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    Amazon Honor System?

    Has anyone used the Amazon Honor System? Just curious to know if people actually donate to sites using it.

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    it works, but most sites have the best results with it n the first 30-45 days (most that r gonna donate do so then and few repeat), then it's down hill from there.

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    I've heard good things about it - not sure how it compares to PayPal, though, as far as advantages/disadvantages. A friend used it to gain some needed revenue help from his visitors. The more loyal your audience is, the more of a success it'll be.

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    i'm not sure... the fees are pretty large. 15% of total payment plus .15 cents are taken away. That means if someone donates $300 to me amazon takes away $45.15!!!!!
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    Hows this for online begging....lol
    http://www.savekaryn.com

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    Originally posted by dethfire
    i'm not sure... the fees are pretty large. 15% of total payment plus .15 cents are taken away. That means if someone donates $300 to me amazon takes away $45.15!!!!!
    The good thing about Amazon's system is that so many people already have their credit cards stored there... people can make a donation with a "single click" -- which increases your donation rate, and decreases the amount of work that people have to do.

    While you might save a few percent by using something else, your donation rate will decrease by even a greater percentage. That's my educated guess.
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    Unbelievable...

    If this is for real...

    Hows this for online begging....lol http://www.savekaryn.com
    ...she might be on to something! According to her tally, she's up almost $300 in donations from strangers in a month!

    lol

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    Originally posted by subslavebrandon
    Hows this for online begging....lol
    http://www.savekaryn.com
    I have to give her credit.. It's a pretty original idea heh!

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    Originally posted by subslavebrandon
    Hows this for online begging....lol
    http://www.savekaryn.com
    Can't she just declare bankruptcy?
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    Sure she could...but begging doesn't show up on your Credit Report!

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    Wanna-be Apple nut silver trophy M. Johansson's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Ravedesigns
    Sure she could...but begging doesn't show up on your Credit Report!

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    So, if she gets the money, she can get in debt again without problems. Hooray!
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