quote: This statute means that all United States money as identified above are a valid and legal offer of payment for debts when tendered to a creditor. There is, however, no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise. For example, a bus line may prohibit payment of fares in pennies or dollar bills. In addition, movie theaters, convenience stores and gas stations may refuse to accept large denomination currency (usually notes above $20) as a matter of policy.
quote: But what you're advocating is forcing sellers to accept checks or money orders.
quote: By disallowing that, you are advocating that sellers (again, an entity that is providing a good or service - in this case eBay Inc.) be forced to accept checks or money orders.
quote: You're saying it should "it should be illegal for eBay to require payment via PayPal".
quote: Do we at least agree that: Banning the ability to only accept one form of payment is equivalent to forcing acceptance of some other form(s) of payment. (at least if you choose to stay in business)
quote: Frankly it should be illegal for eBay to require payment via PayPal. To prohibit you from using any other legal tender, like a check or money order, is a horrific abuse of the consumer.
quote: I'll ask my question one more time, and I'll try to do a better job forming it for you. Is changing the law to make it illegal for companies to "ban" cash the same as forcing companies to accept cash?
quote: Except the seller's not collecting it. A condition of using eBay's service (just like a condition of selling on Amazon) is to use their payment service. eBay's handling the money, and they're accepting whatever forms they accept.
quote: What is the difference between a seller setting his own rules (declaring I'll only accept cash on craigslist) or agreeing to rules defined by someone else (accepting eBay's condition that buyers must pay with PayPal)?
quote: The eBay seller is always in control of their financial decisions. They can choose to auction their product on eBay and accept the eBay + PayPal fees/restrictions, or they can choose to use another service.
quote: Are you starting to see how stupid it is to try and force certain businesses into accepting certain forms of payment?
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