X-Message-Number: 16203
Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 13:08:58 EDT
Subject: Re: CryoNet #161915

Marp Plus wrote:

>  Is the INC able to accept Visa or MasterCard debit cards where it can 
>  a fixed amount every month?

I have contributed to INC and urge others to, but I am not part of the 
organization.  However, I would like to point out that it is a hassle to get 
and keep a "Merchant Account" to let you accept credit card payments.  But 
there is now a convenient way around this:

Paypal.com is set up mostly to facilitate payments when you've won an online 
auction.  You can send money to anyone just by giving PayPal your credit card 
number and the amount. Thus you can pay for auctions you've won,   
send money to family or friends, whatever.  I think INC could set up its 
recipient account in just a few minutes and then people could contribute by 
credit card.  In the past there has been no charge to either party, because 
Paypal got interest on the "float", the short time the money remained in 
their account.  Now I hear they may charge a little, but that's just a rumor. 
In any event they seem well regarded as reliable and are much used for eBay 
auctions. So if many people would like to charge it, this looks like an easy 
way to set up that capability.

Alan Mole

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