[ic] How would I let a user to set there own price?

Rick Bragg lists at gmnet.net
Wed Oct 7 15:15:13 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-10-06 at 21:09 -0400, Rick Bragg wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-10-06 at 20:22 -0400, Rick Bragg wrote:
> > I know that it is a bad idea to allow users to set their own prices, but
> > in this case I really need to enable this.
> > 
> > For example, I know it is best to use the gift certificate pricing
> > (where the price is set to 1 and the user selects quantity as a price)
> > for gift certs, or even donations.  This is kind of like buying shares.
> > Thats good, but, in my case I really need to allow the user to set the
> > price of an item.  i.e. a parking ticket.  It is for a city, and I am
> > not "tracking" tickets on anybody.  I don't want to have somebody buying
> > 1500 tickets at 1 penny each for a single $15 parking ticket!  Simply
> > allowing a person on the honor system to pay a ticket (or tickets) by
> > setting their own price would be best.  So, is there a way to allow for
> > a user to set their own price for an item?  I have a flag in the
> > products table for "allow_setprice" set to 1 for these type of items.
> > 
> > Thanks again!
> > Rick


I have decided to use the gift certificate style of handling on this
after all.


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