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Post by Psychocybin420 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:44 pm

aw thank u mary

(((mary))) we are just glad ur okay :)

see u on da playa !!
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Post by Savannah » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:03 pm

Trishntek , I plan on doing that tomorrow. I want to make sure that this too shall pass. <3
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Post by delle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:45 am

Has anyone got the Paypal and orginization skills to do this thing?

The car may be out of hock, but there's more to consider.... not the least of which being the probable need of antibiotics and the most definite need of a positively charged roof. (even a youth hostel sounds like a better deal at this point)

I can't do much from here without Paypal. Canadian funds and a postal strike (the unofficial effects being worse than the official) make that impossible.
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Post by gyre » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:57 am

You don't have paypal?

It shouldn't be hard to do this sort of simple stuff these days.

There are other approaches, banking, etc.

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Post by delle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:03 am

I have Paypal.

But one needs someplace to SEND the money, now doesn't one.

Ive checked, and just the Bank fees for an account-to-account transfer come to about as much as I could afford to actually send, making that just plain stupid too.


edited to remove an exageration. I'd read the fee-list wrong.
...and then a second time because I'd written it all wrong the first. Urrrghhhh
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Post by gyre » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:14 am

Yes, the important thing is to avoid insane fees.

If there is an account with banking in most places, it is simple.

Ridiculously, when I was in california I couldn't access my own money.
They claim they can only do deposits in person, more patriot act bullshit.

Some credit cards can do bank deposits without a fee.
My bank takes credit cards without a fee.
Walmart is supposed to be offering some sort of service now, but I don't know details.

There are two basic approaches, to get funds direct to someone, or to pay specific bills.

Some churches can help in these cases.

All you're trying to do is get funds from one place to another securely.
I'm sure some on here know many approaches.

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Post by delle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:39 am

Western Union fees would be $9 plus 1% of the amount sent. Already way better than my bank fees.

Could this be an option?
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Post by AntiM » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:41 am

I'm confused, why won't paypal work in Canada? Because they have a no fee gift option.

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Post by delle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:43 am

Sigh.

Paypal works in Canada.

But you have to send the money TO someone. I can't just type in Send it to MaryAnimal of Eplaya. It's just not that smart.
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Post by gyre » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:46 am

delle wrote:Western Union fees would be $9 plus 1% of the amount sent. Already way better than my bank fees.

Could this be an option?
Wow!
Your bank fees must be way up there.

There should be a way to avoid that high a charge though.

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Post by AntiM » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:48 am

delle wrote:Sigh.

Paypal works in Canada.

But you have to send the money TO someone. I can't just type in Send it to MaryAnimal of Eplaya. It's just not that smart.
Mary, would you be willing to send an email address privately, to those who wish to donate to you?

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Post by gyre » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:49 am

delle wrote:Sigh.

Paypal works in Canada.

But you have to send the money TO someone. I can't just type in Send it to MaryAnimal of Eplaya. It's just not that smart.
That part can be worked out, though it could take a few days, if she isn't set up on paypal now.

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Post by delle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:58 am

gyre wrote: Wow!
Your bank fees must be way up there.
Bank fees are $32 plus international currency transfer, and a $5 "you did business with an actual person and/or did something out of the ordinary" fee .

It's not a bank. Its a type of banking co-op that has monopoly in this province, and the fees are outrageous for even the normal stuff.
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Post by gyre » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:04 am

Holy fuck!


There are ways to get around banks now, though I'm not up to speed.

Walmart charges $5 here for a transfer.
Might be higher there + currency charge.
Worldwide store to store.

There's always checks and money orders too, as an option.

I have to sympathize with towing bullshit.
I still haven't recovered from the last towing I had to pay.
$1000, after they lowered it.
What a racket.

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Post by DanusLight » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:17 am

Paypal will let you set up an account to accept donations. I think in this case MA would have to set it up.

https://merchant.paypal.com/cgi-bin/mar ... ions&bn_r=

Am I reading this correctly?
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Post by delle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:33 am

DanusLight wrote:Paypal will let you set up an account to accept donations. I think in this case MA would have to set it up.

https://merchant.paypal.com/cgi-bin/mar ... ions&bn_r=

Am I reading this correctly?
That appears to pertain more to businesses.

I THINK, given the little I know about Paypal, that MA would have to:

a) have a Paypal account that is
b) linked to her bank account so she could access it as real money

...otherwise it's just "internet" money, which is all good and fine, but is rather limited for her immediate needs.

"a)" takes about 6 seconds to do
"b)" can take a week or more as Paypal bounces off your Bank to verify everything is all good and fine.

Money could still be sent to the account while the bank process is doing its thing, but access to real dollars would only be possible once the process is thru.


(I think. My Paypal history has been limited solely to internet transactions, so I'm a bit unclear on the Actual Money part)
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Post by gyre » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:41 am

It didn't take me long to link my bank, but I already had the account set up.

I think a day or two if they send some test transfers.

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Post by delle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:57 am

That might be the best way.... for MA to open her own account.

Especially since it would not be linked to any kind of physical address. Given the current living situation, that just seems like the easiest and safest route.


(pictures of envelopes "going missing" to the hands of the haters trot thru the mind -- just making me kind of sick to my stomach with saddness and reinforcing my desire to do whatever it takes to get her the hell on better ground)


I think here would be the perfect place and time to relate a little personal story that happened here the day-before-yesterday:

My son asked me how one would go about donating a "large chunk of money".

This surprised me, since he hasn't got a job currently, and as far as I know only has about $5 left from his last day of work a couple of weekends ago.

Turns out, he had the great idea of starting a fundraiser at the Youth Centre.... Probably for Ronald McDonald House (probably because he knows I slept on a bench the last time he was hospitalized)....

As he put it: "If I can get 100 people to give just ONE dollar each, we'd have 100 bucks. That's better than none!"

This is what I'd like to see here. Lets show this kid that this type of thinking is contageous!!!! THIS is what we ALL need, imho!!!!
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:01 am

My pay pal is set up so that I can get up to $400 in cash each month. I don't know what the Canada thing does to it, but I've never had a problem buying stuff from Canada on ebay. Mine is a personal, not a business thing.
Delle
What about a check? Could someone deposit it in the states and have it not take too much money in fees? Or is there the option to do a bank to bank transfer?
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Post by delle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:08 am

Fish. Look up. Waaaaaaaaaay up. (god i miss the friendly giant!)

The reasons both those are not feasible are listed above.

(postal strike and bank fees)

Otherwise this would be done by now.

Tho truthfully, I don't think it's a bad thing to get this ball rolling in a bit of a more public manner in the interest of gathering some more moss (or other such green stuff.....) (good lord, how many mixed metaphors was that anyhow????)

Edited to add: And we have had some trouble in the past with US banks agreeing to cash our cheques without fees. Most banks don't even flinch. I write "USD" after the amount and all is good.... but some (and I don't have a list of which) have given the holders the runaround on them.
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Post by graidawg » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:17 am

this is the most amazing thing, seeing people who just want to help.
it seems to me the quickest way would be western union, assumoing MA has a passport, we (i include me as this a way better use of money than gambling) just transfer it to the town she's in with passport or a password so MA can get cash instantly.
small amounts are reasonably cheap too.
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Post by delle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:23 am

Agreed, Grai........ Except that :

a) Western Union is still more expensive than Paypal (i.e., more monies lost to fees - http://www.westernunion.ca/WUCOMWEB/pri ... ethod=load); and

b) She would have to physically go to the pickup spot every time something came in.... individually.

And, if she suddenly had to relocate, the monies would be harder to access.
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Post by Elderberry » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:31 am

What about CASH in an envelope folded into a letter?

Works for me.
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Post by delle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:35 am

:roll:

Edited. 'Nuff said.

Won't know until she gets home from work what the best course of action is.
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Post by Elderberry » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:40 am

delle wrote:IF you've got postal service; :roll:

and IF you want to take the chance of keeping her disrespecting housemates in candy.

I don't think she's the one getting the actual mail right now.
Frankly, when receiving cash is a problem, trying to arrange any other way of getting help to her will be even more problematic. I'm looking at my addressed and stamped envelope, but guess I'll just wait until you all get it worked out before dropping it off at the post office.
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Post by delle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:44 am

You were just too quick on the read there, JK. I imediately thought better of it and took it out...

Don't let my rambling stop you. That's just crazy and totally counterproductive to the cause!

I'm a paranoid old fuck whose mind jumped to a dark place. Don't take that as reality.
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Post by Elderberry » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:48 am

delle wrote:You were just too quick on the read there, JK. I imediately thought better of it and took it out...

Don't let my rambling stop you. That's just crazy and totally counterproductive to the cause!

I'm a paranoid old fuck whose mind jumped to a dark place. Don't take that as reality.
Well, you can't be any older fuck than me; but waiting until she's home from work doesn't sound like a bad idea.
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Post by MyDearFriend » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:23 pm

Well I put some cash in an envelope and dropped it in the mail already. Sorry Delle that your kind of cash won't help her much. :?

Maybe you could paypal someone here who could then stick the cash in the mail to her? sounds like she needs it yesterday...

Edited to add: sorry I don't have the paypal to do that myself
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Post by maryanimal » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:01 pm

~My cup Runneth over~

Thank you just doesn't seem like it's enough to say. All of you, every single one of you are the most caring, giving people I've had the chance to become family with. My heart is filled with love and appreciation because you want to help me, a person you've never met. It truly amazes me.

I'm going to see if I can get an appointment with a clinic downtown today. I hear it's a very nice place.

I tried to set up a paypal account but I'm not sure if it was successful. I'm not real good at those type of things.

I need to rest for a bit. I got up earlier and felt like I had no bones *l* I'll check in later when I get back home from the doctor.

*group huggggggs*
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Post by delle » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:05 pm

maryanimal wrote: a person you've never met.
Have too.

We meet you in here just about every single day, don't we????

:D

Go get rested and diagnosed. We can test your shit when that's done.
PM me and I'll give it a try.
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