[kwlug-disc] Cash becoming illegal?

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 5 14:58:08 EDT 2010

--- On Fri, 11/5/10, Eric Gerlach <eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 2:08 PM, Phil
> Longstaff <plongstaff at rogers.com>> wrote:
> > Conversely if you were told you would be charged that
> same 2% to 4% more because you're using a credit card would you
> still use it?
> Worst part is, as a vendor we're not allowed to charge
> different
> prices for credit cards.  Part of the agreement.

But before we get some garments in a bunch. How many purchases would you pass on if you didn't have the convenience of the credit card?

I don't like carrying cash so there would be several purchases I wouldn't make if I had to use cash.

Actually, that is one of the premises in the "'til debt do us part" TV program. The host forces couples to make all the purchases in cash so they see what they are spending on and the spending becomes more real.

That's a good thing except when you are already stingy like me. Many vendors wouldn't get my business if I didn't have a CC.

Raul Suarez

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