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Re: SPAM: Re: [SLE] Accounting?
  • From: "suse_gasjr4wd@xxxxxxx" <suse_gasjr4wd@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 18:06:27 -0400
  • Message-id: <C0756723.2549C%suse_gasjr4wd@xxxxxxx>
On 4/26/06 4:50 PM, "jfweber@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <jfweber@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> into electronic streams flowing thru the cosmos On Wednesday 26 April
> 2006 4:13 pm, suse_gasjr4wd@xxxxxxx wrote:
>> On 4/26/06 3:04 PM, "Kai Ponte" <kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> <snipped a bit>
>> Beats ordering the checks and paying $ for them.
>> (Yea, so I'm cheap)
> So buy them from a ( print) company not your bank. Round here you can
> get them printed on safety paper, and w/ all manor of backgrounds for
> less than a penny a piece most week ends. The *Sunday* paper has lots
> of ads for those things , depending on how much or how little you wish
> to plunk out at one time... you at least have the "protection" of
> safety paper. That way if some yo rips off your mailbox and gets your
> monthly payoffs to whomever you pay bills , he can't change the amount
> of payment, or indeed the name of the payee... and IIRC the most recent
> innovations, he can't "launder" ( literally in a dip of chemicals ) and
> then use your check which has your account number etc printed by your
> computer ... to loot said account of any cash available.
> Until that (type) paper is available to computer users, this is one of
> those "pay the man the $2 " deals.. what you save is much less than you
> think.
> Although if you are that cheap, why aren't you using "online" bill
> pay ??? no check, no charge.. at least not yet at most banks.

Some very good questions-
We are a printing company. (but still, like you said, people are just about
giving them away) I can buy them cheaper than I can print them. Safety paper
isn't cheap. Or when in doubt, print what you want. The MICR numbers that
can get hairy.
You can get the checks that are on safety paper without numbers really cheap
"one up" with a stub or how ever you like. Staples has checks...CompUSA,
I would like to print the numbers when I print the check info on so if I
screw up one I can redo that number and not have a VOID in the register.

You would think with my wife working for a large bank, we would do our
checking on line... Lets just say, I know better and leave it at that...
(did you know some CHARGE for on-line banking?)

And it has nothing to do with her being paranoid. :|

Anyway, what can I say. I'm analog. :)


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our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
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