Originally posted by saturntangerine
You can mail me a certified check (kinda expensive for a $5 payment) or a money order (this is probably the better option).
Is it really necessary to insist on something other than a personal check for someone who has to mail it in?
I can't imagine that someone would bounce a $5 check. Especially to their club, the folks they will hang with socially. It's an optional activity, not something that's the difference of having a roof over their head with a drop dead due date. Even if they made an honest mistake and somehow did, I can't imagine they wouldn't make it good, including legitimate fees if any. And, if they didn't, wouldn't that be good to know? That's probably someone we don't want to be around. If they'll bounce a $5 check, they're a good candidate to be riding uninsured and THAT'S something I'd want to know, would pay money to know.
If it is a problem, I wouldn't be against sending a five dollar bill in the mail. Wrap it in a sheet of paper or use one of those security envelopes that's got screening print on the inside. I realize that there is risk of the recipient just pocketing that, but I have trust that wouldn't be the case.
The risk is only $5 afterall.
You could post receipt on a list or just record it in the same fashion as if they paid in person.
Just something to think about, absolutely not trying to stir anything up.