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Post by Auntie Slag » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:16 pm

I've got some money floating in a Paypal account. I thought I could pay for something on Amazon by adding/using what's in my Paypal account, but when I looked that option didn't seem to be available.

That must exist though, right? I've tried shouting at it, and I've made some tea. Then I thought I'd ask here because you chaps are knowledgeable :smokin:
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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:49 pm

I have not once used PayPal on Amazon and don't recall ever seeing the option to do so.

Never even occurred to me before tbh.

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Post by Warcry » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:19 pm

I don't think Amazon lets you pay with PayPal. It caught me by surprise the first time I tried to order from them, but it actually makes sense. Since PayPal is/was owned by eBay, Amazon don't want people using it to pay because they don't want to help their top competitor's bottom line.

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Post by Auntie Slag » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:43 pm

Oh okay, I didn't know they were eBay affiliated (other than having to use them to pay for stuff these days. I was more into eBay back when I could pay by cheque and you weren't constantly getting pounded by exorbitant P&P costs).

So that means I have to move the cash into a standard bank account then.

Warcry, I never told you this before but I happen to be the deposed President of Djibouti (this happened last Sunday), and now I really need to transfer a sizeable sum of cash and have someone hold it for a period of time. Of course you'll get a commission of sorts... :deadhorse:

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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:06 pm

Auntie Slag wrote:Oh okay, I didn't know they were eBay affiliated (other than having to use them to pay for stuff these days. I was more into eBay back when I could pay by cheque and you weren't constantly getting pounded by exorbitant P&P costs).
Back when eBay bought them they made it pretty much compulsory for sellers to offer it as a payment option.

They've recently split back off into a separate company again though.

Paypal to current account transfers are pretty much instantaneous nowadays, tbh.

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Post by Auntie Slag » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:21 pm

Instantaneous eh? Aside from everyone decent dying in the last four months, its certainly nice living in the future.

Time to instantaneous the **** out of Paypal.

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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:32 pm

Officially it's "may take upto two hours to appear in your account" but in my recent experience this time not even Easter Sunday can stop him now.

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Post by Patapsco » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:19 pm

Does Paypal do the thing where they drop a certain amount of pence into your account and you have to confirm the amount in order to get an account? Because that was definitely a thing when I signed up for an account in 2001
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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:26 pm

That's probably a thing if you've never done it before.

But I'm sure somebody called Slag has done it before.

To be clear, in this instance I'm using the phrase "done it" as a barely-veiled single entendre.

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Post by Auntie Slag » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:18 am

Do the forum rules allow single entendres?

I don't know about the pence thing, I just know there's a little bit of money in the account and if I don't use it on a pointless asinine thing to temporarily reduce my lack of self worth then I'm not doing my job as a responsible consumer.

This is for Queen and Country.

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Post by Auntie Slag » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:19 am

Queen as in the band.

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Post by Auntie Slag » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:21 am

Country as in Big Country the band.

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Post by Patapsco » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:56 am

Auntie Slag wrote:Country as in Big Country the band.
I unironically love Big Country
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Post by Auntie Slag » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:59 am

Surely that's the only way.

Then again, on Radio 6 this morning Lauren Laverne was playing some generic Motown wank. It was no-one famous and the song was derivative, yet I'm sure there were hipsters in Shoreditch nodding along to it in overpriced coffee shops thinking they're it.

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Post by Patapsco » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:21 pm

was it original motown, because that stuff is never wank, or some sort of modern day interpretation of it?
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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:25 pm

Yeah if you're suggesting that original Motown is anything less than awesomesauce then we're going to have to rethink the entire board's approach to you.

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Post by Auntie Slag » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:53 pm

It was Motown Junk, baby!



And I was that ****ing hipster! I defy you to understand a word he sings, but its still brilliant! Castro was in the audience watching this apparently (though perhaps not moshing).

Actually I don't know what it was, I'd never heard it before and it didn't impress me. I'm not a massive Motown fan aside from a lot of the obvious ones and a few specific meaningful/personal tracks. But Radio 6 (and all the other BBC stations) post an entire track listing for each programme, so I could find out easily enough.:)

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Post by Patapsco » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:02 pm

That is acceptable, though minus points to the sound guy for doing whatever the hell that was to Nicky's bass, and also for no alternative intro
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Post by Auntie Slag » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:09 pm

Yeah, thought it was worth a post as The Stones are touring Cuba at the moment and lots of people and journo's seem to think they're the first Western band to play there. And it was nice to see this vid again.

(Oh yeah, and thanks to the Mod who fixed my links in the 'Post your Youtube videos' thread. Much appreciated. I was able to copy the method there to make this link work :))

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Post by Patapsco » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:00 pm

The Manics have been one of my favourite live bands for a while now, and they've essentially got to the point where they will willingly pick and choose what they throw into their sets. I saw them headline the second stage at Reading in 2009, and they threw out 'Of Walking Abortion' from The Holy Bible which made me go "you're playing what?"
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