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Open accounts- when & where? #158477
06/11/06 04:30 PM
06/11/06 04:30 PM
renosteinke  Offline OP
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I recently had occasion to visit a paint store, and get a few gallons. I also had to visit a plumbing house for a float switch.

This brings up the question: Do you open accounts everwhere you do business, or just the places you go to every day? Every week? At what point do you decide to open an account?

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Re: Open accounts- when & where? #158478
06/11/06 07:18 PM
06/11/06 07:18 PM
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I open accounts at electrical suppliers. Everyone else gets the plastic.

Dave

Re: Open accounts- when & where? #158479
06/12/06 08:14 AM
06/12/06 08:14 AM
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I use plastic everywhere. My 5% cash back card just sent me a cancellation notice. It read something to the effect "due to business reasons, we have decided to close your account". Interesting timing, they just mailed me a $500 cash back check. I'll get them for another couple hundred this month.

But the way I read it is... "since inception of our credit relationship, where we entice you into accepting all of our too good to be true offers, and then crouch and wait for you to violate one of our hidden technicalities so we can bury you in fees and pentaties to help us pay for all we 'give' you, we have found that your account is paid off monthly and is only costing us money. We can no longer operate this way"

But if I did have accounts, they'd be at electrical suppliers and then wholesalers like Grainger.

Re: Open accounts- when & where? #158480
06/12/06 07:39 PM
06/12/06 07:39 PM
renosteinke  Offline OP
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Keep in mind the price difference there often is between an "open account" and a "cash" sale at many suppliers. Pay cash, and you often are charged full retail; have an account, and you get the 'trade' price.


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