Which one suggests the best logo?
Which one suggests the best logo?
The major cost of cash for retailers is in shrinkage - cash disappears, is counterfeit, or isn't collected in its full amount.
All that other stuff - retail workers, Brinks trucks, counting the drawer, safes - that doesn't go away just because you accept credit.
Also, card fraud is a cost for merchants - they're on the hook, but bad debt is absolutely not the merchant's problem - in fact that's a plus for accepting electronic payments... the merchant doesn't have to extend credit to customers and then try to collect later - collection is the issuing bank's problem.
Merchants who do "big ticket" sales (more than the walking around money in the average wallet) LOVE credit, because it makes purchases less of a hassle for the buyer. Small ticket retailers don't like it that much because a) they can't eliminate cash, b) accepting credit doesn't distinguish them in the market and c) because they aren't capitalizing on the opportunity for big ticket sales.
And then there's loyalty programs and direct marketing... retailers who have figred that out LOVE electronic payments for the insight they can deliver on customer behavior.
Yes, there are businesses who hate dealing with merchant banks and electronic payments, but they are the ones who are only doing it because of the loss of business they would suffer if they turned away cashless Millenials - Those businesses' opinion of credit is going to be very gloomy indeed - like their own futures in the marketplace, perhaps.
Sony Tablet S - it's an Android tablet that can do DLNA, Sony Media Remote over IP, AND has an IR blaster built in with an awesome multi-device interface. Good looking tablet, controls everything, can "throw" and "catch" media to my network connected TV.
So it's quite likely that my next TV interface will be a tablet... because my CURRENT TV interface is a tablet
In a previous job (one where I was paid very little, lived in the desert, and wore a uniform to work) I worked within spitting distance of the concrete pad where they loaded and unloaded the OST trailers. I won't go into detail, but the safety measures that prevent unauthorized persons from accessing the trailer contents are serious enough that I wouldn't wish to ever be on the authorized crew that loads and unloads them.
Also, you can sometimes tell that the plain jane tractor trailer is a SST (Safe, Secure Transport) because it's surrounded by a convoy of Suburbans with a wide variety of antennae, and a full load of US Marshals armed to the teeth. They don't go anywhere without that.
They can flip 'em over in ice storms all day for all I care. Any group who wants to can try to steal the cargo for all I care. I have zero worries about the contents of these vehicles. They are safer than just about anything else in the world.
I too would like to pretend that the XFL never existed, but ban people from texting "HEHATEME"? Is Rod Smart THAT controversial in Pakistan?
The study's authors are now busy memorizing the shape of the word "Duh."
Sorry. Convergence happened long enough ago that your joke is an anachronism. Today, the remote for my Sony TV is my iPhone. Sony's Media Remote iPhone app is pretty darn good.
The receiving site in the experiment IS in a mountain tunnel. The tunnel construction was widened to accommodate the laboratory as well as the road traffic. Italy paid for that. The tunnel does not connect the two sites. One lane of the tunnel traffic was stopped for the duration of the experiment to improve the accuracy of the measurements. Italian tunnel money made this science possible. Stop hating, yo?
And 0 miles on a tank of diesel.
No, they get about 3/4 of a mile before the billowing white smoke from the tailpipe and the rapidly degrading performance convinces them to stop and call a tow truck.
If you even saw the signature, then maybe you should check your viewing options. Sigs almost never offer anything germane to any discussion.
Mind if I quote that in my sig?
I reluctantly cancelled my TiVo service last year. Reason: They have no hardware that supports HD and satellite. I hate the Dish Network DVR's software - it's garbage compared to TiVo, but I can't spend the rest of my life looking at 480i.
I check TiVo's hardware offerings every so often - I will be a subscriber again when they support satellite an HD in the same box.
There is a local cable company, but I would sooner eat my own feces than give them a penny.
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. -- Bertrand Russell, "Skeptical Essays", 1928