Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by hterrag, Jun 14, 2014.
I want to purchase using paypal but keep getting this:
Use the contact form to arrange an alternate payment solution: http://xenforo.com/contact
It might be because you don't have a confirmed PayPal account?
Which means the account's address needs to be verified with Either a valid Credit Card or you address has been verified via a code that PayPal sends via snail-mail to your address that's in your account, which you then log in to PayPal and enter that code PayPal mailed to you.
Not sure that's your issue but just a thought
So I literally know a ton of people who are currently STUCK on the old and dying vBulletin platform. They desperately want out and are desperately looking for a solid and affordable alternative.
However, many of these people cannot use paypal (myself included) and it would be not feasible to use a bank transfer. Banks locally where I am would charge anywhere between $25 - 200 (mine is $75), just to do a wire transfer (they call it a convenience fee). That fee for some can be almost equal to the cost of 1 copy of XenForo or greater in the terms of renewal.
I would very much love it if XenForo offered an alternative online payment method.
Amazon - payments.amazon.com
Google - wallet.google.com
^ Any one of the above would be great and are comparable to paypal.
Credit card payment has been implemented for some time now.
When did this happen? I checked sometime in May and only had the paypal option.
* dances around for joy *
This is good news, so long as they're not processing those payments through paypal.
A VbV (Verified by Visa)system would be great to add.
This is what I'm hoping that it is.
My fear is they're processing things through paypal. That would still be paypal and it would still be the same problem.
In my case, I use pre-paid visa cards. Which keeps paypal away from my bank or real account. Sometimes paypal is ok with that and other times, they'll just tell you it's "an invalid method of payment".
Which is stupid because it's a prepaid Visa / Master / Discover / or American Express Card. And it's not like you can do a chargeback on them (they only go one way), so it's guaranteed payment. Yet paypal seems to want a real credit card or direct banking information.
Which is still a problem because some banks do give Visa / Master / Discover / Express Debit Card, but still use the protocol (forget the name of it) that pre-paid card also uses (it's cheaper for them to process and banks love doing things on the cheap, while giving their customers higher fees). And so even given the real card can sometimes be a problem.
It's not PayPal.
This is good news!!
Thank you @Brogan
Also thank you @Mike, @Kier and @Ashley for offering a valid online alternative
If you still want to use money from your paypal account, get a paypal master card. https://www.paypal-prepaid.com Their customer support is HORRIBLE and if you want to activate it, DO NOT do it over the phone cause they'll require you to mail a copy of your SSN which is dumb. I activated mine online and didn't have to do all that.
US only. Too bad.
Does it have extra charges using this option?
Manage to purchase it. Thanks!
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is this still here i can't find it
Maybe the ability to pay by CC? All I see reference to is PayPal... but I didn't go all the way through a purchase since I already have 4 licenses.
As far as I went it only shows PayPal though.
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