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I wouldn't be worried about face-to-face customers scamming me. I've only had two bounced checks in 8 years and both were from a friend who made a mistake. 

Same here, 2 bounced checks in 4 years/700+ orders. Both bounced checks were mistakes, and the customers quickly paid us the amount they owed plus the bounced check fee. About 80% of our customers paid by check, the rest paid cash.
post #32 of 37
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I've heard about the hearing impaired scams wanting you to send them money and ship a cake, to me that sounds like an outright scam, not only that but it sounds like way to much hassle. i would never ship my products to anyone for one because i couldn't guarantee quality or the condition it arrives in. Not that these scammers care about the cake they just want the money.
 

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So does anyone have experience with using SQUARE for credit cards?  I was thinking about trying them...

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So does anyone have experience with using SQUARE for credit cards?  I was thinking about trying them...
I have not tried them. I'm going with PayPal. They give u a free card reader
post #35 of 37

Yep, so does SQUARE.  I think they are a little cheaper than PayPal, but I don't know much about them yet - still looking into it.

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So does anyone have experience with using SQUARE for credit cards?  I was thinking about trying them...

Yep, that is who I use. There is no problem. I type in how much I am charging, swipe the card for 2.75% taken, or punch it in if they are on the phone, and they take 3.25%. They send me a notice and my customer a receipt, IMEADIATLY, and then they typically send me the money the next day. I don't think they send my money on Saturday or Sunday, but I am never so hard up for cash that I need it any sooner. It goes directly to my business account.

 

I have stopped using PayPal, because the money goes to a PayPal account, and then I have to request it, and it takes days and days to go to my account. I still am not that hard up that I need it sooner, but it is annoying.

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post #37 of 37

Cool - thanks, Anna!  I think I'm going to go that route as well.  Cheaper and quicker!

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