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    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    Not everyone is interested in computers in any form
    Fair enough too!

    But, then don't moan when you need it for banking. If the world moves on and you refuse to keep up, then again fine, your choice, but don't complain.

    Which ultimately is the point I was making up top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allblack View Post
    You consider this when you live in or move to the rural life. If you wanna live in the wops then crap or non-existent internet is a feature. You chose it - don't moan about it.

    Don't assume I'm anti-rural. When I win the big L I'm heading to the pastures!
    It's not reasonable to suggest that someone who makes their living by working out in the back of beyond should be required to move just to suit your idea of modern life. It's just not practical to move a large hill country sheep Station into the city. The country needs those people and what they produce every bit as much as we do accountants, shopkeepers and all the other people who make their living in the big smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allblack View Post
    One just now receives cheques from someone overseas, and she reciprocates with cheques and because she has a "brain injury" she can't use electronic banking, and presumably neither can the person overseas.

    Now I accept this, if true, is unfortunate, but these people seriously expect the entire banking system to remain in the 19th century because THEY have special needs, and THEY consider it discrimination because THEY are special.
    Shall we do away with wheelchair ramps and accessible parking spaces etc too? Are the unfortunate among us limiting your ability to use internet banking? Didn't think so.

    The entire banking industry is not stuck in the 19th century! If that were actually the case, internet banking wouldn't exist. But it does. So what's your problem?

    It sounds like YOU need to "get over it" - some people do actually have problems the rest of us don't. It is discrimination if you accept that they have a valid problem but you still don't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    Shall we do away with wheelchair ramps and accessible parking spaces etc too?.
    So cheques are an aid for the disabled then, are they?

    Here's some history:



    in the fifth century BCE that the Phoenicians introduced the alphabet to the Greeks.

    Plato criticized this spread of written language . He said that writing is only a semblance of truth and that people will seem to know something when in fact they will know nothing. He complained that writing things down would eliminate the need for memory. Socrates, too, had decried the written word,

    In the mid-15th century, the next communication revolution occurred with the advent of Gutenberg’s movable-type press, and it too was criticized . A Benedictine monk who was a professional scribe, warned, “They shameless print... material which may, alas, inflame impressionable youths...”

    French statesman Malesherbes railed against the fashion for getting news from the printed page,

    In the 1800s, the next communication revolution was taking place — the advent of the telephone. There were privacy fears, that people would listen to the phone conversations and would lose the face-to-face communication. 1890 Mark Twain wrote a Christmas card wishing all people rest and peace, except for the inventor of the telephone.

    In the later decades of the 19th century it was thought that the telephone would induce deafness and that sulphurous vapours were asphyxiating passengers on the London Underground.

    August 19, 1858, three days after the completion of the first successful test of an undersea cable that made North American communications with Europe possible in minutes rather than days."Superficial, sudden, unsifted, must be all telegraphic intelligence. Ten days bring us the mails from Europe. What need is there for the scraps of news in ten minutes?

    1883 article in the weekly medical journal the Sanitarian argued that schools “exhaust the children’s brains and nervous systems with complex and multiple studies, and ruin their bodies by protracted imprisonment.”

    In 1936, music magazine described how the radio programs were disturbing the balance of childrens excitable minds.

    On August 17, 1902, the Post called bicycling a passing fancy, and experts declared "the popularity of the wheel is doomed." Critics thought bikes were ultimately impractical for everyday use.

    In 1928, Joseph Schenck, President of United Artists, told The New York Times that "talking doesn't belong in pictures."
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    It's not reasonable to suggest that someone who makes their living by working out in the back of beyond should be required to move just to suit your idea of modern life.
    Couldn't agree more. But if you CHOOSE to make your living in the wops then don't complain if you can't get the services that others can.

    And don't expect banking to retain an anachronistic product used by a minority because of your choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    So what's your problem?
    How long have you got?

    However, tossers who believe the world should stop because of their own self-absorbed problems are one of them.

    Removing cheques is inconvenient for some, but it ain't unreasonable.

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    Personally when Customers offer cheques or Cash these days its a PITA !!! No Banks In Wainui, have to make a special trip to Lower Hutt to deposit cheques, then unless you pay a early fee release it takes 3-5 days to Clear any funds and appear in the account.

    The funny thing is some have asked for a discount for cash - they get rather annoyed if I say sorry its actually more for cash if you want to go that route, as its cost me $$.

    Paywave is similar - Ever noticed some places have signs up saying No Paywave ? That's because the retailer has to pay a fee for EVERY transaction the same with cheques and Credit Card, and these fees build up in a month.

    It was OK during Covid lockdowns as the banks waved the fees. Theresa Theres a big advantage of having mobile Eftpos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    So cheques are an aid for the disabled then, are they?
    Not explicitly, but from what I gathered from the original story, they are for some people. Why should something that helps someone be taken away from them just because you don't like it?

    Quote Originally Posted by allblack View Post
    However, tossers who believe the world should stop because of their own self-absorbed problems are one of them.
    I'm really not seeing any evidence that people who like to/have to use cheques are trying to stop the world...

    Both cheques and internet banking have existed for some time now without issue. Surely they could both continue to exist without issue. The way you are reacting it's as if the existence of cheques prevent you or anyone else from using internet banking, which isn't true.
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    I just love how townies think the world revolves around them. Cheques are not hurting anyone, yes they are old world tech but so are a lot of other things, so should we ditch everything that isn't 22nd century because townies think they are being hurt by their existence?

    Relax, smell the manure and stop being one of the self-absobred you talk about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Personally when Customers offer cheques or Cash these days its a PITA !!!
    Down in Southland I didn't take cheques then. IT was 2006....
    No-one was bothered, no-one complained and almost no-one actually offered me one. They weren't "townies" either....most were farmers and rural.
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