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1 hour ago, fixyurdivot said:

Oh yeah, that's been around for a long time.  But the pro shop register... not until this year.

How long have you been personally scanning your CC at the proshop?   My guess is that it is something that just comes from the service that the course uses and all their CC scanners do the same prompt and isn't based on where the scanner is located.  could have been there for years and the proshop employee just said $0 when scanning your card.  

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6 minutes ago, ParFore74x said:

That just reminded me, we have a Mexican restaurant near by where the prices are reflective of customers using a cc and they give a discount if you pay cash. Same end result. 

Our Fareway grocery stores still have a person that walks your groceries to your car for you. I’ve tried tipping those guys and get told no. 

Winn Dixie has same policy.

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7 minutes ago, cnosil said:

How long have you been personally scanning your CC at the proshop?   My guess is that it is something that just comes from the service that the course uses and all their CC scanners do the same prompt and isn't based on where the scanner is located.  could have been there for years and the proshop employee just said $0 when scanning your card.  

Makes sense.

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3 minutes ago, cnosil said:

How long have you been personally scanning your CC at the proshop?   My guess is that it is something that just comes from the service that the course uses and all their CC scanners do the same prompt and isn't based on where the scanner is located.  could have been there for years and the proshop employee just said $0 when scanning your card.  

These are the typical desktop chip or mag-strip CC readers and have been at these pro shops for years.  They never prompted for a tip before.  Maybe a feature that can be turned on or off by the business?  Anyway, I used these same type readers at 5 courses in Yuma and they never prompted for a tip.

 

33 minutes ago, ParFore74x said:

As for the part that I highlighted above, I’ve noticed that several restaurants in my area have their tip suggestions on the ticket calculated after the tax which would explain the discrepancy in the suggestion.

Call me old school but I personally dislike the pre-calculated and worse, default recommended, gratuity.  I've seen some default to 18 to 22%.  Don't get me wrong, I have no issues with tipping for good service but the decision as to how much is appropriate can be left with me thanks very much.

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29 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

These are the typical desktop chip or mag-strip CC readers and have been at these pro shops for years.  They never prompted for a tip before.  Maybe a feature that can be turned on or off by the business?  Anyway, I used these same type readers at 5 courses in Yuma and they never prompted for a tip.

 

Call me old school but I personally dislike the pre-calculated and worse, default recommended, gratuity.  I've seen some default to 18 to 22%.  Don't get me wrong, I have no issues with tipping for good service but the decision as to how much is appropriate can be left with me thanks very much.

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4 hours ago, Rickp said:

Exactly, the Hot Dog place is a hole in the wall and their prices are really low anyway. There is not a waitstaff, you pick up your food as it’s announced. 
 

 

I enjoy those hotdog places typically have the best food too

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3 hours ago, tommc23 said:

I enjoy those hotdog places typically have the best food too

This one the Hot Dogs are OK but the sausage are great!

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12 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

Now the "we charge extra for CC use" I have seen at various establishments.  Their is a grocery chain Smith's (also Fry's) that got into a squabble with MC and VISA over use fees a few years ago and stopped accepting CC's.  They have since kissed and made up. But, I do know many small shops take a hit on CC fees.

I just don't understand what the basis of tip would be for simply paying your green fees.  It's like tipping the cashier at Safeway... maybe that's coming next 🙃.

Yep the CC companies and banks are getting it both ways. They are chrging the merchants for someone using the card to begin with and charging the consumer in many cases for using it. We ran into that back in the towing business. The city tried to stop us on Police calls from charging extra. My partner ended up in a city council session and told them "Well you guys charge me a surcharge when I pay my water bill and it is discrimatory and I will take you to court" They backed off after that.

My neighbor ownns a local bait and tackle shop. He quit taking CCs a long time ago because of transaction fees. He got smart though and had a company install an ATM right outside the door The company that owns the machine does all the stocking and maintence. His business is more local geared so all the locals know plus he has signs posted. My bud who owns a auto repair shop down the street and now does all of our auto repairs charges like a 7% transaction fee on all CC purchases. Yeah I see where the "cashless society" thing is changing and people as well as small businesses are getting fed up and have smartened up

 

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8 hours ago, tommc23 said:

I enjoy those hotdog places typically have the best food too

Down here we have quite a few what I call Hot Dog stands and they are good. One lady has a food trailer with a variety of stuff all good. Bad thing she goes back home to WVA every summer so I go to the Sabrettes guy down the street. We have a place in Garden City Beach called Sam's Corner that has great hot dogs and burgers but since Sam passed it has went more touristy on prices so most locals stay away myself included

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2 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Down here we have quite a few what I call Hot Dog stands and they are good. One lady has a food trailer with a variety of stuff all good. Bad thing she goes back home to WVA every summer so I go to the Sabrettes guy down the street. We have a place in Garden City Beach called Sam's Corner that has great hot dogs and burgers but since Sam passed it has went more touristy on prices so most locals stay away myself included

I love a good hotdog.  We don't eat them too often but get a hankering for Chile-dogs now and then.  Cottonwood Hills GC in Bozeman makes them on those rotary spin units and I had one last week - yummy.  I just try hard to block out the manner in which they (at least mass produced franks) are made 😬.

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36 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

I love a good hotdog.  We don't eat them too often but get a hankering for Chile-dogs now and then.  Cottonwood Hills GC in Bozeman makes them on those rotary spin units and I had one last week - yummy.  I just try hard to block out the manner in which they (at least mass produced franks) are made 😬.

I like hot dogs but I REALLY like a hot dog fresh off the grill when the charring is just getting started. Yum! 

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I eat at a small restaurant that charges a fee when using a credit card. I usually have cash and if I don’t and I use my CC, I understand why the fee exists and I don’t have a problem paying it.

 

7% for CC use seems exorbitant. Places in my area that charge a fee for CC use charge 3-4%. 7% seems like an added tax. Unless 7% is the norm where you live, but it still seems high.

 

 

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57 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Round 4.  If this house doesn’t work out… I’m buying a motor home.

A friend of mine, retired Lt. Col. Marine pilot, lives in a motor home with his wife.    He's 79.  Has a Hyundai that he drives around town.  Drives to AZ for the winter and back to Wisconsin to see family.  I guess he got used to moving around a lot and decided to keep doing that when he retired.  

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55 minutes ago, ParFore74x said:

I like hot dogs but I REALLY like a hot dog fresh off the grill when the charring is just getting started. Yum! 

I like Bratwurst's even more.  I thought the Kirkland brand were quite good until we tried the ones from the Hutterites. They come down from Conrad, MT to Twin Bridges Farmers Market every Saturday during the summer.  They have great vegetables and jarred pickled string beans, mixed veg, and dill pickles.  A couple years ago they added the Brat's 😍.

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Few things better than a loaded hot dog, onions, relish, kraut, spicy brown, ketchup….or chili cheese dog 😯

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1 hour ago, hohjoe said:

I eat at a small restaurant that charges a fee when using a credit card. I usually have cash and if I don’t and I use my CC, I understand why the fee exists and I don’t have a problem paying it.

 

 

 

7% for CC use seems exorbitant. Places in my area that charge a fee for CC use charge 3-4%. 7% seems like an added tax. Unless 7% is the norm where you live, but it still seems high.

 

 

 

 

 

7% is very high.  You don’t see many CC after the 1st visit.   

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When I lived in FL, there was a place called Col Mustard's Last Stand  - great hot dogs.  In Atlanta it was Varsity and Zesto's. I have yet to find a GOOD hotdog place here in Boise, but since I have been trying to eat better, that may be a good thing.🌭

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2 minutes ago, GrumpyGolf said:

When I lived in FL, there was a place called Col Mustard's Last Stand  - great hot dogs.  In Atlanta it was Varsity and Zesto's. I have yet to find a GOOD hotdog place here in Boise, but since I have been trying to eat better, that may be a good thing.🌭

We have a local place called “moonlight wieners” catchy right?

they do a loaded dog (steamed and warmed bun) and they have a meat sauce that goes on top. It’s a dive but damn are the dogs good

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5 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Yep the CC companies and banks are getting it both ways. They are chrging the merchants for someone using the card to begin with and charging the consumer in many cases for using it. We ran into that back in the towing business. The city tried to stop us on Police calls from charging extra. My partner ended up in a city council session and told them "Well you guys charge me a surcharge when I pay my water bill and it is discrimatory and I will take you to court" They backed off after that.

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My brother in law works for a vending company. One of their offerings is ATMs. They split the ATM fee that is charged with business. There is a minimum service fee per withdrawal but the the owner of the ATM location can set it higher. One of their customers is a “gentlemen’s club”. The club owner set the ATM service fee to $7. It does quite well. 😂

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