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AT&T DONT EXCEPT CASH?

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posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 01:25 PM
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On this past Friday the Wife and I went to go pay of you phone that she wanted in May this year, she put it on the payment plan and every month we have been paying off the phone $25 at a time.

So this Friday, we went to the ATT store and wanted to pay off the phone, they gave us the dollar amount and she pulled cash out of her wallet and they said sorry but we don't except CASH, only Debit and Credit Cards.

Hearing this I asked what the hell, cash is not good enough for you, or is it that you want my Credit Card info or Debit Card info incase I forget to pay a Bill so you can just charge me. Wife looked at me and said, do you think Version takes cash? We just walked out the door in disgust.

We bumped into one of my wife's friends whom just had a similar experience at Kohl's, she went in there to pay of her Store Credit Card and they said sorry but we don't except cash for this either Debit of CC or you can just send the payoff in a form of a check with you next bill.

I try to live a simple life, pay 95% of our purchase by cash or check, have Credit cards but for emergency's only, Don't trust that pay on line, or debit cards or store cards, and surely don't trust pay by phone or we will take it out of your account for you so you don't have to pay the postage crap.

Am I wrong here, why is cold hard cash not good enough anymore, or these companies just trying to get more info on us, can't trust them look at what happen at Target, Home Depot and all the other places that had all the info stolen.

What is this world coming to?
edit on 21-9-2014 by 19KTankCommander because: sp




posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: 19KTankCommander

SCREW AT&T! I hope they collapse. Better yet, they should divided up again like back in the late seventies when they were Ma Bell.

I had a plan with them back in the day and when I deployed made arrangements to keep the phone active. Even made payments monthly above and beyond. They still tried to charge me a additional $500.00 dollars! Took two years to unscrew and didn't receive so much as a "Oops, our fault."

That is one company who I would like to see the CEO's, COO's and CFO's tarred and feathered and dragged about in public.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: 19KTankCommander

Yes, cash is being banned because they want to register everything you do and buy.

Over here (The Netherlands) they already started with having to travel only with a card for riding public transportation and parking by license plate for that cause. They actual use both of them for crime investigations.

They even now have cameras everywhere in the inner-cities which the police can use to check with smart-phones in real-time when they are on the street.

To my knowledge NSA collects 93 different things to profile people. They are going for; to just type in your name and getting all your information when they come across you.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 02:26 PM
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If you are paying off the balance on the phone then they are breaking the law by refusing cash. They can refuse cash for services to be rendered as long as they tell you in advance but if it is for something they have already done like selling you the phone then they cannot refuse cash. As it says on the money good for all debts public and private.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: buster2010

Where did you obtain that information? A business has to deal in denominations of the dollar but can refuse to accept cash at any time.

While I agree it is an inconvenience for the consumer it is not illegal.

From the United States Treasury website:


“Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise.”




edit on 21-9-2014 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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Most hotels will not accept cash either.
Try to rent a car with cash.... Not happening.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 03:08 PM
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Mostly, it's companies not wanting employees handling (and perhaps stealing) cash. Accurate 'cash handling' requires more training and supervision then companies want to 'expend' on minimum wage and poorly trained employees that they will get rid of in six months. It's not only the spector of theft but just stupid cash handling errors and the inability of poorly educated employees to balance (or even understand) cash drawers.

I go to a Subway near my house sometimes to buy these bite size chocolate chip cookies for meetings. They sell them 8 for a dollar. I ask for 2 dozen and get a blank stare (many don't know what a dozen is) then there's the response of "but we sell them 8 for a dollar", I reply "Yes and I want two dozen which is twenty-four cookies". The wheels turn a bit - then I add "three time eight equals twenty-four". "Oh.....". I can't tell you the times I've had to train new personal in the store - it's appaling.

A bank I do business with for one of my clients moved to indoor automated tellers cutting the number of tellers from ten windows to two. Not being a signatory on the accounts special arrangements have been paid so that I can cash company checks for the cash portion of the payroll. I have to give them a specific breakdown of denominations so that everyone gets paid correctly. New - untrained teller. Machine counts out the specific cash I requested - kewl and she just hands me the money. I ask for it to be counted out (SOP at the bank before), she says we don't do that - it's just straight from the machine, right. NO - manager please - cash needs to be counted - it's quicker for a trained teller to count the cash then me while people are wanting. The manager had to count the cash. I wonder how much longer new tellers will be trained in counting cash.

And don't get me started on counting back change properly. I nearly fainting when anyone does it any longer.

What are they teaching in school these days. I learned business mather in fifith grade in a public school. How to balance a check book - by hand.

Sorry for the rant...upon your rant.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
Most hotels will not accept cash either.
Try to rent a car with cash.... Not happening.


Just had it happen to me this month. (Of course I haven't rented a car in ages, but that was a eye opener). I had to give a buddy cash to rent a car.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Living cash only is hard. Very hard. But in the long run, I still think it's worth it. Less stress overall.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 03:15 PM
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Get used to it. This is the future. Cash is too private. They want to know EVERYTHING. What, when, where, why, who, and how. Credit and debit make that easy. The day will come when even buying from an individual will have to be done with credit/debit card. Incrementally, cash will be a memory in the minds of the elderly.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 05:38 PM
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originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
Most hotels will not accept cash either.
Try to rent a car with cash.... Not happening.


You can rent a Uhaul truck for $100 cash deposit.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: 19KTankCommander

It's beyond ridiculous that AT&T doesn't accept cash payments!
What the heck?


I've got Verizon, while their customer service is super crappy, they do take cash payments. I always pay with cash at a little kiosk inside the store. It accepts cash, credit or debit and is quick and easy to use. It's also right next to a place that has really good coffee milkshakes so that's a plus.

I don't like using anything other than cash, it's easy for me to loose track of my balance and overspend. When using a debit card I'm more likely to purchase something on a whim that I'll later regret.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: 19KTankCommander

You're not wrong.

They do that all the time and hide their actions in terms and conditions. Or they litigate against you and receive judgement which allows them to garnish an account if you have it.

My advice is to not use checks as it has your routing and account number(bank levy info). Get a money order and send it in if you are truly trying to cover your tracks completely. In terms of places not accepting cash, most of that has to do with them being sneaky and getting your info as you stated in OP.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 11:23 PM
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a reply to: 19KTankCommander

I thought it was illegal to decline legal tender that states "This note is legal tender for all debts public and private." Should have pointed that out to the teller and their manager. I'd write to AT&T and inform them they're breaking the law. Maybe write your reps too.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 11:26 PM
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originally posted by: Klassified
Get used to it. This is the future. Cash is too private. They want to know EVERYTHING. What, when, where, why, who, and how. Credit and debit make that easy. The day will come when even buying from an individual will have to be done with credit/debit card. Incrementally, cash will be a memory in the minds of the elderly.
Yes all true. Cash will go the way of the dodo.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 11:28 PM
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a reply to: Bilk22

Private businesses don't have to accept cash.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 11:37 PM
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originally posted by: OrphanApology
a reply to: Bilk22

Private businesses don't have to accept cash.
So those words on greenbacks are a lie? Where is the law that supports your claim? Greenbacks say otherwise.



posted on Sep, 21 2014 @ 11:43 PM
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a reply to: Bilk22

The only thing money promises is that it's legal tender. It doesn't mean that cash has to be accepted by private businesses.





I thought that United States currency was legal tender for all debts. Some businesses or governmental agencies say that they will only accept checks, money orders or credit cards as payment, and others will only accept currency notes in denominations of $20 or smaller. Isn't this illegal?
The pertinent portion of law that applies to your question is the Coinage Act of 1965, specifically Section 31 U.S.C. 5103, entitled "Legal tender," which states: "United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues."

This statute means that all United States money as identified above are a valid and legal offer of payment for debts when tendered to a creditor. There is, however, no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise. For example, a bus line may prohibit payment of fares in pennies or dollar bills. In addition, movie theaters, convenience stores and gas stations may refuse to accept large denomination currency (usually notes above $20) as a matter of policy.


www.treasury.gov...



posted on Sep, 22 2014 @ 12:05 AM
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originally posted by: OrphanApology
a reply to: Bilk22

The only thing money promises is that it's legal tender. It doesn't mean that cash has to be accepted by private businesses.





I thought that United States currency was legal tender for all debts. Some businesses or governmental agencies say that they will only accept checks, money orders or credit cards as payment, and others will only accept currency notes in denominations of $20 or smaller. Isn't this illegal?
The pertinent portion of law that applies to your question is the Coinage Act of 1965, specifically Section 31 U.S.C. 5103, entitled "Legal tender," which states: "United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues."

This statute means that all United States money as identified above are a valid and legal offer of payment for debts when tendered to a creditor. There is, however, no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise. For example, a bus line may prohibit payment of fares in pennies or dollar bills. In addition, movie theaters, convenience stores and gas stations may refuse to accept large denomination currency (usually notes above $20) as a matter of policy.


www.treasury.gov...
Thanks for that quote. They should change the verbiage on greenbacks, but that would make them much larger



posted on Sep, 22 2014 @ 12:28 AM
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With the amount of buisnesses being hacked for credit card information lately it would be madness to hand over anything to them just say sorry i do not trust you with my information .

Do they take bitcoin at at&t



posted on Sep, 22 2014 @ 08:09 AM
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I have Verizon also , in our store you can pay cash but there's a $3 fee to do so !

Total B.S. !!!




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