Its such a nice feeling when computers crash, or whatever it is causes their little machines to fail at a store.
I walk in with cash and get what I want.
Went through a small town in the kootenays once, it had 1 gas station.
and its a long ways to and from it, and it was getting late for small twns in the kootenays.
Every motorbike in the group needed gas to make our destination for that night.
We were all booked into the ainsworth hotel.
The stations ability to take plastic had failed, and it was cash only.
I was stunned when maybe 1/4 of the people had cash to fill up.
I cannot think of anything more stupid to do, than travel to an area of mostly tiny towns, and far apart at that, without cash.
Should have seen people scrambling to try and figure out what to do.
Those with rooms booked on their cards would have to pay for a room they never got to, while going to look for another place to stay.
I lent a lot of people money that night.
Since it was a group where i really only knew the people that were my friends, and many were just club members i did not know very well.
I got the names and numbers of everyone, and lent each $20, and told them they had to pay me back tomorrow, at $25 each.
They were all so thankful, and I made enough to pay for my nice hotel room that night free.
I carry a debit card, and minimum of a few thousand in cash at all times on trips.
Need a tow, repair, part, motel room, meal, gas, etc. everyone takes cash.
Its usually possible to buy an item and ask for a discount if paying cash to.
Anyone wanting to pay me by credit card pays extra, i have to pay fees and the hassle of the damn card companies, and wait for payment, so pass those costs onto the people wanting to pay with plastic.
My cash customers all get a nice discount.
I quoted a job just today, it has 2 prices on it........$38,654 if paid with plastic, or $35,140 cash. The customer quickly said "Cash it is".