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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Withnail, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    I often feel like that as the young staff try to count my cash :roll:

    Son .....when I treat him out for a meal whilst visiting him in Worcester, but he goes to the bar to order...... pays with his contactless card instead of using my cash or 'pin' card and I transfer the money over to him after :roll:
     
  2. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    I took minime to a 'new' hairdresser recently, her cut was nearly finished when I realised that I couldn't see a till anywhere - I was mortified when she said they only take cash, as I just don't take any out.... Thanks to 'emergency' tenner' and all the loose coins in the bottom of my bag I just managed to pay for it... :ohno:
     
  3. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    I still pay for my haircut with a cheque....
     
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    Translation: only half their earnings go on the books.
     
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    "He's behind you... "

    I will never fail to be impressed by a species that thinks it can conquer the Universe armed with a sink sucker and an egg whisk. Especially now that the 'stairs' problem has been solved. :heyhey:
     
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  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I have not written a cheque for myself this century - I have done a few for other people and my chequebook still has the 'helpful' 19-- for the date, crossing that out and writing 20-- seems to work - even for other people, the last one was in early 2014. That last cheque prompted a new book to be sent...
     
  7. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Do they still exist?
     
  8. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    Yes, they've just sent me a new one, but I will have lost it by the time my current one runs out I am sure.
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    My account will be in the hands of executors before I need my new one...
     
  10. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    I still use my cheque book as well . Although when I bought my mini , BMW at Radford wouldn't accept either a personal cheque or building society cheque for payment. They'd only accept card payment. At that time if I got a building society cheque to pay into my LLoyds account it wouldn't have cleared in time. So I had to keep going to the building society over a few days, draw out my daily cash limit each time and pay the cash into Lloyds so that I could pay for the car by visa :roll:

    In the Co-op this morning , saw a man paying with his watch........
     
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    A number of local societies still ask for cheques, you can't use paypal or cards on their limited web sites.
     
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    I just paid with my string vest because the Lloyd's online banking app got hacked by a pair of owls in dungarees
     
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    Various 'small' societies and organisations still require payment by cheque for subscriptions etc and cheques are always useful for birthday & Christmas presents so I still use a few cheques each year. Otherwise mostly card payments.
     
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    Pay our window cleaner by cheque, pop it through his letterbox on the way in to work.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Our window cleaner wants his dosh via bank transfer.
     
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    My window cleaner is paid via direct debit .
     
  18. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    My window cleaner is paid via prayers to the rain god.
     
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    " by modern method of auction.. "

    Anyone sold or purchased a property by this method

    In England?

    Ta
     
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    There's a house in the village for sale that way. I believe the buyer puts a bid in and if accepted has to pay a deposit almost immediately.
     

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