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No more cheques please

It’s high tech in the retail industry! No more cheques in Marks & Spencer stores from March 1st! I find it hard to imagine anyone paying for goods by cheque these days.

Business dealings seem to be different though. One of these days we’ll figure out a safe way of handing over our bank details to business partners without getting signed up for a monthly subscription to some charity like a certain Jeremy did a few weeks ago ..

Oh yeah, cheque is a check. I can never get my head around that. “Check” is a verb, not a noun!

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

3 replies on “No more cheques please”

Yes, I find it strange that people would want to pay by cheque…

There’s one customer we’ve got and I can only imagine they are over 80 – never asked as we are mail order company – but amazingly he types out his cheques with a wobbly typewriter. It’s a bit like those kidnap demands written from individual letters cut from the newspaper.

With the use of Laser cards and Credit Cards been so popular now, why would people want to have to stand and write out cheques. With the new technology of Epos systems, which do nearly everything except make a cup of tea, the retail trader has never had it so good. Debit cards are the new way to carry money, more efficient to the retailer and to the customer, when the customer pays with a debit card they are given a receipt for their transaction, which gives every detail of that transaction. The receipt which they are given is most cases will be thermal (heat sensitive) paper.

Thermal paper is cleaner than your standard ink, produces a crisper resolution, and is ultimately cheaper. Though thermal paper used to be considerably more expensive, the price has come down in recent years, thanks in part to better technology that allows its manufacturers to produce it at a more reasonable cost. Moreover, a thermal paper roll is quieter than bond paper, which is an added bonus for any shopper at the end of a long day.

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Have had a few problems with cheque payments later. They have always been good to get the food when its two days from pay day. Problem is so few places now take them…

If you want information on cheques and general credit information you should visit APACS

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