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567 Victorian 4-4-0 New Build

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Flying Phil, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. AndyY

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    Inspired by this, I just went to the website to join.
    But no, I have to print a form and fill it in, find an envelope and stamp, write out a cheque, and then go out in the wind and rain to post it. Maybe another time........
    Come on chaps/chappesses, it may be a 19th century locomotive, but we are in the 21st century. It should be as easy to join as writing this message was, without moving from my computer.

    Andy
     
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    absolutely, who has a cheque book nowadays?
     
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    This actually puts me off joining things
     
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  4. The Green Howards

    The Green Howards Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    I have two: one for me, one for my company.

    Seriously - in fact, I have to write two cheques to pay for a 'toy' I purchased recently and as has been seen on numerous occasions, the cheque can be less susceptible to fraud than a spoofed email asking for a bank transfer. One society I am a member of lost £20,000 that way.
     
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  5. Flying Phil

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    The comments made re payments via the website seemed sensible so I have e mailed that suggestion to the 567 secretary. However, I'm not sure if the cost of implementing the changes to the website would outweigh the potential benefits? If I get some feedback I will report back on here.
    They have now ordered the other three hornblock castings for the mainframes and are progressing with the bogie frames.
     
  6. AndyY

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    Payment with Paypal would avoid them having to deal directly with credit card payments.
     
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    Care to elaborate.? A credit / debit card plugin like Stripe offers cheaper commission than PayPal, and there is no more hassle in receiving payment than through PayPal.
     
  8. AndyY

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    OK, I'm not going to argue!
     
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  9. Flying Phil

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    There is a delicious irony in the discussion of 21st century "Fintech" in a Victorian Steam locomotive thread!
    Could this be the realisation of a steam-punk fantasy??
     
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    The Green Howards Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Oh Lord, please... not bl**dy Steampunk!
     
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  11. Flying Phil

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    I have had a reply from the 567 secretary and it has been deemed too expensive to modify the website to accept direct payments....however it is suggested that "... you could make a BACS transfer using the account details on the sponsor form" and e mail the society to that effect. So no cheques or walks in the rain needed.
     

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