posted on May, 15 2010 @ 03:19 PM
reply to post by illusive man
Is that just their personal business practice for competition's sake or are they forced to by the government?
the US banks are kind of screwed if you need to pay to acess your own money.
I really don't mind. First of all, we always have the option to take it out for free at the bank if we want. Second, there generally are no fees at
your own bank ATM and many banks offer no fees to use the machine of another as an advertising perk.
But if they want to, then they're only spiting themselves with a poor business practice. So I'm against unnecessary government regulation and this
stinks of it.
In this case, we're using a machine they are paying to operate and maintain. We're not forced by the banks to use an ATM. You're really paying for
the convenience more than anything. One does not have to use an ATM to access their own money. So I do feel the government is overstepping their
But I'm bitter. I've known way too many small business owners put out of business because they just can't keep up with the regulations, licenses,
taxes, fees, and certifications the government requires in areas they know nothing about. So I'm not going to excuse what the government is doing to
the banks just because they're huge and I can't stand them. lol
[edit on 5/15/2010 by AshleyD]