Valorebooks.com – Is another book trading site aimed at college/university students to buy and sell there used text books and has a option to rent them. The prices on the front page is in $ so I presume the sites US based.
Link : www.valorebooks.com
Square Up from Square Inc – A payment processor who specialises in mobile payments on Iphone (IOS), Android and other smart phones. The will send you a mobile card reader for free which judging by the pic just plugs into the phone allowing you to swipe cards and take payments on the spot, perfect for trade shows/markets and the like. The fees seem low at 2.75% per swipe and nothing else on top and with next day deposits it seems good.
BIPS – Another Bitcoin payment processor this time based in Denmark, usual features bank transfers, card payments and the ability to buy, sell and transfer bitcoins into other currencies Site says they have been around 5yrs. They also offer mobile payments and shopping cart plugins and addons for ecommerce sites.
Bitpagos.co – A payment processor who specialises in BitCoin payments. A PayPal for bitcoins basically. Has support for mobile payments over mobile phones, I presume via some kind of app. The major advantage of bitcoin transactions is they cannot be charged back something which PayPal transactions can all the time.
BookScouter – A price comparison engine type site for selling your books, basically it searches all the sites that buy the books and then comes back with a list of prices for your book(s) and then you sell your book to that merchant/shop/store etc. obviously each place will have its own rules/prices so its worth checking a few. Apparently the prices offered I have been told are quite good.
Another payment processor. Transferwise is a specialists in international bank & wire transfers. Lower fees than a high street bank and will do some transfers to places where there are no PayPal accounts.
As far as I know eBay banned the selling of certain knifes sometime ago on some of there sites the full reason why I do not know. Today I found this peer to peer (person to person?) market place for people selling knifes, I assume if there legal in your country you can carry on without having eBay interfere. Not sure how PayPal view the selling of knifes again I assume if its legal where you are then its ok, but how PayPal see it is another matter altogether…
Another VPN/Proxy service provider banned from using PayPal. The company GT Guard has had there funds frozen, a email from PayPals risk department is saying the reason for this action is the company’s affiliation with the Bittorrent but had earlier said it was because of links to adult sites, typical PayPal not knowing what there disputing… the storys in the post.
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A auction site just like eBay but for people who use BitCoins, not very big at the moment and only a few auctions running, but its a start.
iOffer seems to be like eBay’s buy it now with best offer options (it shows you the lowest offer a buyer was successful with unlike eBay). Many items from all over the world, many categories, takes credit cards can’t see a option for PayPal which might not be a bad thing. Also offers free listings. Always worth looking at a alternative.
Another merchant account provider and alternative to PayPal, I think there UK based, they also offer free prepaid virtual visas to there users and a real one so a big plus there.
Found another PayPal alternative that uses BitCoin, another brooker/exchange service this ones a little different as they seem to be offering merchant accounts allowing you to accept bitcoins as payments for your goods and services. Another alternative to PayPal as always is very welcome 🙂
Bargain Pages is a newspaper thats published every 2 weeks in the UK that has huge classified listings of everything you could imagine, last time I looked it was free to place a ad. They also now have a online free searchable advert site too. Worth looking at or selling from due to the huge circulation of the paper.
When people start recommending the use of BitCoin as a alternative to your service you must surely know somethings up. BitCoin for all its faults (ease of use mostly) is a far safer alternative to PayPal (somhow), there are no risks of chargebacks and it is anonymous, also no one is turned away. Worth a look if you accepting donations or something, shame its not more widely used.
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Worth a look? A festering dead squirrel is worth a look after looking at PayPal!
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