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Sunday February 16th, 2003

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#74 Re: PayPal?

by dtobias <dan@tobias.name>

Tuesday February 18th, 2003 6:45 PM

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For some criticism of PayPal, and links to "horror stories", see my page:

<http://paypal.haters.info/>

In their favor, however, the number of "horror stories" does seem to be reducing with time, so perhaps their management isn't quite as atrocious as it once was. They do, however, still freeze people's accounts if they have the audacity to log in while traveling to a banned country, and it can be really difficult to extricate yourself from their bureaucracy when such a thing happens.

I kept up a boycott of PayPal for quite a while, but finally gave in and started occasional use of it due to the distressing prevalence of sites that refuse to allow any alternative transfer means (whether for affiliate programs paying me, or sites seeking donations like yours), but I'd still much prefer it if a different method were provided that doesn't require use of that service.

For those who must use PayPal, I'd suggest transferring out all or most of your received funds quickly, rather than allowing any sizable balance to stay there subject to getting frozen.