Guys the 34 cent thing is just a joke. Every Paypal transaction results in a 34 cent fee and a percentage of the donation being deducted. It was just that the .34 was more noticeable on a 1.11 donation. Not that there is anything wrong with a 1.11 donation though.
We know is a joke, Thunder! But it just seems so much more elegant to tack on x+.34, where x is the amount you wanted to give Thunder’s Place, and not a penny less!
(That said, I do not begrudge Paypal for a .34 charge… seems pretty reasonable to me, for the service they provide. Mind you, now that I am curious I am going to look into how much they charge using the Information Superhighway… there is probably some sort of “sliding rule %”, and .34 is merely the minimum, based on what Thunder just said above…)
OK, thanks to the commander, I pulled my head out of my ass and checked the actual charges for Paypal. They charge .30 per transaction, not .34 like I stated above. The .34 was the .30 transaction, plus the 2.9% of 1.11 donation.
This will be my last post here (don’t wanna hijack)… For the neurotically challenged like myself, who want to donate a certain amount and not a penny less, here are some donations plus “kickers” for varying amounts through Paypal:
Bold = actual amount required to hit the figure on the left… $1….$1.33 [where $1.00 x 1.029 + .30 = 1.329, or $1.33 USD] $2….$2.36 $5….$5.45 $10..$10.59
In other words, to donate a solid $5 using Paypal, you actually need to put $5.45 as the amount.
I hope this is right. My math ain’t as good as me mouth, I’m afraid.