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PayPal

We currently use PayPal as the only method for electronic credit card payment on this website. Paypal may be used either with a PayPal account or without one (as a guest). Why?

  • It's free, secured using SSL encryption, and very easy to use. 
  • They accept VISA, Master Card or Discover cards. 
  • There is no need to connect a bank account to your PayPal account. They offer that as an option, but it is not required.
  • 6060eyes does not collect, transmit or store ANY credit card data! All of your sensitive credit card data is encrypted and stored by PayPal.

With a PayPal account, you provide:

  • A user name and password to create your account.
  • Acceptable shipping addresses for your purchases to be sent to you. You may choose which address to use each time you make a purchase.
  • Provide the billing address for your credit card.   They use this as a way of verifying your identity, so it is important to enter the billing address exactly as it appears on your credit card statements.
  • Provide the credit card information (number, expiration date, security number).  This is secured by encryption and stored on their servers in such a way that nobody gets to see any more than the last 4 digits of your card number, which helps you identify the proper card if you keep more than one on file.

When you want to buy something online and use PayPal to pay for it, 6060eyes.com will pass the shopping cart information (what you're buying and how much it costs) to PayPal. A file that allows PayPal to make sure you are the one who ordered the items will be placed on your device (computer, tablet, phone, etc.). You'll be sent to a PayPal login window. (If you prefer to use the guest option you'll see a link for that too). Once you login, PayPal already has everything it needs to complete the sale and provides a robust security environment in which to do so. All you need to do is verify where you want it shipped and give final approval of the transaction. That's it!

I'm okay with using PayPal, but when I go there all I get is a blank screen!

This is probably caused by a security setting on the device or browser you are using. PayPal uses cookies, which are small files that contain information from our website passed to PayPal so that PayPal knows what you want to buy and how much they are permitted to charge you.  PayPal trades several files with our site to secure and verify this information before it will allow the transaction to proceed. Your device (computer, tablet, smartphone etc.) is part of this process and also receives a cookie file from our site.

When you ask PayPal to let you pay for a product from our site it will first check to see if our site sent PayPal a cookie file telling PayPal what you bought. Then it will check your device to see if a copy of that same cookie file is there. That way PayPal can be sure that you are the one who actually visited 606eyes and placed the order and not some third party trying to interfere. If you see nothing but a blank screen, PayPal has likely detected that your device did not keep these files and therefore it cannot proceed. 

Okay. I don't have the cookie files PayPal wants. What can I do about it?

You'll have to abandon that particular attempt to buy online until you can correct the issue that is blocking the cookie file--usually a browser setting.  Once you have fixed the problem, you should be able to log back into our site and find your shopping cart with all the items you intended to order intact.  Just restart the payment process from there.

If you are comfortable with making changes to the settings of your device, look to see if it is blocking cookies or refusing to run scripts. See if you can make exceptions for our website and the PayPal site.  The settings that control this are usually in the browser. If you are not comfortable making these types of changes, then you can try:

1) Changing devices and attemtping to re-submit the order. Maybe the new device will not be set to block the transaction.

2) Try a different browser. Opera, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, have all worked on our site, however, each can be configured so that it won't work (as described above). By trying a new browser you're hoping the security settings are not locked down so tight that it can't complete the purchase.

3) Try our etsy.com shop (6060eyes.etsy.com). 

4) Contact us!  We don't mind at all--we want you to be happy shopping with us.  We can work around the issue a number of ways, but the preferred way is to direct bill you for the order through PayPal. This method eliminates the cookie files and any settings on your device that may be blocking them. All you'd have to do is tell us what you want, let us setup an invoice in PayPal, login to PayPal and pay the open invoice we place there for you.

Wait...You want me to be LESS secure?

We are asking that you reduce one form of security to allow another form to work.  Maximum security settings on some browsers assume everything being sent from the web to you is a risk and must be blocked.  It's very secure, but can make doing many perfectly legitimate and safe things on the web very difficult if not impossible. Many wesbites depend on cookie files to save important information from one part of the site for use on another. Unfortunately, some use this process for less desirable purposes and that had led to security options that simple shut off the entire process.  

Think of it like a doctor writing a prescription that you then take to a pharmacy to be filled. If the pharmacy refuses to even look at a written prescription they will never make a mistake or fill a forged prescription. But you'll also have a pretty hard time getting your valid prescriptions filled!  But if the pharmacy agrees to accept written prescriptions they also risk filling a forged one, which makes them vulnerable to fraud. Rather than simply refuse all written prescriptions the prudent thing to do is have the pharmacy and the doctor and work together to verify each written prescription is valid.

This is exactly what PayPal is trying to do using the cookie files. They contact our site and your device and compare notes to make sure what PayPal got was what we sent to you. If your browser blocks this, PayPal will not continue processing the order because they cannot prove your device was involved in placing it. PayPal will assume that a third party is trying to trick them into thinking you have placed the order and will simply not proceed with it.

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