thats a cute idea they got where you upload the "money"
Never heard of it but it certainly looks cool...
I wouldn't use it...but I'm sure some would.
I work in the video game industry, since those prepaid cards have been an added option to games, mostly MMORPG's, the business has close to doubled.
Only input I can give you.
All I know is that I HATE PayPal and if that were my only option, it would keep me from renewing my account.
Well, luckily you have 2 other options (credit card online, or mailing in a check).
The question is: would you like a third extra option? Does Centipix look interesting?
huh - looks intriguing. I don't know if it's something I'd use yet or not, but the idea is a good one, IMO.
I use checkfree and paypal currently. I believe Checkfree you can set it to remind the user when a customer when a payment is due.
livejournal already reminds you when payment is due, it doesn't need the 3rd party money collection place to do it too.
This method seems overly complex to me. Not only would I have to buy and upload one of these, if I wanted to renew for a year I'd need a $20 and a $5. Are there any other alternatives?
It took me a while to even trust PayPal [even though I'm not very fond of them], so I probably wouldn't use it. Some might, but I'm a little wary of it.
Possibly not to reveal personal information to LiveJournal? Although, I trust LiveJournal more than a new site that I've never heard of until today.
I liked the option where you can pay by phone, where the money was charged to your phone bill. I used that all the time. Now I just will have to send money orders I suppose.
I'm not sure if I understand why you would want to use their system. When I read how to buy it, they say you have to use paypal or a credit card. So you are giving the information out online anyway.
I also would not use it because I trust the security of the sites I buy things off of more than I trust my computer not to crash and delete files randomly. The Centipix seem to rely soley on me not accidently deleting them from wherever I saved them too.
I have no experience with it.
I wouldn't use it though because I'd have to pay with it through pay pal and a credit card and why do that when I would just give you all a paypal or credit card payment?
What would be good, and I have *no* idea if such a thing exists, would be something that you could actually buy in a shop with a code to upload (that's what I thought this was initially) ie something that could be used by ppl with no cards. Like I say, I dont know if that exists, and if it does I assume it would only be available in the US or something. Hm, I like this idea, someone should make this thing.
Maybe we could get stores like CompUSA and Best Buy to sell LJ certificates? ^__^ We should start our own business. ^_~
other than barter you already offer every way of paying I can think of.
cc, check, bank draft, using my ebay profits, etc. via paypal
when I had no cc, I got someone to do it for me or I even had the option of mail if I needed it.
I don't see a need for yet another option, especially when it'd prolly be just more admin stuff for you guys.
It might be useful if you had some reason for micropayments, but as it is, it doesn't seem like it would add much of a benifit for anyone
I love Paypal and use it all the time. But I can't use it anymore for here because I don't have a credit card and the option to pay by online check for them doesn't work anymore. I wish I could have that option back. Cenipix looks interesting but I'd much rather just using Paypal because I trust them more than a site I've just seen.
It just seems like you're adding a middle man to the whole process. There's more of a chance for things to get "lost" when you start adding more steps/links to a process.
I wouldn't use it.
I wouldn't use it - I'd rather just use my credit card with you guys. The process would be much simpler from my point of view.
Centipix looks like a novel idea, but probably isn't as practical as all that. And, hey, I may not be giving my details to a company, but it doesn't stop that company taking a centipix payment from running off with my money and not giving me my ordered goods. There's still room to be screwed.
Sounding like a big fat no to me, Brad.
Nah, I'll be using the money order/bank draft option when it comes time to renew.
Not so fond of the online payments thing, especially with a relatively new and unknown company (I'd never heard of them, anyway).
I signed up for an account.
I still have questions about them, but strickly from a sellers point of view.
Seems like a bit of a roundabout when the PayPal method is quick and direct. If I didn't use or know about PayPal, perhaps I would consider it.
I think I would stick with PayPal.
Thus far, I feel far more comfortable giving information to LJ folks or using checks than I have with other payment methods. I'd never use anything other than the current options, not for any ethical or safety reasons, it's just that my needs are already being met. You guys have done a consistently good job with making payment systems work and I don't see a need for change.