Ben Sturmfels

Cash all the way

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A person at the table near me was being gently teased by their friends because they pay for things by cash. "Don't you have a card?" Made me smile. I love paying by cash - it's fast, anonymous, low risk of fraud and doesn't create a whole lot of noise on my bank account for inevitable fraudulent card transactions to hide in. Not to mention recent news of massive data leaks.

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Indeed, cash FTW!!

JanKusanagi at 2017-09-25T02:26:41Z

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I still prefer that too as I always have
The idea of giving out credentials that allow unrestricted access to a bank account to strangers always looked risky to me,  well before anyone started talking about doing any of that online.

Michael at 2017-09-25T10:44:58Z

I agree and prefer my common, everyday purchases to be cash.  The gas (gasoline) pump is one place that I miss where you could say fill 'er up and pay the attendant in cash.  Today in my area, most are self serve, so I need to estimate the amount of the purchase or make a second trip in.

hammerron at 2017-09-27T17:10:47Z

@stumbles I wish there were more places like that.

hammerron at 2017-09-28T13:37:59Z