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Vandecarr
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I remember someone who had a QR Code, people could scan to pay online. I've never used it myself. Honestly, it's never been an issue. If they don't have money, I lose a few bucks, but in the end, it all balances out.
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On Oct 12, 2019, Mario Morris wrote:
James James a real worker set up BuskTip.com I don't use it yet my self, on that front I don't take any card payment on the streets. Aprantly in some places its an issue. James is a good guy and this may well be the way to go.

"...James James was looking for a solution to an ongoing problem. Many audiences enjoyed his shows, but time and time again, spectators were telling him they didn't carry cash. Only plastic! No cash. Only credit or debit cards. Plastic!

Inspired what he saw others doing he set out to create Busktip.com. It worked for him right out of the gate, and in 2017 he adapted it and made it possible for others in the community to do the same. Now it's available to all, and is growing daily..."
https://www.busktip.com/


I went there. It's telling me that my email account is already registered, but I don't remember registering an account with them! Also, it's asking for a "busker name." I don't remember putting in a busker name (but then, I don't remember putting in my email account either) so I can't get into whatever account I'm supposed to have!

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The Home Page simply asks me for a "busker name." What good would that do if I hadn't registered yet?

The "blog button" at the bottom of the home page has a registration form; I enter my email and first name and I'm told "this email is already subscribed." When I hit "continue," it says; "Thank you for tipping your busker." ???

At the bottom of the blog page, is another register button. When I tried to use it earlier, it told me it was blocked for security reasons.

When I tried to use it just now. It said my name "Ed Rhodes" and my email "ejay1118@yahoo.com" were already registered.

I am very confused and not feeling secure.

I'm going to my email account and see if there's something there. If there is, they didn't tell me they were sending it.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
ed rhodes
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OK, there was an email telling me how to set my password. But there'd been nothing on the website to indicate that this message had been sent.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
ed rhodes
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Here we go. I asked to reset my password, because I didn't want to use the wordsalad it gave me, it didn't ask me for a password, it just said your password is reset! Then, when I tried to log in, I got; "ERROR: Access from your IP address has been blocked for security reasons. Please contact the administrator."

I'm not getting a warm and fuzzy feeling from all this.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
ed rhodes
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There really doesn't seem to be an easy way to log into this site!

The log in page is hidden at the bottom right column of the "blog" page. (In the same column as the "register" button) Seems to me, putting it on the home page, or at lease a button where you can get to it on the home page, would be a good idea.

Also, I don't know why it's blocking me.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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I touched on this earlier but if you plan on using a mobile Card Reader:

You could be very well issued a Form 1099-K by the IRS. Especially if you have over 200 transactions (which is pretty easy).
ed rhodes
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Apparently, my phone was able to finish the registration.

The next question is, how do the spectators use it?

Also, I remember a police officer complaining the "Thank You" on my bucket was a "direct solicitation for funds!" if I have a note to go to "busktip.com," that could be problematic.

But we'll give it a try.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Howdy,
Just finished up doing a busker Fest and a great guy wacky chad was there.
I my opinion this guy has it wrapped up when it comes to talking plastic.
Really if you want to go this route look him up he will give you the low down.
He told me last year alone he took in nearly 10 grand in card payments.
Nickoli
drmolarmagic
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That's cool could you elaborate and explain what he did..... card reader? QR code? card Dip station?
thx
Nickoli Sharpe
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I don’t use any of the items you mentioned. Sorry
Wacky Chad is your guy, reach out to him “google”
I assure you he will give you all the information you need to take plastic.
Nickoli
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