PayPal subscription

Do I have to have the subscription that makes PayPal take $2.95 out of my card every month to be Pro?

Topic by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl   |  last reply


Paypal payment, but no Membership?

Hello, I got an Paypal Invoice from Autodesk aka instructables. Wanted an pro membership but didn't hit Pay on Paypal, instead I skipped back. And now today I got an Invoice from Paypal for instructables, and wanted to check my account, and yeah no Pro Membership. So 2 options, getting a refund and no pro membership or getting an pro membership...

Topic by Ploedman   |  last reply


How to pay out with existing paypal balance? Answered

I have had money payed into paypal, and sent out a payment which took the money from my bank account. Is there a setting to pay using the money that I have in my paypal account?

Question by RMConstruction   |  last reply



Arduino monitoring Paypal Payments

Would an Arduino Wifi Shield allow an arduino to trigger something after a paypal payment is made?

Topic by Brooklyntonia   |  last reply


Paypal button does not work

Tried pay for pro membership 2 years, see the paypal button, but clicking on it does not work. FF4, on OSX 10.6 if that helps

Topic by kignatyev   |  last reply


PayPal link not working on go Pro Membership page.

I tried to use PayPal {https://www.instructables.com/payment/pay?proItem=ONE_QUARTER_AWARD} to pay for my Pro Membership and it said there was a problem: "PayPal cannot process this transaction because of a problem with the seller's website. Please contact the seller directly to resolve this problem."

Topic by Hisart   |  last reply


Buying Knex

If anyone has a spare carbon black rod please contact me because I can't find any on eBay and all the good guns use one. Contact me at ryroo@mail.com Thanks!

Topic by ryroo22 


Area Paypal donation links acceptable?

Is it acceptable to request Paypal donations in the how-to guides we create (via a link)? Similarly, is it acceptable to offer completed versions of the item for sale within the guide?

Topic by hertzcarmichael   |  last reply


Problem trying to use Paypal to purchase Pro membership

I clicked on the PayPal link to purchase a Pro membership and received the following message: "PayPal cannot process this transaction because of a problem with the seller's website. Please contact the seller directly to resolve this problem."

Topic by imactony   |  last reply


I am willing to PayPal $30 for someone to write this Sketch.

I am willing to PayPal $30 for someone to write this Sketch. I have an Uno board, a motor control board L293D Motor Drive Shield and a 5 volt 4 wire motor NEMA17 Stepper Motor. I'm using #include . I can make the motor run any speed in both directions in a loop. That's all the further I've got in two weeks. I would like it to start idle (hold) and when I touch (momentarily) power to a pin, I need it to run in reverse until another pin is contacted, a switch, and stop (or run forward a small amount). Let's call that home. Then I would like to touch power to a different pin and have it reverse to home and then run forward 200 steppes. 3 more like that, 200 steps, 400 steppes, 600 and 700 steppes. So, i need 4 pins, one the run the motor to home. The 3 others will run the motor down to home and the up to a predetermined spot. The "Stop and stay home" can be a couple steppes up from the home switch. Think of it as running blinds full open & closed with 3 available open positions in between. If you can do that, I'll pay $30. But I don't want 10 people to make it and each expect to get payed. How do we do this? Scott Goldsborough Thank you!

Topic by Scott GoldsboroughG   |  last reply


Pro Payment Question

Hey folks, I have a question about the Pro payment. For the $2.95 monthly payment, will the payment be taken out of the PayPal account automatically? Or will we be given the option to make the payment? Thanks! -Nick

Topic by Brennn10   |  last reply


No PayPal for One year membership gift?

The Paypal button seems to be missing....on the one year membership. 

Topic by pianotips 


How can I change My paypal on instructables?

I have a new paypal and need to change it on instructables for my pro membership renewal.

Question by ryandean98 


How can I enroll in the iOS Developer Program without a credit card or a bank account?

I currently have the ability to buy a prepaid debit card and I have a PayPal account.  Any help/ideas?

Question by drmjj55   |  last reply


[FIXED] Bought new 2-Year-Pro yesterday, Today it tells me: Expired --> Basic

I renewed / bought a new 2-year pro memebership yesterday. I did that over the official channels with PayPal. All went good and i have the receipt. However, today i get a eMail, that my pro membership is expired. Hm... May be the OLD pro. But it is weird the system doesnt see that i bought a seamless extension of my pro. Checkin on the page here, it doesnt see my pro-status and deals me like a basic member. To whom can i send the PayPal-recepit to get my pro activated again?? Troy? Yours. Orngrimm

Topic by Orngrimm   |  last reply


Selling Runescape account for PayPal or RSPG

Just making a quick topic linking you to where Im selling an account. If youre interested in buying please inbox me HERE on INSTRUCTABLES! Link: http://www.powerbot.org/community/topic/686185-%E2%96%88%E2%96%88%E2%96%88-good-main-%E2%96%88%E2%96%88%E2%96%88-combat-level-98-%E2%96%88%E2%96%88%E2%96%88-92-strength88-attack-%E2%96%88%E2%96%88%E2%96%88-25mil-bank-%E2%96%88%E2%96%88%E2%96%88-autowin-5m-%E2%96%88/

Topic by Hiyadudez   |  last reply


Paid with Amex and then Paypal also paid

I paid for my pro membership on June 1 with my American express card but then I saw on June 17 that Paypal also paid.  Please refund one of these payments.  Thank you.  

Topic by kitilardi   |  last reply



drupal to a drupal commerse and paypal craft ecommerse shop?

drupal to a drupal commerse and paypal craft ecommerse shop? I seen drupal installed it. I installed the drupal commerse modules listed and turned them on fallowed the sugjestions updated it. Now the stores button and product adding and adding pictures and publishing it and making paypal work with it would aid crafters and artists. A step by step of this could be awsome.

Topic by josheeg 


accepted my paypal payment but not giving me Pro Membership???

I made a payment via paypal to keep my pro membership from expiring. Instructables let it  expire anyway after processing the payment. I have sent TWO emails (one as a reply to the notice the account expired and one to the contact address on Paypal information) but have only gotten auto replies in return. HOW DO I GET HELP ???

Topic by eilismaura   |  last reply


Some of the current Ebay and Paypal scams to be aware of

Recently the spam activities increased for my inbox and with that the amount of phishing Emails and direct scams.Today I will only focus on the big two: Paypal and Ebay.1. General Paypal scams and phishing mails....Most of these are really easy to spot.Genuine Emails coming from Paypal always address you with your full name!Scam or other bad Paypal Emails will use your Email address or just your first name.There is a problem with some users here, but I will go into these details a bit further down.In most cases the scammer will spoof areal looking Paypal Email or server address.This means in your Email client the sender appears as "Paypal" and not some cryptic server address you can find in the source code of the offending mail.The simple scams use links to malware or phishing sites - often trying to look like the original so be aware of this.2. The latest and for some hard to spot Paypal scam.You are more likely to become a target if the Email looks genuine enough to fool you to click on some link in it.A lot of users do a quick check with the mouse on some links offered and check in the bottom left corner for the link that appears.Sadly in the latest scam mails the scammer uses genuine graphics and links.In some case directly from the Paypal servers, like logos and backgrounds.Only one link is in there that will fool you.If the scam informs you about a payment you supposedly made than it will be the link directing you to your account to cancel the payment for a refund.If the scam mail is about a refund you got then it is the same link - the one making it easy for you to get to your account settings.In one scam mail I landed on a really good looking copy of Paypal's login portal.The address bar however did not contain the usual secure HTTPS and neither a genuine address going to paypal.Problems with these new scam mails happen if you follow the suggestions or free will for naming your Email account.If your Email is for example tommy19726@mymail.com then you will spot this quite easy in the scam mail when you are addressed as tommy19726 instead of Tommy Hilfinger.It seems to be a favour now to have a real looking Email, so Tommy might have used Tommy.Hilfinger@mymail.com.And then in the scam mail he would be addressed as "Tommy.Hilfinger" - only the DOT is then different to a real Paypal mail!!!If you have one of these Email addresses with no numbers and just your first and last name then pay specail attention when checking Paypal mails!!!3. The latest Ebay scam from China :(Lately I had to order quite a few things that I could only get through Ebay for a reasanable price.Shipping costs were the major problem with other sources as I don't see the point in paying much more for postage than for what I bought.Anyways, the scam goes like this:You order something with a value above about $50.You get the usual payment confirmation and a few days later a tracking number.Problem is that this tracking number won't get any updates at all.It usually only states "Shipping information received".This means someone in China requested a shippment but never actually lodge an item or had one picked up.You can't do anything through Ebay until the max delivery time is over.Trying to get a working tracking number from those seller only gives you excuses but nothing of use.In many cases the answer you get has no relation to your request!Once the last date to get the shippment is over the seller keeps stalling and asks you to wait a few days more.No attempt to explain that the tracking shows that nothing at all was sent on the way gets any useful answer.It is like talking to your digital assistent set to a language you don't speak.Once you start a claim through Ebay the case and refund is handled quite quickly.Does not mean you are left alone by the seller, especially if you did the right thing and left negative feedback.And no surprise, suddenly the seller is then even able to uderstand your language LOLBiggest thing is that these dodgy seller are adjusting quickly.Once you state in your responses that you will open a calim they usually "offer" a refund.Even if you clearly state you want the item and not the refund you will get a nice thank note back and then a refund that makes a claim impossible.You are left with no item and can wait another 3 or 4 weeks if you find trustworthy seller that is.Only chance is to open a "Item not received" claim right after the last due date.But even if Ebay agrees and provides you with a refund, as they have no interest to do more, you need be quick!The item in question will end in the hidden section of your purchase history.Only if enable to show your hidden items you can then select it to rate at least the transaction for a negative feedback.If you act quick enough you can even leave negative feedback in the usual way, but only through activating your hidden items.What can you do to stay secure?The easiest way for Paypal is to simply ignore all content in any Email you get that seems to be from Paypal!Whatever you do or feel you need to check: Go directly into your Paypal account through the app or with your browser but DO NOT use any links provided in any Email.If you think an Email is suspicious then just forward the Email to "spoof@paypal.com" - or .com.au for Australia, .de for Germany and so on.In case the Email is genuine you will get a corresponding response.If the Email is indeed fishy then Paypal will notify you to delete the Email in question.For Ebay the problem is not s easy - at least if you don't buy locally.From my end I can only state it is the Chinese sellers, Hong Kong and mainland.And a few years back the recommendation was not to buy from a seller with less than 95% of positive feedback.You can try it yourself and mess up one sale if you are private and see how badly your feedback goes down - just kidding, please don't try!!!With the introduction of "power Sellers" and Ebay stores however this guide was rendered totally useless.A power seller with 99.7% positive feedback can still literally have hundrets of negative feedback comments for the past few months.Quite often you see it spiked a month or 6 ago - a clear indicator the seller is going to new account and tries to make as much quick money as possible before Ebay closes him down for good.If in doubt you really need to check the negative feedback in detail before buying.Some really dodgy sellers make all sales "private".This not only removes the item from the feedback but also the sale price.Intended only for special uses, Ebay sees no need to stop this misuse.If you can't see detailed feedback for a seller then just don't trust the seller!If you see way too many negative feedback comments during the past 6 months then stay away!Click on other listing showing identical listing images and you can be almost certain that even if the seller name is different it will be the same scammer.You can usually confirm this by seeing a similar pile up of negative feedback with that seller.Why do I stress so much about Ebay scammers if you get a refund anyways?Interest...No really, I mean interest in getting it for the money in your account.Firstly, if you wasted about 100 bucks and waited a few weeks for finally getting a refund, then you were out of pocket twice.Once by paying for something you never got and then again for the money you lost in interest.Sure on your end only a few cents worth...But see it from the other side:Have just hundred transactions of $50 going into your Paypal account where you never actually bother to send anything.Add a longer than usual shipping time and make it free.Means you have $5000 in your account collecting interest rates for 4 to 6 weeks.Do it on an even bigger scale and you can invest 10.000 or more on a regular base.With up to 10% of interest on foreign currency Chinese banks are only too happy to take it.Or did you never wonder why an item sold in Greece needs to be paid for in US Dollar, UK Pound or Canadian Dollar? ;)A good Ebay scammer can make over $25.000US in interest rate payouts this way before Ebay even decides to limit or monitor his sales.And once Ebay or the feedback rating goes to negative on him it continues on another account with the same items and availbilities.Quite often you can find a seller has let's say 5 items sold and 12 still available.Isn't it then funny and of course pure coincidence that another seller has the same, hard to find item, with the exact same 5 items sold and 12 available?Ebay has no interest to actually stopping this in any way, Paypal also prefers to look away if the same account is used for multiple Ebay accounts.Not even the need to provide the Paypal details of the seller in plain english is a requirement anymore.You need to use a translator to figure out what "company" is behind the Paypal account and it never matches the Ebay account in any way....I did some checks on the few suspicious sellers that still had at least item prices listed with their negative feedback.There are some out there having a vlue of well over $12.000US in "not received" claims over the last 12 months.About a year ago I tried to start a little (ad sponsored) reporting service online.Scammed Ebay users were asked to provide the details about the item, Paypal address of the seller and the amount/time until refunded.Within 3 days of going online and with only having two users that reported a scammer my provider gave me a shut down notice - effective immediately.A few days later I got an Email stating my website was shut after both Ebay and Paypal stated I would violate their privacy terms and break US law.Needless to say this notice also included a note informing me that if I attempt to conitnue to provide such service I will be taken to court for legal action.So what was the fuzz all about you might wonder?It was planned that users can provide the required data, without this data actually showing up anywhere.Once the databse was full enough a user could enter a seller or shop name or even a Paypal account to have it checked for negative things.You either get "unknown" or a list that states when and how many users reported this seller.With no deatils about any transactions, item numbers or user names linked.Did I mention how supportive Ebay and Paypal were when I contacted them about the take down notice? ROFLRules and regulations...I pointed these flaws out to Ebay and Paypal more times than I can count over the past 3 or four years.But as always, money is all that matters and those scammers won't be stopped.If you get a refund then the seller will be punished by more than your feedback, only if the Paypal account he used was unable to provide the required funds.In the rare case the Paypal account disappears with the seller you will notice the refund comes from Ebay or Paypal but not from the seller's account.This is the only real buyer protection Ebay has on offer.The rest is just following the pressure of local laws, especially in terms of refund and warranties.Does not mean though a warranty for an Ebay item will be honored by a company....If you start selling on Ebay then one big requirement is to have a validated Paypal account.Also a real physical address - although this is only too often just taken as granted once you had a delivery to your nominated address.Either way you Paypal account's address and name must match what you used for Ebay.Means if things go really south both Ebay and Payl will have enough details to surrender you to the local law.In China however things are different, starting with space.An export business is highly subsidised as it brings in foreign currency.So you can just hire a dummy letter box in some office building for company purposes.All mail however will be directed to whatever real address you specified for your "company".Same for actual company grounds.A n awful lot of producing factories/companies over there get additional support by the government for supporting small export businesses.That means you, as a little Chinese Ebay power seller forward your orders to whatever factory produces or stores these thing in huge amounts.This company then does all the shipping for you.Becomes really clear once you try to figure out from where you Ebay shippment really came.There won't be any Ebay seller name on the address, same for whatever you found in the Paypal invoice.The guy can just sit in his lounge room and never actually touches any shippment at all.In mayn cases those sellers have good discounts and since small items ship for free out of China, no one complains about the extra work.Both Ebay and Paypal are well aware of those loop holes in China!But as with multiple accounts they look away and prefer not to act as long as the money keeps flowing.

Topic by Downunder35m   |  last reply


What website is the best to sell my 3D print voucher?

I tried to sell my 3D printing voucher on forum here at instructables, but with no effect... I was giving 25$ for free and nobody was interested.  And now im asking ;)  What website is best for selling that kind of stuff?   Since july I have this  voucher,  and i cant sell it :/ Thank you in advance!

Question by kondzio29   |  last reply


Electronics parts sources

Anyone know of a good electronics parts source that takes PayPal?

Topic by Sailing_Nut   |  last reply


Having trouble renewing Pro membership

I got a message indicating you were having trouble renewing my subscription. I went to Paypal to update my (expired) credit card, but can't get Paypal's accursed interface to work. (Neither the Debit nor Credit Card selector buttons is active, and I can't find the "payment methods section" they reference in the instructions -- See attached screen shot.) How can I renew my subscription if Paypal won't let me update the credit card payment information?

Topic by billhorvath   |  last reply



Arduino code problem... I will paypal a few bucks for some help...

I have the code all written just missimg one simple step...?.. I can explain more please private messages me if you are really good at code oe whatever... this is my first day with this stuff

Question by nail2010   |  last reply


Can't subscribe to Pro Account

I tried to sign up for a Pro Account. I tried on two different computer, using both IE and FireFox. I also tried to pay using PayPal and CC. I entered my CC info, after submitting, I was taken to a blank page. The same happened when I attempted to pay with PayPal.

Topic by jedi_teacher   |  last reply


How to Obtain Automatic Paypal Donation script for your WoW Private Server (Trinity/Mangos)

As you all know getting such scripts is hard and mostly you want to obtain everything very easy. Well nowdays it aint so easy, but reading this will help you decide if you like staying home and serving donation each day by hand, or just let the people get the rewards automatic, and send themselfs the rewards in game. WoW Private server Automatic Paypal Donation Script (trinity/mangos) This script is Trinity based, with donation page made. It is secured and if anyone attempts fraud rewards aren't given. It has custom db fields for adding the items for people to make donations; this one is made for players to receive credits instead items wich comes very handy for you. It has it's own custom login section for players to log in to your wow website and spend the credits. The Paypal Automatic Donation script works for Trinity/Mangos based emulators. Of course it is not free. Small ammount of money is required. You can contact on xmanworld2012@live.com (add or e-mail). I also have all the packages you need to open your wow private server wotlk 3.3.5a very stable and high development.

Topic by johndoe44 



Paid Membership

I have auto pay for paypal turned on and have paid but it isn't showing pro-membership on my profile page.Can you check into this?

Topic by happywreniam   |  last reply


Stats tab fixed, cancel your Paypal subscription, header cleanup

The first notable release since Autodesk acquired us is up.  It feels like it's been some time since I've written one of these posts!  We've all spent a bunch of time getting set up with some of the new systems we're now working with... and then there was that enormous outage last Wednesday.  We've been doing some planning with the idea of avoiding that situation ever again, such as maybe using Autodesk resources to keep a hot swap version of the site going somewhere.  No decisions as yet though; uptime is a hard problem. Here's what is out now: Paypal subscribers may now cancel their own subscription (if this is you, just go to  https://www.instructables.com/you/pro) header cleanup; Facebook's login widget is much more manageable now new scripts to help bring Internet Explorer into line, javascript-wise Go Pro page design changes stats tab fixed (on the You page for Pro members) As always, please file a bug if you find one!

Topic by rachel 


I will paypal someone $10.00 dollars to draw this in breadboard fashion for me!

Hi, I really need help. I've been working on this dern motion detection alarm and am having problems with the delay circuit. I think I have assembled it right and it never works. I have completely re-done it twice! What it is supposed to do is once power from the relay is sent to the 555 timer it will impose a 1 minute delay before sending the power to the alarm/horn. This gives owner adequate time to enter code to disarm. The relay part of the circuit works fine and sends power to the 555 timer and latches as it should. However, the 555 timer never sends power out of pin 3. Could someone please, please, please draw the attached schematic in breadboard fashion so I can double check everything is assembled properly? I would really appreciate it!!! Anyways I will paypal someone $10.00 dollars to draw this in a breadboard layout for me!

Topic by swilus   |  last reply


canceling membership

Can someone on this site please help me understand how to cancel a non-paypal 2.95/month membership?  i really wish there was a clear way to cancel on this site.  thanks, james

Topic by truongja   |  last reply


MY INSTRUCTABLES ANNIVERSARY! HOORAY!

As of today, I have been using Instructables for exactly one year. :D I will accept gifts (money donations) via PayPal, at Aeshir@gmail.com (lol, Crash).

Topic by Aeshir   |  last reply


Request Serial - Ribbonised Tabbed WebBrowser

 Ok, the serial for my webbrowser is: in the text file i uploaded. It has a lot of features that IE6 + tabs has. It is one of the biggest projects I've done.  copy everything in the text file to the text box with "enter Serial Here". Pls Donate using Paypal!!!   paypal account: arikyeo1996@gmail.com. You can donate any amount! So long as you donate. I will upload some screenshots soon.

Topic by arikyeo   |  last reply


J Tagged xbox 360 info

Hey will pay top dollar for a j taggable xbox or INFO on how to play with it on xbox live, can western union the money or paypal it to you,email me

Topic by testen500 


Happy Instructables Anniversary, Me

One day, I felt it necessary after not being able to post comments, to sign up at this site. It is now one year later, and I here I am. I will accept gifts through PayPal.

Topic by Crash2108   |  last reply


Are there any legit survey sites where I can redeem through paypal? Answered

I have trawled through Google search results for sites that offer incentives for completing surveys, but can't be assured of what sites are legit or not, so do you know of any working sites?

Question by imnotarealaccount   |  last reply


Cvv providing to paypay account safe?

When creating PayPal account,we need to provide all information about credit card. Example Card and cvv number. In this regard I want to know how safe it is to give all this information. Thank u

Question by SangpoSangpo   |  last reply


Pro Subscription Cancelled w/out my request!?

I received a message from instructables robot & from paypal stating my request to cancel my pro subscription was received & completed. However, I did NOT make this request!! I don't understand what is going on.

Topic by 3monkiesdesigns   |  last reply


How to access 2nd instructables ?

Apparently I have two accounts. One basic and one upgraded to premium for two years. I have PayPal receipt. I can access the basic, but can NOT get back into the premium site. How can I delete the basic and then access the premium?Sully241

Question by sully241   |  last reply


Does anyone know good ways to make money? (As a young teen) Answered

I want to save up enough money to buy a 30$ dell axim x50 to turn into an e-reader, but I don't have enough money.  I do have a paypal account.

Question by furrysalamander   |  last reply


membership renewal

Hi:0) I am trying to renew my membership, and I get a message saying I don't have back up funds, which isn't right sinceI I use my PayPal account without any problems.  Help I want to stay Pro!!!! Love you guys.  Help please. Lyn (porcupinemamma)

Topic by porcupinemamma   |  last reply


Auto-Renewed and don't want

Hi there, I just got notification through paypal that my subscription was automatically renewed for a year.  I initially joined as research for a project and that project is now over - I don't need or want another year's subscription.  How can I get my money back?  How can I talk to a person? Thanks Marissa

Topic by tptscigirls   |  last reply


How much does an Instructables Pro account cost after your 3 month trial runs out?

Also are there any alternative methods of payment besides PayPal? I know some people have been sending checks directly to Instructables. I just want to know if those are my only options.

Question by UbuntuNinja   |  last reply


Flash PSP

I am selling instructions on how to flash a psp for yourself. Psp slim or phat (fat). Ony $2. Payment will have to be sent through paypal. Just send me your email address and i will send a request. If you want anything else containing psp, I will be glad to help at a cheap price.

Topic by Renhard   |  last reply


Pro Membership not working

10 days ago I bought a Pro Membership via Paypal. It did not. Ever since then I have emailed twice to you, and also written on the community without receiving any response. I would appreciate a response from you how I can get access to what I paid for. Kind Regards Jonas Sevelin

Topic by Jonsev   |  last reply


i am selling a MSP-FET430PIF

I am selling a MSP-FET430PIF - brand: TI - model : msp-fet430pif - $75 - pay by paypal. - this device allow you to program onboard MSP430 microcontroller.serie from TI.com - i can also give you a few micro-controller samples. - no need for eprom and expansive device to program your micro. - USB type

Topic by marquisparent73 


i am selling a USB-ICP

I am selling a USB-ICP - brand: futur design - model: USB-ICP - $50 - pay by paypal. - this device allow you to program onboard 8031/8051 microcontroller. - i can also give you a few micro-controller samples. - no need for eprom and expansive device to program your micro.

Topic by marquisparent73   |  last reply