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What Happens When You Get Credit Carbons?  
User currently offlineHickoryShampoo From Djibouti, joined Dec 2007, 144 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

Every once in a while (and mostly at hobby shows or other locations where merchants are mobile), I will get a carbon sheet back with my receipt when I make a credit card purchase. What would you do? I'd think you'd either...

a) take a moment to reflect on how far we've come since credit card transactions involved a carbon sheet (you luddite!)

or

b) wonder how the cavemen kept from having thier identities stolen (n00b!)

or even

c) curse modern technology and bitch about how it used to be. Then drool a little as you shuffle down the street.(Skidmarks)




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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1291 times:



Quoting HickoryShampoo (Thread starter):
I will get a carbon sheet back with my receipt when I make a credit card purchase.

It's good they give them to you. They can be used to steal your info if they fall into the wrong hands. I would just take them home and shred them.


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1283 times:



Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 1):
I would just take them home and shred them.

About 10 years ago I bought some carpets in Istanbul, and the SOB added a zero to the credit card slip, turning a $500 purchase into a $5,000 purchase.

When I got billed for it, I of course protested and they faxed me a copy of the merchant's slip, which had the extra zero. I looked in my wallet, and lo-and-behold, I still had that carbon, and I could fax it to the credit card company, and I did not have to pay the extra.

I nearly always destroy those carbons right away. But that one time when I had forgotten one, folded up in the bottom of my wallet, it saved me from a nasty bill.


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1273 times:



Quoting Cfalk (Reply 2):
About 10 years ago I bought some carpets in Istanbul, and the SOB added a zero to the credit card slip, turning a $500 purchase into a $5,000 purchase.

When I got billed for it, I of course protested and they faxed me a copy of the merchant's slip, which had the extra zero. I looked in my wallet, and lo-and-behold, I still had that carbon, and I could fax it to the credit card company, and I did not have to pay the extra.

This happened to me three times with taxi drivers in Atlanta. A $24 changed to $29 and so on. I expensed it anyway and didn't do anything as the process to dispute the charge is not worth it.

I know, I know. I let them get away with it but it seems to already be a huge problem in that wonderful city they call Atlanta.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1270 times:



Quoting HickoryShampoo (Thread starter):
c) curse modern technology and bitch about how it used to be. Then drool a little as you shuffle down the street.(Skidmarks)

Unlikely. Nobody will give him credit.  Smile


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1267 times:
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Quoting HickoryShampoo (Thread starter):
What Happens When You Get Credit Carbons?

I thought you were gonna discuss global warming carbon credits. Damn it!



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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4761 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1259 times:



Quoting HickoryShampoo (Thread starter):

We have one of 'em in the office... particularly useful when the customer can't come to the office, we get the transaction auth number by phone and send the messenger with that archaic thingie and the slip.  Silly



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1251 times:



Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 6):
and send the messenger with that archaic thingie and the slip.

Does he have a mule or has the bicycle reached your corner of the world ? As a Sabre user obviously you love antiquated technology, but a credit card swiper ? Positively antediluvian !  Wink


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1250 times:



Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 6):
We have one of 'em in the office... particularly useful when the customer can't come to the office, we get the transaction auth number by phone and send the messenger with that archaic thingie and the slip.

I'm guessing that obsolete technology is a relative concept. If you're wondering what happened to my thumb that's what hammers will do when inartfully wielded....it took two years to mature.







User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4761 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1245 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 7):
Does he have a mule or has the bicycle reached your corner of the world ?

I know you'll go  rotfl  at this one... he rides the bus. Our boss thinks motorcycles are too dangerous...  Yeah sure

BTW, we don't do this often, most of the time we use this one:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 7):
As a Sabre user obviously you love antiquated technology, but a credit card swiper ? Positively antediluvian !

Speaking of which, how do tickets issued with credit card work on that side of the pond? Over here, we enter the CC number when issuing the ticket and the auth is requested by the GDS. BSP requires us to fill out a voucher and use the antediluvian credit card swiper (it's a special one, larger than the one in the picture, and imprints the agency's name and IATA number, as well as the date of issue). Some airlines require these vouchers to be sent to them for their accounting, and some others don't bother.

And that goes for every single ticket where the form of payment is credit card. Now how's that for archaic?  Wink



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1243 times:



Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 9):
Speaking of which, how do tickets issued with credit card work on that side of the pond? Over here, we enter the CC number when issuing the ticket and the auth is requested by the GDS. BSP requires us to fill out a voucher and use the antediluvian credit card swiper (it's a special one, larger than the one in the picture, and imprints the agency's name and IATA number, as well as the date of issue).

I'm pretty sure for T/A's the BSP's in Europe settle the credit card payment for the airline - they don't do the voucher thing any more. For web bookings, the airlines are connected directly to Payment Service Providers that do the credit card settlement immediately (or at least quickly). I'm not an expert in this area (BSP's baffle me), but that's my understanding anyway.

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 9):
I know you'll go at this one... he rides the bus.

You're right  rotfl 


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26499 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1239 times:



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 7):
but a credit card swiper ?

A lot of businesses in the US still keep those around as a back up.

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 9):

BTW, we don't do this often, most of the time we use this one:

I find it so odd that those mobile credit card machines haven't really taken off here in the US.



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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 1214 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 7):
but a credit card swiper ?

A lot of businesses in the US still keep those around as a back up.

It doesn't matter if the lights go out as long as you make the sale.


User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1950 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

Too bad there is no way to keep this thread next to the other one on carbon credits on the forum index...I only got the joke later when I noticed the other thread.

I like to use credit carbons to purchase carbon credits, personally.  wink 



It's people like you what cause unrest!
User currently offlineHickoryShampoo From Djibouti, joined Dec 2007, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 1192 times:



Quoting N229NW (Reply 13):

At least someone got it.  Wink



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