PayPal vs. Billpoint vs. PayDirect vs. BidPay

PayPal vs. Billpoint vs. PayDirect vs. BidPay

Post by Harv Lase » Wed, 29 Aug 2001 00:29:32




Quote:
> I like PayPal and Billpoint.  Paypal costs me a little less but Billpoint
money
> goes directly to my checking account.  Of course Paypal does offer a
generous
> dividend :-) if you leave your money with them.  The only problem I've had
is
> where people have accidentaly typed in .com instead of .net when sending
money.
> All these cases have been resolved.  PayDirect is still a bit more of a
pain to
> work with although it is currently free.

Most of these services have an automatic "send an invoice" thingie, but the
problem with filling out the charges ahead of time is that they don't seem
to have any way for the buyer to pay the automatic invoice with a choice of
paying for postal Insurance or not.. or different levels of shipping speed..

If you make insurance mandatory on everything you sell, you still can't have
the invoice filled in ahead of time because you don't know what an item is
going to sell for, and if it sells for $50.01 instead of $50.00 and you only
like to insure for actual value, then at the $50.01 price point, and each
$100.00 of value after that, the Insurance fee goes up.. okay that's a
stupid example.. say it sells for $79.02 instead of $49.02.. better?

So how do you work these automatic invoices without manual intervention
after the auction ends, when the buyer decides whether he wants to pay for
insurance or not, or if the price of insurance jumps because the value of
the sale crossed a boundary, or if you offer different methods of shipping
at different prices?

In other words, no matter how automatic a service tries to make something,
there seems to always be a little "gotcha!" hiding in there which forces you
to do it manually anyway..

I trust this makes sense and did not cause anyone's head to explode :) ..

Harv

 
 
 

PayPal vs. Billpoint vs. PayDirect vs. BidPay

Post by DOND » Wed, 29 Aug 2001 00:55:49



Quote:

>As a buyer, I realy like the convenience of pay pal: I dont have to get a
>money order, address an envelope, easy electronic record keeping, product
>gets to me quicker, in fact I will avoid a seller that doesnt take pay pal
>!! I know there is a small % for the seller to pay, bury it in your S&H, the
>convenience more than offsets the small cost for the buyer !!

AWWWWK!!!  HERESY!!!  BURN THE HERETIC!

;-)

dondi3

DONDI enterprises.  BUY, SELL, TRADE. RARE COINS & PRECIOUS METALS
Member COINNET, CSNS, ANA, INA, MOON, ILNA.

 
 
 

PayPal vs. Billpoint vs. PayDirect vs. BidPay

Post by Fred A. Murph » Thu, 30 Aug 2001 04:40:45



Quote:
> okay that's a
> stupid example.. say it sells for $79.02 instead of $49.02.. better?

If I only expected $49.02, I'd be in my pocket real fast for the extra buck
out of that extra $30 profit.   :^)

OTOH, if I expected $79.02, I would have built in the extra $1, and it would
at least serve as a consolation prize for the low ending bid.

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