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Sara Jessop
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Does anyone have a tailight cover for a 2011 GMC Sierra? Apparently you cannot just purchase one from an auto parts store.
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I can't seem to upgrade my g+ app. When I go to the marketplace and click upgrade I just get a spinny wheel forever.
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Pay Cash and create jobs

Annoyed by the ripple tests? Share this and we can have a REAL ripple test. A ripple test that can lead to real change. Let’s re-share this until we can all band together and start making a real dent. Subtle Hint: I think it would help our country if we shared this. Think of the little guys people. Cue humming ;o)

Swiping kills our local independent businesses!!
A little work on our part can go a LONG way. Every time we swipe a card in a store, the business owner has to pay a fee to the mega banks everyone is complaining so much about. You hear people estimate that fee at 3%, but I’ve worked with a ton of business owners over the years and that average has crept up to 4% now and when we use our precious rewards cards it’s even damn near 5%.

The precious rewards cards kill the small business owners
While we’re all overspending and putting ourselves in deeper debt to grab a few free miles, the business owner you hand that “rewards” card to is taking it in the shorts. Did you know that? The fees they have to pay are different for every card we hand them and they are legally bound to accept any card you give them. (Assuming the big 3 here) They can’t say, “Hey would you mind not killing me so you can get your 1% cash back on this coffee and bagel?”

*Pay cash and keep Main St businesses OPEN”
I know a few restaurant owners that were just pounded by these fees to the point they just gave up. They said that the trend to use the cards just kept growing and they were paying more on merchant fees than their rent.

Mom and Pop mechanic shop paid $1000 in merchant fees last month
I nearly spit up the Keurig coffee they were nice enough to have in the waiting room. This a real deal Mom and Pop. He’s the head mechanic and she works the front. They have 3 more employees. I asked what they would have done with that $1000 and they had a list. All of the options would have grown the business and lead to more hiring.

Pay Cash and grow some businesses
Think about that $1000 a month staying in your community. Think about that $1000 times all the independent businesses in your town. Think about the impact we can all have if we made a conscious effort to carry cash and quit swiping the card.

The big chains have better deals with the banks
Large chain retailers still get screwed by these fees, but they can negotiate a better deal. The independent small guys that we all love have no shot. According to the banks, they are far riskier and that’s certainly true because “They are gouging them for 5% to give us rewards.” That’s why they are risky.

Seriously, I can go on and on. Forsake your convenience until we have another alternative. Some very smart people are working on cash free options that circumvent the interchange system, but it’s very similar to when Pearl Jam tried to have a tour without using Ticketmaster. The big guys are entrenched here and we’ll have to be patient and in the meantime put a ton of pressure on them.

You want to know how much money there is in this business?? Start paying attention to the ads you see. Rewards, Rewards, Rewards everywhere. I’ll give you a hint. They don’t run a ton of ads so that you can get more rewards.

Cut em up and Pay Cash America

Did I make it sound dramatic enough? It is.
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This made me giggle
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Working til 8. 774-4040.
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A very happy birthday to the most amazing man in the world, +Jon Jessop ! I love you <3
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I am dropping words with friends in favor of word feud. I like the random board better, and its less buggy. The only problem is I like playing with friends vs random opponents, and I only have one friend playing that now. so if anyone wants to check it out, my username is Ghorka. :)
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