[FoRK] US defence budget will equal ROW combined "within 12 months"

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Thu May 5 12:29:34 PDT 2005

I thought the article was about eBay, not PayPal.  You can pay in any 
fashion you want once a sale is made.
Additionally, there is little reason that someone anywhere in the world 
couldn't get an account in one of those countries, even if it is by 
proxy/hire of some kind.  I would be shocked if there wasn't a way to 
make a credit-card like payment from Swiss or Caribbean accounts.


Justin Mason wrote:

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>rst at ai.mit.edu writes:
>>Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK) writes:
>> > How does eBay really contribute to the furtherance of mankind?  
>>For one thing, it allows third-world shops to sell their wares
>>directly to first-world customers, bypassing a vast chain of
>>predatory middlemen while taking a much smaller cut.  See,
>>for details, here:
>>  http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/005740.html
>>with follow-up here:
>>  http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/006232.html
>That's nice.  Pity that Paypal prohibits it. ;)
>Those vendors she talks about -- at least the Pakistani ones --
>are breaking the Paypal TOS, since Paypal only supports accounts
>in the following countries:
>    Australia Belgie (Belgium) Deutschland (Germany) Canada France Italia
>    (Italy) Nederland (Netherlands) Osterreich (Austria) Schweiz
>    (Switzerland) United Kingdom United States Anguilla Argentina Brazil
>    Chile China Costa Rica Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Finland
>    Greece Hong Kong Iceland India Ireland Israel Jamaica Japan Luxembourg
>    Malaysia Mexico Monaco New Zealand Norway Portugal Singapore South
>    Korea Spain Sweden Taiwan Thailand Turkey Uruguay Venezuela
>Pakistan isn't listed, nor are most developing-world countries.  That
>hardly makes it ideal as a developing-to-developed-world disintermediation
>- --j.
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