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Re: Aqua Journal, Vectrapoint & Credit Cards Online

Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:

> Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 19:42:56 EDT
> From: Aquatect2 at aol_com
> Subject: Aqua Journal, Vectrapoint & Credit Cards Online
> Hi All,
> I visited the Vectrapoint website (http://www.vectrapoint.com) who are the
> English language publishers for the Aqua Journal and, although it looks
> promising, it left me a little uneasy about ordering the Journal with a credit
> card through their server.  Major portions of the site are under construction
> and indicated that it would be finished in February of 1998.  Not really
> complaining mind you, these things take time, but it just doesn't look well
> managed.  And why Singapore?  I know this is just my American chauvinism
> showing, but being lumped into the "All foreign country" category is a little
> weird.  Anyway, has anybody used their online server for credit card orders
> and were you satisfied with the service?

Tom, I can't answer all your questions but I think I should try because 
James Lim, the publisher of the Aqua Journal is a personal friend of
and he's somewhere in Europe at the moment attending the Inter-zoo.
First of all, why Singapore?  Now, that's a funny question.  Why not?
My country is one of the major exporters of aquarium fish and plants
in the world.  So, why can't a magazine be launched from here?

As for the USA being lumped into a "All foreign country", what do you
expect?  Do you really believe that the USA should be put into a special
category all by itself?  

About the credit card order, I can't vouch for it being absolutely safe
but quite a number of my fellow Singaporeans and I have ordered the Aqua
Journal through it and we have not encountered any problems.

About the web-site not looking well-managed, I do agree with that.  But
it's only just started, I believe with time, it will have everything it

When James comes back to Singapore, rest assured I will forward your
to him.  James is a subscriber to this mailing list too but he once told
me that he usually doesn't have the time to read most of the postings.

Loh K L