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artherd
10-15-2009, 6:22 AM
UPDATE 10/29/2009

GUNPAL is now live and out of Beta! Please check us out at https://www.gunpal.net/ A special thank you to all the beta users who stepped up and helped define what RKBA Payments will be.


Edited to revise our policy on CGN participation.

http://img.cdn.gunpal.net/e1-00/logo.jpg

GUNPAL Private Beta


Today, GUNPAL is entering private beta. For the first time, civil rights supporters will be able to use modern technology to pay anyone with an email address.

-Ben Cannon
CEO
GUNPAL, Inc.


PM me for an invite - please have a JOIN DATE of 10-15-2009 or earlier on CGN. :D :D :D

NSR500
10-15-2009, 11:00 AM
Gunpal is the payment alternative to the anti-gun one, right? Weren't you going to do an auction site too?

pullnshoot25
10-15-2009, 11:49 AM
PM me for an invite - please have 100 or more posts on CGN. :D :D :D

I hit it and I am baby sitting it :)

pullnshoot25
10-15-2009, 11:56 AM
BTW, not to put the cart before the horse (or equivalent phrase involving guns) but do you plan on having Quicken support/account linking?

artherd
10-15-2009, 5:47 PM
Yes integration with accounting systems is coming - though not in the initial release.

pullnshoot25
10-15-2009, 7:07 PM
Yes integration with accounting systems is coming - though not in the initial release.

Hot diggity daffodil :)

sorensen440
10-15-2009, 7:19 PM
woo hoo !

artherd
10-16-2009, 5:55 AM
Gonna move this to Announcements!

pacrimguru
10-16-2009, 8:23 AM
wow, great going! i can't wait to see this in the full release!

wash
10-16-2009, 9:07 AM
I'm all signed up but I couldn't donate to CGF.

Make it work!

Lissauer
10-16-2009, 9:44 AM
Signed up, as soon as my account gets confirmed first donation CGF will be on its way.

swordknives
10-16-2009, 9:56 AM
This is fantastic I cant wait untill its out of Beta!

hammerhands32
10-16-2009, 10:04 AM
I can't wait till i have a hundred posts.

Chk Chk Boom
10-16-2009, 11:53 AM
I can't wait till i have a hundred posts.

haha. I was thinking the same thing ._.

longarmshortlegs
10-16-2009, 12:34 PM
A hundred posts? Darn! I guess I'll be back to sign up in a few minutes. :D

sirnonz
10-16-2009, 12:58 PM
pm sent

fevillago
10-16-2009, 1:04 PM
100 post? :mad: I'm tired of missing out on cool stuff due to this.
I guess I need post more.

ilbob
10-16-2009, 1:29 PM
How does one do a beta test of something like this? Without a lot of accounts sending money back and forth how do you do any real testing?

Curiousity.

hkdad
10-16-2009, 1:32 PM
can't wait to get this running. i'm tired of giving me $$$ to GAYPAL errr.. i mean PAYPAL. :D

Davidoff
10-16-2009, 1:33 PM
Congrats Ben. I hope you make $$$$$$$ with this.

I've been on the beta list for over a year, and got an email this morning. I just signed up, looks pretty good. I'm really looking forward to buying gun related stuff and skipping the USPS MO and the extra time that takes. Screw Paypal!!!

Now we just need a "Gunpal Donation" link on the CGF website.

lowracer
10-16-2009, 2:49 PM
I am in. Screw Paypal.

high_revs
10-16-2009, 2:50 PM
Signed up, as soon as my account gets confirmed first donation CGF will be on its way.
PM sent too. First transaction I want to do is a second donation to CGF. :)

ilbob
10-16-2009, 2:58 PM
I tried to read the user agreement. It gave me a headache.

Are there any merchants actually accepting it now?

pullnshoot25
10-16-2009, 2:59 PM
I tried to read the user agreement. It gave me a headache.

Are there any merchants actually accepting it now?

If not now there will be!

GUNPAL FTW!

jarhead995
10-16-2009, 3:48 PM
awww i wanna try :(

rstrohbehn
10-16-2009, 4:08 PM
I have to work on getting to my 100th post;)

bomb_on_bus
10-16-2009, 4:32 PM
well at least you will get more bang for your buck with this website!

sorensen440
10-16-2009, 4:39 PM
so how do I donate to the CGF using gunpal ?

wildhawker
10-16-2009, 4:52 PM
send money to donate@calgunsfoundation.org

artherd
10-16-2009, 4:56 PM
How does one do a beta test of something like this? Without a lot of accounts sending money back and forth how do you do any real testing?

Curiousity.

The beta is a production-ready site using real money. We're only limiting the userbase to control initial volume and watch things carefully - we've been testing in-house with real money for months now. :)

artherd
10-16-2009, 4:56 PM
I'm all signed up but I couldn't donate to CGF.

Make it work!

We're checking into your issue!

artherd
10-16-2009, 4:58 PM
I tried to read the user agreement. It gave me a headache.

Gives me one too. Lawyers and finance in 2009 :P Basically, we're similar to other payment sites I shall not name :D :D :D with fewer restrictions and 10 basis points cheaper at 2.8% :)

Are there any merchants actually accepting it now?

Yes but since we're not out of beta yet there's not much to do.

The good news is that it could be a matter of days when we open this up to the world!

RP1911
10-16-2009, 5:18 PM
I sent an email through the site re buy button.

anyracoon
10-16-2009, 6:51 PM
Been waiting for this for a long time. Signed up & ready to go!

bluthandwerk
10-16-2009, 9:35 PM
Signed up and made a small donation to CG (and had them benefit from it, two for one!). Still pending, we'll see how it goes.

artherd
10-16-2009, 9:45 PM
Sweet!

Ishoot
10-17-2009, 12:23 AM
Pm sent. I'm in, Paypal can go to heck. :)

DVLDOC
10-17-2009, 12:27 AM
http://img.cdn.gunpal.net/e1-00/logo.jpg

GUNPAL Private Beta


Today, GUNPAL is entering private beta. For the first time, civil rights supporters will be able to use modern technology to pay anyone with an email address.

-Ben Cannon
CEO
GUNPAL, Inc.


PM me for an invite - please have 100 or more posts on CGN. :D :D :D

PM SENT

DVLDOC
10-17-2009, 12:28 AM
I'm in, Paypal can go to heck. :)


+1 :43:

ilbob
10-17-2009, 12:44 PM
I guess my point is more along the lines of what good does it do me to sign up if there is no place to use it?

Hunt
10-17-2009, 1:14 PM
Pm sent. I'm in, Paypal can go to heck. :)

fuc* meg whitman and her commie friends

sorensen440
10-17-2009, 1:21 PM
I guess my point is more along the lines of what good does it do me to sign up if there is no place to use it?
you can use it here at the cgn marketplace

ke6guj
10-17-2009, 1:24 PM
I guess my point is more along the lines of what good does it do me to sign up if there is no place to use it?then wait until you see it is no longer in beta, and there are vendors set up to use it.

In the mean time, if you did participate in the beta, you could help them find bugs. And perhaps you made a deal with another calgunner who has a gunpal account, you could make your electronic payment that way instead of having to deal with a MO or discrete PP.

Can'thavenuthingood
10-18-2009, 7:50 AM
I guess my point is more along the lines of what good does it do me to sign up if there is no place to use it?

Its still true, even PayPal had a beta period. A month ago we didn't have GunPal.
What's it going to look like next year? A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao-tzu (http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Lao-tzu/), The Way of Lao-tzu
Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)


Vick

wildhawker
10-18-2009, 10:20 AM
Great post, Vick nails it here.

ilbob, think big and believe bigger.

Its still true, even PayPal had a beta period. A month ago we didn't have GunPal.
What's it going to look like next year? A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao-tzu (http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Lao-tzu/), The Way of Lao-tzu
Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)


Vick

fredieusa
10-18-2009, 10:35 AM
http://img.cdn.gunpal.net/e1-00/logo.jpg

GUNPAL Private Beta


Today, GUNPAL is entering private beta. For the first time, civil rights supporters will be able to use modern technology to pay anyone with an email address.

PM me for an invite - please have 100 or more posts on CGN. :D :D :D

Wonderful. Just sent you a request via PM.

lowracer
10-18-2009, 10:45 AM
I'm in. My new startup will be accepting GUNPAL payments.

willm
10-18-2009, 10:57 AM
Would like to participate in the beta testing but it does not appear to be possible. I do have over 5400 posts on SIG Forum, if it matters.

Anyway, I look forward to the release of Gun Pal. I have to talk to Bruce but am confident that we at Grayguns, Inc. will integrate it into our payment options.

Best wishes on your testing!

artherd
10-18-2009, 1:10 PM
Its still true, even PayPal had a beta period. A month ago we didn't have GunPal.
What's it going to look like next year? A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao-tzu (http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Lao-tzu/), The Way of Lao-tzu
Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)
Vick


THIS. :) GP is going to have a short beta period, and we already have some BIG names in the firearms biz who will be accepting it. Feel free to sign up now and have your voice heard in the creation of the first true pro civil rights payments system in the world.

willm952
10-18-2009, 1:36 PM
Sounds great. Ever since I learned how anti-gun paypal is on gunsamerica.com from a seller that refuses to take paypal, I've been looking for an alternative. I'll gladly sign up when its out of beta. Currently, don't have enough posts to be in the beta.

gose
10-18-2009, 5:31 PM
Do any gun rights organizations (cgn/cgf/nra/whatever) actually benefit from me using gunpal? As far as I understand it, this is a private venture not really associated with cgn/cgf (except for some familiar faces), right?

Tweak338
10-18-2009, 7:14 PM
Signed up, have yet to send money(waiting for my next paycheck)

Can'thavenuthingood
10-18-2009, 8:33 PM
Do any gun rights organizations (cgn/cgf/nra/whatever) actually benefit from me using gunpal? As far as I understand it, this is a private venture not really associated with cgn/cgf (except for some familiar faces), right?


Whether private, commercial, charity or free gifting, it matters not. GunPal will benefit US, the gun guys and the gun industry and by extension CGN, CGF, NRA and whatever.
If its profit driven, it is profit driven by an individual that is quite friendly to guns. Where else you going to get that?

Vick

glockwise2000
10-18-2009, 9:05 PM
Finally.

Looking optomistic with GUNPAL.

PM sent to Ben for invite.

G2000

ilbob
10-19-2009, 7:19 AM
then wait until you see it is no longer in beta, and there are vendors set up to use it.

In the mean time, if you did participate in the beta, you could help them find bugs. And perhaps you made a deal with another calgunner who has a gunpal account, you could make your electronic payment that way instead of having to deal with a MO or discrete PP.

I guess it does not hurt any to sign up even if I don't use it. I don't think I ever bought anything off this forum before. Does not mean I never will.

<added>
All signed up. :)

So can I use this to accept payments if I sell something on eBay?

ke6guj
10-19-2009, 11:34 AM
So can I use this to accept payments if I sell something on eBay?I don't see why it wouldn't be against the TOS of gunpal for you to do so. However, the buyer would also need to be a GP user as well, and since it is currently in beta, that may be hard to do.

The more immediate problem would be that GP is not on ebay's list of acceptable electronic payment systems, so they may balk at that.

ilbob
10-19-2009, 11:55 AM
I don't see why it wouldn't be against the TOS of gunpal for you to do so. However, the buyer would also need to be a GP user as well, and since it is currently in beta, that may be hard to do.

The more immediate problem would be that GP is not on ebay's list of acceptable electronic payment systems, so they may balk at that.

Would I be all that far off if I were to guess that their list of acceptable electronic payment systems is:

<start of list>
Paypal
<end of list>

ke6guj
10-19-2009, 11:58 AM
from ebay:
You'll be offered payment options as you list your item. Payment options for most listings include:

PayPal

ProPay

Moneybookers

Paymate

Credit card through an Internet merchant account

Payment upon pickup

Notes:

Payment by personal check, cashier’s check, bank-to-bank transfers, or money order isn't allowed for most eBay purchases.

This doesn't apply to: some Motors categories, the Real Estate and Adult Only categories, and capital equipment. For a list of excluded categories, see the accepted payments policy.

sfwdiy
10-19-2009, 6:25 PM
Cool. Got my account set up, donated to the CGF. Looks great so far.

--B

artherd
10-20-2009, 12:35 AM
Do any gun rights organizations (cgn/cgf/nra/whatever) actually benefit from me using gunpal?

Actually, every time a user Sends Money in GP, a donation is made to the Charity of their choosing. CGF & NRA are amongst the available options.

GP, at no additional cost to the user, lets you benefit the cause of your choice - in realtime.

gose
10-20-2009, 8:51 AM
Actually, every time a user Sends Money in GP, a donation is made to the Charity of their choosing. CGF & NRA are amongst the available options.
GP, at no additional cost to the user, lets you benefit the cause of your choice - in realtime.

Thanks :)

artherd
10-21-2009, 2:42 AM
UPDATE: Everyone with less than 100 posts feel free to get onboard, I've changed the criteria to a Join Date of 15-OCT-2009 or earlier instead.

berg
10-22-2009, 11:38 PM
How does Gunpal show up on my bank statement or credit card statement? Is the name Gunpal listed or some other less obviously gun-related name?

artherd
10-23-2009, 12:06 AM
"Gunpal" is listed, it'll be quite obvious :) it takes ~3ish days for the verification deposits to show.

sirnonz
10-27-2009, 6:43 PM
now im just waiting for people to have it so i can send them monies

pullnshoot25
10-27-2009, 11:53 PM
Can I send the beta invite to the UCSD Marksmanship Club? I have a feeling that it may prove useful... :)

artherd
10-28-2009, 4:43 PM
Can I send the beta invite to the UCSD Marksmanship Club? I have a feeling that it may prove useful... :)

Feel free! However, there will be some exciting news on GUNPAL tonite at midnight :)

artherd
10-30-2009, 4:40 AM
GUNPAL is now live and out of Beta! A special thank you to all the beta users who stepped up and helped define what RKBA Payments will look like.

yellowfin
10-30-2009, 8:17 AM
Will there be GunPal t-shirts and/or hats so we can advertise at gun related events?

artherd
11-01-2009, 5:16 PM
Will there be GunPal t-shirts and/or hats so we can advertise at gun related events?

YES! Coming soon!