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People who comment on small debit card purchases

post #1 of 116
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Seriously who the hell cares? I went to the post office the other day to mail out something since I didnt have stamps or envelopes at home. Yes I used a debit card for 0.58 cents but really 38 year old USPS cashier, is there really a need to comment on it? Then through the rest of the transaction she was pretty condesending, and didnt bother to ask me if I needed more stamps like ususal because I was probably too poor for it.

Then came "Do you need cashback"?

I said no.

"Are you sure? You just used a debit card for 0.58 cents. Dont you need money to go out on the weekend?".

I dont want change.


Same thing happened at a coffee shop where I charged 4 bucks or so to the debit card, really? Who cares? I dont like carrying around cash or change and my wallet is a card case.
post #2 of 116
Only small business owners have a gripe, because they're paying the fee. Everyone else can eat a dick.
post #3 of 116
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Originally Posted by Dashaansafin View Post
Seriously who the hell cares? I went to the post office the other day to mail out something since I didnt have stamps or envelopes at home. Yes I used a debit card for 0.58 cents but really 38 year old USPS cashier, is there really a need to comment on it? Then through the rest of the transaction she was pretty condesending, and didnt bother to ask me if I needed more stamps like ususal because I was probably too poor for it.

Then came "Do you need cashback"?

I said no.

"Are you sure? You just used a debit card for 0.58 cents. Dont you need money to go out on the weekend?".

I dont want change.


Same thing happened at a coffee shop where I charged 4 bucks or so to the debit card, really? Who cares? I dont like carrying around cash or change and my wallet is a card case.

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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post
Only small business owners have a gripe, because they're paying the fee. Everyone else can eat a dick.

I don't care about charging under $5 at large chain stores. Smaller joints I try to use cash if I have it, if I don't then I'll try to make sure my total is above $8 or there about.

The comment about "money for going out" isn't really condescending imo, though I was there to hear the tone. It seems more like she noticed that you didn't have any cash on you (hence your debit purchase) and thought that cash would be handy for going out on the weekend (it usually is).
post #4 of 116
My mother is one of these people. She thinks it's very weird to use plastic on a small-ish purchase.
post #5 of 116
My mother is the same. Really it should be faster than cash...many places don't make you sign for purchases under x amount. I just hate carrying change, though as mentioned above I make exceptions for individual/family-owned places if I'm out to lunch or something.
post #6 of 116
I always have some cash on me at all times...
post #7 of 116
ill agree everyone can suck a dick. i almost never carry cash. if you accept plastic be prepared for people to use that option regardless of the purchase amount
post #8 of 116
The real question is why are you using debit if you don't want cash back?

Run that shit as a credit transaction!
post #9 of 116
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post
I always have some cash on me at all times...

So do I, but I prefer to use it as a last resort
post #10 of 116
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post
ill agree everyone can suck a dick. i almost never carry cash. if you accept plastic be prepared for people to use that option regardless of the purchase amount
Be prepared to be told to go fuck off while the clerk points to the sign that says no card transactions under X amount. The only form of payment that cannot be refused is cash so learn to carry some.
post #11 of 116
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post
Be prepared to be told to go fuck off while the clerk points to the sign that says no card transactions under X amount. The only form of payment that cannot be refused is cash so learn to carry some.

Can't card companies tell business owners to fuck off for having those signs?
post #12 of 116
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Originally Posted by otc View Post
The real question is why are you using debit if you don't want cash back?

Run that shit as a credit transaction!

x2.

Also, I hate running credit transactions for small purchases. I try to always carry at least a double sawbuck on me at all times.
post #13 of 116
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post
x2.

Also, I hate running credit transactions for small purchases. I try to always carry at least a double sawbuck on me at all times.

Wurd....How da fuck do people get into strip clubs w/o cash???
post #14 of 116
debit cards are terrible. i use my amex for 95% of purchases and another card for gas (5% cash back) and any place that doesn't accept amex. i almost never use cash for anything.
post #15 of 116
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Can't card companies tell business owners to fuck off for having those signs?

Yes. They can also cancel your agreement if you place a surchage on a purchase for using credit, i.e. cash = $10, credit = $10.40.
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