This post applies to you if you wish to pay us through Paypal from outside of Canada but don’t want to open (or use) a Paypal account. If this doesn’t apply to you… well, just read it for Schadenfreude.
If you’re outside of Canada and try to pay with Paypal as a “guest” (i.e. you don’t have a Paypal account), you may experience problems. Participants tell us they enter their information and then… nothing happens. Or they are faced with no option but to accept an “invitation” to become a Paypal member. An offer you can’t refuse.
We’ve let Paypal know about it and their fairies (imps? demons?) are working to correct it. (Why wouldn’t they? It’s how they make money.) But it seems to be taking time.
Creative folks that we are, we have a workaround: we’ve discovered that putting the payment through from our end works.So — if you encounter a problem paying via Paypal, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with an S.O.S. and a phone number. We’ll call you and take your credit card info over the phone, then put the payment through ourselves. Problem solved. Hooray!