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Posted on 1999-01-26
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I need a way for people to buy "ala cart" type files on a web site I am developing.  I am trying to emulate a system in use on a site called "www.webvirgins.com"  it is simple, or at least, seems simple. What people do is initaily put a charge of say $20.00 on a credit card. Then after they return to the site they can go around and download files at 2 credits each ($2.00 each). Some how they track how much they have left. and when they need to get more "credits" But while they have them they can just keep on downloading.  I want to do the same thing. Take a look and see what you can come up with. besides the points I would love to share some wacky quicktime clips with whoever can help me out ;-) also I don't think they are using any help from cookies; I turned mine off to see.  TIA....         Paul
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if they arent using cookies,
 the other way must be in the login. then they just imbed hidden variables in the html to maintain state ( keep track of who you are ). then record your interactions back to a DB.


hope that helps

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Thanks, I should have explained better, I need more detailed instructions, what  I need is to find a program that would do this or an existing package that could be modified. I have no experiance with Perl or any other platform.  Any ideas?  
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there is a free shoping cart and database system that you could modify to do what you want but you would need to be a programmer
to do the modifications.

Or you could by a commercial product but that could be expensive.

The free stuff is at www.extropia.com

Good luck,

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Thanks, I kind of already new about the cost of going with a commercial route $5000.00  So I was hoping to find a less expensive option, if anybody wants to tackel this, there would be a good market for this. I know one vender who told me if I came up with a solution He could market it right away. Anyone interested?
I just want to use it for my site I could hook anyone up with a sales agent.  
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