(Topic ID: 152861)

Pay with your phone? Is this a common thing yet?

By scott_freeman

3 years ago

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    #14 3 years ago

    So how exactly does this work?


    #46 3 years ago

    This reminds me of standing in line behind the guy that's trying to pay for a stick of gum with his credit card.

    #51 3 years ago

    Technology is once again making the complicated tasks in our lives much easier.

    #54 3 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    One of the reasons I got rid of the change machine 25 years ago. I was losing the interaction with my customers, the people I care about.

    I'm guessing you won't be putting in one of these phone acceptors any time soon.

    #58 3 years ago

    Cornelius has spoken.


    #60 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    Merely an observation. Does it offend you, yeah?

    Not at all! Anytime somebody thinks a more complicated system makes things easier I get a good chuckle.

    #63 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    I'm not entirely sure how allowing your prospective audience more options is "more complicated"

    Like I said, I see it everytime I go shopping now. Instead of reaching into a pocket and pulling out money, which has been a tried and true method thruout the ages, people are fumbling with cards and mobile devices that just hold up the show for everybody else. It has become one big joke!

    #65 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    Embrace the future, don't be afraid of it.

    I'm not afraid of anything. But I pay with cash and wish those with their new methods would figure out how to do it without making a spectacle when the do. "Oh let me try this card then"... fools....

    #69 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    In all honesty, I've never, ever seen the scenario you're describing.

    I see it every day. Some pay cash, others don't know how much money they have available.

    #70 3 years ago

    I guess if you live in a ghetto area like central Orange County, I can see why you may be a little uncomfortable carrying cash around.

    #74 3 years ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Well we can't all be from Malibu

    I see what you did there.

    #76 3 years ago

    I was hoping they'd make it so I could use these.


    #80 3 years ago
    Quoted from RonB:

    I whip out the good ol' green. Never declined

    Until the computerized cash register stops working.

    #82 3 years ago

    So the real question for those that don't have cash is, where is your money?


    #86 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    It's in my bank account. Let me guess, banks are the devils tool too? Number of the beast?

    If you think that's a safe place. But if you are going to buy a pinball machine, it might be a good idea to stop by there and pick up some CASH.

    #97 3 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    My customers are more to me than just mindless bodies that walk in and play with their phone and then push flipper buttons on a cabinet.
    They get welcomed when they walk in, thanked for their patronage when they leave. And they know who to see if they have a problem or want to visit and find out what is new in pinball.

    Welcome to the human race.


    #101 3 years ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    Sorry, but you got that one backwards. When the Cash register goes down, Cash is pretty much the only option. You can't use a Smart Phone or Credit card (weather a magnetic strip or chip) if the register isn't working.

    Maybe, but since the guy or gal working the register usually can't count change, then we are sometimes in the same boat as those that need their smart phones to run their lives.

    #105 3 years ago
    Quoted from girloveswaffles:

    So the smart phone is a great multi hundred dollar calculator for the uneducated?

    It sure seems the more of those phones there are, the more stupid people there are.

    #109 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    Oh dear lord, o-din. Is your house lit with candles? Ride a horse to work?

    I use traditional incandescent bulbs but no candles. I don't like the fumes. And I drive a Toyota. But if it makes you feel better it is a 2001. And I'm hoping it will be my last vehicle ever. Not that I don't like new, but this Tacoma is the best I've owned.

    #111 3 years ago

    And I've never had a cellphone, a versa-teller card (those people are funny), or one of those idiotic beepers. I've done fine for 50+ years without any of those inconveniences.

    When I leave my house all I need is my keys and my wallet. And my sunglasses.

    #112 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    O-din, why would a 2001 Toyota make me feel anything?

    Because it's 15 years old. Listening to you I'd go have to buy a new one with all that other crap they put in cars now.

    #115 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    Besides I'm only seven years behind you, so it's not like I'm some whippersnapper doing donuts on your lawn.

    I stay young by traveling light. Speak softly and carry a fat wallet is my motto.

    #117 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    And if you get mugged, pickpocketed, fleeced, victimized?

    I don't plan on it. Hoods respect me because I look like a mean dog. And I forgot to mention the big stick.

    #133 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    The most interesting thing about this conversation to me is: everyone involved is in on the Internet. You may never have a cell phone or a credit card or take anything than cold hard cash, but the Internet... That's okay, that can stay.

    It stays at home and it stays at work. That's where I leave it. Just like the phone.

    #142 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    What is "it"? The Internet?

    My computer.


    #145 3 years ago
    Quoted from Cornelius:

    if you're interneting on one of those candy colored iMacs? Much respect indeed.

    Dial up's getting too slow, I may have to upgrade.

    #151 3 years ago

    I will try to embrace this new technology.


    #154 3 years ago
    Quoted from pinball_faz:

    Sunglasses are great new tech.... invented 1929 by Sam Foster

    And bluetooth was invented in the 60s.


    #159 3 years ago


    #177 3 years ago
    Quoted from frolic:

    So that would be a larger operator.


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