PayPal

GunPal

v.s.

PayPalGuns

There has been a lot of buzz about GunPal lately in the firearms community.  People are excited about it because Paypal is notoriously against firearm transactions.

GunPal is a non profit organization and donates the fees you pay per transaction to the “pro 2nd amendment” type organization of your choice! (if it’s on their list)

The transactions fees (receiving money) are as follows:

For Transactions greater than $10 (Ten Dollars):

  • 2.8% + $0.30 for all transactions

For Transactions under $10 (Ten Dollars):

  • 4.8% + $.30 for all transactions

Compared to PayPal:

  • $0.00 USD – $3,000.00 USD     2.9% + $0.30 USD
  • $3,000.01 USD – $10,000.00 USD     2.5% + $0.30 USD
  • $10,000.01 USD – $100,000.00 USD     2.2% + $0.30 USD
  • > $100,000.00 USD     1.9% + $0.30 USD

As you can see the fee schedule is set up a bit different, but very competitive.

Both PayPal and GunPal do not charge the person sending money anything.

Concerns:

1) How will buyer disputes be handled at GunPal?

PayPal is often a source of frustration for buyers that have a dispute with their transaction.  It’s a long arduous process, and the outcome (what ends up happening with the money) sometimes seems like it was decided with the flip of a coin.  I have heard so many PayPal horror stories when it comes to sellers losing their product, and the money they were initially paid for it, and vise versa from buyers who paid for a product and they didn’t receive it or it came damage or not as advertised.

2) Why does a place that calls itself GunPal have no branding related to guns?

Seems like a strange decision.  There is not so much as a picture of a firearm on their ENTIRE site, not even in their logo.

I watched the main Flash animation for a good couple of minutes, thinking that someone holding a gun would appear any second.. but all I saw is a race car, a guy standing on a mountain top, a woman that just had a good putt, and a couple doing some akward airplane gesture on a beach.

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My concerns aside.  I wish this company lots of success, I hope they get a lot of PayPal converts, and importantly never forget about listening to their customers.

Visit their website www.GunPal.net to learn more

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