Why oh why do you have to pay first to use paypal?

United States
August 15, 2008 6:20pm CST
So I know someone told me this before but I just kind of overlooked it as a joke. Apparently in Thinkbux & crewbux which i've been working on so hard to reach payout to prove to people that they're in fact a legitimate program, the only way to ever get payouts to paypal is to become a premium member which requires you pay with Alertpay cash. I almost 100% believe Alertpay is a scam so I refuse to join them, however. There is no other option, so with this I say. Goodbye Crewbux, Thinkbux, and any other sites that do this that i'm a part of. Even if they do pay their members this is very shifty & as far as i'm concerned, unexplainable behaviour & isn't worth my time. I'm going to report those two sites to many many people and many many sites unless someone can explain to me why oh why you have to pay through Alertpay to get a premium membership so you can receive payments in Paypal at a later date? If they're willing to remove this ridiculous feature from their site that would be nice to know, if not. Tsk Tsk. Yet another few scam sites passing off as legitimate sites.
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@sconibear (8009)
• United States
16 Aug 08
if you go to my blog and look at my payment proofs, most are done through AlertPay. i've been doing this for a while and i can say with confidence: AlertPay IS NOT A SCAM! CrewBux IS NOT A SCAM! and although i haven't reached cashout yet, i've heard nothing but good things about ThinkBux.
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• United States
16 Aug 08
I think saying that Alertpay is a scam was a bit.. of a strong word.(See other responses i've made.) So yeah, sorry about that. Scam is.. too harsh of a word! =P But how can you explain Crewbux & Thinkbuxes behaviour? Yeah, just because they pay their members doesn't make them any less fraudulent. I mean, how exactly do you explain such a behaviour as that where you can't use Paypal upfront if you wanted to. They're basically forcing you to pay money in order to use Paypal. You shouldn't have to pay a dime. If they offer Paypal, you should be able to use Paypal then & there. You shouldn't have to pay anything to use a payment processor, that's just ridiculous. They may act like they have good intentions but if their intentions were so good they would still allow you to use Paypal upfront.
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• Australia
17 Aug 08
i dont know about that i have never reached payout here and have used my paypal account heaps or times and can't remember if it cost me anything at the start i know i don't have the premium account their but i use paypal whenever i buy anything on the internet i mostly shop "very carefully" at ebay and use my paypal account.