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Post by FishPants » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:55 pm

GreenGoo wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:49 pm
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also putting together funeral arrangements for my mother (only been a week today)
Omg, I'm sorry to hear that fishpants. Handling my mother's estate was a full time job for over a month, and she didn't have much estate to speak of.

If you mentioned it elsewhere I must have missed it.

My sincerest condolences.
I didn't really mention it elsewhere other than maybe in this thread earlier.. It's been 5 years of this kind of shit, save for my wife that pulled through cancer. I guess I'm a little worried about my emergency of the year and people being fatigued with "fuck this guy again?". I just keep doing my thing and hoping this shit stops for awhile, I don't want to think about what the cortisol has done to my body over the years.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:10 pm

Sorry, man. I missed it, too.

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Post by Lassr » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:19 am

So sorry to hear about your mother. :cry:
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Post by hepcat » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:43 am

Ah man, I'm so sorry to hear about your tragedy. You've been a part of many of our lives for almost 2 decades now. You know you can always vent or seek solace here if need be.
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Post by LordMortis » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:49 am

So sorry. I can't even imagine the wreck I'll be a week after I lose a parent. I'm likely to curl up in to a little ball and disappear. Dealing with their affair? Impossible.

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Post by Moat_Man » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:04 am

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Dealing with their affair?
I think you forgot a pretty important s in that sentence. Yikes!
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Post by Daehawk » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:57 am

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:16 am

FishPants wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Ok so according to my spreadsheet with both single lump payments and monthly setups with recurring donations (assuming they remain for 12 months) we are at approximately 2063.50 Canadian. Now when I go into my paypal (I've been populating my spreadsheet with the emailed values from paypal) I'm now realizing paypal is taking fucking 4-4.5% of the donations coming in as a "fee". Anyways currently my paypal balance $1466.81 (That's what it reports blending in the USD to CAD) I need to go back and update the values in the spreadsheet with the actual value post paypal graft.

I'm definitely moving the USD out to convert it elsewhere, I'll be damned if I give them a cut on forex as well. When did every company online become a fuckstick?
Just a reminder to those donating via PayPal, you can choose to cover the fees with the donation if you choose that option. There are also ways around the fees if you use a bank account and use the "transfer to a friend" method. Not sure if we want to get under PayPal's microscope though.
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Post by Kasey Chang » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:05 pm

FWIW, you can get an affiliate account off Fanatical too, and I'm guessing a lot of us buy stuff there.

As for Amazon, I've appealed once and got my account reinstated. But I don't know if your circumstances warrant a reinstatement.
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Post by GreenGoo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:09 pm

Is there a better way to get you the funds Fishpants? I know Zax uses Amazon enough that when he collects for money drives, he just accepts amazon cards. Which of course he uses for himself, while providing the equivalent cash out of his own pocket for whatever the drive is for.

There are no fees associated with amazon gift cards as far as I know, and the process is about as easy as it gets.

Plus we can screw paypal out of their slice, which is a nice side benefit.

Of course that only works if you think you'll shop for hundreds or maybe thousands of dollars on Amazon. I don't do that much shopping there, so it wouldn't work for me in your place.

Just an idea (that I stole from Zaxxon).

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Post by DD* » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:56 pm

I just added a monthly donation via PP, but if there is a better way I'm all ears.
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Post by Zaxxon » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:08 pm

Yeah, Amazon works great and costs zero dollars in fees, but is highly dependent upon Amazon being a cash equivalent for you.

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Post by Lassr » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:25 pm

Can we donate to Fishpants through Paypal as a gift? Or do they track that and only allow so much. I know my fantasy football leagues pays their fees through paypal and does so as a gift so no fees are taken out.
I guess that much money may draw attention but not sure about the rules on gift giving.
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Post by Kraken » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:31 am

Lassr wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Can we donate to Fishpants through Paypal as a gift? Or do they track that and only allow so much. I know my fantasy football leagues pays their fees through paypal and does so as a gift so no fees are taken out.
I guess that much money may draw attention but not sure about the rules on gift giving.
When I tried to do that, PayPal wanted to charge ME $3.99 (probably for currency conversion).

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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:34 am

I have left a package of unmarked Zimbabwean currency tied to the third support of the Rainbow Bridge. If it is not opened by 3:47 a.m., an incendiary device will destroy it.

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On a more serious note, it's on my list to donate, but my finances are in a state of flux at the moment.
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Post by Enough » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:43 am

Donated. It might make sense to edit the first post of this thread a bit more with all the most current info for a TLDR version.
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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:41 am

Don't forget this, folks! The holiday season is fast approaching, and that was always OO's big money maker.
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Post by Kasey Chang » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:44 am

I just tossed $20 into the pot. I got a windfall so I have a little reserve built up for my other expenses.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:59 am

Kasey Chang wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:05 pm
FWIW, you can get an affiliate account off Fanatical too, and I'm guessing a lot of us buy stuff there.
This is a great idea IMO. Jetfred would fund OO for years alone! :p

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