 5:57 am

lsemmens wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 5:51 am
I've just "volunteered" to pay $1,000,000.00 for piece of toilet paper purportedly used by queen when she was a kid.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/836316 ... 40x627.jpg

I have something for sale that you might be interested in...
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by Faust » Sun May 13, 2018 6:22 am

catweazel wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 5:57 am

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/836316 ... 40x627.jpg

I have something for sale that you might be interested in...
That looks like an attractive investment .

Are you related to Victor Lustig by any chance ?
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by Pierre » Sun May 13, 2018 6:27 am

This issue does come up quite often,
and it's principally those who reside in the USA that have the most issues with the use of PayPal.
:o
the rest of us, will just happily use PayPal, and accept any perceived risk in using their service.
- the main issue is the Irish Taxations Laws, which prevent the wider use-age of other payment systems.
and yet, there is some major EU & US corporations, that are mis-using those same Irish Taxations Laws,,
for their own benefit.
:(

so, if you really Do Like the LinuxMint Project, and Cannot Donate via PayPal,
- then create & give away, some copies of the LinuxMint System - At Your Expense - to as many Others - as you can.
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by Faust » Sun May 13, 2018 6:38 am

I've seen people recommend paying for VPN service using pre-paid gift cards ( purchased with cash of course )

but no idea how that would work across differing currencies .
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by Pierre » Sun May 13, 2018 6:46 am

you would still have to redeem that pre-paid gift card - via Paypal, anyway.
- which would still be against some folks principles, in dealing with PayPal.
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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by shawnhcorey » Sun May 13, 2018 6:49 am

Get a reloadable credit card. At least, that's what they're called. They are really a reloadable gift card. You have to put money into them before you can use them. They good for online transactions since, if they're stolen, there is limit amount that can be stolen. And they can be used anywhere a credit card can. Available from most major credit card companies. Since Linux Mint takes credit cards for donations, they can be used for it. :)

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Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Post by catweazel » Sun May 13, 2018 6:49 am

Faust wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 6:22 am
catweazel wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 5:57 am

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/836316 ... 40x627.jpg

I have something for sale that you might be interested in...
That looks like an attractive investment .

Are you related to Victor Lustig by any chance ?
:lol:
I might have been his reincarnation but I was 14 when he died :)
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