Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jesus fucking Christ!!!!!!!


I finally got someone with a pulse at Paypal, a sweet-sounding young thing who plainly wasn't prepared for an ogre like me yet performed admirably (No, dear, I didn't take anything out on her personally).

Here's the crux of the biscuit: I'd set up the wrong kind of account for what I wanted to do: Which was to set up a simple account that would then automatically disburse funds as they arrived into my savings account.

There's no such thing. They still have to be either accepted or denied and then manually transferred by me, the Paypal account holder. Even then, with the necessary business account to which I just had to upgrade, I still have to wait 3-4 business days before it gets to my bank because, as the help desk girl said, Paypal's not a wire transfer service.

Still, you'd think that we would've gotten past this Pony Express speed since we allegedly live in the digital age.

Anyway, bottom line, I've grabbed all your money, transferred it to my savings and when the money shows up I will go out and get hookers, coke and a really obnoxious sports car to crash into Republican National HQ.

OK, I'm kidding about that.

So now that that source of frustration is over and done with, I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming, already in progress and thank you once again for all the kindness you've shown me since the Paypal button went up last Thursday night.

4 Comments:

At April 21, 2009 at 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all about the "float"! Remember Paypal is an arm of Ebay,
Huge. They play the float worldwide in total generates big
bucks...thanks to your investment.
Wait out this BS timeperiod but
sign up to get the Paypal Debit Card. Then there's no transferring. Still must approve
funds but then it's in your Paypal
Debit Card account and you can do
all the things a Debit Card can do!
I use one for my Ebay store. All
transactions are through that card.
Not in my personal accounts.
For instance you could use it for book sales, etc.

 
At April 22, 2009 at 7:15 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Yes, that's what the help desk girl recommended. I'm thinking about it but I'll already have two others through my local bank.

 
At April 22, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least you're not being a WATB about the expense your newly purchased $500K apt is having on your assets...maybe no European trips this year? I wouldn't have expected mere blogging to rake in that kind of dough. I expect more fundraisers from him since ad revenues are down.

And you have a day job, too, don't you? Good man. But why do the most honest people have to work so much harder?

 
At April 23, 2009 at 1:14 AM, Anonymous Comrade Rutherford said...

So, let's see if I have this right. Paypal takes the money from me right away, but then they keep the money for their own nefarious purposes for three days before they deign to give the money to you?

And their answer to getting your money sooner (which could happen immediately, but they don't feel like it) is to use the PayPal debit card, thereby allowing them to keep using your money for their nefarious purposes until you actually use the card?

It's like the banks that refuse to cash their own checks. "But you could open an account with us!" Now why would I want to reward such Assholic behavior?

 

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