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I haven't read this post and the emails too closely, but basically, the guy who develops TortoiseSVN says that PayPal freezed his account due to needing to comply with new regulations. I don't know if LAVA falls under the same category, but it's something to look into.

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I haven't read this post and the emails too closely, but basically, the guy who develops TortoiseSVN says that PayPal freezed his account due to needing to comply with new regulations. I don't know if LAVA falls under the same category, but it's something to look into.

I had a similar problem with PayPal many years ago. I haven't used them since (notice how Christina bought my LAVA BBQ ticket this year?). My respect for LAVA would only increase if y'all dumped PayPal.

http://paypalsucks.com/

-D

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I haven't read this post and the emails too closely, but basically, the guy who develops TortoiseSVN says that PayPal freezed his account due to needing to comply with new regulations. I don't know if LAVA falls under the same category, but it's something to look into.

Nothing unusual there. Paypal have some very questionable if not downright illegal policies.

Paypal Sucks

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I've heard many stories myself. I think purchasing stuff is ok. It's the receiving money part that's kinda risky.

For me, I always try to transfer money out from Paypal whenever I can and don't keep a perpetual balance with them.

I'd like to know what percentage of their millions of users lose their money this way. Must be a nice profit for Paypal. blink.gif

I'm sure Tony Soprano would like to know how to get a piece of that action!

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Yes! Leave PayPal. Please.

It took me many years to finally bite the bullet and support this site, solely because I didn't want to use PayPal.

Needless to say I have a bad experience with them as well, but it's nothing you won't hear a hundred times over on other sites. My only recommendation if lava sticks with Paypal is:

  1. Have a completely isolated bank account which is only used for Paypal
  2. Empty the Paypal account to your main account regularly
  3. Have a completely isolated bank account which is only used for Paypal
  4. Don't ever maintain a balance in the account Paypal has access to
  5. Have a completely isolated bank account which is only used for Paypal

Also, being able to purchase rather than subscribe would be nice. Auto-renewing memberships set off certain flags if I try to expense it :P

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It took me many years to finally bite the bullet and support this site, solely because I didn't want to use PayPal.

Ditto.

I know this is old-fashioned, but how about a LAVA PO box we can snailmail checks to?

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