[vcf-midatlantic] Festivus PayPal Tickets

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Fri Nov 8 16:24:58 EST 2019

On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 12:27 PM Jeff Salzman via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Sorry Jeff, while I wholeheartedly support prepayment for Festivus tickets,
> I have to recommend to others to consider the PayPal vs. Eventbrite option
> for Festivus. Especially if you want to ensure a spot, but there may be a
> possibility where you have to back out at a later date. A PayPal refund
> will refund the entire amount. Eventbrite will "steal" about $5 of your
> refund for administration fees if you need to bail on the event.
> I speak from experience. I had to cancel after purchasing my tickets.
> Eventbrite gave me $29 and some change on the refund and kept the rest out
> of the $35. Even VCF doesn't get to keep any of that $5+ for themselves...
> which if I had to forfeit an admin fee, would have been the preferred
> outcome.

Yes. I noticed that. This is the first time using it for Festivus. I’m
leaning towards not using it next year, but will have to see how it goes.

> On Fri, Nov 8, 2019, 11:12 AM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > Some people have asked me about the Festivus tickets through Eventbrite.
> > Eventbrite takes $2.50 for each ticket which is paid for by VCF. We
> decided
> > to do it this way to put the burden on VCF and not the membership. The
> > reason we are doing Eventbrite is because it is very easy to manage. I'm
> > trying to get away from walking around all night collecting money from
> 50+
> > people. The other option for those not wanting to do Eventbrite is
> PayPal.
> >
> > If anyone wants to pay via PayPal, then you can use the Friends and
> Family
> > option. This way VCF doesn't have to pay the extra fee. This is still
> good
> > for me because I don't have to walk around collecting money from 50
> people.
> > If you want to do PayPal, then send to paypal at vcfed.org and put in the
> > note
> > your Name, "Festivus 2019 dinner", "Festivus Dinner and Overnight".
> >
> > Any questions?
> >
> > --
> > =========================================
> > Jeff Brace
> > Vice President
> > Vintage Computer Federation
> >
Jeff Brace
Vice President
Vintage Computer Federation

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