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the_antagonist
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using paypal to sell tickets to your own event

Post by the_antagonist » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:05 pm

thoughts? as far as I can tell the only cost is 3odd %.

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Re: using paypal to sell tickets to your own event

Post by UKRuss » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:13 pm

Just add 3% to the cost of the tickets.


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Re: using paypal to sell tickets to your own event

Post by malutki » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:24 pm

UKRuss wrote:Just add 3% to the cost of the tickets.
with 3% it probably does not make that much a difference per ticket,
but you would rather want to make sure that the ticket price you get is 97%
instead of the price you charge via paypal being 103%.


other than that, i thik it should work,
but I know more about percentages than about paypal :oops: :D
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Re: using paypal to sell tickets to your own event

Post by UKRuss » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:49 pm

But errr.... if you add 3% to something then that becomes your new 100% cost...of which you get 97% no?

3% more is better than 3% less. :D

But yes,. it would work, perfect in fact, you receive money, you send ticket. nice and easy.

I suppose the only drawback is that you alienate non-paypal using punters.

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Re: using paypal to sell tickets to your own event

Post by malutki » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:54 pm

UKRuss wrote:But errr.... if you add 3% to something then that becomes your new 100% cost...of which you get 97% no?
exactly!

So if your tickets sell via paypal for $100 you get $97

If you sell them via paypal for $103 you get $99,91

If you want to get $100 (97%) you would have to sell them via paypal for $103,09278350515463917525773195876. (100%)



Like I said, it is not that big a deal for the price of a ticket,
unless you are charging mega bucks and plan to sell out a stadium,
but ...
ehm, it is still handy to know, for...
ehm, when you...
negotiate...
ehm, you know! 8)
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Re: using paypal to sell tickets to your own event

Post by Rave » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:44 am

Not everyone has a paypal account


I mow someone who uses ticketmaster.co.uk to flog their tickets.

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Re: using paypal to sell tickets to your own event

Post by dj_huck » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:49 am

we threw a party last fall and only sold presales for it at a reduced price. then we got everyones email addy and when they showed up at the door we used that as verification. worked great for us but we only had 48 presales

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