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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Classic Photograph, Fine Reproduction

If anyone would like one of our high-quality "Migrant Mother" reproductions, I'm doing another run today. (The last of those currently on order will be mailed today.) Go here to learn more.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON

5 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

A question rather than comment, Mike: is there any way I can pay for a print without using PayPal? (I have issues with the way they want to get into my affairs to certify / verify me.)

12:07 PM  
Blogger Doug Stockdale said...

Mike, crusing Apature and I found your "competitors" print for sale; http://www.aperture.org/store/prints-detail-w.aspx?ID=319

Limited Edition of 500?

Best regards.
Doug Stockdale

12:22 PM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

"is there any way I can pay for a print without using PayPal?"

Michael,
Not at the moment, no. Technically you could send me a check but I'm just not very organized and anything that gets outside of the accounting and tracking methods I've set up for these sales tends to mess me up. I'd certainly do it if I were selling these for five or ten times as much money, but doing lower prices and higher volume I'm pretty leery of stepping out of my comfort zone, if you know what I mean. It's crucially important for me to be able to track and deliver all the orders in a timely fashion (I have a bad track record because of one serious screwup a few years ago, and I really need to watch my reputation on this front.)

Anyway, can't you pay via PayPal without registering? You're supposed to be able to just make a regular credit card payment like you would to any other vendor. I'm not an expert on this, though.

--Mike

2:25 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I established a Paypal account several years ago (2002, I think), and still have not, for the same reasons as Michael, "verified" my identity. As a result, Paypal knows about one credit card and none of my bank accounts. I use Paypal mostly for purchases such as the Migrant Mother print, and extremely rarely for an eBay purchase, which may be why lack of verification hasn't impacted anything I've done.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Dave New said...

You can skip creating a Paypal account and just use them to process a normal credit card transaction. I've never encountered a request to 'verify' myself.

Perhaps this is in reference to some of the more shady online camera dealers, who use that ruse to call you and try to 'upsell' you or bait and switch you from some online advertised special they have no intention of shipping.

As far as I know, Paypal doesn't get involved in verification issues for a straight-up credit card transaction. That should only be between the consumer and the merchant.

11:16 PM  

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