Gear Financing & Payment Options
We know...most skydiving equipment is crazy expensive. It can be a huge deterrent in staying in the sport past that first jump and/or student training.
While I was able to work, save and spend my cash through student training and the basics of a helmet, altimeter and jumpsuit back in 1995...it was only due to having secured a credit card that I was able to purchase my first complete skydiving rig a year later (an Infinity with CYPRES, Tempo Reserve and Triathlon Main through Larry Chernis at Skydive Kapowsin). It took me a few years to finally pay that off...but at least I was able to skydive with my own rig during that time!
Not everyone who wants to be a skydiver and have their own gear has immediately available cash. But ChutingStar has put several options in place to help skydivers get into gear they can jump now (and work through the payments as they work and skydive).
The first available at checkout is Klarna.
Just select Klarna at checkout. Depending on your cart total and credit history, you will be shown an offer from Klarna for a payment option or financing.
One is a "Pay-in-4" option that splits your total purchase into 4 equal installments. No added interest or fees when you pay on time!
- 4 equal interest-free installments
- Zero interest
- No fees when you pay on time
- Available for orders of $35-$1500
- Simply enter your card details and automatic payments are taken every two weeks
- Complete terms at this link
The second is a "Monthly Financing" option that splits your total into financed monthly payments..
- Simple, 2-Step Application Process at checkout
- Available for orders of $150-$10,000
- Manage your purchases and payments in the Klarna App
- Complete terms at this link
- Disclosure: Monthly financing through Klarna issued by WebBank, member FDIC. Other CA resident loans made or arranged pursuant to a California Financing Law license.
Paypal credit is a financing option under the Paypal payment section at checkout at ChutingStar.com.
This option is available for any purchase amount.
This financing is directly through Paypal and is subject to their credit approval. If you're able to pay it off in full within 6 months, there is zero interest. It is limited to US residents. All the details can be found at this link.
Affirm and Amazon Pay
Payment options through Affirm are available through Amazon Pay. Select Amazon Pay, and then follow payment options for Affirm.
These include 4 interest-free payments every two weeks to monthly installments. No late fees, ho hidden fees and no surprises.
Rates from 0% APR to 10-36% APR. For example, an
$800 purchase might cost $72.21/mo over 12 months at
15% APR. Payment options through affirm are subject to an eligibility check are provided by these lending partners at this link. Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required. CA residents: Loans by Affirm Loan Services, LLC are made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license.
More info on the "Buy now, pay later with Affirm and Amazon Pay" at this link.
ChutingStar Payment Plan
The last option is directly through ChutingStar for orders of complete rigs. Because certain parts of a complete rig can take longer than others, we can put a payment plan in place based on the timing of when each part is ordered. We put together the entire rig purchase on a Sales Order and then schedule out when each item would need to be ordered and paid.
For example, say you pick a custom container that takes 20 weeks to build, a custom main canopy that takes 6 weeks to manufacture, a reserve that's usually available off the shelf plus an AAD that ChutingStar keeps stocked. You initially pay for just the container portion to get that under way. And then 14 weeks later, pay for the main canopy to be built, and then 6 weeks later pay for the reserve and AAD. And finally when it's all assembled and ready to ship, pay for the rigging and shipping to you.
Turnaround times for containers and canopies do change frequently, so sometimes this option can cause delays in the final piece arriving, but it does give you the ability to save up for payments during the whole process.
Contact our ChutingStar Crew at this link, for more info on this option and to get a Sales Order and order/payment plan created for your custom skydiving rig.