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how do you pay for pro using amazon? note the icon when signing up

there is a icon for amazon payment for the pro acct. but when your signing up there is no way to choose it. also i went to the amazon site an put instructables as key word, all dept., and nothing came up. Can amazon be used to pay or not...if not its' logo should be taken off as a payment method. False advertising. Thanks for your help.

The current purpose of them being there is to see how many people are interested in alternate payment options, and whether or not it's something we should invest our time into. 

If you would like either of those options to be a thing, please email service@instructables.com


While Amazon and Mobile payments are listed as available options to paying for a pro membership, neither of them are currently available to use.


I fail to find any logic whatsoever with these statements.  While I agree it is helpful to have a "Purpose" I find it puzzling in this case as the purpose is only being shared with those who run the site.  In order to receive the feedback as to whether or not the various payment options you are considering would be of interest to frequenters of the site does it not behoove you actually identify them as such and then simply ask those who might be be interested to share this interest with you (either by sending a message to the address or link you provide or by clicking on an appropriate automated response which is then transmitted to your account)?  Instead you falsely state several available options which clearly is not only misleading and confusing but in my opinion unprofessinal and illogical. 

With all of the hard work which goes into this site one would think this oversight would be fixed immediately to risk further embearassment.
Barb371 year ago
I'm pleased to finally learn how to (not) pay via Amazon! I've gladly spent a considerable amount of time following the instructions your service+canned.response@instructables.com sent me when I wrote to ask how to do so.

Regarding your "current purpose of [the icons] being there is to see how many people are interested in alternate payment options," might I respectfully suggest implementing a super simple, reliable method of sampling as "something [you] should invest [y]our time into?" Despite my amusement at the irony of resisting the temptation of offering to “instruct” you in how to do so, I’m disheartened by the excuses your PRO responses offer the clever clientele your website courts. The Instructables’ site’s enthusiasm and energy are proof-positive you’re much, much better than that!
It can't be used, no. I think what you're seeing is the Discover logo. It looks kinda similar when it's so small!
While Amazon and Mobile payments are listed as available options to paying for a pro membership, neither of them are currently available to use. The current purpose of them being there is to see how many people are interested in alternate payment options, and whether or not it's something we should invest our time into.

If you would like either of those options to be a thing, please email service@instructables.com and let them know. The more people that tell them they want this to be a thing, the more likely it will be implemented onto the site.

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