Death of cash - a new twist

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  1. SpacePete

    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    It already seems to be going that way with these networked till systems. Hopefully it will remain a choice of the proprietor. I don't want to see this dystopian scenario come to pass.
     
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    "Nah, OC still checks under his bed every night for commies tongue"

    Usually find a couple there, hiding from their beloved "komrades" holding a knife. Had bill, juLIAR and kevin one night, made a hell of a racket.

    Blood everywhere!

    OC
     
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    I still frequent cash-only businesses regularly. Always envy them, too.
     
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    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I've been making a conscious effort recently to only pay with cash whenever possible. At the supermarket some of the younger register girls look a bit miffed that I don't swipe and save them the hassle of getting change. Small city convenience stores are the opposite and always seem to appreciate cash, especially if I have coins.
     
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    I took the wife out to dinner tonite and when the bill came the waitress asked if I had a card.

    I said half jokingly - Nah, I'm a cash kinda guy.

    She replies half jokingly - Your old fashioned.

    I laughed it off but then I was a bit reflective. Yeh, I'm 40 odd but im not that old fashioned dammit! Well not yet anyways!!
     
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    I'm packing my own food, grown in my own garden and paying you $0.00; in fact you won't see a cent of my non-payment become your taxable income. Nor will you have the chance of poisoning me with your grown-with-garbage food.

    How's that for old-fashioned, waitress?
    Sorry, got carried away there.
     
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    One very intrusive, and somewhat costly for retailers who want to trade, is being forced into the barcoding system, which automatically instills a third party, via an electronic accounting system ! very big brotherish.
     
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    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Random update. This is the establishment. Pretty good place for a quick pint.

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    I worry about it too because I am keen coin shooter (and other) knowing that less and less is being dropped for me for tomorrow :p

    But saying that I found 1c/2c/5c/$1/$2 all in the same hole this morning,they must have been together for at least 20 yrs (?) I reckon.

    Hey Space Pete - how is it out there in space :)
     
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    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I'm floating in a most peculiar way
    And the stars look very different today
     
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    Went to Baskin & Robbins in Sydney near the Opera house a while back and it had big CASH ONLY signs on the counter.
    Rent there must be a killer, cash has it's advantages :D
     
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    When the floods hit Bundaberg, Cash was King, Cards Bloody useless.. Power out No ATM's.

    Regards Errol 43
     
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    yep, when that big switch gets turned off the 'value' of cash goes up.
     

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