Yahoo PayDirect, CIBC, and me.

I've been using auction sites this month.

Yahoo Auction's PayDirect service is powered by CIBC National Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of CIBC, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

But, I can't use Yahoo Auction's PayDirect service, because:

"Yahoo! Wallet is currently available to US residents only. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

I can't use PayPal either, they also only accept US customers.


Right now, BillPoint and want my service. I can pay for auctions from both companies easily with my credit card.

I favour sellers who use those services. Money orders cost me $5, which is pretty stupid to pay when the stuff I'm buying is usually less than $10US.

Written on September 8, 2000