How to Tell Someone That You Don't Care What They Think

Another week, another payment option.

Many of you asked for an alternative payment method, because you don’t like PayPal  (a position I completely understand, by the way).  I took a while to look at the other internet-based options, and there wasn’t a single one that I couldn’t see someone expressing a problem with. I’ve decided to go low-tech, and bypass the whole mess.

Starting today you can join the Basic Instructions Subscription Service for one year by mailing a check for $30 to the following address:

Scott Meyer
P.O. Box 692191
Orlando, FL 32869-2191

Please make the check payable to Scott Meyer, and include the e-mail address to which you want me to send the comics. Once the check has cleared, I will add you to the mailing list for one year.

 Thanks, and as always, thanks for using my Amazon Affiliate links  (USUKCanada).

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Reader Comments (13)

Haha! I know someone to send this to!

May 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRin

So, the boss, who doesn't even make an appearance in this one, is the person demonstrating how to do this properly. I didn't see that, but it did sound like it because I sounded out the words in my head while reading it. Kind of felt like eavesdropping.

On the other hand, have two versions of this page, with the first page not accepting comments, seems to make the point clear to any commenters, too. Either Scott is following his boss's example, or…Scott is secretly the boss! Probably writing the comic as an employee to gain the sympathy that bosses never get enough of. Poor bosses. :-(

May 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThom

Doesn't having comments for this post go against the theme?

May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames Hutchings

When I see "P.O. Box 692191" I imagine a mile-long hallway of PO boxes 1-62190.

May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike

@Rin: Who, 97% of everyone on the internet? Jenkins plays it perfectly in this comic.

May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIngrid

I still write in the memo fields of all checks "for sexual favors"

May 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

As for the new payment option:

Now that's thinking outside the box. Brilliant. I love it - every computer programmer is a closet Luddite.

Not enough to, you know, send you a cheque, but good luck with it anyway.

May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

For payment options you can look into Amazon. Jim Gaffigan used them as an option for the digital release of there album.

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercr

Did you look at Dwolla? Might be a good additional option. It requires payors to create an account, which can be a little cumbersome, but for those that do, the cost to the merchant (you) is one quarter. $0.25 - flat - no percentage. It doesn't have the critical mass to be the primary option, but might be a good secondary option.

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthomast


I love your problem-solving approach to accepting funds -- great way to sidestep some of the problems. I think there'll still be some overlap between "people who want to give Scott money" and "people who find it difficult to give Scott money".

I understand that checks are still a big deal in the US, but that's not so true anywhere else I've lived. Also, I don't think sending checks works internationally anyway.

It's probably a fool's errand to provide options for *everyone*, and Amazon affiliate + PayPal + US check probably covers a good deal of well-wishers; just not me.

Good luck!

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob Hunter

Can I send you a chicken? (Of course, I don't want to send you a chicken, but I'm dying to know what you think!)

Note from Scott: Please, do not send me a chicken.

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Hamburger

@rob a cashier check will work from US to another country is there an equivalent in whereever you are ?

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJayjay

I like the check payment option for subscription. When I actually have money, this is the method I'll use.

As always, quite enjoying the comics. Thank you for the great entertainment.

June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIstas

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