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[–] Saturday405 0 points 42 points (+42|-0) ago 

Some stores charge extra to customers who pay with debit and credit cards so using cash is sticking it to the man. And swap meets. And yard sales. And your brother who asks for some beer money. And when your credit card gets lost or when the credit processing machines go down in your area and damn it you're out of gas.

[–] BaconandEggz 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

And when your credit card gets lost or when the credit processing machines go down in your area and damn it you're out of gas.

I had this happen to me once, I keep a $20 bill in the glovebox now just for this reason. Never know when you might lose your wallet or the machines just dont work. That $20 should be enough to get you home.

[–] StanTheTRex 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I keep a couple twenties folded between my phone and phone case.

[–] Cat-hax 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's actually a really good idea, I'm going to do the same but hide the cash.

[–] Computergeek01 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Some stores charge extra to customers who pay with debit and credit cards so using cash is sticking it to the man.

They are contractually not allowed to do that by the way. That's how fucked up our economy has already become just by having credit cards, despite the added effort on the vendors part for processing cards, the card companies could void their transactions if they are caught seeking compensation for the added effort.

[–] peacegnome 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Almost all the ones vendors use on a cell phone charge $0.50 or something. I have seen some places that give a discount for cash, like some gas stations.

[–] chuckletrousers 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Technically, they're offering a discount for cash payments.

[–] BiscuitFever 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They’re not charging extra for cards, they’re discounting cash. Or something like that. Loopholes.

[–] auto_turret 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's obviously not enforced.. pretty much every gas station or store does this

[–] prairie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Some stores charge extra to customers who pay with debit and credit cards

And the rest just charge everyone the processing fees. It's part of the prices.

[–] the_sharpest_knife [S] 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Stores that charge extra for paying with debit and credit sounds good got any examples? Yard sales don't pay taxes so qualifies as illegal. I would never loan someone money, I would just buy them the beer. The last scenario has never happened.

[–] Saturday405 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

All the convenience stores in Nevada are doing it now.

[–] ErrantCognition 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

In my experience any independent mini mart charges a 25-50 cents for card transactions under a certain amount, e.g., $5.

Also, I don't think you have to report personal transactions (like yard sales) until its over a certain amount.