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Old 11-16-2020, 05:24 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I must have mentioned this elsewhere. The parts car looked adequate. I would have swapped over the tires, upgraded a few parts on my car, probably removed a few parts, and taken the rest to the junkyard, but the owner would only accept cash. I use Bank of America and ever since they sold out their rural branches to a small bank the nearest location has been 135 miles away in Flagstaff.

Obviously there are better solutions.

"Facebook pay?"
"No, cash only."
"Wait, no money order or cashier's check?"
I never heard back, so I guess not.

I almost never use cash, but when I needed it I got it from the register at Walmart, except now the only cashier is in the cigarette line, and that was more effort than I wanted to put into this.

I didn't know how to pay them conveniently. I also didn't know if I would break even and the tires weren't my first choice. Why should I put more effort into buying than they put into selling?

Well, it seems that someone came up with the cash.
Sounds like it is time to switch to a local bank OR - even better - a Credit Union. Most credit unions have agreements with other credit unions. My credit union is only in Oregon but I can bank at my parents credit union in Michigan like it is my own.

To get cash fast I would go to an ATM. Most banks allow you to take out $500 a day.

Or you could use an online only bank like ALLY. They have a nationwide network of ATMs and allow $1,000 a day. They also provide checks like any other bank and will send cashier's check by mail.

(I bank with a credit union and ALLY)

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Old 11-16-2020, 06:32 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Well, it seems that someone came up with the cash.
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Craigslist deals are all cash. And yes, I'd treat Facebook deals exactly the same way: Make sure someone knows everything about the deal and has copies of all your communication with the other party.

For bonus points, try for neutral territory if feasible. I don't do many CL transactions, but so far I'm batting 1000.
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Everyone on face book trying to scam uses money order.
When I sell on Facebook or Craigslist I only deal in cash only.
Anyone that tries to use anything else is assumed to be a scammer or fake.
Anyone selling something who wants money order as payment it's safe to assume they are running a scam.
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Craigslist deals are all cash. And yes, I'd treat Facebook deals exactly the same way: Make sure someone knows everything about the deal and has copies of all your communication with the other party.

For bonus points, try for neutral territory if feasible. I don't do many CL transactions, but so far I'm batting 1000.
Any transaction I make with an individual is done with cash - buying or selling. Don't want to meet in person and do the deal in cash? I assume you are attempting to scam me.
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How do I ad-hominem? Is it fun? :)

Does everyone see that warning? I never saw it before I clicked on "Go Advanced."

Opening an account just for a parts car sounded like too much effort. Besides, I went to the local credit union and asked to open an account. The previously-friendly-seeming lady said "Oh, you don't want to open an account with us!"

If I ever return to that school I would tell them that I had a new bank account and open a local one, maybe at National Bank, the one place that was willing to notarize something for me.

For the record, Safeway always has human cashiers, and I can still get cash back.

Oops!

I apologize for going off-topic, but I stopped at Home Depot today, and spent $5.11 for a non-chip key for my Honda, so I have at least 3 keys that will at least open my passenger door, if necessary.

It looks like I will be paying the third-party surcharge to send out stuff today:
  1. My fast Lenovo.
  2. My old distributor
  3. My nephew's Lego-filled piņata [already late]
If they have a notary then I will get some forms signed and then I need to find a convenient place to mail them.

My sister in California found my name listed twice on MissingMoney.com. She hasn't really given me a reason to doubt her, although I did a search for it before going there. Wikipedia says that it is a government site, so then you can ask if you can trust the government, but I wouldn't be giving them information they didn't already have.

Heck, they have my DNA!

I mentioned this to a completely different woman in Tucson and she wrote "I wouldn't trust Wikipedia if I were you but that's just me."

I have never found anything significantly wrong with its data. Yes, allegedly anyone can edit it, but it is peer-reviewed, so if you tried to claim that the current POTUS was born yesterday, it would be changed back quickly, and they may show intolerance of your free speech.

I didn't read that message in a timely fashion. The Internet was out and my data was hardly working. I had more pressing matters than maintaining contact with people that I may never meet. The next morning, when I was catching up on messages, she wrote me again, saying "I guess that we are not talking anymore."

Once I finally had the time to read her first message I didn't see how it merited a response. I am unsure that her second one does, either. I asked on Facebook what the correct response to the former was and nobody has given me a good suggestion, so I am not going to worry about it. Someone responded "[M]ost people who say they don't trust wikipedia do so because they don't like what it says rather than having any actual information that is contrary."

Wikipedia wasn't the only source indicating that MissingMoney.com was legitimate, just the only one that I mentioned. Wikipedia's source is the Washington Post, which is good enough for me, but https://www.usa.gov/unclaimed-money also directs you there.

If it were a scam I am confident that it would claim that I had enough money to care about. Allegedly I have had money waiting since 2003-2004--if I can prove that I lived at the addresses shown.

I am not paying for a notary stamp for 2003-2004 money. I was a starving student!
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How do I ad-hominem? Is it fun?
Does everyone see that warning? I never saw it before I clicked on "Go Advanced."
Thanks for asking. I've been wondering what not to say. My first thought was to combine politics, religion and ad-hominea into a single memetic pithy aphorism. The closest I've come is:

"Release the Kraken"

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Who's thread again?

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