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MT_Stringer

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731 days ago

I made my first purchase at Home Depot today using my PayPal account. Lately I have been selling some of my photography equipment, so there is a nice balance in the PP account. Last week I signed up so I could use PP for purchases at HD. There are other businesses that accept this type of payment but I don’t shop there (Abbykrombee & Futch).

So, it was easy. The young lady said she hadn’t done any transactions like that. I said all I have to do is enter my cell phone number and a 4 digit pass code number.

So no card swiping, just select the PayPal button and press enter. You are asked if the total is correct, then enter your cell phone number. Lastly, enter your 4 digit pass code and press enter. “It Worked!” exclaimed the sales girl. “That is the first one I have done.”

I should be receiving my card from PP next week that I would use like a debit card.

Well, that’s my story and I am stickin’ to it! :-)
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas


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Sawkerf

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#1 posted 731 days ago

I was at HD yesterday and saw PP as an option to pay my bill. I don’t use them, but can’t see why it wouldn’t work for those who do.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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jim C

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#2 posted 731 days ago

What’s the advantage using Pay Pal?
I use a credit card, get air miles, and get 15-25 free days to pay. With Pay Pal, your money is withdrawn immediately.
I don’t carry any C.C. balances, so I’m not paying any interest.
I’m not being a smart-A&&, I would just like to know the advantage

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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patcollins

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#3 posted 731 days ago

Cool, photography equipment eh? What sort of photography equipment you selling?

Jim with paypay you can sell stuff on ebay and people can pay you using a credit card, you dont have to set anything else up. They also offer buyer protection, someone tried to rip me off from an ebay purchase I reported it to Paypal and they immediately took the money out of their account and placed it into an escrow account until the matter was resolved.

I keep a paypal balance but its only from stuff I sold on ebay, and I use that exclusively to buy stuff from ebay.

You can also transfer the money out of your paypal account into your bank account easily. I really view paypal as more of a service for sellers though. If your just a buyer than I dont think its worth the bother.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 731 days ago

I used to buy and sell on Ebay – mostly buy. I still have my account but haven’t done much on Ebay for about 5 years or so. I always had trouble with Paypal but haven’t done much in 5 or 6 years with it. I really need to get back into it because I have heard by the grapevine that it has become much more friendly than it used to be. I also want to get back into Ebay and start buying and selling again. I’ve purchased a whole lot of woodworking tools on Ebay in the past, but I also purchased a whole lot of electrical and electro-pneumatic controls on Ebay – also motors, machinist tools, and equipment of all sorts. I’m the engineering and maintenance guy at our plant. Now I only use Paypal when someone says that’s all they take. Every time I read something like this I say to myself that I’m really missing out and need to get back into the flow of things. Lord though – everything takes time and time is the rarest commodity that I possess. Nevertheless…...........

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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DS

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#5 posted 731 days ago

Paypal is nice when you need to pay someone who is in a foreign juristiction. I don’t like sending my CC numbers overseas where I have limited recourse if it is mis-used.

I’ll admit, the advantage to using Paypal at HD still eludes me. It seems like a ploy to make HD seem modern, or, hip, maybe. (I know, using the word “hip” is probably as old fashioned as they come— Ironic, isn’t it?)

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Howie

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#6 posted 731 days ago

It’s just like all these “apps” for your cell phone. Just another way for someone to track what you are doing.

-- Life is good.

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lullabies1023

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#7 posted 731 days ago

it’s not an Phone “app” it’s just a website which is use to get and pay money from online a/c.

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MT_Stringer

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#8 posted 731 days ago

@JimC – the advantage for me is I don’t have to wait 2-3 business days for the money to transfer from PayPal to my bank account. My account balance is available for immediate use.

So, I sold a Canon 7D, Two Pocket Wizards (wireless remotes), Canon 100 f/2 lens and a 55-250 zoom lens. About $2000 total.

In the past with my photography business, I have sent customers a request for money when they ordered a team dvd of all the pics taken of their team during a tournament. They pay via the common credit cards.

This may not be for every one but it works for me. And, if my Canon 300 f/2.8 sells, I will have an additional $3800 to shop with! :-)

I have had the Powermatic of camera equipment shooting high school sports the past 4 years! :-)
Still have a 1D MK III and several other lenses that I don’t plan to sell.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#9 posted 731 days ago

Nice gear MT, photography is another of my hobbies, but that gear is way beyond my abilities.

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 731 days ago

Well, I reckon the last word that somebody would use to describe me would be ‘hip’. I wear bib overalls seven days per week and steel toed working boots. I’ve been wearing them everyday for at least 30 years because I have found them to be the most practical working clothes that man ever invented. I even wear these in my own home workshop. I know that you’ve all seen the electrician’s belts. I hate belts of every kind. When I’m in ‘street’ clothes I prefer suspenders – the old fashioned kind with buttons. The clip on kind are worthless. The back clip always pops off causing some rather embarresing situations at certain times. You would be amazed at how many tools you can put in all of the pockets of a good pair of overalls which comes in pretty handy when you are standing on a pallet on a forklift up in the ceiling of an industrial plant running pipeline or conduit. Overalls come with their own suspenders and they can comfortably support a lot of weight. My lofty title is Vice President and Plant Engineer. It’s nothing but bullshit. It’s what’s on the business cards they give me. At best I may be a Jack of all trades and master of none. Most likely I’m just a simple shade tree mechanic.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Howie

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#11 posted 731 days ago

it’s not an Phone “app” it’s just a website which is use to get and pay money from online a/c.

I didn’t say it was an app I said it was just like an app. Use it someone can track your habits. Sheesh

-- Life is good.

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jim C

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#12 posted 731 days ago

M_T Stringer, pat collins
I just bought a Panasonic DMC FZ150 camera, as I wanted a zoom that emulates 600MM without the price tag. A neighbor of mine in FL has a 600MM lens and takes incredible bird shots, so I got interested in doing the same.
This thing cost under $500.00 and the digital zoom is awsome. Here’s some examples:


The last shot came when I walked outside my house and could only see contrails. I zoomed in, (handheld only, no tripod), and captured it. Incredible anti-shake technology.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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patcollins

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#13 posted 731 days ago

Jim

Nice moon picture, most people screw up those by overexposing the hell out of them.

I have Canon S90 enthusist and a SX230 travel zoom with about a 400mm max.

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jim C

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#14 posted 731 days ago

Thanks Pat,
This one takes great video as well. It’s like a spy camera HA!

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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Bertha

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#15 posted 731 days ago

Those pictures are incredible, Jim.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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