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Comment Awesome! (Score 4, Informative) 107

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.

Comment Re:Not really a speedbump (Score 1) 732

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.

Comment Re:I'm curious to see how many retailers actually (Score 5, Interesting) 732

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 /everything/ on my credit card. Only thing I don't is my mortgage and that's just because I can't. I pay it off every month. Companies that are going to make this less advantageous for me are going to get less of my business.

Comment Re:I'm curious to see how many retailers actually (Score 4, Interesting) 732

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.

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