Somewhere, Mark Zuckerberg is *still* laughing.
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Also: water: wet. Sky: blue. Rob Ford: drunk and high.
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When I was one of the first few hundred to sign up for their kickstarter and then received my unit well after I could have purchased it for the same price at Best Buy, I was done.
Then, when it took them another 3-4 weeks to get me my other controller, I sold it on the Internet like I did the Ouya and first controller.
I've heard nothing but complaints about it, and now they're removing one of the only promises they've actually kept to this point.
What a way to blow through millions of dollars. It'll be dead in a year. And I say good riddance.
I guess... if marriage is 'winning'.
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!
I've been saying this for years.
Not everyone has to work 9-5. So what if your job is 0300-1100? If that's what works in your timezone, great.
Hank Hill? Is that you?
Here's hoping, anyway.
All of the complete and utter shit that is the language called PHP and that is your argument against it?
That still takes time (which is money) and money (in the form of bank fees) out of me.
I'm still going to prefer the retailer who doesn't surcharge me over one that doesn't; it's that simple.
And full of Texans.
If we could count on the retailer to lower their prices to remove the inflation of the surcharge, it'd be a different story, but you know as well as I do that won't happen.
For quite some time, I used to offer companies with whom I'd developed a long standing relationship on the Internet a cheque or US money order to pay for goods so there'd be no Paypal/credit card fees in exchange for a better price. (I'd have even split the difference on the fees).
Every one of them were like, "No, that's the price."
I stopped trying.
There's a lot more to be considered, surely. But my visits to Best Buy/Target/whatever would probably be altered.
Actually, when the store owner has to start paying his employees more money to put shit back on the shelf, he may start rethinking if that money on the credit card fees is more worthwhile.
I use a credit card for two reasons.
A) If someone swipes/steals that information, they're stealing VISA's money, not mine. If I use a debit card and they steal my info, they drain my bank account, my mortgage bounces. That's bad.
B) Rewards programs. I get thousands of dollars a year in rewards. I put
Well, realistically, I'd probably not have gone in the store in the first place if they implemented it, because I'd have hopefully done my homework.
That said, I think it would be important that store owners have a chance to hear their employees go, "yea, I had to put 3x as much stuff back on the shelf today because people keep saying no thanks when they try and charge items to their credit cards".
Other than groceries, I do very little shopping in-store now anyway -- I do most of my shopping online.
I wouldn't think twice about having the clerk go, "there's a surcharge for credit", to which I'd respond, "OK, thanks anyway." and leave.