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Old 11-30-2013, 12:34 PM
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Today , I renewed my AMA membership on line . It took all of 3 minutes and 2 of em were finding the reading glasses so I could see the numbers on my debit card . It got me to thinking ....

As we all know , there are 1 year , 2 year , and lifetime membership durations only . Every 2 years I renew . I really wish there could be a 5 year renewal , and yes it would be membership fee X 5 with a small fee reduction such as goes along with the 2 year . 1 year= 58 , 2 years= 113 , savings = 3 ... Maybe do 5 years for around 280 ? (58 X 5 =290 with maybe 10 off in keeping with the "buy more get it cheaper" ethos of product sale ?)

I wouldn't even dream that it could be set to coincide with my Driver's license renewal , which renews ever 5 years now .

So I guess my question here is , would anyone else sign up under a 5 year plan if one was offered ?
Old 12-03-2013, 06:09 AM
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Well , there ya have it , 67 views in three days without a single reply . I guess I am the only one who would do a 5 year signup .

Thanks for reading ....
Old 12-03-2013, 07:27 AM
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Well, I signed my grandson up for 14 years when he was 5.

As for Open members, many of those folks don't buy green bananas.
Old 12-04-2013, 03:37 PM
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I have gone back to doing single years. I sometimes get half price for having CD' a contest. Also do not buy green bananas.
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Originally Posted by init4fun View Post
Well , there ya have it , 67 views in three days without a single reply . I guess I am the only one who would do a 5 year signup .

Thanks for reading ....
Personally, I think the 5 year option would be good business for AMA. I have noticed in the Model Aviation magazine over a couple years, there is a fair number of new Life Members, fair as compared to years past. In addition look at the number of members donating $$$ outside their membership dues. Just maybe these extra donation dollars are the reason AMA has not increased dues for a number of years.
With the large number of donations, just maybe AMA thinks that a dues increase would cut out those donations. OTOH, when this AMA FOUNDATION gets going, I predict that will be, "Katy, bar the door." If AMA then gets the GREEN LIGHT to be the Community Based Organization, I predict that there will be a number of changes.
The EC is supposedly now rewriting the AMA By Laws and other operating rules will be changed big time after that happens, so just maybe your 5 Year Plan will be there.
How was it stated by Ben Franklin I believe, something like - "No one's purse is safe when the Legislature is in session". The same for AMA's Executive Council!
Old 01-16-2014, 12:43 PM
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I would sign up for 5 years, and I'm 84 in 3 weeks.
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Originally Posted by Red Scholefield View Post
I would sign up for 5 years, and I'm 84 in 3 weeks.
So Cavalier...Why not just opt for the lifetime membership then????
Old 01-28-2014, 09:26 PM
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I'm pushing 76 and feeling poorly. Renew for 2/5 yrs. I may not see it.

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by littlecrankshaf View Post
So Cavalier...Why not just opt for the lifetime membership then????
Crank, are you a life member?

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Charley View Post
Crank, are you a life member?

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No, not sure how much longer I'll be in the need for the membership either.
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Originally Posted by littlecrankshaf View Post
No, not sure how much longer I'll be in the need for the membership either.
OH, oh! How old are you Crank? I'll be 76 in April next.

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Old 02-01-2014, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Charley View Post
OH, oh! How old are you Crank? I'll be 76 in April next.

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Charley,

I am quite a few years younger than you...but just old enough to qualify for seniors discount at most places...been a member of AARP for a few years now...BTW You know AARP is a great promoter of getting older...LOL

Sorry if my answer seems a bit evasive but as someone that has been a victim of some weirdo's internet stalking I must refrain.
Old 02-03-2014, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by littlecrankshaf View Post
Charley,

I am quite a few years younger than you...but just old enough to qualify for seniors discount at most places...been a member of AARP for a few years now...BTW You know AARP is a great promoter of getting older...LOL

Sorry if my answer seems a bit evasive but as someone that has been a victim of some weirdo's internet stalking I must refrain.
You gotta be kidding! I've never known you to refrain from jumping in with both feet. You're a frequent AMA gadfly. Now you have me wondering if you qualify for that. ??

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Old 02-03-2014, 11:05 PM
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You gotta be kidding! I've never known you to refrain from jumping in with both feet. You're a frequent AMA gadfly. Now you have me wondering if you qualify for that. ??

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Charley,

I gave you a respectful answer...but if that's not what you want that's fine too.
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Originally Posted by littlecrankshaf View Post
Charley,

I gave you a respectful answer...but if that's not what you want that's fine too.
Yup. Respectful and evasive. Your choice. I've never seen why one wants to voice so many opinions while hiding behind a pseudonym. I've always been up front about who I am.

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:44 PM
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Yup. Respectful and evasive. Your choice. I've never seen why one wants to voice so many opinions while hiding behind a pseudonym. I've always been up front about who I am.

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Ok then...would you post a picture of yourself?
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Sure. Will you post who you are?
Old 02-05-2014, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Charley View Post
Sure. Will you post who you are?

I have...matter of fact in the past there have been entire threads devoted to people obsessing over me. Hard to believe you don't know who I am. Matter of fact I would bet heavily that someone, that is also obsessed, has clue you in by now with their rendition of who I am.

One thing I find interesting is that you find my anonymity an issue. Why so obsessed with who am??? There are plenty of others to obsess over...Why me??? By your posts it seems you feel scorned in some way. And we we know hell has no furry...

BTW still waiting on that picture of yourself.
Old 02-05-2014, 06:05 PM
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Ok, that's enough pissing and moaning guys. If you don't have something to discuss concerning the AMA then let's wrap this discussion up. I swear sometimes you guys seem to find the silliest things to get wrapped around the axle about.

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Something AMA might consider is to allow members to put credit card information of members on file for automatic renewals. I do that on as many things that I can to pre-empt my forgetfulness. I do that here for my RCU membership.
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Originally Posted by littlecrankshaf View Post
Something AMA might consider is to allow members to put credit card information of members on file for automatic renewals. I do that on as many things that I can to pre-empt my forgetfulness. I do that here for my RCU membership.
With the recent exposure of security flaws at Target et al in the news, I'm leery enough to be dropping auto renewals that require payees to maintain my personal data. I'd rather do it through an escrow agent like PayPal to minimize exposure to hacking. Doesn't negate your thought though, as AMA accepts PayPal, which I have used for convenience in membership renewal. AMA treats it like cash, so I get an immediate confirmation by email. If paid by CC, there is wait until the charge has cleared plus processing time (I think by a 3rd party) to mail out the membership cards by the batch.
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Originally Posted by cj_rumley View Post
With the recent exposure of security flaws at Target et al in the news, I'm leery enough to be dropping auto renewals that require payees to maintain my personal data. I'd rather do it through an escrow agent like PayPal to minimize exposure to hacking. Doesn't negate your thought though, as AMA accepts PayPal, which I have used for convenience in membership renewal. AMA treats it like cash, so I get an immediate confirmation by email. If paid by CC, there is wait until the charge has cleared plus processing time (I think by a 3rd party) to mail out the membership cards by the batch.
Good points. Although I'd wager there are a good many that considers AMA's ability to protect them and their personal info more than adequate and would jump at the option.
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Originally Posted by RCKen View Post
Ok, that's enough pissing and moaning guys. If you don't have something to discuss concerning the AMA then let's wrap this discussion up. I swear sometimes you guys seem to find the silliest things to get wrapped around the axle about.

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OK, OK. I just wanted to pull crank's chain a little.

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I too use Paypal but I don't connect it with a bank account.

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by littlecrankshaf View Post
Something AMA might consider is to allow members to put credit card information of members on file for automatic renewals. I do that on as many things that I can to pre-empt my forgetfulness. I do that here for my RCU membership.
I think this is a great idea , automatic renewals , as yet another "convienence option" for folks to consider . CJ does make a good point about security , but then again It's to the point that if a dedicated hacker wants something , be it national security secrets or an AMA mender's account info , well they're gonna get it . Nothing is "hack proof" and the world can't base It's decisions on "well what if a hacker steals it" .

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