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    No. Only 361 days left for this to be achieved. It ain't gonna happen!
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    So if I would not be playing chess....(more specifically allegros) what would I need cash for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    So if I would not be playing chess....(more specifically allegros) what would I need cash for?
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    What can you use cash for? What can't you use it for?

    Another question - what are the chances of politicians, who find aldi bags with 6 figure sums of cash in them, from voting to stop this from occuring?
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    So if I would not be playing chess....(more specifically allegros) what would I need cash for? P.S MCC club membership/major tournaments entry fees can be paid online (and this is preferred method of payment for post). Re prize money - also checks.
    There are lots of small purchases where cash makes more sense - for example, buying a newspaper. And what if there's a major power failure - your card won't be much use?

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    ER From Money Matters 05-12-2019, 03:53 PM

    I used cash (for milk at Woolies) for first time in 11 months today.
    That's due to $323.30 in coins, found during decluttering in a jar forgotten in the back of a cabinet drawer.
    Nice Xmas present, thanks!
    Looks like the $118.80 still remaining will go to the bushfire victims appeal organized by the Salvos.
    Can't find any branch here, so I 'll do that when back in Melbourne!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    Looks like the $118.80 still remaining will go to the bushfire victims appeal organized by the Salvos.
    Can't find any branch here, so I 'll do that when back in Melbourne!
    Well, you seem to be using cash even less than I do .

    Re donations/fundraising - My donations to the bushfire victims travelled online.
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    ER From Money Matters 05-12-2019, 03:53 PM

    I used cash (for milk at Woolies) for first time in 11 months today.
    That's due to $323.30 in coins, found during decluttering in a jar forgotten in the back of a cabinet drawer.
    Nice Xmas present, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    Looks like the $118.80 still remaining will go to the bushfire victims appeal organized by the Salvos.
    Can't find any branch here, so I 'll do that when back in Melbourne!
    Is this how you normally buy milk?

    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Well, you seem to be using cash even less than I do .
    haha, I went completely cashless as a NY resolution in Jan, 1st, 2019, but even before that I had only used cash to top my MYKI up!

    Re donations/fundraising - My donations to the bushfire victims travelled online.
    Same here, for the Northern Star Chess NSW fires campaign, (*) I donated online $100 for the donation itself
    plus $30 as a symbolic entry fee, since I could not attend. All through credit card, very handy!

    (*) was published here!

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    Michael's horse enters the turn for home, it's last by fifteen lengths and limping and everybody is laughing at it. Suddenly all the other horses fall over and it charges towards the winning post ...

    I haven't used cash for over a week now. It's become strongly disapproved of, some stores have even banned it. I've even started using paywave which I previously avoided because I was afraid of it in case something went wrong.
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    Not a bad time to have a little cash on hand, I would have thought.

    We've seen what people do when they think they won't be able to get toilet paper next week. What will they do when they think the ATM will be empty next week?
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Michael's horse enters the turn for home, it's last by fifteen lengths and limping and everybody is laughing at it. Suddenly all the other horses fall over and it charges towards the winning post ...
    Michael can't do a 'Bradbury' - he said "by 2020", so the race is already over

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    I haven't used cash for over a week now. It's become strongly disapproved of, some stores have even banned it. I've even started using paywave which I previously avoided because I was afraid of it in case something went wrong.
    The supermarkets may restrict cash to the self-checkouts, but they won't stop using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    The supermarkets may restrict cash to the self-checkouts, but they won't stop using it.
    Also still useful for dispenser machines and parking meters, though a lot of those will take cards as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Also still useful for dispenser machines and parking meters, though a lot of those will take cards as well.
    Now that cash can carry virus, having a digital payment option is particularly critical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    "By 2020" would normally mean before the start of 2020 (otherwise you'd say "in 2020"), so Michael's prediction clearly hasn't come true.
    "in 2020" might sound like a prediction that it would arrive in 2020 specifically and not earlier, so I don't think he would have said that.

    I'm used to "submissions must be received by <date>" which, in the absence of a specific time, invariably means submissions must be received by the end of that day, not necessarily by the start of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    "in 2020" might sound like a prediction that it would arrive in 2020 specifically and not earlier, so I don't think he would have said that. I'm used to "submissions must be received by <date>" which, in the absence of a specific time, invariably means submissions must be received by the end of that day, not necessarily by the start of it.
    Michael later withdrew from the race

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    That means probably NO by 2030..not completely cashless anyway. By 2022 probably Yes.

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