Do you still deal with checks?

@winterose (39918)
Canada
December 22, 2009 4:01pm CST
With paypal many places do not send out checks anymore, do you still deal with a lot of checks or do you mostly get your money from paypal,for me it is paypal. I rarely get checks for anything now.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I try not to deal with checks. Mainly because it takes forever to clear my bank. Now some of the programs that I do online sends me checks, which can be a pain since my bank is 3 states away from me. So it takes a few days of waiting for the check to clear and post to my account. I had other banks close to me, but had bad experiences so we went back to the first bank we had when we lived in Virginia. So in total, I get maybe 4 checks from the survey sites I do online. Now if I have to pay my taxes, I do money orders. That way the money has already been taken out of my account, and I don't have to wait for them to mail the check in. My parents still use and deal with checks, they don't even have debit cards from their banks. I honestly don't think they will get one either. I can't imagine life without having my debit card and having to use checks all the time.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
Oh I had to do that all my life checks, and money orders, debit cards are fairly new here, maybe 15 years old or so. Here we have to not only use the closest bank we have to use the closest branch of the bank to where we live or work,
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I have used a debit card maybe for 15 years now. Now I have a credit card that is attached to the bank, that's not an actual credit card. It makes things a lot easier in so many ways. Before I started paying my bills online through my bank, I did money orders. I got tired for a check to take more than 7 days to clear my bank. I have been looking around for a bank near me, just so I can cash or deposit a check when I get one through my programs. Also thank you for best response.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I hardly use checks. Though I was surprised a few weeks ago to find that Amazon does not accept paypal. I would think they would be a leader...as would Apple.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
yes you really would think the big companies would all take paypal, is just the easiest thing.
• United States
22 Dec 09
Sometimes, very infrequently. PayPal is just so convenient.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
yes paypal is the best way I find
@celticeagle (119219)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Dec 09
I am the same way. I have one survey that I can paid by check. Doesn't happen too often and it is only a $10 check.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
I have to use checks to pay my rent, and that is about all I use them for.
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@celticeagle (119219)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Dec 09
I have several I pay by check. I could have them taken out automatically each month but I don't like that. I tend to forget and become overdrawn. Just messes me up sometimes. So a check works great to alliviate that problem. My mind doesn't work as well as it used to. I can't sort things out like I used to.
• Canada
23 Dec 09
I get checks from Clixsense, and I use checks when paying the rent. I also write checks to my husband if I want him to grab me cash out of my account, if he happens to be going to the bank. I just write him a check and ask him to bring me back the money. LOL
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
me too I write checks for my rent.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
22 Dec 09
lo I answered this one in the other one
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
cool hon
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
22 Dec 09
We don't use checks much, does not matter its for getting from someone or giving to someone. Mostly we use Paypal or online money transfer to deal with money transaction.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
I have to pay my rent with cheques
• United States
22 Dec 09
For the most part if paypal is available I will choose that for my payment options but I know that there are still a few that still do checks through the mail and I am fine with that as well. I think that paypal just makes it a lot easier because you don't have to wait for the check to arrive through the mail and then run to get it cashed with paypal the money is able to be spent as soon as it hits your account which is nice....
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
yep I love paypal, but I still have to pay my rent by cheque
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I can't tell you the last time I wrote a check. My checking account came with a free debit card and I use that for everything. I don't carry cash and seldom use a true credit card..although I do carry one. Not long ago I stopped at a Dollar Store and that particular store did not accept debit or credit cards. I had to just leave without my purchases as I had no cash or checkbook with me!
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
I have to pay my rent by cheque.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 09
Nope I have not dealt with Cheques for a few Years now I use my Card to pay now that way I can not spend more then I have as that is what used to happen
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
I still have to use checks for my rent
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I still get quite a few. I think we will see it all be checkless in the very near future.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
yes it seems to be headed that way that is for sure.
@michmich2 (432)
• United States
22 Dec 09
The only checks I deal with are the few that I get from some of my online earning sites that still don't use paypal! Otherwise, I use paypal for almost all of the money that I earn online. My paycheck for my regular (non-internet) job is direct-deposited into my bank account, so I don't have to deal with those checks anymore. Overall, it has become kind of a hassle to deal with checks. I normally hardly ever have to go to the bank, and I like that.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
I have to pay my rent by check
@Java09 (3085)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I use paypal.I think alot of sites are doing away with sending out checks.Paypal is easier.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
yes but what about in the real world your paycheck etc?