People who comment on small debit card purchases

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  1. Made in California

    Made in California Senior member

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    a Guitar Center employee calling someone an idiot... hmm...

    I will admit I added the quote because I thought it was funny. I don't think the simple act of using cash is inane. [​IMG]
     
  2. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    I really don't understand the backlash against credit card usage. It's faster, you don't end up with a bunch of change you have to carry around and eventually take to the bank to turn into usable currency, and you don't need to take frequent trips to the bank/ATM to continually withdraw cash. Sure, always have cash on you in case of emergency, but why use it when you could use a credit card?

    If a business is making you sign a receipt for a $2 purchase nowadays, that's a fault of the business, not the person using the credit card.
     
  3. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    What if we change this statement to, "If you're a man, you should carry around small coins." It doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

    I think carrying around change is a PIA, but that's not what we're talking about. If you want to focus on OP's $0.58 situation, I'm suggesting pull out your $1, $5 or $10 bill to pay for it. Oh, you don't have one of those bills? Well you should. That's my point. I don't have any more rationale other than I personally feel you should have some cash on you to make these sorts of purchases. It's fine every once in a while you run out of cash and don't make it to the ATM, it happens. But I don't agree that you pull out your card for every fk'n purchase you make. It's that sort of attitude that, in part, gets most people in credit card debt (or overdrawn accounts). Sure they will pay off the balance every couple of weeks or once a month. Riiiight. I'm not trying to convert or convince anyone of my viewpoint. I use my cc a lot too for the points.
     
  4. gdl203

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    There may be a little bit of a generation gap here.
     
  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    so what. those who pay with atm debit card, pays with debit card. those who pay cash, pays cash. i dont give a thought about that guy ahead of me doing that or if what others think im doing. my mind is on the item im purchasing and ready to head out and enjoy my day. dam.
     
  6. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    There may be a little bit of a generation gap here.

    Astute observation. I think you're right, although I'd like to think I'm not even 1/2 a generation different than some of these kids.
     
  7. GQgeek

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    LOL a card purchase for $0.58. LOL, of course people will comment, as they should.

    Why? Maybe he doesn't like walking around with change in his pocket. I certainly don't. I fucking hate small change.
     
  8. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Why? Maybe he doesn't like walking around with change in his pocket. I certainly don't. I fucking hate small change.

    Geez. You don't need two quarters and a dime to pay for this. Pull out a dollar bill or ask your stripper momma for one. Word.
     
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    Go to my car and get change!? Are you kidding me? Do I work for the coffee shop? I keep quarters only in my car. For meters.

    I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.

    You can bet that if I'm behind you and you use a card to pay for something that's less then $1 I'm going to laugh at you.

    I stand by my thinking that using your card to pay for $.58 at the post office is fucking stupid. It's not that hard to carry the $.42 to your car or to your house where you can keep the change in a jar and take it to the bank every 6 months. Either that or give it to the homeless guy outside the coffee shop.

    But hey there are a lot of things that people do that I think is fucking stupid.
     
  10. GQgeek

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    Geez. You don't need two quarters and a dime to pay for this. Pull out a dollar bill or ask your stripper momma for one. Word.

    I mean the change that fills your pockets when you start paying for everything under a few bucks in cash.
     
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    When you think of the cost of processing a card transaction between authorization fee, batching fee, clearing and funding costs, the amortization of the equipment and merchant subscription fees, etc... it just seems non-sensical to use a card for such a minuscule payment.

    That said, as diorshoe said, whatever float your boat...
     
  12. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    When you think of the cost of processing a card transaction between authorization fee, batching fee, clearing and funding costs, the amortization of the equipment and merchant subscription fees, etc... it just seems non-sensical to use a card for such a minuscule payment.

    That said, as diorshoe said, whatever float your boat...


    But it doesn't cost you an extra cent, so why would you, as the consumer, care about that?
     
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    But it doesn't cost you an extra cent, so why would you, as the consumer, care about that?
    Exactly
     
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    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.

    I guess you have never attented Soifer Haskin.
     
  15. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I'm probably older than most here but I use my debit card and Amex for nearly everything. It makes tracking spending pretty easy when you can d/l it all.

    That said, I carry a couple c-notes in bills of $20 or less at all times. You never know when a system might be down, you need to give a tip, etc. Also, in the highly unlikely event I was ever mugged, security folks say that's about the right amount to have on you to get you out of the situation alive.
     

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