Originally Posted by archiguy
I want to pay by credit card, but the site seems determined to make me pay by PayPal. Even after filling in my credit card number and personal information, it stills wants me to log onto PayPal. Why? Is there a way to skip over the PayPal stuff and move on with credit card checkout? (For one thing, the e-mail address associated with my PayPal account is not the e-mail address I need the e-book pdf file sent to [if that indeed is how it works] and I want to avoid that potential confusion or conflict.)
I went with PayPal as (outside of Amazon and Apple) it is the most widely used ecommerce checkout system. PayPal is the credit card checkout system itself, there is nothing to skip over or move on to... The book is not sent anywhere via email, you login to the site and download the files to whatever system you wish to download it on. If you ever lose the file or need to re-download, you simply log back in and download whichever file you want. Nothing is sent via email.
Please note that it mentions on the checkout page you need to click the link firstname.lastname@example.org and return to the site after purchase to make your username and password. It is listed on the top of the page and in the description, but still gets missed from time to time.
There are only three steps:
1) fill out the order form and checkout at PayPal
2) click the link to go to thehometheaterbook.com and create your username and password
3) login and download everything you wish
I've tried to utilize the most standard and widely used systems and formats for this project. The documents are all standard PDFs, the audio files are all standard MP3s, and the checkout system is the standard PayPal checkout.