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Posted 03/27/2017   3:20 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Imagine the nightmare of trying to maintain cash drawers, most likely one for each steward/stewardess, that would have to be cashed out and accounted for after each flight. The multiple that times the numbers of fights per day for an airline. The logistics/costs boggle my meager mind.
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Posted 03/28/2017   05:46 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm confused by that article Rod. Why would people be concerned about their credit card usage and traceability while they walk around with GPS enabled cell phones in their pockets? Why would they be concerned about credit card 'privacy implications' when every step of our internet usage can be tracked? Heck, even cars are recording our movements; seems to me that credit card traceability would be the least of the concerns.
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Posted 03/28/2017   7:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheArtfulHinger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
True, the potential is there for an evil totalitarian state to use such things as credit card and mobile phone tracking for their own nefarious ends. I'm not discounting the possibility that this could happen, even in "advanced" democracies at some point. Absent that, it boils down to people trying to sell us things, which I'm not too concerned with, beyond occasionally being annoyed. Would I feel better about it if there were no information about me in a bunch of databases somewhere? Sure, but it doesn't keep me up at night, and I usually don't even give it a second thought. There are a million other things that will probably cause me genuine harm before such tracking information does.
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Posted 03/28/2017   7:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm confused by that article Rod. Why would people be concerned about their credit card usage and traceability while they walk around with GPS enabled cell phones in their pockets? Why would they be concerned about credit card 'privacy implications' when every step of our internet usage can be tracked? Heck, even cars are recording our movements; seems to me that credit card traceability would be the least of the concerns.
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Sorry Don,
cannot imagine what the author was intending, I posted as an interest piece,
as it arrived when the topic was being discussed.
I share the same philosophy as the "artful hinger".


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Posted 03/30/2017   9:47 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don - I wonder how much the increase in cash you cited is in support of the "underground" economy?
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I am sure the government likes credit cards since it makes transactions more auditable.
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Posted 05/10/2017   10:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add capladyce to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One of the most interesting things about credit cards I've learned is through archery connections. I know someone who works in consumer data analytics for Visa, and there is a gov't rule against tracking purchases in 'vice' categories, including strip clubs, gambling, and notably guns. For years, Visa couldn't use Walmart purchases in their analytics because they sold guns and ammunition. Eventually, they petitioned for an exemption, and received it, but the vice categories are interesting. I wonder if stamp collecting counts as a vice? ;)

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Posted 05/10/2017   10:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add area66 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They probably do it to sell less stamp by unit, in Canada if you purchase stamps in booklets/coils/panes, it cost you 85 cents per stamps. If you purchase a single stamp at post office it cost you $ 1, so they encourage to buy in multiples units.
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