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Old 09-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #17961
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It pisses me off when people in physical stores complain how the internet is ruining their business and then when you stop to buy a simple exhaust gasket listed on their web site as 'in stock' and they say "well, we can have it here tomorrow or Tuesday" because their own web site lied.

Simple $5 gasket led to a 43 mile round trip + 2 other stores before finally finding one.

So a simple 1/2 hr job turns into a major event. Also a contributing reason garages turn into pseudo hardware stores in which you can never find anything anyways....

Oh well, happy labor day.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #17962
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I had them mail me a physical paper check when I sold the turbo kit off my old car. It takes a little longer but it works.
This. It takes three days. I have also received credits against ebay purchases on my credit card.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:06 PM   #17963
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Yeah, but do you guys do just a few larger transactions, or are you like me, making many small transactions? I don't want to get 5+ checks a month for anywhere from $25-$100, then have to go to the bank and physically deposit it. But I guess that is the cost of not having your account linked.
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You just wait until the end of the month and request one check for the difference between the total of purchases and sales. Unless it is a big ticket item.
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Paper checks? LMAO! You need to hand carry those to the bank, right?

I can't remember the last time I visited my bank, or wrote a paper check for that matter. I pay my bills online. Buy things online with debit card or Paypal via a bank account with limited funds in it.

Yes, Paypal has access to the account. So what? They only take what I authorize them to take. If I forget that I made the authorization that's my fault, not theirs. You think I'm going to give up all the convenience just because I'm paranoid that Paypal might steal money from me? **** no! I'll deal with theft when it happens. In the mean time I have more important things to consume my time and attention.

My grandmother used to worry that the TV remote control had some nefarious plan besides changing the channels.

p.s. There's altogether too much bitching in this thread lately. You guys need to take some Midol or something.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #17966
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Paper checks? LMAO! You need to hand carry those to the bank, right?

I can't remember the last time I visited my bank, or wrote a paper check for that matter. I pay my bills online. Buy things online with debit card or Paypal via a bank account with limited funds in it.

Yes, Paypal has access to the account. So what? They only take what I authorize them to take. If I forget that I made the authorization that's my fault, not theirs. You think I'm going to give up all the convenience just because I'm paranoid that Paypal might steal money from me? **** no! I'll deal with theft when it happens. In the mean time I have more important things to consume my time and attention.

My grandmother used to worry that the TV remote control had some nefarious plan besides changing the channels.

p.s. There's altogether too much bitching in this thread lately. You guys need to take some Midol or something.
The thing is that they will pull money from the account even with it is not authorized. I dealt with them trying to pull unauthorized funds several times while I was being scammed. At the end of the day I just leave my money from selling things in paypal and just use it to purchase other things online.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:37 PM   #17967
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what if the buyer sends you a PHOTO of the check, you bring it up on your monitor, and snap another photo of it with your bank app to deposit it. INSTANTANUS!
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what if the buyer sends you a PHOTO of the check, you bring it up on your monitor, and snap another photo of it with your bank app to deposit it. INSTANTANUS!
My mind is ******* blown! That is some portal style **** right there.
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what if the buyer sends you a PHOTO of the check, you bring it up on your monitor, and snap another photo of it with your bank app to deposit it. INSTANTANUS!
Something you can email that works kinda like a paper check would be cool. Amazon 'gift cards' are like that now, except you can redeem them only at Amazon. A bank 'gift card' is only a tiny step away. Of course the bank will probably want to charge a fee...

Before it will work well though, we need the Internet analog of photo ID. And really, that's where Paypal comes in. I proved my identity and shipping address to them once. Now I don't need to show ID (or credit card numbers, etc) to everyone else if they use and trust Paypal... and are willing to pay the fee.

If we had a secure way of identifying ourself on the Internet, then Internet checks would work and Paypal would lose the power they currently have.
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If we had a secure way of identifying ourself on the Internet, then Internet checks would work and Paypal would lose the power they currently have.
And the money they can make by investing the "float" of all the amounts in all the individual accounts.
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Supposedly you can send money with gmail. I haven't tried it but I saw a prompt about it.
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Something you can email that works kinda like a paper check would be cool. Amazon 'gift cards' are like that now, except you can redeem them only at Amazon. A bank 'gift card' is only a tiny step away. Of course the bank will probably want to charge a fee...

Before it will work well though, we need the Internet analog of photo ID. And really, that's where Paypal comes in. I proved my identity and shipping address to them once. Now I don't need to show ID (or credit card numbers, etc) to everyone else if they use and trust Paypal... and are willing to pay the fee.

If we had a secure way of identifying ourself on the Internet, then Internet checks would work and Paypal would lose the power they currently have.


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Old 09-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #17973
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Something you can email that works kinda like a paper check would be cool. Amazon 'gift cards' are like that now, except you can redeem them only at Amazon. A bank 'gift card' is only a tiny step away. Of course the bank will probably want to charge a fee...

Before it will work well though, we need the Internet analog of photo ID. And really, that's where Paypal comes in. I proved my identity and shipping address to them once. Now I don't need to show ID (or credit card numbers, etc) to everyone else if they use and trust Paypal... and are willing to pay the fee.

If we had a secure way of identifying ourself on the Internet, then Internet checks would work and Paypal would lose the power they currently have.
I'm telling you.. the method I suggested would probably work. A photo of a photo of a check. Both sides. Deposit with your phone.

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Supposedly you can send money with gmail. I haven't tried it but I saw a prompt about it.
You can. fees are in line with paypal if you use a credit card. free if you use your google wallet or bank balance.
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what if the buyer sends you a PHOTO of the check, you bring it up on your monitor, and snap another photo of it with your bank app to deposit it. INSTANTANUS!
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Something you can email that works kinda like a paper check would be cool. Amazon 'gift cards' are like that now, except you can redeem them only at Amazon. A bank 'gift card' is only a tiny step away. Of course the bank will probably want to charge a fee...

Before it will work well though, we need the Internet analog of photo ID. And really, that's where Paypal comes in. I proved my identity and shipping address to them once. Now I don't need to show ID (or credit card numbers, etc) to everyone else if they use and trust Paypal... and are willing to pay the fee.

If we had a secure way of identifying ourself on the Internet, then Internet checks would work and Paypal would lose the power they currently have.
Or, what happens when states start using NSA data to see who is and who isn't paying sales tax on Craigslist sales?
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I'm telling you.. the method I suggested would probably work. A photo of a photo of a check. Both sides. Deposit with your phone
If it means I don't have to literally go to the bank, then I'm in.

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lololol

Or, what happens when states start using NSA data to see who is and who isn't paying sales tax on Craigslist sales?
It seems the states have always picked the low hanging fruit. Technology makes more of the fruit low hanging. Deal with it.

Maybe the difference between me and some of you guys is that I don't see myself as an enemy of the state (or the state as my enemy.) Sure, I avoid paying sales tax on private transactions, but that doesn't mean I hate the state for trying to collect. How would you do it differently if you were king?

Living in fear of your own government must suck.
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The song in the Prius commercial is the most pretentious, hipstershit I have ever heard. I get angry every time the commercial comes on. If I had a Prius in my sights, an ad like this would make me decide against it. That would never happen though, because the Prius is a **** car.
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Post Script: "Hum, hum, hum... A Prius for everyone!"
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She can say the "R" in Prius, but not the "R" in car.

I'd like the commercial if she stays true to her roots, and says "a pee-us for evey one"
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Prius "Type R"? Or Prius GTR?
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finally moved into our new house... it claimed to have passed the house inspection, so we moved in; plugged up my computer, just to get shocked in my ear from the computer case while plugging in the USB.


****.

Only one outlet in this ENTIRE house is properly grounded, and its in the kitchen.

Only one thing to do now-- run the heavy duty extension cord to the PC, modem, and everything else digitally electronic, steel cased and/or 3 prong plugged until the electrician comes to fix it.
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