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Old 01-07-2015, 08:29 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Bring your own bagel and juice. I have been bringing my breakfast and lunch from home for years. My friends spend a average of 12 bucks a day on food. That's $60 a week $240 a month.

Go to Costco and buy a case of juice. Get two bags of bagels and a tub of cream cheese and put them in the fridge. Make your breakfast at home and bring it with you.
That guy just lost $44 a month from you.


Great Point
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:34 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default The future is now

I am one of those old farts (66) who decided 3.7 years ago to switch from 100% cash to 100% plastic. I love it. But, my 88 year old barber insists on cash. So, I have to spend $18 every 8 weeks in cash.
I am very excited to start using Apple Pay.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:46 PM
 
Location: All Over
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I am one of those annoying old folks that pay cash, including to the penny, for most items under fifty dollars. Paying for coffee with a credit card seems to be excessive and somehow improper.

As far as the guy complaining about having to wait for me to drag out exact change I suggest he learn some patience. With some luck he will get old and uncooperative.
Not sure if you're one of these people but its inconsiderate and stupid when your in a line 6 deep and wait until your asked for money to have to go digging, at least have your money and stuff out and ready to go.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:54 PM
 
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it drives me nuts standing in line behind someone making a 2 buck purchase with a credit card.

many times it has to redial a few times as well as taking at least 2x longer compared to slapping down two bucks. on an active checkout line that eats up alot of employee time.

i wish all stores had min charges. it is not even understandable to me how someone could even leave the house with no cash.


This makes no sense, if there is a redial issue, I'm assuming to connect for payment that's a store issue. Cash transaction unless exact change aren't faster and even exact change isn't always faster that electronic payment
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Texas
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This makes no sense, if there is a redial issue, I'm assuming to connect for payment that's a store issue. Cash transaction unless exact change aren't faster and even exact change isn't always faster that electronic payment
Exactly.

Just cuz you slap down the exact cash doesn't mean that the guy running the register still doesn't have to count it, sort the change/bills, input it into the machine, etc.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:35 AM
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Location: Georgia
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it drives me nuts standing in line behind someone making a 2 buck purchase with a credit card.
It drives me nuts standing in line behind someone making a 2 buck purchase with currency and change.

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i wish all stores had min charges.
I wish all stores stopped pandering to Luddites and did away with cash.

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Honestly I feel the opposite I hate being behind someone with cash, I think it takes longer for a cashier to make change than swipe move along.
Absolutely.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:48 AM
 
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why am i not surprised at your answers.!
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:08 AM
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Location: Georgia
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Indeed. The question, though, is whether or not you can recognize that your preference is a reflection of a declining sentiment and my preference is a reflection of an ascending sentiment.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Lynn, MA
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I don't have a problem with stores doing this. They do have to pay a surcharge on people who use credit cards after all.

Nothing wrong with carrying around a $20 for situations like this.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Not sure if you're one of these people but its inconsiderate and stupid when your in a line 6 deep and wait until your asked for money to have to go digging, at least have your money and stuff out and ready to go.
It's also inconsiderate and stupid to have to swipe three cards before finding one with available credit or is otherwise not declined, or to wait until the cashier has finished ringing everything up before shuffling through a stack of cards and trying to decide which one to use.

Or, for that matter, to take your time deciding what lottery tickets to buy after your other merchandise has been rung up, or try to decide if you want one pack of smokes or two, or to ask for a discount on a damaged item.

I worked in retail for many years and have seen all of these things happen on a fairly regular basis. There's nothing inherently rude about paying with cash. Rude and/or ignorant people are going to engage in rude and/or ignorant behavior regardless of how they choose to pay. They guy who wastes the cashier's time paying with cash is still going to waste the cashier's time if he decides to pay with a card.
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