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OK - I'm certain to offend some people here but honestly, are RISC OS users so incredibly isolated in that dust collecting ivory tower that only a handful have come across payment systems like PayPal and credit card processors like WorldPay and you're actually discussing methods of payments like SWIFT transfers and sending cheques across continents?

I for one gave up years ago trying to buy RISC OS software and hardware because it required me to do all sorts of silly things like sending an e-mail with my credit card number spelled out, sending a fax or even sending my order by snailmail with an attached cheque, hoping that the letter would in fact reach the people it was meant for. Most of these orders got through eventually but some didn't and I got tired of having to go to my bank to cancel cheques that disappeared somewhere on the way. At the time I lived in a country void of any RISC OS dealers for quite a few years and as far as I know there aren't any RISC OS users, let alone dealers where I currently live so trying to buy RO stuff hasn't exactly been a walk in the park.

So come on RISC OS developers - there are plenty of ways for you to get payments online and even deliver software online and most of them hardly cost anything. This could actually be a way for some of you to get your a**e into the 21st century!

 is a RISC OS UserGulli on 27/1/05 2:52AM
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