Mountain Mayhem hassle!
It’ll still be full by the middle of next week!
If you’re printing the form off, why not just write the details in in hand!?
The categories are still odd I see, why no Elite men/women? I can getting rid of elite mixed would make more sense, rather than only having ‘expert mixed’ as the top category. I bet that puts off a lot of top pro teams, which maybe is the intention.Posted 9 years agoSinglespeedpunkMember
I guess cheque payment is so any entries that don’t have a place the cheque can just be shredded and not have to have some one making lots of Paypal / bank transfer / CC refunds.
Whats wrong with filling in a form and posting / delivering? If instant, click of a mouse gratification is your thing a 24hr race might not be…
SSPPosted 9 years agopolyMember
I would bet there are fewer drop outs from mail/cheque applicants than on-line.
However, rather than ranting here about it – why not email the organisers and offer to set up online automated payments for them. If its first come first server should be easy enough – if its done by selection then you’ll need to set up authorising the card then either drawing down the funds or canceling the authorisation. Can all be done… …of course you’ll need a secure server, and credit card merchant account or pay someone to process it for you.Posted 9 years agomattsccmMember
I run an over subscribed motorcycle event and payemnt by cheque is still the best way. Its easy to refund if over full for a start. We looked at using a company who do the entries for a lot of cycle events. Would have had to add about 205 on to price to pay them. To do a refund cost 15quid!!! Using PP no way so it would be taking a credit/debit card. Not worth the cost to set it up and its quite a hassle. Its also easy to reject those who fail to do a decent job of their entry form. We get quite a few who push their luck or just lie and its very hard to reject those unless we can just bung it all back to them. Also we want to choose who we have. Be a real pisser if automatic entries came up with 90% elite wouldn’t it? There you have some of the reasons why paper is still used. Oh yeah. There are still many people out there who very sensibly do not give their card number out willy nilly.Posted 9 years agogoldenwonderMember
Just wondering how many of the people winging about not being able to enter online, paying by cheque etc. have ever organised any sort of event, or even helped at one?Posted 9 years ago
Cheques-haven’t you got a credit card? I find every month I get a ‘barclaycard cheque’ attached to my statement-problem solved!
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