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Re: President's Letter December.



Richard - A 1.1 minute call from CA on our 1-888 number cost 5 cents.  73-
Martha
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard L Shelby" <alagia@bellsouth.net>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] President's Letter December.


> >
> > With the same credit card in hand, try picking up the phone and calling:
> >
> >                          1-888-FB-AMSAT
> >
> > It's a free call, easier than PayPal, and you get to speak with Martha
at
> > no extra charge.  Also, PayPal won't take a cut of your contribution.
> >
>
> But it actually isn't free -- there is a charge to AMSAT for the call --
> probably around 7-8 cents per minute but it may be slightly more.  And the
> credit card processor gets a cut -- usually 2-3% of the amount plus a
> transaction fee, generally around 25 cents.
>
> PayPal's rates are competitive with credit card processing costs -- in
some
> instances PayPal costs more, in other instances less depending upon the
deal
> the organization gets from the credit card processor.
>
> Regards,
> Richard L Shelby
> KI4COE
>
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