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post #231 of 1325
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Man I do despise Paypals operating ethics. We can get this sorted without them. I have to say this because its jut my opinion, but screw paypal and everything they stand for!
post #232 of 1325
yea enterprise i ahve been there too many times,

an dim sadly telling u have no cash right now but i will help, sooner or later
post #233 of 1325
What a load of crap. Smasher, please keep us up to date on when and how we can start to re-donate without having Paypal stick their noses in our business.
post #234 of 1325
Unfortunately I'm rather strapped for cash, so I'm unable to donate. However, I will be setting up everything I can for folding. Time to stop being lazy about that stuff.
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So gift money was sent to admin and paypal said "what is all this money for?? ey?? explain yourself" admin should of told them to mind their own dam business! At the end of the day it IS a gift and it goes towards charity, the raffle was a side thing and had nothing to do with the main goal. My view on PayPal has seriously been damaged and I hope there is someone from PayPal reading this now.

Is there any other service we can use that doesn't try to rip you off every chance they get? That way, the wonderful and caring donations from the overclock.net community can continue.

EDIT: MAN! they even charged a cancellation fee of $0.15 (for my $15). That is unbelievable, a cancellation doesn't negatively affect them in any way financially, they are acting like banks..
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post #236 of 1325
why not split the donations between the mods as gifts instead of directly to one PP acct?
it's not like they are gonna watch every single person (mod) on ocn and watch they are getting gifts for a donation?

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post #237 of 1325
Thanks guys. I'm beside myself. There is a big knot in my stomach now. Talk about a kick in the nuts.

I'm at a loss.....Best I can do is rally the troops and get everyone ready to donate (tentatively tomorrow evening) and then we can get the funds right back where they were. (OVER $2000 not including admin's match!!!)
As for hardware, I just don't know. There's a lot of good stuff and I wanted to see it go back to you guys. (Remember it wasn't for me, it was to give back to the community.) I don't know that we'll be able to see the end result we wanted due to Paypal probably watching us by now ready to flip the kill switch again should they see something to ruffle their panties.

This will shed some light:

Quote:
Originally Posted by admin
Just so members know - PayPal referenced a note in a paypal payment that said "raffle" in it and cross-referenced that with the URL which the payment came from which clearly said it was for a raffle.

Edited by SmasherBasher - 3/21/11 at 8:23pm
post #238 of 1325
Very sorry to hear this. Syrillian has helped me numerous times in the past. I've been here for a while now and he is one of the members I think of as an original OCN gangster when I see his name. I donated $20, but not for a raffle or anything. You can keep it for a good cause. I hope the cancer wasn't caused by all those electo-magnetic waves emanating from your overclocked rigs Syrillian . I hear high voltage can do that.
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It's good that admin was honest, but it's disappointing that PayPal would prohibit the donation event because of the associated raffle. I'd like to think that PayPal would offer to work something out before saying it's a no-go, but we don't have the full story so we shouldn't judge.
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well my stuff shipped out today so it's gonna be by the end of the week when it gets to you, im sure we can come up with something between now and then. i see no reason to send stuff back.
    
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