Thanks. I usually just test (based on your recommendations I think) by creating .01 items and doing it through the real account.
Using the sandbox I would still take the order all the way through right?
What I was hoping is that I could test it locally like I do with my IPNs where I post a fake txn_id to the IPN page or by using PayPal's IPN test form.
The pp_confirm page has both the store in db and the email triggers to before page load. But I guess all of the PP token stuff is blocking that right?
I do see a TestMode variable. Would setting up the sandbox in the credentials allow me to bypass the actual sandbox? I'm guessing no but figured I would ask.