Help with becoming a gold member

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    Yep. That's true. It was my own fault. I was a noob.
     
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    What is hot are the old vintage items like we got into..otherwise it is just crap from China and they clog up the search engine with hundreds of the same piece of junk.

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    That's why they have that box you can click now that it only shows you items from the U.S., or North America.
     
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    flacaltenn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator Gold Supporting Member

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    If you want to make a single "non-subscription" donation, the best way is to avoid a PayPal account if this is the ONLY use you have for it. Just "mail it in". Place your Username and USMB on the check memo line or include a note. If you remember your registration email account -- you might also include that as ID along with your return address.

    Don't forget your shipping address. Gold members are REQUIRED to put the Bumper Stickers on their cars or tractors. ---- (just kidding)..
     
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    Yes I do that now, thanks... Did you know that some US stores drop ship as a base for China so you really have to look at the expected date to be on your porch or mailbox.

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    Can't. I am on SS. Plus, I was doing it when it first started way back when. I got totally burned out. Especially when Meg Whitman took over. I miss the days where you could call them on the phone and speak to a person there and if an item sold after the auction, you could just call and says "item such and such sold after all. Lady is sending a check. Take your cut".
    That was when they were fledgling business.More seller friendly. Now? Not so much.
     
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    I just don't understand how someone can ship something from freaking CHINA for cheaper than I can mail something 25 miles away.
     
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    If I DID start selling again...IF....it would be Etsy. Fuck ebay.
     
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    Thanks for all the input. Think we'll run with the money order route. TY!
     
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    Doesn't matter if its dial up or satellite, it all works the same, only the speed changes, and even that isn't always true, so don't worry about 'stone age', we're still there, really, and besides, what is out there doesn't improve in quality of content with speed, just quantity, so you were never really missing anything anyway. lol

    I would use the mailing address, and entirely avoid doing anything to do with financial matters online, especially with bank account routing numbers and the like. You might want to try using a gift card or something if you insist on online transactions; some of them allow transfers to Paypal accounts. I don't know a single security expert who doesn't use cash almost entirely, and keep their online footprints as tiny as possible, just FYI and heads up.
     

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