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buck07

Bucking the system
...Everyone should accept all methods of payment and to try to force people to do one thing or the other is rather stupid from a business point of view.

Indeed. Until such time as paper/polymer notes are all out of circulation, allowing both is the only option.

However, during these Covid times, it's another point of potential infection.

Hence, I can't decide if I agree with Woolies. 🤷‍♂️😱:conf:🤧
 

Converse

Active Member
I say good riddance to cash. An outdated notion.

Are you serious mate? Would you be happy if the government said ok people to make it even more convenient for society instead of making people carry around those old dirty outdated plastic credit and/or bank cards, we will just install every citizen with a RFID chip under your skin loaded with all your bank accounts for a seamless clean faster shopping experience... :rolleyes:

If cash goes in a hurry mate this scary scenario might just be around the corner...think about it. O_O :(
 

Converse

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I really prefer to use cards rather than cash as I find it more convenient. However I think that everyone should be allowed to choose what method of payment suits them best.

I have a friend who prefers to deal mainly in cash and she is having trouble getting our local shire offices to accept payment of her rates. They refuse to accept anything other than a cheque, direct credit or credit/debit card. She's told them that she doesn't have a cheque book, does not do internet banking and uses her credit card for emergency only things but they still refuse to accept her payment in cash.

Conversely I've run into problems with shop owners who refuse to accept cards...they work on a "cash only" basis. I don't carry any cash so I don't frequent those particular businesses.

Everyone should accept all methods of payment and to try to force people to do one thing or the other is rather stupid from a business point of view.

Your local shire office is that like a council office? Can't pay her shire rates at the local post office? I pay all the household bills and car registration and insurance bills at the post office and they pretty much accept payment in every shape or form...lol. Again I always use cash... ;)
 

Columbo

Somehow I Still Believe
Are you serious mate? Would you be happy if the government said ok people to make it even more convenient for society instead of making people carry around those old dirty outdated plastic credit and/or bank cards, we will just install every citizen with a RFID chip under your skin loaded with all your bank accounts for a seamless clean faster shopping experience... :rolleyes:

If cash goes in a hurry mate this scary scenario might just be around the corner...think about it. O_O :(

Yes, I hate cash because of my fumbly fingers.


Hooray for cards! Boo for cash!
 

Converse

Active Member
Indeed. Until such time as paper/polymer notes are all out of circulation, allowing both is the only option.

However, during these Covid times, it's another point of potential infection.

Hence, I can't decide if I agree with Woolies. 🤷‍♂️😱:conf:🤧

Mate that's what they want you to think during these Covid times, oh don't use dirty cash it's horrid and virus ridden. There is just as much infection on all the touchscreens and also the keypads at point of sale that are touched by everyone going through them. Then there's all the dirty shopping trolley's, baskets, food items that have all been handled by anyone that could potentially have this virus. It's just common sense to look after yourself during these times. Also for those who carry around one of those new fangled smartphones or whatever with those big touch screens. How many people would go shopping tap away on the shop screens then touch their own phone screen straight after which they carry everywhere with them these days. The potential for virus spreading just never ends...
 

Sephrenia

Priestess of the Goddess
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Where are you? Regional Victoria?
i meant Sephrenia. I know reepbot is on the GC.
Yes.
Your local shire office is that like a council office? Can't pay her shire rates at the local post office? I pay all the household bills and car registration and insurance bills at the post office and they pretty much accept payment in every shape or form...lol. Again I always use cash... ;)
Yes, local council. She tried that but apparently they removed the billpay thing from the rate notices and so the post office could not accept her payment.
Mate that's what they want you to think during these Covid times, oh don't use dirty cash it's horrid and virus ridden. There is just as much infection on all the touchscreens and also the keypads at point of sale that are touched by everyone going through them. Then there's all the dirty shopping trolley's, baskets, food items that have all been handled by anyone that could potentially have this virus. It's just common sense to look after yourself during these times. Also for those who carry around one of those new fangled smartphones or whatever with those big touch screens. How many people would go shopping tap away on the shop screens then touch their own phone screen straight after which they carry everywhere with them these days. The potential for virus spreading just never ends...
And apparently the virus isn't as virulent on hard surfaces in the real world as they would have us believe. The tests they conducted were of course done in laboratory conditions and not truly reflective of every day living. BUT whatever the case...washing your hands thoroughly and frequently is still your best defense.
 
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