Do you carry cash?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by syntaxerrorsix, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. Yes, for emergencies

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  2. Yes, used for most transactions.

    94 vote(s)
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  3. No, I use a card or other electronic means.

    42 vote(s)
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  1. faceplant

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    Me neither. I write maybe ten checks a year. CC for most transactions. Auto withdrawal for most recurring bills. Banking app to check on things.
     
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  2. JW1178

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    Sometimes I have cash, but not often, but when I do, and someone asks me if I can spare some change, I don't carry cash.

    Buddy of mine is LE and told me he arrested a homeless guy who thought he was smart getting a card reader for those who didn't have cash when he was panhandling. He's not homeless anymore, he's going to be at the grey bar resort and casino for a while it sounds like.
     

  3. Zonny

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    Exactly.
     
  4. ItnStln

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  5. nmk

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    Sometimes cash is the only currency accepted. Not sure why some don't understand that.
     
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  6. racer11

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    CC for on line orders,,gas pump,,,walmart grocerey. 200 cash on my person and about 10K cash in safe and 5K in safe deposit box.
     
  7. JW1178

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    With private sale, cash is king. Even with many small privately owned businesses, cash will get your further.
     
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  8. as400guy1

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    Hookers?
     
  9. nmk

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  10. nmk

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    There are still places that require cash for gas. That sucked.
     
  11. Cirdan

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    Have to admit, for non-gun purposes at gun shows cash is king. They usually don't charge sales tax on cash transactions.
     
  12. nursetim

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    I carry $2 in the hopes that some youngsters will refuse them thinking they are counterfeit, hasn’t happened yet.
     
  13. Borg Warner

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    Does anyone remember the TV show "Maverick" how Bret Maverick always kept a 1000 dollar bill pinned inside his coat for emergencies?

    And yes, 1000 dollar bills did indeed exist at one time. The U.S. stopped printing the $1,000 bill and larger denominations by 1946, but these bills continued circulating until the Federal Reserve decided to recall them in 1969.
     
  14. Tvov

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    Easy for me... Cabela's card (Capitol One). I buy almost all my Christmas gifts with it at almost no cost due to points build up.

    Although, I do have to admit that Cabela's is noticeably not as good now that Bass Pro bought them.
     
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  15. Tvov

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    Yea... I am looking at this situation. Self employed. My SS will not be that great. I have other retirement plans, but my accountant has warned me about SS.
     
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    When I go to local Mexican restaurant I’m Amigo cause I pay in cash, when I take my Jeeps to get worked on at a local garage I use cash and get a discount(equivalent to sales tax)


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    When I was much younger I used to try to keep a folded $20 bill in my wallet, tucked into one of the pocket areas, as an "emergency" fund. I say "try" because $20 was a lot of money in those days, and often I needed to spend it for other than a true emergency. Over the years I have raised the amount of cash that I keep in my wallet, just to feel prepared. Usually now I keep between about $200 and $300 most of the time.
     
  18. M2 Carbine

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    That sounds like a good excuse to me. :)

    But I just pig out on Coffee, in town, once a week. Then mostly about the only shopping I do is about $100 at Wal Mart.

    Come to think of it, I haven't "blown" any money in years now, except for buying Drones, and the ones I like are only a few hundred Dollars. (although I have 8+ of them)
    Lucky I don't like the $1,000+ ones. :)
     
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  19. pizza_pablo

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    Oh yeah! You're the drone dude!
    I've got that thread pegged for later reference.
     
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  20. M2 Carbine

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    "Oh yeah! You're the drive dude!"

    "drive dude"?

    What am I missing?
     
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