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Offline Sir Osis of Liver

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Paid subscriptions bug
« on: October 18, 2018, 12:49:49 AM »
Surprised I never noticed this before.  If you set up a subscription for 6 months @ Cost per month ($):  $10.00, it's posted to PayPal as $10.00, not $60.00, and subscription is activated for 6 months.  You get a $60 sub for $10.  You have to set Cost per month ($):  $60.00 to get it right. :P

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Re: Paid subscriptions bug
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 12:54:50 AM »
Are you sure it doesn’t bill you monthly thereafter? IIRC the transaction is sent to PP as 10 for 6 months at that point...
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Re: Paid subscriptions bug
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 12:59:50 AM »
I have recurring payments disabled, it's not showing up as a subscription in my PP account.  Recurring only works if payment is made from another PayPal account, not with credit cards.  I think it did work with cc at one time, but now it's an addon that costs $19.95/mo.

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Re: Paid subscriptions bug
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 01:04:07 AM »
So you have the thing that makes it work disabled but it’s a bug in the software... sure.

The whole idea of it working the way it is designed is so you pay 10 a month for 6 months (managed on the PayPal end) and if they cancel, an IPN is sent to notify SMF.

So far I’m not seeing the bug. What you’re trying to suggest is that it should bill the entire subscription amount upfront which is misleading and contrary to design and implementation.
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Re: Paid subscriptions bug
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 01:15:14 AM »
And you can actually still set it up to work that way too. All I have ever used is set prices upfront, because that is what people are more familiar and comfortable with around here.
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Re: Paid subscriptions bug
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 01:17:19 AM »
Well, yes, but it confused me (granted, I'm an old guy with brain damage), and the forum owner I'm working with (also none too swift), but assuming we represent typical users, it's not clear how it works, and the way it displays the costs is muddled.  We want a 3 mo., 6 mo., and 12 mo. sub at flat rate, seems pretty simple, but there's no way to do it.  Had to hack the template to do it like this -

Silver:  $10.00
Duration: 3 Months

Gold:  $30.00
Duration: 6 Months

Platinum:  $75.00
Duration: 12 Months


If they pay by cc (most of his members don't have PP accounts) with recurring enabled, it's processed as a one-time payment, so we pretty much have to go with flat rate.

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Re: Paid subscriptions bug
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 01:19:55 AM »
And you can actually still set it up to work that way too. All I have ever used is set prices upfront, because that is what people are more familiar and comfortable with around here.

You can set it up as $60/mo. for six months with recurring disabled, and it will create a six month subscription for $60, one-time charge, but it doesn't display the subscription cost correctly on the order pages.

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Re: Paid subscriptions bug
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 01:27:55 AM »
No, I don't think I ever had to "cheat" the system like that. I'm gonna have to check what I have set up currently..
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Re: Paid subscriptions bug
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2018, 01:37:14 AM »
Just looking at it on my clean test install, it's different.  I had modded this guy's subs setup previously, to make it do something it didn't do that he wanted, I'll have to work backwards and see if it's something I did.

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Re: Paid subscriptions bug
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 02:03:18 AM »
I was modding something I had modded previously to do something different (my guy keeps changing his mind).  It's working correctly now, Cost per month ($) is actually Cost, it is a flat rate for duration specified, tests out ok. 

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Re: Paid subscriptions bug
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2018, 10:31:29 AM »
Right, thought so. :)
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