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NEWS, NOTICES & THE FORUM => Caving Chat => Topic started by: Glenn on May 23, 2008, 12:58:53 pm

Title: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: Glenn on May 23, 2008, 12:58:53 pm
Due to the escalating cost of maintaining a card terminal, we have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the arrangement we have with the terminal provider. Therefore with immediate effect BCA/BCRA will no longer be able to process card transactions. We are putting in place an on-line payment system and details can be found here:

http://caves.org.uk/payments/bca/

We can also process payments by Paypal, email me at membership@british-caving.org.uk for details.

Cheers,

Glenn

Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: darkplaces on May 23, 2008, 03:36:34 pm
HAHAH I got slated for such an idea ages ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only my idea also included a way of checking if someone is insured by putting in a name and the site simply says yes/no.

Remember I also got slated because I said the plastic cards were a costly and crap idea as they were easy to replicate and I was shocked at the silly idea that the BCA was spending what £2000 if I remember on this device!
Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: nickwilliams on May 23, 2008, 03:43:43 pm
Err, no.

Glenn is talking about credit card payments, not membership cards. This has (almost) nothing to do with the membership card printing process.

Nick.
Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: darkplaces on May 23, 2008, 03:44:48 pm
damm! Still get rid of them crappy green cards nobody uses em!
Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: Glenn on May 23, 2008, 03:56:33 pm
HAHAH I got slated for such an idea ages ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only my idea also included a way of checking if someone is insured by putting in a name and the site simply says yes/no.

Remember I also got slated because I said the plastic cards were a costly and crap idea as they were easy to replicate and I was shocked at the silly idea that the BCA was spending what £2000 if I remember on this device!


I apologise if my original post was ambigous, I'd assumed that the several references to "payments" was sufficient to give the correct context.

"Still get rid of them crappy green cards nobody uses em!"

Not true.

Cheers,

Glenn
Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: Pitlamp on May 23, 2008, 06:43:43 pm
My BCA insurance card came in extremely useful to secure ongoing access to a new cave recently.
Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: graham on May 23, 2008, 08:06:35 pm
Ah, but John, that's 'cos you pander to the totally unreasonable demands of outrageously arrogant landowners who, in an ideal world should be so grateful to see cavers on their land that they should be paying us. ;)
Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: Pitlamp on May 23, 2008, 08:58:07 pm
I went to see the landowner - he was an extremely nice bloke but was a bit unsure whether it would be OK. So I produced my BCA card to show that our activities are properly insured and that clinched it. It's not the first time this sort of thing has happened incidentally.

My own opinion is that we're extremely fortunate that certain individuals in the caving world have put in so much time and effort to ensure that we have this insurance. I'm personally very grateful for that.
Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: SamT on May 24, 2008, 07:49:40 pm

HEAR HEAR.

I've used my green card in the past.
Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: Subterranean on May 25, 2008, 01:32:27 am
I agree, the green cards are a good idea.
Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: Karen S on May 26, 2008, 08:18:57 pm
damm! Still get rid of them crappy green cards nobody uses em!

Looks like you're making up for Whitelackington being out of action, c**tplaces!!   ;D
Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: kay on May 26, 2008, 09:06:43 pm


Looks like you're making up for Whitelackington being out of action, c**tplaces!!   ;D

aka Lightlackington?
Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: graham on May 26, 2008, 09:07:57 pm
Very droll.
Title: Re: BCA/BCRA card transactions
Post by: kay on May 26, 2008, 09:50:41 pm
Well, it's been a long day. Sorry!