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Old 04-22-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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What really irks me is that some motels claim now not to take debit cards. I just so happened to use a credit card at one but the policy so aggrivated me I nearly did not enjoy my vacation because of it. Typically I just pay with a debit card or the low limit credit card. The problem would be if they decided they wanted mroe than 500 bucks and it had to be on a real credit card. I might have 3000 in the bank but not on a real credit card. In the US most still take debit cards so it would be OK but the place I went to in Canada that would not, I technically could not have stayed their one more night because of a low limit card despite having over 3000 in my bank.

What about people who just object to being in debt? And dont say pay it off every month.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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I dont think seven years of homelessness is fair even for people who do make decisions. Also not all with bad credit are bad with their finances. There are such things as job losses etc.
Don't they still have secured credit cards? Take the cash and put it towards one.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I have thought of that. though that takes a lot of advance planning. I would like to be able to decide today I want to do something. Also does anyone know if they do this crap in Europe or can you just rent with Euros. I am planning to take a trip there in a few years and doubt I will have a credit card with 10 times the amount needed on it. I have no objection to using my debit card or cold hard Euros or whatever theya re
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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What really irks me is that some motels claim now not to take debit cards. I just so happened to use a credit card at one but the policy so aggrivated me I nearly did not enjoy my vacation because of it. Typically I just pay with a debit card or the low limit credit card. The problem would be if they decided they wanted mroe than 500 bucks and it had to be on a real credit card. I might have 3000 in the bank but not on a real credit card. In the US most still take debit cards so it would be OK but the place I went to in Canada that would not, I technically could not have stayed their one more night because of a low limit card despite having over 3000 in my bank.

What about people who just object to being in debt? And dont say pay it off every month.
Why wouldn't I say pay it off every month?

I don't carry debt except a mortgage, but I use credit cards. I don't buy what I don't have in the bank to pay cash for and use the cards for convenience and perks. That's not being in debt. You can pay it off the day it hits your card if it makes you feel better.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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We were travailing around the Yellowstone area and we stopped at a hotel and to our surprise they took cash and didn't even ask for ID or a CC.

I thought those days were gone long ago and if you wanted to pay in cash they would still require a ID and a CC just in case.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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We were travailing around the Yellowstone area and we stopped at a hotel and to our surprise they took cash and didn't even ask for ID or a CC.

I thought those days were gone long ago and if you wanted to pay in cash they would still require a ID and a CC just in case.
Some of the smaller mom and pop places will still take cash. I'm surprised they didn't ask for ID though. Some states require hotels to get positive ID from all guests.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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What was the name of this flop house and where was it. I certainly wouldn't stay there.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
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The older guy said we needed a credit card or an extra $200 damage deposit in case the room got trashed. ( the wife and I are 63)

What I don't understand is, --if--there was damages, shouldn't he have to proceed in court to collect and not the other way around--( him deducting the damages from my credit card and ---I--having to contest it
Thank the irresponsible travelers before you, including seniors, that have left small business owners holding the bag. As for contesting a damage charge. They typically photograph the damage with a time stamp, so you would be hard pressed to argue the charges, should they need to be made.

Welcome to life in the modern era.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Thank the irresponsible travelers before you, including seniors, that have left small business owners holding the bag. As for contesting a damage charge. They typically photograph the damage with a time stamp, so you would be hard pressed to argue the charges, should they need to be made.

Welcome to life in the modern era.
You are saying he should roll over and accept it, no way!
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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That exactly the point. I am sick of rolling over and taking it because some idiots out there do stupid things. Credit cards are evil. They should at least have to take debit.
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