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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby Stan » January 2nd, 2020, 10:58 pm

csearle wrote:
swill453 wrote:
Stan wrote:My preference is a cheque and before anyone laughs paying by cheque and cash must be preserved (as most informed people know) in this Country because if their drip drip efforts to faze out both succeed they will eventually charge us for spending our own money.

Well in the past they did charge us for spending our own money, and that was back when cheques and cash were the only ways.

Free banking is here to stay in such a competitive marketplace I think.

Scott.
I hope so but I recall a period in Germany (very early 2000s) where there were banks providing free banking that gave up and reverted to charging.. Hope it doesn't happen here! C.


Exactly csearle thank you, unless the increasingly passive masses on this Island get their fingers out the corporates will continue to laugh all the way to their off shore tax scrounging banks, so please wake up and do something, I thank you.

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby JonE » January 3rd, 2020, 10:47 am

swill453 wrote:Well in the past they did charge us for spending our own money, and that was back when cheques and cash were the only ways.

I don't recollect being charged by the bank for its own benefit but the government certainly charged.

Stamp duty of 2d used to apply to cheques so, for example, a book of 30 pre-printed cheques carrying an embossed 'stamp' was charged at 60 pence - 5 shillings. Pre-printing wasn't necessary so you could write a cheque on the side of a cow provided you affixed a 2d stamp. This stamp duty on cheques had ended by the time of decimalisation - but only just.

It also used to be the case that for a receipt for more than two quid to be valid it had to be signed over a tuppenny stamp. A charge for receiving money as well as for spending it!

Cheers!

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby swill453 » January 3rd, 2020, 11:11 am

JonE wrote:
swill453 wrote:Well in the past they did charge us for spending our own money, and that was back when cheques and cash were the only ways.

I don't recollect being charged by the bank for its own benefit but the government certainly charged.

I'm pretty sure in the late 70s and early 80s my bank charged per cheque unless you had a student account.

Scott.

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby PinkDalek » January 3rd, 2020, 1:32 pm

Stan wrote:Exactly csearle thank you, unless the increasingly passive masses on this Island get their fingers out the corporates will continue to laugh all the way to their off shore tax scrounging banks, so please wake up and do something, I thank you.


I'm not convinced the Biscuit Bar is the place to discuss such matters.

Did you by any chance miss my earlier reply, which provided options as to how you may make your donation online, by cheque or by cash?

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby tjh290633 » January 3rd, 2020, 2:37 pm

swill453 wrote:
JonE wrote:
swill453 wrote:Well in the past they did charge us for spending our own money, and that was back when cheques and cash were the only ways.

I don't recollect being charged by the bank for its own benefit but the government certainly charged.

I'm pretty sure in the late 70s and early 80s my bank charged per cheque unless you had a student account.

Scott.

I can remember being charged for my account, then they introduced a rule, about 1970 or thereabouts, which said that if you maintained a balance of at least £100 and did not go overdrawn, then you paid no charges. I know that I wrote a program for our BBC computer in the early 80s, so that I could top my account up if there was danger of falling below £100.

Mind you, I go back to the days of handwritten statements and arrangements to cash cheques at certain branches, other than your own, where they immediately recognised you.

TJH

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby jfgw » January 3rd, 2020, 5:02 pm

Can I barter a sheep when my current donation expires next October?

Julian F. G. W.

(I am probably not alone in thinking that the latter part of this thread ought really to be moved to The Snug. (Not my decision though).)

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby stooz » January 3rd, 2020, 6:13 pm

Stan it would cost me as load to post the cheque to the bank and they then charge me to process it.

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby PinkDalek » January 3rd, 2020, 8:24 pm

stooz wrote:Stan it would cost me as load to post the cheque to the bank and they then charge me to process it.


I'm surprised you'd discount a voluntary donation in such a way. Assuming it would cover the costs you mention (all of £1.50 or so) and, of course, your time (which'll be more valuable no doubt). There are other methods of paying in cheques nowadays, if available to you, as discussed recently at DAK here (I don't know if available for limited companies):

viewtopic.php?p=274205#p274205

Having said that, Stan has been given sufficient methods to make the donation, should he so wish, earlier in the thread. If you receive a cheque (or folding notes) and don't bank it that's your call. :)

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby stooz » January 7th, 2020, 7:41 am

I'm not discounting it just sharing information on the costs. If you want to send a cheque, that's more than generous of anyone and gratefully received.

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby PinkDalek » November 14th, 2020, 5:53 pm

stooz wrote:I'm not discounting it just sharing information on the costs. If you want to send a cheque, that's more than generous of anyone and gratefully received.


That was understood back then but has the counter now been reset, such that voluntary Donations are now being sought (not restricted to those who don't use adblockers - ahem)?

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby Meerkat » February 4th, 2021, 10:14 am

Just out of interest, is it possible to donate but still have the ads?

They're not all evil, and assume some of them targeted to our interests.

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby 88V8 » February 4th, 2021, 7:48 pm

Meerkat wrote:Just out of interest, is it possible to donate but still have the ads?... assume some of them targeted to our interests.

I have never ever bought anything on the strength of an internet ad. AFAIC, the whole internet is supported on the fallacy that internet advertising works.
Which is fine by me.

But thankyou for reminding me that I haven't donated for a while.

V8

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby Howyoudoin » February 4th, 2021, 8:00 pm

Just renewed at £30, thanks Clariman and all.

Is there any chance that the iPhone experience can be made better? I have to manually log in every day and even sometimes log in again just flicking between different parts of the site. Very frustrating.

HYD

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby swill453 » February 4th, 2021, 8:47 pm

Meerkat wrote:Just out of interest, is it possible to donate but still have the ads?

They're not all evil, and assume some of them targeted to our interests.

Donate in my name. Job done.

:-)

Scott.

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby gryffron » February 4th, 2021, 10:01 pm

Meerkat wrote:Just out of interest, is it possible to donate but still have the ads?
They're not all evil, and assume some of them targeted to our interests.

Logout, donate, log back in. Of course you won't be credited, you will show as Anonymous donor in the banner at the top. But it still helps the site.

Gryff

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby brightncheerful » February 25th, 2021, 9:14 pm

First time donor, just given, I wasn't offered any alternative to £30.00. Is that the norm or does Paypal keep the extra tenner?

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby PinkDalek » February 25th, 2021, 9:26 pm

brightncheerful wrote:First time donor, just given, I wasn't offered any alternative to £30.00. Is that the norm or does Paypal keep the extra tenner?


Does the pointy down arrow thing not work for you? You could always donate again as an alternative! ;-)
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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby gryffron » February 25th, 2021, 9:28 pm

On the screen before paypal I can choose any amounts £20-£100 from the dropdown.
Gryff

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby Clariman » February 25th, 2021, 9:46 pm

brightncheerful wrote:First time donor, just given, I wasn't offered any alternative to £30.00. Is that the norm or does Paypal keep the extra tenner?

Many thanks BnC. It defaults to £30 but you can change it via the drop-down. :)

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Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

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Postby brightncheerful » February 26th, 2021, 9:08 am

There isn't a screen before the paypal or a drop-down.

I'm using Safari v13.0.4


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