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Old 01-16-2019, 06:39 AM
 
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I posed a question regarding debit card usage recently and was assured some places now refuse cash and credit but no one provided any examples (in the US) of what these might be.

Has anyone run into this?
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:46 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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What businesses (anywhere) do not take cash or credit?
Has anyone run into this?
I can't see how any business can even be a business without taking in receipts from their billings or sales.
Aside from cash or credit instruments... what else is there? Barter?


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I posed a question regarding debit card usage...
Debit cards are just another word for cash.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I know of two eateries that do not accept cash. I suppose they accept credit but I've always paid with a debit card, so I can't say for sure. I do know that credit card companies charge a percentage of each transaction to businesses so I could understand why they would not accept credit cards as well.

Here are the two that I know of personally:

https://www.southblockjuice.com/

https://www.damngoodburgerco.com/
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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One advantage of not accepting cash is that it makes the business less attractive to thieves (both the ones who come in with guns to rob the till, and employees willing to embezzle from the till). So although I can't say I've run into any businesses that don't take cash, I can believe they are out there.
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:21 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Frontier Airlines, for onboard purchases, does not take cash. Also their swipe reader asks if you want to tip the FA. 8-(

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/new...Vw9?li=BBnbklE
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The airlines in general are moving away from cash payments- just a lot easier to track and manage when it's all digital. If you don't have a card of some sort, a good number of them will let you buy a ticket via PayPal these days
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:12 PM
 
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One person in my other thread reference Paris public transporation (that is why I put USA only - didn't figure I'd be going).
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:20 PM
 
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The airlines in general are moving away from cash payments- just a lot easier to track and manage when it's all digital. If you don't have a card of some sort, a good number of them will let you buy a ticket via PayPal these days

Back in the day when Flight Attendants accepted cash there would always be some idiot who would buy a beer and claim he only had a $50 or $100 bill with which to pay for it. Everyone on the plane would have their snack or meal service interrupted during the mad scramble to find change.

I believe the vending machines which sell subway tickets or fare cards only accept credit cards or debit cards. Bus drivers do not accept cash for fares in Boston, fare cards or fare tickets only.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I know of two eateries that do not accept cash. I suppose they accept credit but I've always paid with a debit card, so I can't say for sure. I do know that credit card companies charge a percentage of each transaction to businesses so I could understand why they would not accept credit cards as well.
I believe the transaction cost of a debit card is higher that that for a credit card. The few places I've come across that won't take cash will take either type of card. Alaska Airlines does not take cash on their flights.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:33 PM
 
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Thanks to all who responded! I was curious.
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