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    Outside Of Amazon Payments

    I have a question about something involving "outside". I found this disclaimer on the web:

    Please note that Amazon Payments is the only acceptable payment method for third-party transactions. Do not submit any other form of payment, as the A-to-z Guarantee will not apply to any transaction completed outside of Amazon Payments.
    I am not too sure about the phrase "outside of Amazon Payments". Because in that paragraph "Amazon Payments" is a payment method, the phrase "outside of Amazon Payments" translates to "outside of some payment method". Am I wrong?

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    Re: Outside Of Amazon Payments

    Think of 'outside of' as meaning 'other than by' or 'by means other than'.

    And in answer to your next question: no, it's not poorly written.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Apr-2015 at 09:38.

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    Re: Outside Of Amazon Payments

    @Rover_KE

    I definitely found definitions for "outside" along the lines of "other than", but not "other than by means of".

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    Re: Outside Of Amazon Payments

    Well now you know that another version exists.

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    Re: Outside Of Amazon Payments

    So, "outside of Amazon Payments" is technical jargon?

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    Re: Outside Of Amazon Payments

    You certainly have a habit of jumping to unfounded conclusions.

    It's standard English:

    (Merriam-Webster)

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    Re: Outside Of Amazon Payments

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    Could it be that in "any transaction completed outside of Amazon Payments", "Amazon Payments" means something else other than a method of payment?

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    Re: Outside Of Amazon Payments

    No.

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    Re: Outside Of Amazon Payments

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    So, no dictionary definition could be found for this usage of "outside of"?

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    Re: Outside Of Amazon Payments

    They're right there in Merriam-Webster in post #6.

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