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PayPal Galactic aims to create a secure and functional space commerce ecosystem.
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Related:PayPal Galactic: A Bold New Initiative
What’s the alternative? Paying with Visa gets us Space Miles?
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Good one. A trip to Mars gets you unlimited travel anywhere in the world. Downside: it’s a one-way trip. Or “Capital One: what’s in your spacesuit?”
That is one way for paypal to garner sympathy in trying to fix their flagging, somewhat despotic image.
I use paypal often, but wish they would fix 2 basic things before they worry about some future possibility of taking payments from space.
#1. If I have a paypal balance, then Paypal forces me to use that up before I can make a payment to a credit card. Please appreciate the credit card gives me Miles or points or something I want. Plus use of credit cards online can give me extra power or fraud protection. So if you have a balance of say $500, you have to either transfer that to your bank or spend it first (you can’t just put a charge you want on the card of choice). They do offer ePay that instead of taking from your paypal balance, they then take from your bank account in 3 days (no option for credit card use in that case). = FAIL
#2. I want to sent a default type of payment other than to my bank account. Yes, I understand that sending payments from my bank account directly is best for paypal. I even understand it is best for the seller or person receiving the money (costs less to them). However, if I want to use my credit card I have to spend extra effort to use it and can Not set as my default method of payment. In summary Paypal does this on purpose to hope you don’t use your credit cards as often. Then they can charge others less in fees and they think they know best of course. Somewhere in their system they forgot about me, the actual user and person paying for and using their system the most. = FAIL
Dear Paypal…before you concern yourselves with taking payment from space, please fix these 2 critical issues down here on earth. Thanks!
….sorry for the derail, but does anyone else find this picture odd? Young man watching baseball game on TV that is played on earth instead of him showing interest in moon or mars like landscape in the background. The good news is paypal can move the money out of your account, even here in space. Anyone care for a giant donut, you know this 16% gravity and extra radiation can sure make your bones soft, so you might as well keep your blood sugar levels up and get some dental caries while you are here….. (grin).
What’s next, Amazon.lun (.moo would probably not work)?
Haha, .moo would be great
Yes, since the cow jumped over the moon, it’s logical, captain.
We could acquire moo.moo and sell Moon Milk. Tag line: Put more regolith in your diet! Finally, a reason to return to the Moon!
Yeah, please fix all of these “critical issues” ASAP….. It seems not everyone knows that credit card companies charge merchants a % for each transaction.
On my previous computer, there was a nasty glitch that, if I paid for a purchase by PayPal, I would be charged twice for the transaction, and PayPal staff was less than helpful in resolving the issue.
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