From: The Real Bev on
ChairMan wrote:

> SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com>spewed forth:
>>
>> 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

As long as it's not me....

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From: George on
ChairMan wrote:
> 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
>
>
Exactly, thats why I think anyone who wants "rewards" needs to pay for
them themselves as a direct line item charge at time of purchase.
From: George on
The Real Bev wrote:
> ChairMan wrote:
>
>> SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com>spewed forth:
>>>
>>> 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
>
> As long as it's not me....
>

The only way to avoid paying for someone else's rewards is to never
purchase anything.
From: Rod Speed on
George wrote
> The Real Bev wrote
>> ChairMan wrote
>>> SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com>spewed forth:

>>>> 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

>> As long as it's not me....

> The only way to avoid paying for someone else's rewards is to never purchase anything.

Wrong. The other way is to pay off your card in full every month.

Those who dont are the ones paying for the rewards.


From: Chief Thracian on
On Thu, 3 Sep 2009 14:38:13 -0700 (PDT), sarge137
<rbooth9858(a)yahoo.com> wrote:

>The US Mint struck 2 cent coins from 1864 to 1873. And in the last
>year it there were only about 1,000 struck, all proofs. They're
>actually quite valuable these days.

Most valuable two-cents worth ever!