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    Payment Options for Membership Sign-up

    I've wanted to become a paid member for longer than I can remember, but my ingrained hatred for PayPal has always discouraged me. Well, a few days ago, I decided to bite-the-bullet and use PP's 'optional' CC method - wrong! After punching all the right keys and expecting a receipt, PP intervenes and detours me to yet another page and requested additional information which essentially FORCES me to sign-up for a PP account. This infuriated me even more. So the poll asks...

    Would you be more inclined to become a BF member IF more payment options were available? And if so, what payment method(s) would you prefer?

    Edit: Twice failed to invoke a poll... sorry.
    Last edited by PaPa; 04-02-10 at 09:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaPa View Post
    I've wanted to become a paid member for longer than I can remember, but my ingrained hatred for PayPal has always discouraged me. Well, a few days ago, I decided to bite-the-bullet and use PP's 'optional' CC method - wrong! After punching all the right keys and expecting a receipt, PP intervenes and detours me to yet another page and requested additional information which essentially FORCES me to sign-up for a PP account. This infuriated me even more. So the poll asks...

    Would you be more inclined to become a member IF more payment options were available? And if so, what payment method(s) would you prefer?

    Edit: Twice failed to invoke a poll... sorry.
    I feel the same way. I wanted to join long before I did but hate the hassle of sing for this , sign for that!

    Same with bikejournal, atleast they have the "jsut send a firggin' check option"...I payed for that membership about 4 years ago. This one took somme time because of the "not wanting to deal with the hassle" issue.

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    We share feelings about Paypal. Fortunately, Joe Gardner was the guy when I felt motivated, and agreed to a paper check. Got everything I need from him by PM.
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    Ok... I get the picture. 'No PayPal... No membership'. But thanks anyway for trying Tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaPa View Post
    I've wanted to become a paid member for longer than I can remember, but my ingrained hatred for PayPal has always discouraged me. Well, a few days ago, I decided to bite-the-bullet and use PP's 'optional' CC method - wrong! After punching all the right keys and expecting a receipt, PP intervenes and detours me to yet another page and requested additional information which essentially FORCES me to sign-up for a PP account. This infuriated me even more. So the poll asks...

    Would you be more inclined to become a BF member IF more payment options were available? And if so, what payment method(s) would you prefer?

    Edit: Twice failed to invoke a poll... sorry.
    I have bought stuff on other sites that had a Paypal CC pay, that didn't require signing up for anything. Just enter your CC info and that's all. I would suspect there's a deal afoot there. To this day I've never signed up for anything with Paypal.

    Alternately, it could be that I never got the runaround because I only use virtual/throwaway credit-card numbers online anyway. Did you try this? My online credit-card numbers are never valid for more than the next month, so maybe they don't bother trying to save that info......

    {-IMO if you're buying anything online and not using throwaway CC numbers, you're doing it wrong-**

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    Paypal isn't the reason I haven't joined however.

    If they offered an extra-low bandwidth (cell phone) version of the website for members only, I'd join for that. The old forum was very slow on my cellphone; the new one is essentially un-viewable (pages take ~5 minutes to load!)

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