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Subject: Why are you not already accepting Bitcoin? Get rid of the fees!
Date Posted: 8/21/2014 8:50 PM ET
Member Since: 6/7/2010
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Dear PBS administrators / technical staff / fellow members:

The 50-cent Kiosk Transaction Fee:
We hate it, you hate it, and... there's no reason we need to be paying it!

There is another payment system that is effectively fee-less. It's called Bitcoin, and I believe you should start accepting it ASAP, it makes total sense for this business model. There are several payment processors you could use, the two big ones are Bitpay and Coinbase. Depending on the details of the account type, they are either entirely free or a fraction of what Paypal charges. Bitpay has recently rolled out a 'free and unlimited' merchant account, for instance. Why pay fees!?

Some pretty big companies have come online recently as accepting Bitcoin payments. Expedia, Overstock, Newegg, Tigerdirect, and Dell, to name a few.

For the love of G-d, implement Bitcoin into your system as a payment option. It's absolutely ridiculous to pay fees on top of fees, switching dollars into "PBS Money" when all I want to do is print out $3 in postage once in a while. With Bitcoin this could be a one-click affair with no fees!

PBS admin, please look into this. I think you'll be glad you did. I certainly will be. And hey, free publicity from the Bitcoin community, an influx of new users. It's win-freaking-win.

Date Posted: 8/21/2014 9:25 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Carl, the Admin Team doesn't monitor the forums.  To submit a suggestion, please go down to the bottom right corner of any page here.  Under "company" click on "contact us" and use the Feedback option there.

Date Posted: 8/21/2014 10:10 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Or there is a thread over in CMT, Suggestions for PBS.  They supposedly watch that thread.  But not the general forums. 

Last Edited on: 8/21/14 10:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/21/2014 10:35 PM ET
Member Since: 6/7/2010
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Okay, thanks for the heads up.