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We have never and will never ask for subscriptions. But, to enable us to support forthcoming commitments to the best of our capabilities, we always welcome voluntary contributions.

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Postby Sy V » Sun 09.03.2008, 11:14

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If Geoff's geared up to receive payment through PayPal, that's OK with me.
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Postby Sy V » Mon 10.03.2008, 14:20

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We've looked at this a bit more now. We could put a Donate Now button on the site which would take you to a PayPal instant payment page.
Our concern would be that they [PayPal] would take 3% of every donation.

Essentially, it can be done. Would anyone else want a direct link to PayPal for donations?
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Postby Nige » Mon 10.03.2008, 19:12

I think 3% is a bit steep. I have no problem with Pay Pal needing to make money to stay in business but that 3% is money I think should be in LEC. However, if a donate now button generated a decent income then it may well be worthwhile, although I suspect it would be an initial surge that would then reduce to a negligable amount of contributions. I still prefer a more targeted effort using Donington and other such events as the trigger. I also support the idea of a levy on sales of LEC items and group buys but that should be at the discretion of those putting the effort into arranging them. In my view people are more willing to donate if they receive something tangible for their contribution even if the financial value of the "goods" is significantly lower than the amount contributed, that's the phsycology behind charities including a cheap pen in their letters asking for a donation. Geoff has hit it on the head with CheapScan.
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Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 10.03.2008, 20:33

The convenience of PP would be good, but I do resent their ripoff charges. If anyone does want to make a donation, I will happily provide my address for a cheque or bank account details for an electronic transfer.
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Postby Martin R » Mon 10.03.2008, 22:26

Im more than willing to chip in after the help Liz and i have received from LEC. Even though we were newbies. Any chance of a LEC car sticker in exchange ? or are they like rocking horse poo :D
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Postby Gary » Mon 10.03.2008, 22:46

Martin,
They where ! But I think there has been a new run and they will be available at Donington
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Postby Enright » Mon 10.03.2008, 22:54

The last batch of 100 sets were snapped up very sharply, but it's a very limited market. However there's just about enough interest for me to order another batch as they're pretty self-financing and generate a few squids for the kitty. I'll get them ordered this week.
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Postby Rambo » Tue 11.03.2008, 09:16

Martin R wrote:Im more than willing to chip in after the help Liz and i have received from LEC. Even though we were newbies. Any chance of a LEC car sticker in exchange ? or are they like rocking horse poo :D


I still have some of the old rocking horse s**t in excellent, unused, virginal condition.

As these original stickers are now so rare and sought after I will bring them to Donny and we can swell the LEC coffers even more :lol:
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Postby Martin R » Tue 11.03.2008, 21:16

Rambo wrote:
Martin R wrote:Im more than willing to chip in after the help Liz and i have received from LEC. Even though we were newbies. Any chance of a LEC car sticker in exchange ? or are they like rocking horse poo :D


I still have some of the old rocking horse s**t in excellent, unused, virginal condition.

As these original stickers are now so rare and sought after I will bring them to Donny and we can swell the LEC coffers even more :lol:


Could i order a original please. I dont want a copy :D even if ours is a S2 8)
2 Lotus and ones got to go :-(
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Postby johnny » Tue 11.03.2008, 21:33

Gary wrote:Please do donate.

I don't see why a select few should have to pay hosting costs for the site, when we all use it.


At the end of the day its down to the forum user to donate..

If you are going Donny and you dont... just dont feel guilty when you post

for help to save money. :twisted:





Is 5 pound ok.. :lol:
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Postby Paul.P » Tue 11.03.2008, 23:10

johnny wrote:At the end of the day its down to the forum user to donate..
If you are going Donny and you dont... just dont feel guilty when you post
for help to save money. :twisted:
Is 5 pound ok.. :lol:


Please note, before Sy rips your head off !, Dony is spelt with 1 N :!:

£5 is ok with me Johnny, didn't know you & gray Gary we're related :?
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Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 11.03.2008, 23:21

I have set the wheels in motion to open a savings account for the kitty. Once it is up and running, I can provide details so people can make electronic transfers if they wish to.

I've also got a cunning plan to be able to accept US Dollars without getting stung by exorbitant PayPal charges, so if there are any generous Americans reading this, please don't feel left out! :twisted:

For the Rest of the World, it's probably going to have to be PayPal.
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Postby johnny » Tue 11.03.2008, 23:46

As these original stickers are now so rare and sought after I will bring them to Donny and we can swell the LEC coffers even more :lol:[/quote]

Hey Rambo, youve spelt Dony wrong...

Do you know what that means!!!!!! you can go first.

Seems im not perfect.. :roll: who is.
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Postby Paul.P » Wed 12.03.2008, 08:04

johnny wrote:Seems im not perfect.. :roll: who is.


Think thats my point Johnny :!:
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Postby DeeAitch » Wed 12.03.2008, 10:18

GeoffSmith wrote:I've also got a cunning plan to be able to accept US Dollars without getting stung by exorbitant PayPal charges, so if there are any generous Americans reading this, please don't feel left out! :twisted:



Not sure what your plan is Geoff, but I could offer a backup if needed :wink:


My con FUSE d offering :lol:

I've recently made up a laminated sheet showing what's what for the fuses in the footwell - it is attached to the inside of the cover with double sided tape.
I could knock up a few for give aways on the stand as a sweetener for contributions - maybe they could be attached to cheaposcan with a backup device, just in case you lose the dedicated original :-D
It's for the Dom SE only but I could make up a few for USA if required 8) Also anyone know if SE differs from S2?
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Postby Sy V » Wed 12.03.2008, 11:39

Paul.P wrote:Please note, before Sy rips your head off !, Dony is spelt with 1 N :!:


Blimey Paul, you make me sound like the spelling police.
Actually I couldn't give a tuppenny toss how folk spell the abbreviated versions.
But, you're right the spelling of the real name is a pet hate of mine. Simply because there's a suburb of Telford called Donn......

Mind you, that said there's two other Doningtons in Lincolnshire.

So strictly speaking we should be giving it its full name, but nobody uses Castle Donington.
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Postby WillB » Wed 12.03.2008, 12:02

I wont be able to make Donny this year as I'm away.

1st one I've missed in many, many years :(

But would like to make a donation via Paypal if possible? I'm happy to add 3% to cover the fees.

Geoff/Sy if you could PM the Paypal account details I'll bung in some £££

Not sure what I would do without LEC.........

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Postby Sy V » Wed 12.03.2008, 12:12

Thank you Will, I'm sure Geoff will do the honours this evening...
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Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 12.03.2008, 13:49

Or even earlier. :D

Will, thanks for the offer, you've got an e-mail.

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Postby Paul.P » Wed 12.03.2008, 17:31

Sy V wrote:Blimey Paul, you make me sound like the spelling police.


Sy, it was said with a humourous side to it mate :lol:
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