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Credit card conspiracy?

 

OK, just wondering here. Is it just me, or do all credit cards have the payment addresses on the other side of the country from where you live? Possibly in hopes of collecting more late fees? I think it will be safe to give minimal credit card info, such as type(Amex, Visa, MC), state in which you live, and state where you have to mail your payments? Here's mine:

I live in California.

MC: Maryland
Visa: Florida

Hmmmm.... rolleyes

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I pay mine online through my

I pay mine online through my online banking, so I could care less if they are in Taiwan. It's only a problem, if you want until the last second, then blame it on the mailman.

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Pay? You have to pay these back? mrgreen

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The COW award

The COW award looks real good on your mantel Eagle One !

wink

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Of Course

Xmech2k wrote:

OK, just wondering here. Is it just me, or do all credit cards have the payment addresses on the other side of the country from where you live? Possibly in hopes of collecting more late fees? I think it will be safe to give minimal credit card info, such as type(Amex, Visa, MC), state in which you live, and state where you have to mail your payments? Here's mine:

I live in California.

MC: Maryland
Visa: Florida

Hmmmm.... rolleyes

Of course it's a conspiracy surprised

This way we evil bankers keep everyone enslaved to us. Oh I forgot I'm not a banker sad

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MrKenFL wrote:

The COW award looks real good on your mantel Eagle One !

wink

Thank you Mr Ken! Truly, it was totally unexpected. Too bad it dissolves at the end of the week.

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Credit card conspiracy?

And the question is why do we care or want to put it on this site. Can't use the info on the gps or make a POI. Just wondering.

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Not SO!!!!

EagleOne wrote:
MrKenFL wrote:

The COW award looks real good on your mantel Eagle One !

wink

Thank you Mr Ken! Truly, it was totally unexpected. Too bad it dissolves at the end of the week.

Keep it polished and start banging some of the dents out from where others have dropped it and it may stay around!

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The CC companies locate in

The CC companies locate in states that permit them
to charge very high interest rates. ND is a prime
example of a state govt luring them to [re]locate
there.

It's not true that North Dakota will change their
name to South Alaska.

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Let's be thankful ...

rainsux wrote:

The CC companies locate in states that permit them
to charge very high interest rates. ND is a prime
example of a state govt luring them to [re]locate
there.

It's not true that North Dakota will change their
name to South Alaska.

Let's be thankful they are at least keeping these jobs in the good old USA ... it could be Mexico, India, etc.

RT

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Name Change

rainsux wrote:

It's not true that North Dakota will change their
name to South Alaska.

They wouldn't have them anyway.

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Gee Whiz John!

johnm405 wrote:

And the question is why do we care or want to put it on this site. Can't use the info on the gps or make a POI. Just wondering.

Retirement can't be that good, your too cranky.
Lighten up dude.

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Gee Whiz John!

Hi BobDee just thought it might be my turn to me cranky about something this week. laugh out loud

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retiredtechnician wrote:
rainsux wrote:

The CC companies locate in states that permit them
to charge very high interest rates. ND is a prime
example of a state govt luring them to [re]locate
there.

It's not true that North Dakota will change their
name to South Alaska.

Let's be thankful they are at least keeping these jobs in the good old USA ... it could be Mexico, India, etc.

RT

Er, you called customer service lately? Two of my cards do not have customer service reps with English as their first language. Some of them it's not even their second or third.

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Online Pay

Like some others here I pay online. I notice that one of my credit cards which always had free payments that posted the next day now takes "3-4" days and charges you a $10 premium for them to post it the next day.

It doesn't really cost them anything to post it. Just another cc company trying to rake people over the coals that pay at the last minute. I'll probably cancel that card.

CC companies locate in . . .

rainsux wrote:

The CC companies locate in states that permit them to charge very high interest rates. [...]

They also incorporate in states with favorable tax treatment of the corporation itself (low state corp. tax). At least I read that a while ago as an explanation of why so many banks/corporations use "Wilmington, DE" as their location.

Always comes down to tax and interest, doesn't it?!

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Yes

phranc wrote:

Er, you called customer service lately? Two of my cards do not have customer service reps with English as their first language. Some of them it's not even their second or third.

Yes, and all three have reps that speak English. I don't know which cards you're using.

The fact is that posting referred to the ones in North Dakota. The last I heard, they still speak English.

So this thread has at least some information concerning GPS units, speaking of service reps, good old Garmin still uses English speaking reps. Can't say thay for most computer companies I've dealt with.

RT

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Speaking English

retiredtechnician wrote:

Yes, and all three have reps that speak English. I don't know which cards you're using.

The fact is that posting referred to the ones in North Dakota. The last I heard, they still speak English.

So this thread has at least some information concerning GPS units, speaking of service reps, good old Garmin still uses English speaking reps. Can't say thay for most computer companies I've dealt with.

RT

Don't count on Garmin keeping Customer support here as thing fall for them. Since they are off shore doing doing business,it's just a matter of time before they send those jobs there as well and aren't good old Garmin anymore!

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Could be

BobDee wrote:

Don't count on Garmin keeping Customer support here as thing fall for them. Since they are off shore doing doing business,it's just a matter of time before they send those jobs there as well and aren't good old Garmin anymore!

Could be; but what will or will not be ... we don't know. That's why I said "good old Garmin still uses English speaking reps".

RT

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Ummm...

johnm405 wrote:

And the question is why do we care or want to put it on this site. Can't use the info on the gps or make a POI. Just wondering.

Because this is the 'Open talk' forum? Thanks for the help, John.

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retiredtechnician wrote:

Could be; but what will or will not be ... we don't know. That's why I said "good old Garmin still uses English speaking reps".

RT

english speaking reps LIVING IN KANSAS NEXT TO THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM with cubicles adjacent to developers on the SAME FLOOR. at least for their level 3 tech support. amazing. i cant see it lasting tho. their GPSes seem to be increasingly full of crap, the map POIs are dropping in value and roads are getting out of date, their copy protection has been cracked and the chinese GPSrs are lower cost in price and catching up feature wise.
when youre at the top, the only way forward is downhill sometimes. i dont expect garmin to last very long at its current position.

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