SPAM Square Up

Peter Haworth pete at mollysrevenge.com
Sat Jan 29 11:08:08 CST 2011


Don't know about these guys but the credit card processing market is full of hidden charges - very much like cell phone plans.  For example, I get charged $10/month as a "statement fee"!!!  

Pete Haworth

On Jan 29, 2011, at 5:55 AM, Thomas McGrath III wrote:

> Thanks Pete,
> 
> This is all new to me. But I did have fun last night looking for things to sell my friends so I could swipe their cards into my iPhone... Hmmmm what else can I sell.....
> 
> 
> -- Tom McGrath III
> http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
> 3mcgrath at comcast.net
> 
> On Jan 29, 2011, at 1:35 AM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> 
>> I have a wireless credit card terminal and they all want at least this level of personal info if not more.  Not saying if it's right or wrong, just that if you want a credit card account, that's what's required.  I got the terminal for free in exchange for signing up for a 2-year contract, so yes free swipers are available in exchange for commitments, just like cell phones.
>> 
>> Tom - watch out for keying in numbers rather than swiping the card - they will ding you a hefty surcharge for doing that.  For online orders, try Paypal - people can pay by credit card without having a PayPal account and their fees are pretty comparable to the credit card processors, especially for casual use.
>> 
>> Pete Haworth
>> 
>> On Jan 28, 2011, at 6:49 PM, Thomas McGrath III wrote:
>> 
>>> Yeah that's why I put spam in the subject cause I got the same feeling at first. But after researching awhile I realized that that was how they keep people honest with the thing. Still the process was a bit creepy.
>>> 
>>> So they are legit BUT I don't know how much info a normal credit card company reader would ask for and they are not free.
>>> 
>>> I can enter numbers directly too and that means I can accept credit card orders over the internet if by hand any way....
>>> 
>>> YMMV
>>> 
>>> -- Tom McGrath III
>>> http://lazyriver.on-rev.com
>>> 3mcgrath at comcast.net
>>> 
>>> On Jan 28, 2011, at 8:28 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
>>> 
>>>> yeah, I did the same thing - I just closed the browser abruptly before it
>>>> got too personal.
>>>> 
>>>> On 28 January 2011 17:24, Mark Wieder <mwieder at ahsoftware.net> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Thomas-
>>>>> 
>>>>> Friday, January 28, 2011, 3:05:51 PM, you wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> FYI -- I am not connected with these guys at all. I just got my
>>>>>> credit card reader from squareup.com for free and can now accept
>>>>>> credit card payments for my work (American Express too.) Very cool
>>>>>> and free. They send you the reader after signing up for the app. It
>>>>>> works on iPhone, iPad and Android. At first I thought it was weird
>>>>>> and suspect but after major research it turns out they are the
>>>>>> creator of Twitter along with the guy from digg and a bunch of
>>>>>> investors offering this.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I opted out when they wanted my FEIN and Social Security number.
>>>>> 
>>>>> --
>>>>> -Mark Wieder
>>>>> mwieder at ahsoftware.net
>>>>> 
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>>>> 
>>>> 
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