Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for September 26, 2023

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    Da'Dad  5 months ago

    Sounds like an old joke. 100% Down. No easy payments.

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    Dirty Dragon  5 months ago

    Can’t they just set up Venmo or Paypal or something like that on their phones?

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    Sanspareil  5 months ago

    POS usually has another definition!

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    Tyge Premium Member 5 months ago

    Cash and carry – that’s the ticket!

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    MatthewJB  5 months ago

    The strip seems to be stalling.

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    nosirrom  5 months ago

    That’s like my favorite ice cream stand. Cash only. And there’s always a line.

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    AnneFackler  5 months ago

    So now yard sales are a business? Do you have to claim the profits on your taxes? **** read using sarcasm *

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    JoeStoppinghem Premium Member 5 months ago

    I still believe cash for small purchases, vending machines, candy at the store etc. I like the idea, Hershey won’t know I buy their chocolates so I won’t get spam from them.

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    Chris  5 months ago

    what’s wrong with just cash… :/

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    Carl  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Cash only? Sounds subversive to me.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 5 months ago

    Saw a food truck, cash only. Credit/Debit cards another overhead item they don’t want to deal with.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 5 months ago

    The homeless people selling the Big Issue all seem to have card readers these days. Good thing too, otherwise I could never buy a copy.

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    Lady loves a joke  5 months ago

    We had a few yard sales this year. Everyone paid cash, without an issue. One person asked about Venmo.

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    ScullyUFO  5 months ago

    And don’t call me Shirley.

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    Out of the Past  5 months ago

    “You’re bad?” Who, what?

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    FJB  Premium Member 5 months ago

    “Uncle Sam” wants his share of your meager profits. Take a write off.

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    SirThomas  5 months ago

    I predict the kids come up to run the sale. Take back what they want and put A&J in good position to move.

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Aha! A reason to go visit his parents and ‘push’ the move!

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    Forest Dweller 54  5 months ago

    They won’t last two days if they don’t accept credit cards, I rarely use cash anymore.

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    DaBump Premium Member 5 months ago

    Oh, I see material for a new Pluggers comic here.

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    kingbrlee Premium Member 5 months ago

    We vacation at a small island town on the east coast, most of the stores add 3% if you use anything but cash.

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    DawnQuinn1  5 months ago

    We will go with the approprite definition.

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    djtenltd  5 months ago

    I’ve started having cash in my pocket. I find that it’s better especially when I go and fill up with gas. Some pumps charge as much as 20 cents extra for using your card!

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    Purplelady Premium Member 5 months ago

    Had a garage sale once and the first customer of the day selected $5.00 worth of stuff, came up and handed us a $100.00 bill “apologizing” that that was all she had. She seemed surprised and upset when we said, “No problem”, and gave her $95.00 in change. We were sure she figured we wouldn’t have or wouldn’t want to use all our change up and would just give her the merchandise. WRONG!

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    Ignatz Premium Member 5 months ago

    I was buying something, and the computer screen said, “The POS system isn’t working,” and boy, did I laugh.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 5 months ago

    I still use cash for under $20. I usually shop local stores, not chains, and they prefer it. A few of them are even “cash only.”

    Everybody is complaining about inflation at the same time that everybody is using a card that adds 4% to the cost.

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    assrdood  5 months ago

    I never met a business person that didn’t prefer cash.

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    Cadi Fuhler  5 months ago

    Our neighborhood is having a yard sale next month. Thanks for the idea!

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    LONNYMARQUEZ  5 months ago

    point of sale, if you know retail you get it

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    locake  5 months ago

    I’ve never heard of anyone wanting to use a credit card at a a garbage (garage) sale. None of the neighbors would bother with a card reader.

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    ChattyFran  5 months ago

    Ah ha! This is about selling the old items after all. I suspect Gene knows some of the things in the attic will sell for big bucks to the right collectors. More proof that Jimmy was eavesdropping on us when we downsized 7 years ago!

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    sperry532  5 months ago

    I’m with Janis here. Credit card companies haul in fees from both the customer and the merchant. The merchants have to pay interchange fees (1 to 3%) for just handling the transactions (swipe fees). Assessment fees; .13 to .15% per-transaction fee in addition to the interchange fee to cover “network” costs. Then there’s the Processor fees for things like terminal rental, maintainence fees, and others to “cover their costs”. They range all over the place and can be annual, quarterly, monthly or per-transaction. American Express used to be the absolute worst.

    Bank debit cards connected to the users’ accounts charge the merchant a little less and do not charge the user directly, but they can still be somewhat onerous.

    In the small businesses I’ve worked in, the total fees cost us anywhere from 3 to 10% per transaction, depending on the cc company/service. I would calculate this stuff on a spreadsheet and figured cash-only was the way to go.

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    rick92040  5 months ago

    I knew exactly what he was talking about. Used to repair them back in the 90’s

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    donwestonmysteries  5 months ago

    Their going to have to set Arlo and Janis up with Venmo, etc. Maybe conduct the sale for them.

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    Gina Carson  5 months ago

    I’ve never used POS that way. I didn’t even know it could have another meaning.

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    Mopman  5 months ago

    This seems kind of ridiculous. Who would ask about POS for a garage sale?

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    metagalaxy1970  5 months ago

    I still prefer using cash as much as I can.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Sometimes the POS is a POS

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