Script size and what you buy

@vandana7 (62379)
India
August 20, 2016 5:33am CST
This is serious guys... Dad got his debit card renewed. Accompanying it were series of terms and conditions printed in gray on white sheet but hey ...even I can't read them with or without my specs. Me thinks why do they bother printing something on a PAPER when they can upload it on net and ask the user to check the terms and conditions and accept them, without which debit card would not be activated. I get annoyed with such thoughtlessness of big companies. It is not only debit card. The other day we bought a new modem, which is yet to be commissioned. I feel bad seeing dad struggle with magnifying glasses. Do you all face the same problems at your end? Couldn't those things be uploaded on some website and accurate translations too. Weird ..SMH.. END OF RANT.
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@JolietJake (49901)
• United States
20 Aug 16
They could, but some companies don't wish to deal with the costs of running and maintaining a website. I have to keep my own magnifying glass (and a pair of reading glasses) handy these days.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
20 Aug 16
Wouldn't it be cheaper bro? I mean imagine printing, folding, packing that damn thing with each credit /debit card. Those costs for first 10000 cards would suffice the cost of running and maintaining a website...nowadays it is so cheap!
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@JolietJake (49901)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@vandana7 But they already have the printer and folder machines...they had them before the Interwebs began. And cheap? Not really...having your own website costs considerably more than what you might think.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
20 Aug 16
@JolietJake ... But Banks already have their websites!
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
20 Aug 16
and even if you could read it, it's all legal mumbojumbo that no one understands
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
20 Aug 16
Don't you think there should be laws on that too? Write in layman's language...kind.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Aug 16
@vandana7 I do, lol, but we'd never get that passed.
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
20 Aug 16
You have the point but you know not all elderly can have the patience to browse in the internet, they much prefer to use that magnifying glass to read.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
20 Aug 16
I think the time taken to struggle to read that many terms and conditions is much more than opening the website and reading the script in desired size.
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
20 Aug 16
If they need people to read it, it needs to be readable!
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• Philippines
20 Aug 16
Yeah, they were days were I thought I was going to loose my mind. a month ago i lost three dogs, I thought I was gonna go insane. last week I think i had a paper jamming problem on my printer was I didn't expect, i thought it was an error until I saw a paper under the rollers, and removed it.
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• United States
20 Aug 16
those books/brochures that come with schtuff these days'll sure put'cher eyes out! dunno why they've made 'em so tiny? perhaps'n hopes that folks'll not bother to read what used to be reserved fer 'fine print'. could be why they don't put such 'nline, too. folks'd be more apt to read't all 'n then holler 't the terms/conditions prior to makin' a purchase.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
21 Aug 16
Exactly! Fine print needs to be banned. Print size needs to be prescribed, or some government officer needs to verify those terms and conditions and ensure that they are not prejudicial to the interests of layman.
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• United States
21 Aug 16
@vandana7 i agree, hon. doubt such'll occur though :(
@Corbin5 (99913)
• United States
20 Aug 16
I would think they do that on purpose to frustrate people enough to just go ahead and sign. Hidden fees and other rules not read by the user could benefit the company, perhaps.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
21 Aug 16
I felt so too.
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@jstory07 (65293)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Aug 16
I think companies like to make things as hard as they can for you. nothing seems to be easy.
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
20 Aug 16
You said it...they have something to hide in there that is the reason they do it.
@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
20 Aug 16
@vandana7 - Ms vanny - You have some good complaints about the difficult writings on not-so-wonderful paper, etc. What I don't appreciate are the tiny letterings on containers concerning the stuff within them - things of importance to anyone who want to usefully or to safely use the contents. It does not make me feel all the better about that when I consider that the size of the container may dictate the size of the print. -Gus-
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@vandana7 (62379)
• India
20 Aug 16
Oh yes...that is another one of my grouses... I had a remedy for it too...like put mirror images of what you want printed there, and then have pull out mirror surface...that magnify from the stands.....pretty much small tablet size metallic reflective surface with magnifying glass in front. Pull out from the stand racks ..you know the dividing shelves..in between them, and it should have a spring that pushes it back the moment the person releases it. No need to maintain kind...I thought this one long ago...forgot to come up with a post on it..lol. Wonder if it is feasible..
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