From: BigDog811 on
On Sep 4, 1:54 pm, SMS <scharf.ste...(a)geemail.com> wrote:
> BigDog811 wrote:
> > If it makes you feel better, you win.
>
> Thanks. It's always refreshing to see someone admit their mistake and
> withdraw when proven wrong.

Good try.
From: BigDog811 on
On Sep 4, 1:54 pm, SMS <scharf.ste...(a)geemail.com> wrote:
> BigDog811 wrote:
> > If it makes you feel better, you win.
>
> Thanks. It's always refreshing to see someone admit their mistake and
> withdraw when proven wrong.

Good try.
From: Brian Elfert on
"Bob F" <bobnospam(a)gmail.com> writes:

>> Why? Most ATMs just spit out $20 bills anyway, but why don't you use a
>> debit card?

>Amazing how many want to give the banks a cut.

It costs money for businesses to handle cash too. I used to run a
business and preferred credit cards because it cost less than dealing with
cash/checks.
From: SMS on
Brian Elfert wrote:
> "Bob F" <bobnospam(a)gmail.com> writes:
>
>>> Why? Most ATMs just spit out $20 bills anyway, but why don't you use a
>>> debit card?
>
>> Amazing how many want to give the banks a cut.
>
> It costs money for businesses to handle cash too. I used to run a
> business and preferred credit cards because it cost less than dealing with
> cash/checks.

Well checks anyway. Unless a business doesn't accept cash at all, the
incremental cost of handling more cash is not going to be as much as
paying 1.5-3% to the bank.

At a place like an Arco gas station, they don't take credit cards, and
they charge a hefty fee to use a debit card. They're just set up for
cash. An armored car picks up the cash from the automatic payment
machine, as well as from the cashier, so that costs the franchise owner
something, but less than paying the credit card fees.

It's interesting that some credit card processors charge higher rates
for cards that give rewards to the card holder than for non-rewards cards.
From: ChairMan on
In news:4aa6cb54$0$1637$742ec2ed(a)news.sonic.net,
SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com>spewed forth:
> Brian Elfert wrote:
>> "Bob F" <bobnospam(a)gmail.com> writes:
>>
>>>> Why? Most ATMs just spit out $20 bills anyway, but why don't you
>>>> use a debit card?
>>
>>> Amazing how many want to give the banks a cut.
>>
>> It costs money for businesses to handle cash too. I used to run a
>> business and preferred credit cards because it cost less than
>> dealing with cash/checks.
>
> Well checks anyway. Unless a business doesn't accept cash at all, the
> incremental cost of handling more cash is not going to be as much as
> paying 1.5-3% to the bank.
>
> At a place like an Arco gas station, they don't take credit cards, and
> they charge a hefty fee to use a debit card. They're just set up for
> cash. An armored car picks up the cash from the automatic payment
> machine, as well as from the cashier, so that costs the franchise
> owner something, but less than paying the credit card fees.
>
> It's interesting that some credit card processors charge higher rates
> for cards that give rewards to the card holder than for non-rewards
> cards.

which proves the old saying "ain't nothing is free"
somebody somewhere pays for all the rewards