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  •  The problem with Paypal (7+ / 0-)

    apart from the fees, is that it is not easy to get untraceable funds into the account, even if you can set up an anonymous account.

    As others have said ... A money order, bought with cash and mailed is probably easiest.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 06:33:12 PM PDT

    •  Doesn't a money order require return address? (0+ / 0-)

      That makes it not exactly anonymous, though at least recipient or people in transit do not see your account info. Don't you need to give some personal info, to get your cheese, or are you going to gift that on to someone? Post office is likely to require cash for money order. I like the idea of purchase a debit card with cash myself. I sent someone a money order because it seemed the only way to pay for a half/ebay order that got rebated for never being sent. Then the product came through because the sender had been dealing with hospitalization issues. I felt it only fair and simpler, since the product came with name and return address. Don't sue me, ebay, it was a used CD bought for less than the postage it cost to mail it.

      •  I buy money orders with cash , no I.D. needed . (0+ / 0-)

        Dropping an envelope into a public box needs no I.D.
        The return address can be what ever you want it to be .

        If you really want to go over board ,
        buy a prestamped envelope from the post office ,
        don't touch the money order or envelope with your bare fingers . Don't lick anything , don't get any hair stuck in the flap glue .

        Safeway sells money orders .

        There are places that will wire money for you ,
        people use them to send money overseas to their families .

        Lastly , find someone you can give cash to who will do a normal paypal payment for you in their name .

        The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. David Morrison

        by indycam on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 09:25:40 PM PDT

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        •  Oh!!! (0+ / 0-)

          Safeway sells AmEx and other credit card gift cards.

          You can buy those with cash (don't use your club card when buying them).

          Then mail those. They are almost the equivalent to cash (with high fees at the front end, and if not used by the expiration date in some states).

          Or perhaps you could use them at Paypal?

          I've never tried that.

          © grover

          So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

          by grover on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 03:15:29 AM PDT

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