Cash is king......When will the run on banks and atms for it begin?

Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by Georgina Rudkus, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Georgina Rudkus

    Georgina Rudkus Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2018
    1,086
    900
    0
    Location:
    Taylors, SC
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    It's got to happen sometime. I didn't expect it at the grocery store.

    They will always allow to use credit or debit cards, but they do have a limited supply of cash on hand.

    In time of desperation, everyone takes cash.
     
  2. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    3,784
    3,715
    1
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    What if the cash carries infectious disease on it?

    They got very good at paying for things without physical money in Wuhan. Granted they were already doing that pretty well before, but I think this cemented it.

    We are already adapting to a no-contact, no-travel model of business at lightning speed. There's nothing about this disease threatening our communications networks, so they're going to get a workout. And if they're up, then we have a basis to maintain cashless commerce.

    I won't suggest that cash isn't useful, just that it may be different this time around.
     
  3. Georgina Rudkus

    Georgina Rudkus Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2018
    1,086
    900
    0
    Location:
    Taylors, SC
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    It like tools in a tool box. It much better to have more tools than NOT, when you have a job that needs to be done.

    If you're worried, you can always wash your filthy lucre with alcohol or in your washing machine. It is linen rag paper wand will survive the washing machine.
     
  4. Jon Bloom

    Jon Bloom Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2020
    77
    78
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Maybe the cocaine on the cash will act as a CV killer.
     
  5. frodoz737

    frodoz737 Top Wrench

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    4,265
    2,271
    33
    Location:
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2015 Prius
    Model:
    Four
  6. KennyGS

    KennyGS Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2014
    1,243
    1,039
    1
    Location:
    Keystone State
    Vehicle:
    2014 Prius
    Model:
    Five
    How will cash become king with social distancing? Only those businesses that pander to wired transactions will continue.

    The biggest thing that will happen is deliveries from businesses during this crisis.
     
  7. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    89,991
    40,367
    0
    Location:
    boston
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    i like these new no touch credit cards, but not everyone takes them.
     
  8. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    40,819
    29,299
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    Is it just my imaginations, are some people paying with their phones? The "wallet app"??
     
    KennyGS likes this.
  9. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    6,984
    5,539
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Vehicle:
    2020 Prius Prime
    Model:
    LE
    Fostel and Trollbait like this.
  10. PaDad

    PaDad New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2020
    3
    7
    0
    Location:
    Pittsburgh PA
    Vehicle:
    2020 Prius
    Model:
    LE
    A very good commodity is 190 proof vodka. First, it’s 95% alcohol which is a great disinfectant, 2nd it’s relatively cheap and you can get it in gallon quantities, third you can drink it once this zombie apocalypse is over. :notworthy:
     
  11. frodoz737

    frodoz737 Top Wrench

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    4,265
    2,271
    33
    Location:
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2015 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    We're all gonna die! :oops: :ROFLMAO:
     
  12. Trollbait

    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    15,714
    7,255
    0
    Location:
    eastern Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Did seem like more people were using cash yesterday.
    When was the last time you cleaned money. Unlike your phone, it is getting pasted around.

    That started a couple years ago. Don't know how many businesses accept it.
     
    Mendel Leisk likes this.
  13. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    40,819
    29,299
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    We still pay cash for groceries, but definitely in the minority. I asked a cashier, and she said something like one or two customers out of ten pay cash.
     
    Merkey likes this.
  14. dig4dirt

    dig4dirt MoonGlow

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    883
    558
    0
    Location:
    Lancaster Co PA
    Vehicle:
    2014 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    Went to my bank on Sat for a "cash" biz deposit.
    Asked if it was busier then normal,
    teller said they had to limit people for withdrawals and even turn some people away
    she said they only have so much on hand and this was way more than normal.
     
    bisco likes this.
  15. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    89,991
    40,367
    0
    Location:
    boston
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    oy vey
     
    Mendel Leisk likes this.
  16. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    89,991
    40,367
    0
    Location:
    boston
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    mrs b loves cash and checks. i keep telling her we get paid to use the credit card, and she is the one who reaps the benefits, but she can't break old habits for some reason.
     
    Raytheeagle likes this.
  17. Raytheeagle

    Raytheeagle Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    10,598
    14,464
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    Have you showed her the benefits:whistle:?

    I bet so, but maybe she wasn't listening:love:.

    Shoe in the other foot I bet:).

    Good luck teaching "yes dear" now(y).
     
    bisco likes this.
  18. frodoz737

    frodoz737 Top Wrench

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    4,265
    2,271
    33
    Location:
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2015 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    Sometimes...it's best to just let them have their way. ;)
     
    bisco likes this.
  19. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    89,991
    40,367
    0
    Location:
    boston
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    we're on a no cash germ routine know. i told her, if you pay cash, they get to keep the change. that should work, she's part scottish :cool:
     
    Raytheeagle likes this.
  20. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    40,819
    29,299
    80
    Location:
    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Touring
    We "could" put stuff like the once a year auto insurance on the card, and I have in past, but it's been making me edgy, and the last few years I've been hauling out the check book.

    Kinda cool to do a few scribbles on a slip of paper and it's as good as gold. :)
     
    bisco likes this.
Loading...