Is PayBox A Scam?

A number of people have concerns about PayBox. They think it is a scam. Is it? I don’t know. How did eBay start up? or Google? Did they turn out to be scams? (One could actually argue that that they are – but that is another story for another time). I recently made a comment on the Masterclass Forum that may have confused my non-Australian friends. The quote was:

Well, if they don’t come good with the credit, they can go jump. 😡
But my credit is increasing and it has cost me nothing. 😀 If it all falls through, I’ve lost about 30 minutes of my time. 😥
And if they do something bad, I’ll get Aunty Jack to go over and “rip their bloody arms orf” 😯

So for those who lack Australian Culture, here is Aunty Jack:

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PayBox Now Launches A New Online Shop

PayBox has now launched a new online shop called, naturally, PayBox Shop. It is essentially an eBay clone and PayBox.me is it’s standard payment method, similar to PayPal is to eBay. The one thing that may set PayBox apart from eBay is that PayBox will allow electronic distribution of information (as far as I can see), where eBay insists on physical distribution via CD/DVD. It is in Beta testing at the moment, but there are some real items for sale. Anything with “TEST” in it is not real, but if you browse around you may find a bargain. I would be careful of the offers of hundreds of PayBox dollars in exchange for real PayPal dollars, as there is no guarantee that PayBox will ever be a success. I guess it’s like any investment, there is some element of risk, but if you are aware of the risks and those willing to exploit them, then you should be okay.

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Want $50 To Help Launch A New OnLine Payment System?

I’ve just been over the new PayBox.me website.  This is a new internet payment system to rival PayPal and others.  It is in the pre-launch stage and is asking for feedback.  In order to attract feedback and survey responses, they are offering $50 for anybody to sign up to their website.  If you are interested in earning money for your opinions, you can check out PayBox.me here.

This is a special offer to pre-launch users, so you need to get in quick before PayBox.me launches soon.

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Cricket Round 3 – Day 1

I’ve been looking forward to some normal 2-day cricket for some time and Round 3 is the first of the season.  On Thursday it was 28°C.  Friday was very overcast and humid.  Come Saturday, it was fine and sunny but 13°C and 100km/h winds.

We had to remove the bails as they kept falling off.  According to the Laws, we removed them from both ends.  Luckily, nothing hit the stumps in the first session and after tea we were able to put them back on.  The bowlers found it a bit tough trying to control the ball in the wind, and with a good flat, hard pitch, it was easy to score runs.  Both teams are in a rebuilding phase and contain many up and coming young players, so it made for a good day’s cricket.

Every Umpire knows that there are 42 Laws of Cricket and many know about the unwritten Law 43 – Commonsense (the only thing wrong with commonsense is that it is not all that common).  There should be another unwritten law:  Law 44 – Try not to get hit by the ball.  Unfortunately, I failed this law.  I was wrong-footed when a ball was struck straight back at me so fast I had no time to get out of the way.  As it transpired, I stopped a certain 4 runs and caused a run-out.  The ball remains in play if it deflects off an Umpire and the batsmen were running. Fortunately, I had just turned around to see the stumps broken with the batsman well out of his crease.  Lucky for me also, as it was the last ball of the day and I did not have to stand out on the field any longer.

And here is the result:

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It’s not a good look and I can tell you it hurts.

I hope it’s okay by next Saturday!

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Eagle Rock Part 2

By popular request (well, one anyway), here is Eagle Rock by Ross Wilson.  The band was Daddy Cool, not to be confused with the song Daddy Cool by Boney M.  This clip is from 1971, when I was doing the same crazy stuff.  Ahh…the memories…

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