Website payment poll

Discussion in 'Politics Of Hunting And Guns (NOT General Politics' started by 762frmafr, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Yes, I would not buy their product.

    12 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. No, I would still buy their product.

    10 vote(s)
    23.8%
  3. I don't care what kind of cart they have as long as their product is good.

    20 vote(s)
    47.6%
  1. 762frmafr

    762frmafr Well-Known Member

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    So the question is, if a firearms accessory company had a PayPal shopping cart would that turn you off of the site? Please vote and discuss. The PayPal cart allows you to pay with a credit card even if you do not have a PayPal account.
     
  2. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    Let me know if i'm wrong. I've had people say Pay Pal won't deal with gun related items. Maybe it was just between private sales. I don't know.
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Yes please give the premis behind this poll? If they are anti gun please tell us and give some proof?
     
  4. 762frmafr

    762frmafr Well-Known Member

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    I never claimed they were anti-gun. I am just doing a little market research that's all.
     
  5. HighKnob

    HighKnob Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'm in the dark, some more info please. What's wrong with paypal?
     
  6. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    About 1/3 of our sales in the LRH Store are through PayPal by choice of the customer.

    I know they won't knowingly allow firearms sales but we don't use PP for that.
     
  7. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    I have also heard that they are anti gun. I do use them in certain instances but I'd rather not. I'd like them to have other options.

    Randy
     
  8. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    If they are anti gun im canceling my account, I will call them
     
  9. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I always assumed they don't allow online payment for firearms because the risk of credit card fraud is much higher with online sales, and then even more so with online firearms sales.
     
  10. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    I purchased a gun from a Forum member a couple years back and provided PayPal payment. Neither of us were aware of PayPal's policy of no firearms sales/purchases. PayPal reimbursed my account for the payment, and then cancelled the seller's account. One strike and you're out. I felt badly for the seller but the damage had already been done, and could not be undone. Again, neither of us were aware of the PayPal policy at the time. They didn't cancel my PayPal account as buyer. They closed down the seller's account. Seemed pretty harsh to me. We didn't violate any laws. But the sale violated PayPal's policies. The seller talked to PayPal and learned they have zero tolerance for any firearm sales.

    I can see the potential for this Thread to get out-of-control lively, after PayPal's policy is published. PayPal and eBay are the same company, as I understand it. Their policies on firearms sales are going to be just about identical. No, no, and no.

    I still purchase some items with PayPal. They don't seem to lead the anti-gun charge from a bully pulpit. But their policies have every appearance of anti-gun. Could be as innocent as they don't care to expose themselves to the risk of litigation of anything firearm related. Or it could be more sinister.

    PS: If they become outspoken anti-gun (campaign anti-gun for sake of forcing their preferences on the rest of us), I suppose I would cease PayPal payments for anything. Just doesn't make a lot of sense to financially empower any company after confirmation of their goals and ambitions to prevent pursuit and enjoyment of my hobbies and chosen lifestyle.
     
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  11. 762frmafr

    762frmafr Well-Known Member

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    At the end of the day, I think PP cares about their bottom line. I don't think they will put that in jeopardy.
     
  12. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I dont remember where I saw it but paypal was openly antigun.. thats when I cancelled my account. I will look and see if I can find it again and share it.
     
  13. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    before nosler had the shooters pro shop they sold through kind of like an ebay auction site . I bought some bullets , not ammo , a few different times with no problem . I'd receive a paypal invoice and just pay it with paypal . I didn't get an invoice the one time so I called nosler to check on what was going on . they told me paypal would no longer do business with them .
     
  14. 762frmafr

    762frmafr Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the poll is showing no one really cares.