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    Hello fellow djs

    Just a quick question, i know a lot of you guys accept a certain percrntage of payments before hand. Do you guys ever accept the prepayments in the form of paypal?

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    I'm not getting paid to DJ... but why would you want to get paid via PayPal? They take 3% of your money.

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    yeah I've taken payments as paypal for deposits plenty of times. Just make the promoter pay the fees too.

    One thing I can't stand is booking headliners and how they almost always require their deposits sent via wire. That shit is expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlvrDragon50 View Post
    I'm not getting paid to DJ... but why would you want to get paid via PayPal? They take 3% of your money.
    3% is only for business accounts.

    Personal payments between users is still free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paka Ono View Post
    3% is only for business accounts.

    Personal payments between users is still free.
    Thats not right. Even if I send like 5 to a friend he only gets like 4,xx.

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    If you send it as a payment for an item or service, there is a 3% charge.

    If it is a gift to a friend (you have to select that option) then it is free (I think).

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    i take it all up front
    i dont even do promotions for the night unless is already been paid for

    this way
    A) they cant change the schedule on me
    B) they cant ask me NOT to come (since they paid for me to be there already)
    C) if my people show up and they want to say "We are only paying for your people that showed" that isnt going to happen either.
    Because if they and the venue dont already have its own people show up, thats not my fault, and actually, that would be a really bad sign of their own business

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Panda View Post
    If it is a gift to a friend (you have to select that option) then it is free (I think).
    I didn't knew that, thanks!

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    PayPal is actually pretty good for business accounts - I use it for payments and have had no problems at all.

    And 3% is very reasonable considering there is no monthly charge.
    The 3% drops as well - as your income rises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Panda View Post
    If you send it as a payment for an item or service, there is a 3% charge.

    If it is a gift to a friend (you have to select that option) then it is free (I think).
    this is true. however, the funds need to be linked from a checking account and not a debit/credit card.

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