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Square up for private sales?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by t.huynh, May 2, 2011.

  1. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    What are your opinions on using square up as a form of payment for private sales. It lets your android or iphone accept credit or debit cards for a 2.75% per swipe fee. The reader is free to order and there are no contracts or annual fee's.

    It seems like it would be a good idea for venders at gun shows.

    Www.squareup.com

    Sent from my SGH-T959 using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2011
  2. caden08

    caden08 washougal Member

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    I'm sure the gov would want a some. It's verifiable income that is placed in your bank account. I'm sure 1 could get into issues with taxes. Most people like cash for pp sales cuz big brother dosnt see it! I wouldn't pay with it...
    Most places have the set up at gun shows to accept cc machines. Most cc machine fees are around the 2 to 4% anyway. Just seems sketchy to me someone swiping my cc in their phone. :)
     
  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't care either way, I strictly use cash.
     
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well I have a Paypal account. I can set up the account to draw from my bank account if funds are not available in my Paypal account. So lets say I'm at a gun show and I want to pay for something I don't have the funds for. If the seller has a Paypal account and a Phone that can access his Paypal account (basic Data plan) I could use my phone to go into Paypal and transfer the funds to him right there just like sitting at home on the computer.

    In a min or two the funds would appear in his account. And he could use his phone to verify it.

    No need to swipe anything.

    I have even used a computer at an antique store to transfer funds to the store from my Paypal account. Not rocket science
     
  5. Abunai

    Abunai Puget Sound Area Member

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    Square isn't secure. There's a sample app out there that allows a user to skim the credit card info while doing a card swipe. It turns out that Square doesn't encrypt the credit card.

    Intuit and Pay Anywhere are better choices.
     
  6. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No "firearms" with Paypal, they'll freeze you account as per their rules..........
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Cash!
     
  8. SPU

    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    Pay by describing it as other or gift and paypal doesn't have to know.
     
  9. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    android? iphone? what is that. show me the cash please
     
  10. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I know what they are but still want cash. Looks like there may be security concerns with this software too.
     
  11. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I prefer not the give the anti-gun lefty's the business.....;)
     
  12. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Bull I just bought a Revolver from a local gun shop using my Paypal card. The deposit has been approved and I have no doubt the balance which is in pending statis will also clear as soon as the paper work makes its way to Paypal.

    I have also gotten the 1.5% cash back I get for using my Paypal debt card for signature purchases. SO I have no idea what your talking about.

    How is Paypal to know what it is you have bought they know the name of the business not the name of the product you buy.

    Yes I know where it says you can't use the Paypal service to buy (h) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories. But then again how are they possibly going to know what Bimart is charging them $22.99 for?
     
  13. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    BULL ??

    PayPal Acceptable Use Policy
    Last Update: Jun 03, 2009
    Print



    You are independently responsible for complying with all applicable laws in all of your actions related to your use of PayPal's services, regardless of the purpose of the use. In addition, you must adhere to the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy.
    Prohibited Activities


    You may not use the PayPal service for activities that:

    violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation

    relate to sales of (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (d) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, (e) items that are considered obscene, (f) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction, (g) certain sexually oriented materials or services, (h) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, or (i) ,certain weapons or knives regulated under applicable law

    relate to transactions that (a) show the personal information of third parties in violation of applicable law, (b) support pyramid or ponzi schemes, matrix programs, other "get rich quick" schemes or certain multi-level marketing programs, (c) are associated with purchases of annuities or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or transactions to finance or refinance debts funded by a credit card, (d) are for the sale of certain items before the seller has control or possession of the item, (e) are by payment processors to collect payments on behalf of merchants, (f), are associated with the sale of traveler's checks or money orders, (h) involve currency exchanges or check cashing businesses, or (i) provide certain credit repair or debt settlement services

    involve the sales of products or services identified by government agencies to have a high likelihood of being fraudulent

    violate applicable laws or industry regulations regarding the sale of (a) tobacco products, or (b) prescription drugs and devices

    involve gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including, but not limited to casino games, sports betting, horse or greyhound racing, lottery tickets, other ventures that facilitate gambling, games of skill (whether or not it is legally defined as a lottery) and sweepstakes unless the operator has obtained prior approval from PayPal and the operator and customers are located exclusively in jurisdictions where such activities are permitted by law.

    Violations of the Acceptable Use Policy

    We encourage you to report violations of this Acceptable Use Policy to PayPal immediately. If you have a question about whether a type of transaction may violate the Acceptable Use Policy, you can email PayPal's AUP Compliance Department at: aupviolations@paypal.com .

    PayPal, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to close an account at any time for any reason, including but not limited to a violation of this Agreement, upon notice to the User and payment to the User of any unrestricted funds held in custody. PayPal, at its sole discretion, also reserves the right to periodically retrieve and review a business and / or consumer credit report for any account, and reserves the right to close an account based on information obtained during this credit review process.
     
  14. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    My account was suspended a few times. It does happen.
     
  15. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    And?
     
  16. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    If you are on E-Bay, they just look at what you are selling. They saw a Bali-song knife on our account and suspended it.
     
  17. STNOSU

    STNOSU Corvallis Member

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    I use it at conferences when I am selling for a Greek Apparel company I sell for. It makes life much easier than typing everything in or handwriting it. The customer can choos whether they want a receipt by text or email. When done by email it shows you where the payment was made in a google maps type of map which is pretty cool. One thing that does suck is you can only do so much per month with the basic account. We use multiple accounts I believe and I think they are going to upgrade it soon.
     
  18. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Badea badea...... that's all folks! ...:woot:
     
  19. Abunai

    Abunai Puget Sound Area Member

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    Only Square has the limits - I think it's $1000. Then they hold your funds for 30 days.

    PayPal also sits on funds if you use it for selling - of course, it depends on their mood.
     
  20. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    They are a soon-to-be short lived company due to their recklessness.

    There are other, more secure credit card readers for smart phones, but they all charge a percentage... Not worth it IMO. Make the buyer stop at an ATM.

    Also, tapatalk sucks.
    I'm very surprised you use it.