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  •  Not everyone accepts cash or money orders. (1+ / 0-)
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    JoanMar

    Almost all major vendors do take electronic transfers of some kind.

    The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

    by sebastianguy99 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 06:58:45 PM PDT

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    •  Cash should be accept everywhere. (2+ / 0-)
      This note is legal tender for ALL DEBTS, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE.
      •  Ok, well that's a different topic. (1+ / 0-)
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        I can generally agree, but there are also other considerations as well.

        As someone who has had jobs that required handling lots of cash, I much preferred the electronic payments even though the fees were obnoxious. After being robbed at gun point and knife point, I prefer electronic payment.

        I know poor immigrants who use nothing but cash and they are sitting ducks for bad people looking to score quick cash.

        So yeah, cash is great, but is far from ideal for everyone.

        The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

        by sebastianguy99 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 07:53:02 PM PDT

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      •  You should tell that to eBay. :) (0+ / 0-)

        Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

        by JoanMar on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 08:07:37 PM PDT

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      •  the rub (2+ / 0-)
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        LeftyAce, susanala

        merchants aren't obligated to extend you a 'debt' that can be repaid with the note.

    •  postal money orders can be cashed at the post (4+ / 0-)
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      office.  they are as anonymous as it gets - you can pay cash and use any name for sender and just put the recipient's name on it.

      the cost is the least and there's no charge to cash.  AND it supports the post office!

      woot!  for quick service - send priority mail - gets there in 2-3 days.  no signature required. just pay the postage rate.

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 10:35:52 PM PDT

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      •  Post office scans every piece of mail, (1+ / 0-)
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        And sends those scans to, uh... Whom?

        We don't know. NSA most likely.

        So do they keep some sort of records of money orders? (Like videos of purchases?)

        Your guess is as good as mine. I'm going with probably.

        Sticking cash in a card in an envelope with no return address and mailing with stamps (under 15 ounces) is probably as anonymous as it gets, other than handing the cash to one person who hands it to another who hands it off to another who hands it off, with everyone being sworn to secrecy.
         

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 03:09:45 AM PDT

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        •  use the recipient's address as the return (0+ / 0-)

          then you don't need a stamp :)

          •  That's just dishonest (0+ / 0-)

            And cheap. I've never understood why people do this.

            GogogoE. is looking for a way to be anonymous. I don't know that he is looking for a way to cheat the postal service who would still be providing a service for him.

            Just my perspective. He can answer for himself of course.

            © grover


            So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

            by grover on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 07:36:01 AM PDT

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            •  this whole "sumbuddy's WATCHING me!" is getting (0+ / 0-)

              so old, don't you think?

              my take was that gogo didn't want to give his/her real name to the recipient, NOT that he/she was trying to hide from the guvmint!

              i really hope that is what it is - i really hate to think that we have an entire nation running around with bags over their heads so no camera will ever photograph them, who speak in code so no one will ever know what sandwich they had for lunch or who they met.

              this whole paranoia surrounding the snowdon (non)revelations is getting very strange - much stranger than those who are so terrified that they are being "tracked" somehow.

              this has reached a stage of absurdity when so much time is spent on this site trying to find ways to "hide" from the "guvmint" - damnit - WE are the government - and we need to find some perspective in all this!

              i totally agree with you on the post office - that is one of the few services in this nation that truly offers the greatest value there is - to "cheat" it out of what - $.44? - as mind-blowing as all this "EEK!  i'm being TRACKED!" nonsense.

              trust me on this, the "government" has more to do than track any one of us on this site!  

              EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

              by edrie on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 09:38:55 AM PDT

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