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Payments via PAYPAL for the new user: an introduction.  
If you are wary about PayPal, first click here

Paying via PayPal means you are ordering from ME -- not a third party. PayPal simply a way of paying me. I will still mail your order as directly as if you had mailed me a check, but I will get the funds much more quickly, and you can use your credit card to pay.  Yes, they keep a small percentage of the money as a service fee, but I am happy to offer you the convenience. 

If you haven't used it before, PayPal is an online service that is very popular with the online auction sites, such as eBay (which now owns PayPal).  At PayPal you can use your credit card (or debit card, bank account, etc.) to make money payments to anyone with an email address.    

IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE:  I never get -- nor even see -- the credit card number you use at PayPal, so there is no chance of your info going to criminals if MY laptop is hacked.  PayPal DOES have your credit card number, so read their security statement carefully if you are concerned. 

I am registered at PayPal to receive and send payments.   But I currently do not maintain a "storefront" at PayPal with a "shopping cart" for tallying merchandise.  I keep it much simpler.  You figure the amount you need to send me, then do just that -- send me the grand total via PayPal website, using my email address as the destination for funds.

My prices are the same whether you pay by check or PayPal  (for example $22 for one CD plus S&H).  For multiple items or special orders, you do the math. You might prefer to print out an order form for your own purposes if you want multiple items. Please send me an email here: click  FIRST and explain what you want to order -- so I can confirm your order  -- and even figure your total for you if you like. 

If you decide to pay with PayPal:
log on at their secure site (note https), https://www.paypal.com/ and register.  (See Below) Then send your total payment to me, following their instructions sending payment to me by typing or pasting in my usual address:  
(careful -- you must use this exact address or the payment won't go through to me)

Then enter the amount you need to send me at the proper place, click the button to finish the process.

Again -- I don't have a automated "PayPal shopping basket" set up -- so just figure your total and pay me.  Again, send me an email first, so I know what to do once I get the payment from PayPal. 

I will almost immediately get an email via PayPal with your order. I will respond to that email ASAP and let you know when I will get your order in the mail. Usually within 24 hours, unless I am out on the road and away from internet access.

Read on in case you are worried about using PayPal or the first time:

PayPal is a big corporation, something like a bank, and things change there over time. Used to be that first time users of PayPal didn't need to register to use it, but it looks like now, everyone who wants to use it will need to register first. So you will be giving them some personal information, including your credit card number, or debit card number if that is your payment method. My advice: Whenever logging on to PayPal or other similar payment sites, beware of counterfeit websites, phishing and other scams.  The true PayPal site is secure and begins with "https"  -- unscrupulous people would love to know your paypal password, so be smart about it. 

If you are wary of sites like PayPal, or are nervous about privacy, I understand. PayPal is a reputable organization, but typing in one's personal financial data at a website should always be done judiciously.  That's why I am always happy to offer the "check by mail" option.

But I have used PayPal pal both to pay and receive funds for years, and have never had a problem. If you wish, check out PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/ and look it over carefully before committing. 

Or just go back to the easy mail order option, to order with an envelope and a stamp from yours truly, Joel Mabus.  Or [NEW] I can now send you an invoice from "Square Up" so you can pay with a card. 

Remember, ordering from me (by mail or PayPal) is the only way to get an autographed CD -- but you'll need to ask!