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Old 05-29-2010, 11:49 AM   #16
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I've donated $1 to the Slackware Linux Project today...I've also subscribed and bought CD-ROM sets in the past.

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Old 05-29-2010, 12:37 PM   #17
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Is there a way to donate without a paypal account or a credit card?
I have neither and do not really want to get them just to donate to Slackware. Can I just transfer the money to a 'Slackware bank account'?
You could mail a certified check. Look at the FAQ for a mailing address.
 
Old 05-29-2010, 02:58 PM   #18
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I have bought some months ago the DVD (Slack 13 64 and 32 bit), the slackbook, a T-shirt and Tux with great pleasure, something I have never done with any other OS, simply because Slack is the best OS, it did and does everything I want. I bought it because I know people worked very hard for it to be the best. Simply because of it. And I would have bought them even if they costed twice, and even since I already had downloaded the images. It's a way to say "thank you" to Pat and crew.

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Old 07-22-2017, 07:21 PM   #19
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Thanks for the heads up and thanks to hitest for the Donate link.

I've been wanting to donate for some time but don't want any material goods and don't like to give money to PayPal (they are so expensive). Buying a "Donation to the Slackware Project" using VISA was the perfect solution.
I went to "store.slackware.com" earlier today, clicked on the yellow donate button on the upper left of the page, and when I was given the choice of donating through Paypal or credit card, I selected credit card. I figured there was not much I could do about VISA taking a small portion of my donation but at least the rest of it would go to Pat et al.

WRONG!

When I received confirmation of my donation it didn't come from store.slackware.com or even from VISA but from Paypal. Despite my best intentions, not only did VISA take their cut, but apparently Paypal took a cut as as well. There was even icing on the cake in the form of a second SPAM email from Paypal suggesting I open an account directly with them to make it easier next time. Guess what. There will not be a next time via this route.
 
Old 07-22-2017, 08:24 PM   #20
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When I received confirmation of my donation it didn't come from store.slackware.com or even from VISA but from Paypal. Despite my best intentions, not only did VISA take their cut, but apparently Paypal took a cut as as well. There was even icing on the cake in the form of a second SPAM email from Paypal suggesting I open an account directly with them to make it easier next time. Guess what. There will not be a next time via this route.
Wow! You brought this thread of mine back from the dead; it is a 7 year old thread. I'm not sure what you mean by both Paypal and Visa taking their cut, but, if there was a problem with double billing I have found that both Visa and Paypal are easy to approach. I'm sure that you'll get this issue sorted out.
These days I continue to have a subscription for Slackware. Is it too early to ask when Slackware 15.0 will be released?!
 
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:55 PM   #21
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No problem with double billing. What I meant was if VISA takes a percentage of the amount donated for handling the transaction, and then Paypal takes a percentage for their part in transaction, and perhaps if there is a contracted organization that operates "store.slackware.com" site for "slackware.com" and they take a percentage, it begins to add up and Slackware does not receive what you thought you were donating. In this case I expected VISA would deduct a percentage, but I thought by not selecting "pay via Paypal", I had avoided a percentage going to Paypal. The fact that Paypal deducted part of what I intended for Slackware for doing nothing but being a conduit and then spammed me on top of that as well really annoyed me.

Perhaps next time I will look for a way to send a personal check and avoid any processing fees so that all of what I donate to Slackware actually helps the project.
 
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:06 PM   #22
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Is it too early to ask when Slackware 15.0 will be released?!
there's been a lot suspicious current activity lately, wondering same

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Old 07-22-2017, 09:13 PM   #23
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Perhaps next time I will look for a way to send a personal check and avoid any processing fees so that all of what I donate to Slackware actually helps the project.
Excellent idea! If you decide to do this I will be curious to hear how it goes for you.
 
Old 07-22-2017, 09:15 PM   #24
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Electronic transfer as "gift" in a bank account, anyone?
 
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:25 PM   #25
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Electronic transfer as "gift" in a bank account, anyone?
I doubt if anyone would publicly post EFT routing information including a bank account number, but I could be all wet. I do not pay bills on line but I guess it could be a similar process. I would certainly want a way to verify any published information to be sure it was actually going to the right person or organization.
 
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Old 07-22-2017, 10:14 PM   #26
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Is there a way to slide cash into Pat's pocket? There is (understandably) no direct mailing address at the store site. Just the store address. With a population of 711, I wonder if general delivery would still work?
 
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:20 PM   #27
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Referring to donation by mailing a personal check ...

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Excellent idea! If you decide to do this I will be curious to hear how it goes for you.
More than once I've donated by mailing a check written on a USA bank with an attached letter. That method has worked for me without problems. I'm not sure if the Slackware store would have trouble with a non USA bank account. One could always call the store or send them an email and ask them.

I tried to cover the various ways to donate to Slackware in this post from two years ago.
 
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:51 PM   #28
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Do not be shy, man...

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Old 07-22-2017, 11:54 PM   #29
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Is there a way to slide cash into Pat's pocket? There is (understandably) no direct mailing address at the store site. Just the store address. With a population of 711, I wonder if general delivery would still work?
How many Software Companies you believe to be in that small county town called Sebeka?

I guess that the postman will find him precisely even if you write the money to be delivered to "that skinny guy who do something for computers and love beer"
 
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:30 AM   #30
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If anyone's interested the "got slack?" tshirts are currently going for $11.99 and when you order you get a free bumper sticker.

Unfortunately as others have mentioned, shipping would have cost ~$24 to get it here (I didn't think it would cost that much to Aussie given I used to get stuff from the US at a few dollars weight for weight), so I couldn't go through with the order as I'm currently unemployed.

Will definitely buy something for full price once I'm back on track again.
 
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