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CC's are cash if you're paying them off monthly essentially and they can pay you back bigly. Plus fraud protection. Haven't paid for a flight in almost 5 years now. I've probably done 30 trips, most with a family of 5. Also no international fees and exchange rate bullshit foreigners play with travelers on purchases if you have the right card. Though we still bring cash traveling. I understand privacy concerns, but you just flew to Europe Patrick. Passport. You're already being tracked in so many ways. I presume you drive and register a car? Tracked. Not sure if Amber alerts are national, but almost all of those kidnappings get solved in 24-48 hours. Tracking. Those cameras in cities and big suburbs at intersections. Tracking. Hell, running this website allows you to be tracked. It's impossible to not be tracked in some way, shape, or form. 100% I tracked people down for real estate leads for my boss and it's easy as can be. I don't like the tip added th...
I would argue this is mostly pointless unless you are willing to start your own country to make another currency or run for office.
yeah ran into that before in CA once, when didn’t have a card. some weird post covid shit where touching money kills grandma was the reason. but after asking manager they took cash.
I remember foreigner tourists being the worst because some countries don't do tipping.
I tip at the takeout joints I frequent and make small talk with the employees. I get fantastic service there. Can't stand the prompt to add a tip at the credit card scanners now though.
I've swamp assed thousands of dollars.
I've swamp assed thousands of dollars.TMI
I don't tip my HVAC guy or painter. I mean I might buy them lunch if I'm around or something.
August 1, 2022Israel begins its war on cashFears of a digital-only future grow.Starting August 1, Israelis will not be able to make cash and bank check payments above 6,000 Shekels. According to the country’s Tax Authority, the law is meant to combat tax non-compliance, organized crime, and money laundering.“We want the public to reduce the use of cash money,” said Tamar Bracha of Israel’s Tax Authority, speaking to The Media Line. “The goal is to reduce cash fluidity in the market, mainly because crime organizations tend to rely on cash. By limiting the use of it, criminal activity is much harder to carry out.”
The San Diego fair was purported to have a "no cash" policy this year. For parking and tickets we had to use card, but everyone else took cash. Other than some restaurants mid-scamdemic, I think that whole no-cash thing is just virtue signaling, because no one is willing to lose a sail over it.
As discussed I give zero shit about my privacy. I recently had my Amex hacked/charged fraudulently and it was gone in 24 hours. Happened again and it's gone again. If someone defrauds me in person with cash I have almost no recourse and the money is gone. I get the perspective of people wanting to use cash, but I get paid to use credit.
You're slow as shit in a checking line.
You're also getting nothing on your cash if it's sitting in your wallet. That's undeniable as well.
I won't abandon my society and make innocent people suspects by getting a few hundred dollars back on a credit card.
I get $7-10k worth of tax free value annually in points
With regard to the data, I don't care about the data. We are past the point of no return.
Data has been collected on you since you were born. Lots of it.
I don't do anything illegal.
I think you've been lead to believe that our government is the big bad wolf and you cry wolf in public.
The War on Cash is the onramp to CBDC which will be Total Control, an on/off switch for your life.We are very close now and they will use any and all future 'catastrophes' to further their goals. UBI will be the bribe to get all the plebes on board.
Technically you cash guys are subsidizing my points
You are still pretending we don't have a dual justice system. There it is, right in front of you. Where's your outrage? I'm tired of this shit. Do you believe in the rule of law? Well, nobody fucking does apparently. I'm in the tiny tiny fucking minority. I do. Not that my corrupt criminal government will enforce it.
Technically you cash guys are subsidizing my pointsActually, it's the poor fools that don't pay off their balance every month with an usurious interest rate that pays for your "points". You get 5% cashback and the fool pays 22% interest. Credit companies call us people that pay off our balance monthly "deadbeats".Having said that I collect about $500/year from my Costco credit card rewards.
We ALL are way too far down the rabbit hole to think we have privacy no matter how hard we try.
Cash is a bitch to deal with in a fair like setting. Especially urban. People fumbling around with it and then the threat of thieves for the people taking it.
As discussed I give zero shit about my privacy freedom. I recently had my Amex hacked/charged fraudulently and it was gone in 24 hours. Happened again and it's gone again. If someone defrauds robs me in person with cash I have almost no recourse and the money is gone. I get the perspective of people wanting to use cash, but I get paid to use credit. Pay it off in the grace period and you get tax free money with points. I spend 5 minutes a month and probably get back $7-10k/yr. Maybe more. Not a bad ROI time wise.
I'll beat you out of the store 10 out of 10 times and get paid for it.
Have to go to an ATM or your bank to get it. And your bank can cut you off as easily as a CC company could (usually a bank). So what's the difference?
I often get discounts at places when I pay cash because it saves the business money. That's instant, in my hands that day.
This is the one and only reason to pay cash. They cheat on taxes when they get cash, so kickback is due. No cash discount - no cash.
Eric Holder says
This is the one and only reason to pay cash. They cheat on taxes when they get cash, so kickback is due. No cash discount - no cash.And that's a bad thing? I do sometimes request a cash discount in lieu of using my credit card.
The War on Cash is the onramp to CBDC which will be Total Control, an on/off switch for your life.We are very close now and they will use any and all future 'catastrophes' to further their goals. UBI will be the bribe to get all the plebes on board.original link
And that's a bad thing? I do sometimes request a cash discount in lieu of using my credit card.
I'm that confident my privacy/freedom is well protected.
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