Re: hypothetical question


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Posted by Lauren on October 3, 2002 at 21:47:22:

In reply to: hypothetical question posted by Gwyn Thomas on October 3, 2002 at 20:41:22:

: most of you who know my mom (catherine) know what sort of websites
i
: run for a living. right now, there's a bit of a shakedown going on
: with the billing companies, and everyone who runs sites such as
mine
: is about to have to fork over $750 to visa if we want to continue
to
: be allowed to accept visa. yucky, but it's a business expense and
: i'm gritting my teeth and mailing it out.

Paypal will let you accept any credit card you want with only a small
per-transaction fee. I'd say Unprintable Things to Visa and go
through Paypal or some other similar site.

: so . . . . what if something similar happened to all of you?
here's
: a hypothetical situation: tomorrow, you find out that all henna
: artists must have licenses. this license costs $500, and you will
go
: to jail if you operate without one. you have one month to come up
: with this money.
:
: what do you do?

I ignore it. I can't afford that. I already have to ignore certain
other "mandatory" expenses that I'll be in big trouble if anyone
finds out about. Selling and applying henna keeps my family above
water, but barely.
Lauren

 


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