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Old 09-22-2009, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Long before banks started locating branches inside supermarkets, grocery stores acted as informal financial establishments, cashing payroll checks and personal checks to provide ready cash for their customers. That's starting to change.


Grocery stores taking check use off shoppers' lists -- latimes.com
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I'm a Debit Card user, so I have no idea why people still want to goof around with writing checks at the check out counter anyway. But, I do think it is a bad move since many people are really more comfortable writing checks....especially older people. They just have more confidence in a paper trail.
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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I'm a Debit Card user, so I have no idea why people still want to goof around with writing checks at the check out counter anyway. But, I do think it is a bad move since many people are really more comfortable writing checks....especially older people. They just have more confidence in a paper trail.
The rare occasion I use a check at the supermarket, I have everything filled out expect the actual price.
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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I think I'll just fill up two carts and offer a check and when they wont take it I'll just smile and say have fun putting everything back....See ya next week ...(:>)
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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There was a locally owned sporting goods store here that I patronized for several years for the various things one needs for waterfowl hunting, always paid by check. Went in to get my hunting license a few years ago along with some paintball stuff for my son, and the clerk tells me that they no longer take checks (this was at checkout after the requisite paperwork had been done). They also didn't take credit cards. Never went back. Apparently they rescinded the policy shortly after my experience.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:06 AM
 
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You people with your damn checks need to bring cash or a charge card and stop holding up the damn line.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:28 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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You people with your damn checks need to bring cash or a charge card and stop holding up the damn line.
You guys using charge cards need to have enough money in your account to pay for what you buy and then stop using five declined credit cards and stop holding up the damn line.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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You people with your damn checks need to bring cash or a charge card and stop holding up the damn line.
Move to another line!!!! A check is STILL A LEGAL banking instrument....
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Vero Beach, FL
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Don't go shopping on Sr Citizens Discount Day, which is typically on a Wednesday!
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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Move to another line!!!! A check is STILL A LEGAL banking instrument....
Who cares? Bring cash or a card next time. You're not the only person on this planet.
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