Free e-book requires credit card for checkout?

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Rebecca | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Apr 5 2013 1:32 PM

I put this month's free ebook in my cart, and it's the only item in there- but it's requiring me to enter credit card information in order to complete the order.  What's going on?

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Arttu Hiekkanen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 5 2013 1:49 PM

That's how it's always worked, right? Nothing unusual there, methinks.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 5 2013 2:09 PM

Rebecca, you will not be charged anything. Logos asks for your card, in the hopes that one day you will actually buy something. A similar principle exists with community pricing. I have done this many times. http://www.vyrso.com  is another place to get free books.

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 5 2013 2:30 PM

Lynden Williams:

Rebecca, you will not be charged anything. Logos asks for your card, in the hopes that one day you will actually buy something. A similar principle exists with community pricing. I have done this many times. http://www.vyrso.com  is another place to get free books.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 5 2013 3:14 PM

Lynden Williams:
in the hopes that one day you will actually buy something.

Not absolutely sure, but from what I've read it has more to do with the software they use. It's programmed that way. Reprogramming it would take time and cost money. They're already giving the book[s ] away for free; paying developers on top of that doesn't exactly make financial sense.

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Rebecca | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 5 2013 8:54 PM

I've never done a free ebook from Logos, so maybe it has always worked that way.  It's just sketchy as anything.  I've downloaded free ebooks from other sites that have carts, but the cart is programmed to skip the payment options when nothing is owed- it's not neurosurgery.  Taking credit card information unnecessarily is extremely bad form, and makes me *less* likely to trust a business to handle my personal information responsibly in any later purchase.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 5 2013 9:11 PM

Rebecca ... know what you mean.   Today I got a notice that a book I ordered from another on-line book retailer maybe 18 months ago is ready to ship. But my cc's expiration date is now invalid.  I'm kind of deciding to forgo the purchase since these days I don't want my cc all over the place. 

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Aaron Dutton (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 9 2013 9:40 AM

Vyrso.com does not require a credit card for free books and eventually Logos.com will not require it either.  I cannot be specific about the time frame because it is unclear at this point.  I would speculate before the end of the year.  We are planning a revamp of the checkout system during which we will remove the credit card requirement.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 9 2013 10:01 AM

To those who are hesitant to use a credit card I recommend buying a VISA cash card and putting $5 on it. Then use that card whenever you need it for a freebie.

I've done a similar thing with PayPal. Years ago I opened a dedicated bank account for PayPal use only. I'd deposit money in the account right before I use it. If PayPal gets compromised my losses are limited.

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Michael B | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 5 2013 4:08 PM

I agree with Rebecca (“Taking credit card information unnecessarily is extremely bad form,”) and hope Aaron is correct and that in the future Logos will not require credit card information for free books.  For more information check out the thread I started in 2011 that was discussed through 2012 titled “Bad to require credit card for free books/downloads.”  It is on this same forum (Logos.com website) a few pages back.  Blessings. 

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 5 2013 4:12 PM

Or you could just skip the free book and go elsewhere. 

Hmm

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 5 2013 4:21 PM

David Paul:

Or you could just skip the free book and go elsewhere. 

Not a bad idea - many of the free books are available for multiple e-readers.  I know this is true for the David C Cook books that are offered each week, Not all books are available for all e-readers (many are not available for Vyrso), but many are available in multiple formats.  Check your own sources.

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