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Author Topic: Payment Services - opinions and ratings?  (Read 1185 times)

TaoPhoenix

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Payment Services - opinions and ratings?
« on: April 01, 2014, 02:10:01 PM »

Something on the Goat Simulator page caught my eye enough for a decent little thread all its own.

Web Payment Services

One of the ones they offered was AmazonPayments.

It was my impression that Amazon is one of the "less evil" companies these days, right? They made their name by "doing something real world", which is to super-warehouse actual stuff and just blast the economy of scale sky high. Sure they play with the info they get along the way, but their core business is putting stores out of business ... uh ... selling the biggest inventory in the world cheaply.

So maybe their payment service might just be reputable?

Compare and contrast the other choice offered was Paypal...



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Re: Payment Services - opinions and ratings?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 02:20:23 PM »
I've been reasonably happy with Amazon Payments.  One real benefit if you are on the receiving end is that people don't have the love/hate relationship with it the way they do with Paypal, and they trust Amazon to be safe, which can be a big deal.

I still prefer PayPal myself.  One thing Amazon Payments doesn't have is an option for letting the payer choose how much to pay -- they aren't nearly as friendly to different kinds of payments.

We used to accept Amazon payment "donations" on DC but one day they decided they didn't like that, closed our account, and just basically gave up on attempts to resurrect our account.  I was eventually able to create a new amazon payment account that we now use only for commercial license "purchases", which complies with amazon rules.

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Re: Payment Services - opinions and ratings?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 04:10:29 PM »
Fascinating Info Mouser, that would have been hard to get anywhere else!


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Re: Payment Services - opinions and ratings?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 07:49:15 AM »
*cough* Bitcoin *cough*

You can do payments yourself without any third party. Or if you want to save some time/effort...

https://bitpay.com/

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