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    41 54.67%
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    Re: How do you pay - cash or card?

    Pretty much everything with a card with some exceptions

    Rent is paid by check
    some bills are paid over the internet (same principal, but different medium)
    certain events like going to the bar or a show (or where I may consume lots of alcohol), cash only for security reasons (if I even do bring a wallet, its usually in my girl's purse or in a secure pocket in my clothes)

    my favorite Japanese restaurant, they only take cash and they are worth it.

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    Re: How do you pay - cash or card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Hi all

    Simple question here: do you pay cash or with your card?

    I would say that paying with a card is quite dangerous in terms of privacy - the bank knows all your moves and habits, what you buy, where you go and when you go. I'm not comfortable with that to say the least.

    So, what do you think?
    I think you're being seriously paranoid for little to no reason.

    Are you a convicted felon? On a government watch list for some reason?

    I never carry cash. Cash is dangerous. Get's you mugged.

    I don't do anything wrong, I'm not a "special person of interest", and if some entity wants to track me they're going to do that no matter what I use, do, purchase, or try to hide.

    I'm not paranoid enough to think "they're out to get me". I don't wear tin-foil hats to protect myself.

    Once had a credit card stolen and about 850 dollars spent on it by thief. Bank covered losses and replaced money in my account.

    What do you think the bank would say if I walked in and told them somebody stole 850 in cash from me? Would the bank replace that cash?

    I doubt it.

    Cash is a pain in the butt. It's going to go away over time. It's not safe to carry and or use/display.

    I'm all for using technology to my benefit. A card allows me to track all my purchases and see where my money goes.

    If some government/bank/alien wants to see how many times I buy gasoline, go to grocery store, or buy beer I don't give a crap.

    Now if I was buying massive quantities of ammunition and pseudo-assault rifle stuff I might be more paranoid.

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    Re: How do you pay - cash or card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Are you sure you're not doing something you shouldn't be doing?
    No but I think the government does.
    It has grown so large already. The thought it will know every move of a citizen is scary.

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    Re: How do you pay - cash or card?

    Usually with our credit card. Monthly bills are often paid by direct withdrawal.
    And our credit cards are paid off every month.

    Our banks mangers and employees know my husband quite well and greet him by name when he goes in.

    And yes, they handle our finances and investments quite well.
    If they didn't my husband would find another bank.
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    Re: How do you pay - cash or card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    The thought it will know every move of a citizen is scary.
    Have you any idea the size of the database needed, and the number of people needed to maintain it, let alone actually analyze and study such a thing???? The sheer volume of data would be staggering.

    Besides, video surveillance is much more conclusive isn't it?

    Watch out for those satellites.

    Better hide.

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    Re: How do you pay - cash or card?

    I rarely use a credit card for anything other than internet purchases and greatly prefer cash - or in the case of more expensive purchases - a check.

    I believe much of this is generational as my two kids in their thirties think nothing of using their cards for very small purchases as a matter of routine.
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    Re: How do you pay - cash or card?

    I pay for things almost exclusively with a credit card. I use cash only very rarely.

    Personally, I see a ton of benefits to using a credit card, and no real drawbacks. I'm more protected from theft and fraud with a credit card. It's more convenient because I don't have to go to the ATM on a regular basis. And I get cash back. I understand that the bank can track my purchasing habits if I use a card, but I really don't care.
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    Re: How do you pay - cash or card?

    Most everything with card, heck I just bought a car with a credit card. We were just looking for a small 1-2 year loan to get a nice used car and when the girl offered a 0% interest credit card for 12 months I was sold. It was a little tricky finding a dealer that took the card without hesitation but it worked out. A lot of people I told were surprised you could buy a car with a credit card, I didn't even think about it either until the girl at the bank mentioned it.
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    Re: How do you pay - cash or card?

    The government and big business want a cash-less society so they can track every transaction.

    Don't let them have their way.

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    Re: How do you pay - cash or card?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Pretty much everything with a card with some exceptions

    Rent is paid by check
    some bills are paid over the internet (same principal, but different medium)
    certain events like going to the bar or a show (or where I may consume lots of alcohol), cash only for security reasons (if I even do bring a wallet, its usually in my girl's purse or in a secure pocket in my clothes)

    my favorite Japanese restaurant, they only take cash and they are worth it.
    I probably divide it up between card and cash fairly even. But when I get my credit card bills they are paid off in their entirely. I never have a running balance.
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