posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 05:27 AM
The site may be having issues but ill simply re-post the conversation..enjoy it while it lasts.
PayBuddy: Hey, dude, you can’t use that button on your website. Cos, like, you’re not a charity or whatever.
April: Oh, #, my bad.
PayBuddy: Yeah, you’re going to have to manually refund all of the transactions.
April: … that’s, like, so many transactions. Okay, I’ll do it. (aside) Hmm, I still need the money to make sure these families have an awesome
Christmas. Since I can’t use the donate button unless I am a charity I was told that I can’t use the donate button unless I am a charity, I will
use a “buy now” button and people can buy the gifts. Off I go to my website to correct this honest mistake!
PayBuddy: Um, yeah, so . . . . you can’t do that either. You are going to have to refund all of the money you collected last night.
PayBuddy: You’re not really selling specific items? So like, um, it’s still the same thing with a different button? and you’re not a charity?
So, we’re kind of onto your sneaky, underhanded generosity, and like, even though all we said yesterday was that you can’t use the donate button
because you’re not a charity, we’re telling you now that you also can’t do charity through the buy now button.
April: ……… Okay, I really don’t get this. I see donate buttons every-damn-where, and a lot of them are not charities.
PayBuddy: Oh, non-charities can totally use the donate button, just not for charity. You can raise money to help your sick cat, for example, but not
poor people. (NOTE: THE LAST SENTENCE WAS ACTUALLY UTTERED BY A REPRESENTATIVE)
April: Um. Can I speak to your supervisor?
PayBuddy: NO ONE ABOVE ME WILL TALK TO YOU. No one at my level ever makes phone calls. We’re only doing this to help you. (NOTE: This is another
one that was actually uttered by a representative. Caps emphasis mine.)
April: … can I individually sell each individual toy on my website? Then send them to the needy families?
PayBuddy: AS IF. No website is going to let you BUY something and have it sent to a person who isn’t YOU! [Except, of course, almost every website
that will send items as gifts.--GGG] Besides, if you want to sell them individually, you’ll have to do it from a whole new website. And also I think
this is all very reasonable of us, considering how clear and understandable our policies about charitable giving are, and how easy they are to find
from the pages that are pushing you to use a donate button for your website. [Hint: they're not. Which you will see soon.--GGG]
April’s head explodes.
PayBuddy: Oh, hey, P.S.? We’re totally keeping all of the fees we assessed for each donation that you’re refunding. I’m going to make a big pile
out of that money to lay on while I sodomize your corpse. [Not actually said by PayPal representative, but in my opinion, strongly implied.]