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Has anyone ever set up an invoicing system with paypal to sell a limited number of tickets to an event? I'm sure it's possible, using PDT and a database on a server.
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Date:February 2nd, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
I've sold tickets using paypal very sucessfully but we didn't sell out with presales so we didn't need to put a cap on it.

Take a look at the merchant tools... I believe that paypal can redirect the customer back to a page on your site if the transaction is sucessful... which may allow you to parse the response and see how many tickets were sold. Didn't look into it and it may not be worth the effort. Unless ticket sales are extremely fierce it will probably be easier to just do it manually and risk the possibility of having to appoligize to a few unlucky customers and refunding their money (extremely easy with paypal). Unless you're doing this regularly its probably not worth the development effort.
Date:February 2nd, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
We don't know exactly how this will blow over, but we will need it if things take off. I have been looking into just what you described, and now it's a question of mechanically how I do it.
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