• Oni_eyes@sh.itjust.works
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    1 month ago

    Where else do I keep the cash I need for food truck stops? Like, the good ones that look like a moving hole in the wall. None of this newfangled hipster food truck with pos devices.

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      1 month ago

      This and saving small businesses the obsurd credit card fees. I use my card for the smallest amounts at chain and big stores. At local business, cash is king.

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        1 month ago

        I hadn’t even thought about the fees, I was just using what was convenient for the business and I want that business to succeed because those tacos are so damn good.

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          What’s wild is how much easier cash is to not report and commit tax evasion.

          I’m cool tipping in cash knowing the server isn’t reporting it all. I’m also cool with street taco vendors not reporting it too. I think the majority of people are, at least where I’m from.

          But one of the things I learned about doing business is always make it easy for people to pay. It doesn’t matter the means, but if you want more sales make it easy for the customer to pay you. Whether it’s cash, card, or venmo. If you make it tough or restrict the method, you’ll lose sales

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            1 month ago

            that’s exactly why I always try to tip with cash. when I pay in cash for food, I have no issue if the business wants to pocket it and keep a little extra something for themselves that uncle sam can’t touch. taxes are important, but workers can have a little personal gain, as a treat. plus, credit companies don’t need to get their beaks wet everytime I buy something.

            But one of the things I learned about doing business is always make it easy for people to pay.

            the weirdest thing I see regularly is “no cash” signs for vendors. I understand some places don’t want to deal with giving change, or holding large amounts of cash at outdoor events, or making lines go quicker, etc. it’s just strange that the most concrete form of regulated currency we have is turned down so often now.

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      1 month ago

      Last time I was in TX, one of my favorite food trucks had a sign that said “no longer excepting cash payments”. I laughed at the grammatical error, but was still a little sad about losing the option to pay with real money. It wasn’t hipster at all, but I guess the clientele was.

      Anyway, yes. I see your point but a lot of places realize they have to get modern or fail. It makes me sad to think about.

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        1 month ago

        How can they not accept legal tender? I’m pretty sure that’s against the law.

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          1 month ago

          I don’t really know what the legality of this is. The best explanation I can come up with is: Texas.

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            I looked it up and there’s no federal law but states can and some do.

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      Yeah I could probably get by without my physical credit/debit cards, but gotta at least have a thin wallet with a little cash for small businesses/food trucks that prefer it, my ID, and transit card.