Unbelievable, there seems to be some “e-commerce” engine of some sort that just doesn’t work on Firefox. Encountered two different sites today that are clearly using the same backend (both in the onewheel/skating community) and both declined cards (Visa and Mastercard, by two different banks) without ever hitting the payment processor. Both worked on Chromium.


Capitalism can’t even do capitalism right.


OMFG, it’s actually an embedded PayPal credit card form.

Why the fuck am I not surprised?

Bloody PayPal.

Thiel and Musk’s gift to the world.

(I wouldn’t put it past them to screw up so royally on credit card payments on purpose. “Oh, look, credit card payments so bad, maybe I should click PayPal button…”)


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@aral I despise PayPal, but it seems like a significant portion of people voluntarily choose it over cards or are in a place the card processors don't serve. mastodon.online/@Kye/108727164

I don't get it, but I get these weird angry defenses any time I point out how much of a pain it is for merchants. People who haven't been burned by it do seem to trust it.

I don't have a bank account. no paypal = no server, no 1$glasses, watsi, and so on

@aral ...and all the hipsters use Venmo because 'it's not paypal' 🤣 (it's owned by paypal) while everyone is wondering why btc didn't turn out to be an alt-currency that circumvented the global financial system🤣

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