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Old 01-27-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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Hey, Discover is Trying to Bribe Me!

I received the notice below in an email from Discover card. I receive my monthly statements each month via snail mail. I don't believe that I will accept as I believe that $5.00 is much too low. I'm holding out for at least $25. It will save them that much in paper alone, not to mention postage.

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Old 01-27-2009, 06:51 PM   #2
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FIVE WHOLE dollars? wow I almost fainted...

$25 might cut into their profit margin or something equally ridiculous.

I personally like to get my credit card statements in hardcopy. You never know when the computer might burp. And I do keep hardcopies for 3 years.
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They'll probably start charging for paper statements before they pay $25. Take the money and run.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:42 PM   #4
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Yeah, my DW's credit union decided to charge $1/month for paper statements a few years back. Carrot or stick I guess.
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I received the notice below in an email from Discover card. I receive my monthly statements each month via snail mail. I don't believe that I will accept as I believe that $5.00 is much too low. I'm holding out for at least $25. It will save them that much in paper alone, not to mention postage.

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Is this $5 a month, each and every month, you get a "Paperless Statement" or just a one time deal? For $5 a month I sure would go Paperless - of course all my statements are now "Paperless".
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They'll probably start charging for paper statements before they pay $25. Take the money and run.
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Yeah, my DW's credit union decided to charge $1/month for paper statements a few years back. Carrot or stick I guess.

Yes, if you want to get paperless, you might as well take the money... I just looked at my phone bill and they were charging one dollar for a paper bill and never told me when it happened.... AND it was taxable so I had to pay 8 cents more to the state!!!
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That's the usual amount I've received from various companies.
I get email notices that my bill is available to view on line.
Paperless is a good idea - no paper in your mail box that can be stolen to steal your identity; reduces energy use.
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It costs around 40 cents, if I recall directly, to send statements. $25 dollars will probably be laughed at; sorry.
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