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The rmerlin donation thread.

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by 000111, May 10, 2014.

  1. SNR

    SNR New Around Here

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    I just now signed up here to publicly thank you RMerlin.

    I donated to you several years ago when you were still supporting the RT-N16, but then later moved to Tomato on that router, as I just couldn't stomach the ASUSWRT interface. A few days ago I purchased a new RT-AC68P and Tomato doesn't seem to be a good choice driver-wise for this model, so here I am back on your firmware...

    Thanks for making ASUSWRT worth the pain. ;)

    (Peter)
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2016
  2. primitivo

    primitivo Regular Contributor

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  3. Xentrk

    Xentrk Senior Member

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    RMerlin and thelonelycoder, any chance that you two will create an alternative payment channel other than PayPal to receive donations? I am considering deleting my PayPal account due to an issue with them. But this would prevent me from making donations to you.

    Recently, a person deposited money into my PayPal account in error. They admitted to making a typo in the email address which resulted in me receiving funds that were intended for a seller. I tried to return the money to them but the system did not allow me to. The reason is the system wanted to charge me a fee and I did not have funds to cover the fee. When the money did end up being returned to them, PayPal posted a negative $7.71 to my account. Their resolution center treated me poorly and despite the evidence that the money was sent to me in error, and that the person who sent me the money and I where not engaged in a buyer/seller relationship, they refuse to remove the charge. In the last email to them, I quoted their End User Agreement that defines an error as money that is posted to an account by mistake. I may have to report them to consumer protection agencies.

    Thanks again for all you do. Words can not properly express the gratitude for the great firmware and helpful support you provide on this site.
     
  4. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    There's no real alternative, Paypal is pretty much a monopoly. (and no, Bitcoin aren't an alternative, bitcoins are mostly useless as an actual currency).
     
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  5. JDB

    JDB Occasional Visitor

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    Just make a new PayPal account with a different email address expressly for donating?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  6. primitivo

    primitivo Regular Contributor

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    How about Neteller or Skrill?
     
  7. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    Never heard of them, which means none of the online service/resellers that I buy from would support them.
     
  8. primitivo

    primitivo Regular Contributor

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    I am surprised. They are one of the biggest if not the biggest Paypal competitor. Skrill was previously known as Moneybookers and rebranded to Skrill. It was later bought by Neteller, so essentially they are the same under different brands (same fees).. It is very easy to open account and you can simply provide email address for donations to be sent, you can then later withdraw it your bank account or via their debit card or simply pay for goods from Skrill/Neteller account or their debit card directly.
     
  9. unknownbeef

    unknownbeef New Around Here

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    Donated :) I appreciate this firmware so much. Thank you.
     
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  10. Radiohead

    Radiohead New Around Here

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    Donated. A small new year's gift for Eric/RMerlin. Here's wishing you a great year ahead. I will continue to buy Asus routers as long as you release firmware for them.
     
  11. Rylan

    Rylan New Around Here

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    Thanks again for maintaining this stellar firmware.
     
  12. Lazarus56

    Lazarus56 Occasional Visitor

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    Donation sent - Thanks to RMerlin for creating better ASUS firmware than ASUS does... :cool:
    I recently had a brain fade and bought a Linksys; then I recovered, sent the Linksys back, and got a new ASUS because I know I can count on RMerlin and John9527...:D
     
  13. gattaca

    gattaca Occasional Visitor

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    MANY, MANY Thanks to RMerlin / Eric for delivering such timely and awesome packages. The fact that you paid attention to keeping the packages current sold me. All of my home IT AP and routers are ASUS thanks to your dedication to this project and the ASUS community. You rock! Donation made of $55 USD. Peace.
     
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  14. Ninj0r

    Ninj0r New Around Here

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    Hi RMerlin,

    Thank you for the stellar firmware and all your hard work that goes into it.
    I would like give a donation however I am unable to via Paypal:

    upload_2017-1-10_9-44-18.png

    Is there another donation method?

    Thanks!
     
  15. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    No other method, sorry.

    You could try directly sending money to my email address, as this error message seems to imply that only donation are forbidden.
     
  16. Dalle

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    27 CAD Your way (150 DKK). Thanks for great Work.

    Regards, Daniel (Copenhagen).
     
  17. ursus

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    Sent $25 your way. Have a great 2017 and keep up good work for this community!
     
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  18. R3PUBL1K

    R3PUBL1K New Around Here

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    Gosh - reading some of the donation amounts on here makes me think I need to offer more...though I suppose its the thought that counts.
     
  19. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    Don't. Keep in mind that people are donating from a lot of different countries, and everyone has a different financial situation.
     
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  20. MacG32

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    Hello all. I donated on 6 Jan, but just signed up today to the forums. Thank you @RMerlin for an excellent firmware. I appreciate all of the hard work and dedication going in to making your firmware the best alternative. Thank you again.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2017

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