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Offline Feathertail

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How to charge for commissions?
« on: December 09, 2008, 03:35:44 pm »
I'm partial to PayPal, but I ask because someone in my "Transformation-a-Week" thread said that he'd buy a commission from me, but couldn't because he doesn't have PayPal.

I've accepted payment as money order (and even cash) before from eBay buyers, but that was when I was protected by their policies (and when I didn't know the one buyer was selling cash). Now they only allow me to accept payment via PayPal, in order to be covered. I don't know how it works outside eBay, so if I wanted to be able to accept money orders and the like, what would I do? Are there any considerations I need to be aware of?

If any artists who have experience with this sort of thing could answer, I would be muchly appreciative!

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Re: How to charge for commissions?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008, 02:47:32 am »
i haven't accepted commission money before but there are money orders. Its like a check you buy from the store. Usually the store charges you a small fee for the service but its safe money instead of sending cash thru the mail or having a paypal account. You just take your cash to the store, buy a money order and I think you can send it thru the mail no problem

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Re: How to charge for commissions?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2008, 06:55:23 pm »
With commissions, I prefer Paypal as well.

If you want to offer other forms of payment, money orders and WELL CONCEALED cash only. No checks. Ever. Money orders are always able to be cashed because they're already paid for. Cash can be sent relatively safely if the other party sends it properly. Folded between  some paper, or in a card. NEVER just tossed in the envelope.

But, really, there's not much difference.