Paypal. I uploaded the IPN script to my site. Now How can I test a payment?

Hi guys,

I uploaded one of those freely available IPN paypal PHP scripts to my site.

I was wondering if anyone is interested to....... place a test payment for me...... (Joking)

No, seriously, how can I test if the first customer is not going to be disappointed?


Who is Participating?
Ray PaseurConnect With a Mentor Commented:
For my development purposes I have two PayPal accounts.  I use one to test the other.  I do not use the sandbox, but according to the PayPal developer documentation you can do that for your testing purposes.  Required reading here:
MISOperationsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Run a purchase through the system with a credit card you have for like .50, you will get the money back and also be sure the process works.
New_AlexAuthor Commented:
Ohhh. Wonderful. I didn't know that it was that simple.......!!!

Thanks bro
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Anytime, plus you don't lose any money because it comes back to  ya. ;)
Ray PaseurConnect With a Mentor Commented:
you don't lose any money because it comes back to ya - Not quite true.  PayPal charges minimum transaction fees.  But they are minimal.  On a dollar payment, it's something like 30 cents or less.  A small price to pay for a fully-qualified test in a live environment.
New_AlexAuthor Commented:
Every of the accepted answers compliment each one!!!

Thanks Guys
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