Patreon and Q23 switching away from vBulletin


#2048

Square cash works the same way, sending an email to a non-registered user telling them to sign up to claim their clams.


#2049

Thanks, @stusser. To minimize transaction costs I think I’ll just make a yearly contribution from now on.


#2050

And there’s also Google Wallet, which is again is essentially the same thing. Really quite a few nearly identical P2P systems out there these days.


#2051

You can always send Tom a check!


#2052

Does he accept Western Union?


#2053

I always think of that song by the Monkees* whenever I hear that name. Yes I’m old.

*or whoever actually sang it.


#2054

Maybe I can just mine some bitcoins.


#2055

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#2056

Yeah, maybe I’ll do a yearly donation via Paypal. Then I’ll miss out on his cool Patron postings though.


#2057

Tom’s $10 tier Patron postings are a joy, and the only reason I would consider keeping my contribution rather than switching to some other method.


#2058

I agree with you there. The monthly Pateon review videos are excellent.

I’m not changing my Tom Chick support, but the other 12 Pateon creators I was supporting are going to be out about $65 in total.


#2059

As usual, someone has something good going and then they always have to go and screw with it. Because they want more money.

And all this bleating about how it’s purely a decision for the creators… does anyone believe that?

If I had a bunch of small pledges I’d be cancelling them right now but thankfully I only really support this site. :)


#2060

Ditto. Canceled my other pledges. Keeping this one. This is not a good move by Patreon; and the email is disingenuous.


#2061

I’ve already begun seeing this. Sigh.


#2062

If you send money to Tom via PayPal as gift, instead of as a vendor, there’s no transaction fees. Or has that changed?

Edit: I think PP does not charge a fee but your credit card bank does.


#2063

Technically, yes, but PayPal will probably wonder why so many friends of his are sending him money suddenly.


#2064

Paypal charges that 2.9% + 30 cents when you deposit money via credit card, it’s the merchant bank fee.


#2065

What if you have PayPal take the money from your checking account?


#2066

Just a suggeston, Revolut has apparently landed in the USA. I and many of my friends across Europe have been using it for years, and it offers instant transfers, free currency conversion (up to a monthly limit), and even provides a virtual and physical debit card.

I can convert €10 to Zloty instantly and at interbank rates, and send it to a friend in Poland who will receive it within seconds.


#2067

There is no fee if you link your checking account, but I wouldn’t be comfortable doing that. Even a debit card is safer, you get some protection there.