[mythtv-users] Alternatives to Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Braindead Braindead at diablops.com
Wed Aug 8 16:47:31 UTC 2007

On Wed, 8 Aug 2007 09:24:37 -0700
David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:

> On Aug 8, 2007, at 9:15 AM, Braindead wrote:
> > If the goal is to provide the service at the best possible price  
> > (thus the price may go down/up), perhaps allowing people to mail
> > in a check/money-order  to 'pre-pay' for services and then debit
> > that monthly using the current rates.
> I can see two reasons they might not want to do that:
> - It adds a lot of manual labor for an organization that probably  
> doesn't have any full-time staff.
> - They become liable for the pre-payments they're holding in their  
> accounts.
> Besides, a paper check isn't any more secure than PayPal; probably  
> less.  Anyone who gets their hands on that check has everything they  
> need to do an ACH debit against your account!

No they do not, they need a bank that will process ACH payments.  You can't just walk into a bank and ask them to ACH money from one account to another. Someone gets your check the more likely thing it to try and erase the name or amount and change it.  These risks can be mitigated.

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