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    Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    Des Moines based tech company Dwolla seems to keep getting headlines and now it looks like they have a famous investor...

    Exclusive: Ashton Kutcher Talks To KCCI | Project Economy - KCCI Home

    I have to admit, I have yet to try buying anything using Dwolla but my interest is definitely piqued.

    (yes, we all know he's a big Hawkeye so I'll save you the keystrokes.)


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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    I dont care that hes a Hawk. Thats only a portion of his douchebaggery. Nice to see hes putting money into our economy I guess.



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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    I've used Dwolla. It's simple and pretty similar to paypal. Way lower fees (flat fee of $.25 per transaction w/ Dwolla). My church uses Dwolla for tithing.



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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    Anyone feel like explaining Dwolla to me?



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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    is Dwolla actually accepted anywhere?




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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    Anyone feel like explaining Dwolla to me?
    https://www.dwolla.com/personal



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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    It's pretty cool and I think it will take off but personally I like using my credit card to pay for everything so I can earn rewards.


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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    is Dwolla actually accepted anywhere?
    We accept it at my wife's business. Took about 5 minutes to setup.



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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    It's pretty cool and I think it will take off but personally I like using my credit card to pay for everything so I can earn rewards.
    And us business owners hate you for it

    Just as a fyi to anyone that may care the place you purchase your goods at pays for your rewards when you make purchases. Not the credit card companies or the banks. We get charged a certain % for each transaction based on the rewards a card offers. If you have a american express with great rewards it will cost around 6-7% to process the payment. I currently pay 1% for a visa or mastercard debit transaction for comparison.

    I have had customers ask me why I don't accept American Express because they have great rewards and this is the answer that I give them.

    Just remember all costs of selling a product are figured in when determining pricing for that item.

    Before we accepted cards I just assumed the rewards were a way for a bank to save money on processing checks, and maybe it was at one point. Now that I accept cards I see it as just a money making proposition for credit card companies.



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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    Des Moines based tech company Dwolla seems to keep getting headlines and now it looks like they have a famous investor...

    Exclusive: Ashton Kutcher Talks To KCCI | Project Economy - KCCI Home

    I have to admit, I have yet to try buying anything using Dwolla but my interest is definitely peaked.

    (yes, we all know he's a big Hawkeye so I'll save you the keystrokes.)
    I think you mean piqued, which is from the French for ***** (such as poking with a needle) - which 50% of the readers of this post will decide I am one, for pointing this out.

    That wasn't my intent, of course. Sometimes you CAN learn stuff by being on the internet. Even CF.


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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    Having had some experiences with the organizations Dwolla is attempting to make moot... I think Dwolla is the next big thing. As the Dwolla founder has stated, it has become too difficult and costly to transfer ones own money to another party. Dwolla makes it easier and much less costly. In a world were cost effectiveness and efficiency rule, Dwolla is about to take over.



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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    And us business owners hate you for it

    Just as a fyi to anyone that may care the place you purchase your goods at pays for your rewards when you make purchases. Not the credit card companies or the banks. We get charged a certain % for each transaction based on the rewards a card offers. If you have a american express with great rewards it will cost around 6-7% to process the payment. I currently pay 1% for a visa or mastercard debit transaction for comparison.

    I have had customers ask me why I don't accept American Express because they have great rewards and this is the answer that I give them.

    Just remember all costs of selling a product are figured in when determining pricing for that item.

    Before we accepted cards I just assumed the rewards were a way for a bank to save money on processing checks, and maybe it was at one point. Now that I accept cards I see it as just a money making proposition for credit card companies.
    Wow, I really had no idea that the business ate that cost.

    I figured it was just an incentive for the CC companies to get you to overspend and not being able to pay your bill off every month, then eating you up with interest.


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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    I've used Dwolla. It's simple and pretty similar to paypal. Way lower fees (flat fee of $.25 per transaction w/ Dwolla). My church uses Dwolla for tithing.
    If it breaks up the Paypal monopoly, I'm all for it!



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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Wow, I really had no idea that the business ate that cost.

    I figured it was just an incentive for the CC companies to get you to overspend and not being able to pay your bill off every more, then eating you up with interest.
    I was the same way until recently and my buddy launched his web business and showed me the cost of CC transactions and I was like whaaaaaat?



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    Re: Ashton Kutcher in DM...throwing some of his $$ at Dwolla

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    is Dwolla actually accepted anywhere?
    It is accepted almost nowhere.


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