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Started by bossab2 on Jul 28, 2020 6:14:09 PM
Living in the modern world

Question 1: how long ago was it that Amazon took cheques as payment ?

Question 2: what is a cheque grandad ?

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wickeltisch - 28 Jul 2020 18:18:54 (#1 of 95)

So you do remember cheques? You may not be a granddad but you're an old man then.

AdonisBlue - 28 Jul 2020 18:48:15 (#2 of 95)

I used a cheque only a few years ago, they still work. They are not something you remember but something you are aware of.

Tenesmus - 28 Jul 2020 19:09:46 (#3 of 95)

Ten easy points only-----------

AdonisBlue - 28 Jul 2020 19:11:30 (#4 of 95)

I must admit despite using this site and GUT on and off for at least 15 years I've never really got the points thing?

Verdigris - 28 Jul 2020 19:14:49 (#5 of 95)

Knowing who the OP is before you click on the link to look. Minus points if you get it wrong, obvs.

AdonisBlue - 28 Jul 2020 19:17:32 (#6 of 95)

Oh I C, finally I understand, thanks.

DesEsseintes - 28 Jul 2020 20:22:01 (#7 of 95)

I still use cheques to pay off my card and stuff.

bossab2 - 28 Jul 2020 20:31:19 (#8 of 95)

Go on, it what year was Amazon taking cheques ? ( I found an old print out)

HerrWalrus - 28 Jul 2020 20:41:02 (#9 of 95)

It’s a Brit thing - taking cheques. Even in the 90s places like Spain and France had moved over to bank transfers and stopped using cheques. Wonder if other countries still use cheques?

AdonisBlue - 28 Jul 2020 20:41:55 (#10 of 95)

Ah, thanks, post 1 in this thread made me feel about 105.

moto748 - 28 Jul 2020 20:44:40 (#11 of 95)

I wrote a cheque on Wednesday. (birthday present)

bossab2 - 28 Jul 2020 20:44:51 (#12 of 95)

Ok, well since nobody is going to guess.

Amazon was taking cheques for the wizzy online world in....

2004

Although even by then a lot of people were still on dial up.

tasselhoff - 28 Jul 2020 21:05:13 (#13 of 95)

People often still use cheques in France.

HerrWalrus - 28 Jul 2020 21:32:59 (#14 of 95)

Who’d have thought? Maybe it’s a thing that persists in strong rugby playing areas??

widenation - 28 Jul 2020 21:43:06 (#15 of 95)

I paid a cheque in at the post office earlier this year. It was somewhat of a pain to work out what I could do with it, what with no local bank branch etc. Used half a lunch hour anyway. I seem to remember paying for stuff with a cheque on eBay in about 2002 or so.

carterbrandon - 28 Jul 2020 21:43:08 (#16 of 95)

It’s a Brit thing - taking cheques.

It's very much more an American thing

Verdigris - 28 Jul 2020 21:46:20 (#17 of 95)

Seppos have barely caught on to chip-and-pin.

DesEsseintes - 28 Jul 2020 21:48:14 (#18 of 95)

Post office is better than banks for paying in, I think.

Banks can't be arsed with it, will only do it grudgingly.

bossab2 - 28 Jul 2020 22:07:54 (#19 of 95)

I don't think I've written a cheque since about 2014.

It's now either cards or cash.

AdonisBlue - 28 Jul 2020 22:09:06 (#20 of 95)

Yeah fuck off and stopping giving me your money.

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