the U. S. cent

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Re: the U. S. cent

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:58 am

I am like Smitty and Freddy, in that I use cash for everything and I am seeing more and more people revert back to cash in this economy too. Ultimately I see the powers that be working to halt cash altogether as it is hard to track and it prevents a lot of fees from being generated for a multitude of reasons, but I'll be the last one holding on I can tell you that.

I save all the $5 bills I get and put them in a jar, averaging about $40-45 per week in savings, and this was when I was on unemployment. That is not bad, putting $45 dollars into savings every week from a $307 unemployment check. The reason was simple; I did not miss the squirreled away $5 bills because I did not see them. But that is the same reason why people who use debit and credit cards spend more money then they realize; because they do not see what they are spending and are not doing any savings. And of course if they go over on their accounts, they get nailed with a $35 overdraft fee. That is (7) saved $5 bills right there.

But President Obama says through his Treasury Secretary that it is people like me that are killing the economy. But if he thinks he knows the law of economics, then how can farmers like me, who buy everything at retail prices, and turn around and sell it at wholesale prices, make any money? We have been bucking the system for nearly 400 years!

I am not overly concerned with them taking away the penny, but I think the increase in prices will be a lot more then people realize. I have never seen the government do anything yet that they did not royally screw up.
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Re: the U. S. cent

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:55 am

This would not be so bad if it removed all the stupid tip cups that have somehow become "standard operating procedure" at most businesses :mad: Dunkin Donuts is a place were those who dont hand over whatever the loose change is in your order soon learn their food and coffee and order get screwed up :mad: I feel like im held hostage half the time to give tips in order to get reasonably good service. I would seriously like to know how much these lil' tip Nazi's make at the end of a shift from this ridiculous marketing scheme they somehow instituted many years ago that has seemingly become "common practice" ?
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Re: the U. S. cent

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:07 am

Simple solution there Mr. Crane. I don't tip at takeout/fast food joints. IF I think my food has been delayed or messed with because of forced tipping, I will not go to that establishment again. That is the power you have, where you spend your money, don't be a hostage and make it known.

Kevin
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Re: the U. S. cent

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:02 pm

KLook wrote:Simple solution there Mr. Crane. I don't tip at takeout/fast food joints. IF I think my food has been delayed or messed with because of forced tipping, I will not go to that establishment again. That is the power you have, where you spend your money, don't be a hostage and make it known.

Kevin


well that all sounds well and good unless your addicted to coffee and from a snooty lil' town that will only allow 1 Dunkin Donuts :lol: but i hear ya my friend ;)
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Re: the U. S. cent

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:08 pm

Get a coffeemaker, and buy coffee online. ;)
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Re: the U. S. cent

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:32 am

I hate pennies! I always leave them in the little cup if they have one. As for credit cards, the law now allows businesses to pass on the service charge to customers. I started doing it this week. It's 2.75%.
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Re: the U. S. cent

PostBy: gaw On: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:33 pm

When I went to MA regularly I always found it both funny and annoying when you buy something at a convenience store and the total would be something like $2.98 I would give them three dollars and they take it put it in the register and that was it. If you stood there expecting your 2 cents change they would look at you like you escaped from the insane asylum.

dcrane wrote:This would not be so bad if it removed all the stupid tip cups that have somehow become "standard operating procedure" at most businesses Dunkin Donuts is a place were those who dont hand over whatever the loose change is in your order soon learn their food and coffee and order get screwed up I feel like im held hostage half the time to give tips in order to get reasonably good service. I would seriously like to know how much these lil' tip Nazi's make at the end of a shift from this ridiculous marketing scheme they somehow instituted many years ago that has seemingly become "common practice" ?



Dcrane; if you don’t mind the drive I can tell you of a DD in New Hampshire where some idiot (probably a Masshole) wanted to tip the girls and they told him they could not accept tips. I don’t know who owns that franchise but he must be a good American.
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Re: the U. S. cent

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:20 pm

Dcrane; if you don’t mind the drive I can tell you of a DD in New Hampshire where some idiot (probably a Masshole) wanted to tip the girls and they told him they could not accept tips. I don’t know who owns that franchise but he must be a good American.[/quote]

Yes sir... In my dreams i live on a lake or river valley surrounded by moutains in North Conway with a couple acres of land, a john deere tractor and a log cabin heated by my Coal Stove and a Dunkin Donuts at the end of my road :P fact is... im in the middle of this hussle bussle of Mass. treading water without the time or gas to be to choosy :( BUT... I keep my dream alive :lol: !
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