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From time to time, I get clients asking me if they can pay me with a credit card. I got a “you take credit cards?” blunt call this morning and when I said “no” they hung up. Probably just a telemarketer or something… but it got me thinking.


I bought some stuff from E-bay ( a printer) when I first started my business. I paid using pay-pal and everything went smoothly.


I’m not familiar with it to know whether or not it would be a good way to accept payment from clients. Does the stuff get electronically deposited into an account or do they send you a check in a few days? Is it “safe” (I know that’s a relative term). I guess to make this short, does anyone else out there do this and what is your impression.





Gerard "Jared" Madden, SE, PE

California Licensed Structural and Civil Engineer



50 South Linden Avenue, Suite 9

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