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post #38416 of 53494
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

what are these notes you speak of?
I rarely actually have cash on me anymore think group outings and the first Cpl of dates is the only time I carry notes now days and that's just purely because its more of a hassle a small % of the time in those situations if you don't have notes.

I'm still a bit old school.
I don't feel comfortable with less than around $30 in cash.
It used to be $100 so I have improved.
But a trip to Japan pushed me backwards.

But truly in Melb these days you can get around with just one CC and Myki and survive well most days with no problem - even a coffee in most places.

If we took a few lessons from Japan you could get around with just Myki.
post #38417 of 53494
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I go with either a small credit card wallet, or simply a slim wallet, and keep a minimum of cards in it. I don't allow receipts to build up in it, either. Basically, I have my Medicare and private health insurance cards, driver's license, and two bank cards plus notes and that's it.
In my key case, I have six keys, so it remains relatively slim.
My wallet goes in my right front pocket, key case in my left front pocket (along with building admission pass), and iPhone in my jacket pocket.

Its a bugger. I love need the efficiency and the convenience of just picking up one wallet with all needs in it and one key ring. But the wallet starts to swell with 2 X CC, 1 X Cash card, Medicare, PHI, Drivers ID, Library card, + Cash etc. As soon as I slim it by subtracting stuff I get caught out somewhere..

The car keys are the worst - bulky clunky remote thingo and huge car key - I've no idea what to do - so I shamefacedly admit to the old (relativity small and sophisticated) roadie clip on belt loop - can't think of any better way. If I have briefcase car keys go in that. If I don't have car I have just a small house key.

I don't have a solution.

Phone is ok in jacket pocket
post #38418 of 53494
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I'm still a bit old school.
I don't feel comfortable with less than around $30 in cash.
It used to be $100 so I have improved.
But a trip to Japan pushed me backwards.

But truly in Melb these days you can get around with just one CC and Myki and survive well most days with no problem - even a coffee in most places.

If we took a few lessons from Japan you could get around with just Myki.

Interesting to think about Japanese practices.

On the one hand, you can pay for many things using either a Japanese mobile phone (as most of them have near-field chips in them) or a public transport card (plenty of stores now accept payment for all sorts of things using public transport cards in Japan).

On the other hand, cash is still king in Japan. Japanese people simply prefer to use cash instead of other methods of payment. Most Japanese feel odd if they don't have the equivalent of at least $100, if not $200, in their wallets or purses and, in general, it's very safe to carry cash around. Muggings are virtually non-existent, although I have heard of the occasional pickpocketing incident in really crowded areas, usually where people go to party (as I suppose that they are less attentive when intoxicated!).
post #38419 of 53494

I Spent a few years in Japan and never had the need for a credit or debit card at any time. I guess I could have used a Suica but what was the point? I quickly got used to stopping at an atm on the way home from work each pay day and casually withdrawing $2-3k in cash with which to pay rent, bills, shopping etc. I once left my wallet on the train with $600 in it. It was returned to my office within 2 hours without a single yen missing and the good samaritan ran off without even waiting for a reward. Nice Country ;)

post #38420 of 53494
I used my Pasmo and cash. I don't think I used the credit card more than once.

Pasmo was nearly everywhere and from what I can gather its increasing coverage so that credit cards wont get a look in - it will be cash or Pasmo - Suica.

I got my Pasmo from my mate and used it - then I just gave it to my sister a few months ago and she used it then she gave it back yesterday. So the $5 deposit has worked well.
post #38421 of 53494
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

I already have a regular bi-fold wallet but I've been finding both that and my keys a massive pain in the arse when it comes to storing them somewhere on my person while in business attire (bifold is too thick and sticks out through suit pants pocket and likewise with loose keys). As a result I started looking into coat wallets and key cases. I assumed this was the norm. Is there any other option? 

Ovlov you'll be fine with a breast wallet with our suit as we cut the right breast pocket with height ie it extends up and beyond the piping. Also handy for guys who keep their speech on wedding night
post #38422 of 53494
I got out of the habit of having cash in my wallet when my teanage son thought I had transformed into an ATM. Now i put a red back in and it will stay there for a fortnight or more, however tonight I took the wife to dinner and paid in cash, first time in years I've not used plastic.

Canberrians I can recommend Pulp Kitchen for a good feed, did the early bird special @$50 for 3 courses each good atmosphere and great food.

Then come home to watch Manly thump Souths FUBAR
post #38423 of 53494
What a win by the sea eagles, wrong tipping by me though....
post #38424 of 53494

Fock. Souths are my team :(

 

post #38425 of 53494
Consider topping yourself? Pride of the league? What a joke.
post #38426 of 53494
Souths are pathetic... Kick em back out.

Go Easts.
post #38427 of 53494
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
Black captoes - funeral today.

Hope you're alright mate.

 

I find my car keys okay. I only have the car key, house key and bottle opener.

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Red Wing Boots
post #38430 of 53494
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Red Wing Boots
Nice. Going to pick up a pair of 875's before the start of winter. The new leather is very nice.
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