Hey everyone, how's your blood pressure doing? Good? Well break out the coumadin, it's about to skyrocket.
For some of you who aren't familiar, there is a website called Regretsy, which takes some of the worst and most inexplicable items from Etsy and showcases them in humorous posts usually consisting of 'why would you do that'? However, Regretsy isn't always picking on the little hipster that could; April Winchell, the site owner, often holds events through Etsy as well as her site where people can choose to donate money or sellable crafts with the proceeds going to charities and people in need, from Etsy sellers who have hospital bills to people who've lost their jobs. ( Collapse )PayPal apologizes and explains.Other Services like PayPal
I have NOT personally tried any of these services myself; most of the sites I buy from allow direct credit card input as opposed to the hassle of logging into PayPal. My info has come from various people on the internet, as well as PayPalSucks reviews of different services.WePayDwolla
Transactions under $10 are free!
Allpay.net RECOMMENDED UK ONLY
Paymate RECOMMENDED AUS AND NZ ONLY
You'll need Bank Account from Indonesia to register but you are allowed to do overseas transaction. *thanks snowsparklegems
Popmoney *thanks lotusx
As always though, do your research and plan carefully when selecting any service. It might take some time, but perhaps if more and more sellers and buyers switch to a different service, we can dismantle paypal just a little bit :)
EDIT:Everything kinda resolved?
So I guess no one's still sure when it's okay to use the donate button, so if you plan on using PayPal to fund charity drives any time soon, either be a non-profit or be doing it for sick cats and not people.
In the meantime, research some alternatives.