Taken from the following: RCTECH Forums - Electric On-Road forum, 2008 R.O.A.R. On-Road Asphalt Nats! -Official Thread- (early info release) thread, page 20.
>> schurcr, 04-10-2008, 08:23 AM
"Entry form will be up by the weekend. You can sign up online. Start at www.roarracing.com
and click on the nationals page link then click on the on-line registration link."
Today is the 16th and no entry form on the R.O.A.R. website.
>> Three, 04-10-2008, 08:32 AM
"So why do we have to pay to enter on-line ?? Shouldn't the dues we pay every year cover that expense? We ought to be able to register for FREE on the R.O.A.R. website.
Why is a second party doing the on-line registration and charging it?"
>> Rick Hohwart, 04-10-2008, 08:40 AM
"You are right. The processing and PayPal fees should be deducted from the total money ROAR receives, not added on to the entry fee for the racer to pay."
>> schurcr 04-10-2008, 09:47 PM
"Everything in this world cost something and the price of doing business is increasing as well. This means ROAR's cost of doing business is increasing as well. We could easily cover it in member fees, but if we try to cover all these convenience features in member fees then member fees would have to go up. There has not been an increase in member fees in the 13 years I've been a ROAR member that I can remember. Would it be fair to cover more national's expense via the membership fees when a small percentage of the actual membership attends these races? ROAR has to pay for this service; this is a convenience to the racer. Who pays for that service, all the non-nationals racing members? Is that fair to the majority that does not attend these events? It would be great to have on-line registration on the ROAR website but to do so takes work, work that someone will want to be paid for.
It seems to me that with Rev-Up being discontinued that those savings should cover the funding for on-line registration. Also with no hand-out motors that is also a savings that could cover the funding.
"I don't remember anyone complaining about the Snowbirds charging to use on-line sign ups. If you don't want to pay the extra fees for the convenience of paying with a credit card then mail it in. There are many retailers in this world that still charge to use plastic, why shouldn't ROAR? Using plastic comes with a price? The banks charge us for using them, the banks charge the retailers for using them."
>> Three, 04-10-2008, 01:55 PM
"$1.50 processing fee and if you use PayPal it is a .30 +2.9% fee. While this is only $4.12, this should be covered in the yearly dues we pay.
And yes schurcr, the Snowbirds charged for on-line registration but we did not pay $30.00 a year to join."