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    Here’s one for you.

    Being “Old School” “Cash was King” and many a good deal was done by showing up with the cash.

    However, I struck one in Aus a few years back when I wanted a rental car for about a month.

    I got quotes from various rental outfits, sorted them out, found one that looked a good deal, so off I went to pick it up.

    There was the normal chatter, terms and conditions etc. Then I dropped the bombshell and the conversation went like this:

    How much for cash.

    We don’t take cash.

    What, I was expecting a discount.

    We don’t give discounts.

    Well cash is Legal Tender.

    In that case we don’t take Legal Tender.

    Well what do you take.

    Your Credit Card.

    What if I don’t have a Credit Card.

    Then we don’t do business.

    Dahhhh, you win, here’s my bit of plastic.

    The deal turned out a good one and I’ve dealt with the company a number of times since, but not taking Cash still has me scratching my head.
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    That's bizarre, surely not accepting cash is technically illegal?

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-...ralia/12065860

    Huh. Apparently not.
    Last edited by Agent_24; 15-01-2021 at 10:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    That's bizarre, surely not accepting cash is technically illegal?

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-...ralia/12065860

    Huh. Apparently not.
    I also thought that it was technically illegal to refuse cash, but the article I read at the time claimed only a Government Department couldn't refuse cash.

    Weird!
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    I also thought that it was technically illegal to refuse cash,
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money...m-experts.html
    Ex-pctek

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    COVID-19 wasn't a factor back then, the transaction was four figures, and a cashless society wasn't on the radar.
    Last edited by B.M.; 15-01-2021 at 01:06 PM.
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    Its because if you bang up their car they have your CC details and will deduct the repairs. It will be in the small print you signed without looking.
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prefect View Post
    Its because if you bang up their car they have your CC details and will deduct the repairs. It will be in the small print you signed without looking.
    Exactly
    FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by prefect View Post
    Its because if you bang up their car they have your CC details and will deduct the repairs. It will be in the small print you signed without looking.
    Yes, I can understand that, but part of the deal was full and comprehensive insurance cover.

    They had already sighted, and recorded, my Passport and Drivers License details.

    When I was in business, and had a two month or so waiting list, the mention of Cash could promote you from two months too today or tomorrow.
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    Use "cash under the table" for repair work around the house here, even after "written quotes".

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    "cash under the table"

    Yes that's why the system in general is trying to get rid of cash and the like, I'm not going to spell it out here, but people are just going along with it and shooting themselves in the foot being so clever at their own expense and helping the powers that be subjugate the ordinary citizens even further, management is always manipulating the workers and they (the workers) actually are dumb enough to help out management achieve this. It's a joke really.

    All in the name of "progress" which must be bowed down to.
    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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