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