OK!!! I am the guy who pushed the IAA into PayPal. It was before the anti-Gun problem, and it was the only option available for electronic payment, which is a great help for many of our overseas members. It has been a real boon for the IAA and has helped our slow but steady membership growth
I frankly discouraged our US members using PayPal because of the fee, but many use it anyway, and some add a few $s to cover the fee-without being asked! There are other aspects of PayPal that make it less than ideal for the IAA, but it is a lot better than nothing and our members seem to increasingly prefer it over sending in a check.
GunPal is now available and John S and others have looked at it and it appears to be a good alternative. The fact is that GunPal apparently can’t be accessed from overseas yet.
My vote will be to put both links up and let our members use whichever one they want to, or even better, send a check and save the IAA a few dollars and a bit of hassle.
The simple truth is that a check from the members is the first choice for IAA dues.
So there it is!!! If anyone out there knows better alternatives-AND IS WILLING TO SPEND THE TIME SETTING THEM UP AND MAKING SURE THEY WORK, AND OPERATING THEM—LET ME KNOW AND I WILL ADVOCATE TRYING THEM OUT TO THE IAA BOARD. The truth is that there are lots of things the IAA can and should do that we don’t because we are 100% volenteer labor and nobody has volenteered!!! If you are interested, email me and we can talk about some of these things.