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I'm sorry, but PayPal is not an option. Kickstarter uses Amazon for payment processing, and it is unfortunate that PayPal is not part of that. This was a frustrating compromise to make to use Kickstarter. The blame seems to not be on Kickstarter though. PayPal has a policy that if you are "preselling" an item you must be able to deliver within 20 days or they may cancel the payment. This means even if I did allow PayPal payments, it's possible that I'd lose all the payments because I'm violating their Terms of Service (by not being able to deliver until late October/Early November), and also quite possible that PayPal could lock up my account entirely if someone makes a complaint that they haven't received their items within PayPal's x day window.Here is PayPal's policy:
Pre-sale items are advertised for sale before the seller has the items. Often, these items are sold before they are available to the general public. Or, the seller uses the funds from the sale to purchase the item that has already been sold. PayPal permits pre-sales on a limited basis, only if the seller guarantees delivery within 20 days from the date of purchase and clearly identifies the item as a pre-sale. PayPal may apply additional conditions, such as proof of the seller's ability to successfully deliver the product: supplier information, purchase invoices, postal information or proof of delivery. ----
Another large problem is that if you were to pay for an item outside of the Kickstarter system, it wouldn't register toward my final goal of $9,000. If I don't make 100% of goal then I don't get a single penny from Kickstarter backers and then I'd have to refund all PayPal payments anyway.
If Kickstarter is successful I plan on pre-selling hardback books after June 9th, but the PayPal issue would still exist since my delivery date is Halloween. I've still yet to resolve this in a way that would allow PayPal (as I'm sure many people are in your position), but I'm not sure of a way around it.
One option would be to use a pre-paid credit card, available at most drug-stores, etc. From my understanding people have used them without problems, and that gives them some security that they're not using there regular cards or whatever.
I can't "back" my own project as a proxy, as that's against Kickstarter ToS and they will shut the entire campaign down (I've seen where that's happened to people a few times), so I couldn't even act as your proxy and "buy in" with money you'd sent via some alternative channel.
There was an error in the wording of this reward. The title only listed two books and the lapel pin, but the original description stated “All three editions of the book”. We WILL give anyone at this level a Slipcased edition, a hardback edition AND a paperback edition, PLUS the Brimstone lapel pin.
Ha habido un error en la redacción de esta recompensa. El titulo solo enumera dos libros y el prendedor, pero la descripción original indicaba “Todas las tres ediciones del libro.” Nosotros DAREMOS a cualquiera en este nivel una Edición de Lujo en Estuche Especial, la Edición de tapa dura Y la Edición en rústica, ADEMAS del Prendedor con el símbolo de azufre.Last updated:
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