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Post by Gregg Juke » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:41 pm

Americans don't like to use US currency or legal, legitimate representative monetary instruments? :shock: :roll: :shock: You know, to buy and sell things with? Just wondering...

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Post by vvv » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:56 pm

Who you been bartering with now?
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Post by Gregg Juke » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:03 pm

Ah, I'm just venting.

I'm pretty sure that I don't like living in the digital future, though...

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Post by Snarl 12/8 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:34 pm

You do know that our currency is worthless, right? When you can generate infinitely more of something with no effort, it is worth zero. It's a mathematical fact if you believe in the law of supply and demand. It can be proven other ways as well.

Fuck. This thread is going to turn into that other thread in no time.
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Post by fossiltooth » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:12 pm

Snarl 12/8 wrote:When you can generate infinitely more of something with no effort, it is worth zero.
Kind of like house music?
Snarl 12/8 wrote:Fuck. This thread is going to turn into that other thread in no time.
Nah. At least not from me. I'm all tuckered out.

Money may be a lie, but it's a useful one. Especially around the first of the month.

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Post by Gregg Juke » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:35 am

If you think money is worthless, wait until it's all Space Invader credits (which some people already only accept now, apparently)...

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Post by ubertar » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:37 am

Snarl 12/8 wrote:You do know that our currency is worthless, right? When you can generate infinitely more of something with no effort, it is worth zero.
If you can generate genuine US currency infinitely with no effort, please send me some. A few million $ will do. Thanks.
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Post by chris harris » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:07 am

What are you trying to buy, Gregg? Bitcoin is a bigger joke than US Dollars.

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Post by RoyMatthews » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:02 am

chris harris wrote:What are you trying to buy, Gregg? Bitcoin is a bigger joke than US Dollars.
Wait, is this really about bitcoins? If so, avoid that shit like the plague. If someone doesn't want to deal with real, legal tender then don't bother.
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Post by ubertar » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:14 am

Emperor Norton notes!

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Post by Gregg Juke » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:11 am

I'm really just venting a thinly veiled-rant on "PayPal only" gear sellers... Which is completely their peragotive, of course, and one I undersatnd in relation to dealing with unknown, first-time buyers that could be thousands of miles away.

But when you've already done successful business transactions several times with the same person? :shock: Just making me feel a little ostracized, y'know?

I LOVE the Emperor Norton I Promissary Note, though. I think I might start only dealing in ENIP's myself...

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Post by chris harris » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:16 am

Paypal is all about convenience and peace-of-mind.

I prefer using PayPal on most remote transactions. Even if I know the person and peace-of-mind isn't an issue, the convenience is still important.

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Post by fossiltooth » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:38 am

ubertar wrote:
Snarl 12/8 wrote:You do know that our currency is worthless, right? When you can generate infinitely more of something with no effort, it is worth zero.
If you can generate genuine US currency infinitely with no effort, please send me some. A few million $ will do. Thanks.
This is pretty much what I was thinking!

Even if you just think your own money is worthless, please send it my way.

If you feel weird about that, I'll even "barter" you for it with something that does have value. Saaaay, my time, skill or expertise?
chris harris wrote:Paypal is all about convenience and peace-of-mind.

I prefer using PayPal on most remote transactions. Even if I know the person and peace-of-mind isn't an issue, the convenience is still important.
PayPal is convenient. I've used it for ages. But recently, I've been finding something else has been replacing it for me with all my trusted clients: Free online P2P bank transfers.

You just need someone's email address and the last 4 digits of their bank account (That's a whole lot less info than is readily available on the face of any check.) Unlike even the "personal" options on PayPal, there's no fees (Also, no lying and calling things "personal" that are actually business, which I like.) There's often less waiting time too. (And if you both have the same bank, it's instant.)

Most banks are doing this now. I almost never use PayPal anymore unless its a a store purchase or a total stranger. I am a fan of this development.
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Post by darjama » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:39 am

[Please ignore this post if being wildly off topic offends you]

In San Francisco the other day, I passed a food truck whose sign said something about shawarma. I felt like testing my intestinal fortitude, so I walked up to the window and asked for some questionable meat wrapped in a half stale pita.

"No, I'm sorry, you can't order here. You have to do it via iphone or ipad."

"I have an android phone, can I use that?"

"No we don't have an android app. Do you have a friend or coworker with an iphone or ipad? They could order for you."

"Yes. they could. Can I use your iphone to facetime with them and ask if they have change for a $20?"

"err, sorry, no ..."

Long story short, I walked 10 feet to the next food truck and got some delicious fried chicken, paid for with as Douglas Adams said, the movement of small green pieces of paper.

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Post by Gregg Juke » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:52 am

Not Off Topic at all, and in a thoroughly Lincolnesque way, encapsulating the very essence of my obscure point.

Thanks! :wink:

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