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1,213 - Using Different Payment Systems

June 3rd, 2016

Episode 407 of 489 episodes

You can pay me with a check or credit card, but I prefer cash. Learn more about payment systems on this episode. Slow dialog: 1:33 Explanations: 4:06 Fast dialog: 18:28 Petra: Damn! That didn’t work either. Ken: What are you doing? Petra: I’m trying to pay for a new service I ordered, but the website won’t accept my credit card as payment. I even tried my debit card, but it’s been rejected, too. Ken: Why don’t you just write a check and mail it in? Petra: I don’t have any checks. In this day and age, I should be able to use one of the many electronic funds transfer options. Ken: What are going to do now? Petra: I might try sending a wire, but my bank charges a large fee for wires. Ken: How about signing up for direct deposit? Petra: If this were an ongoing service I would, but this is a one-time thing. Do you think I could try your credit card? Ken: I don’t know about that… Petra: All right, if you feel funny about doing that, then could you buy me a gift card for this website and then I can turn around and use the balance? Ken: That seems kind of involved. Would you pay me back in cash? Petra: Of course. I will write you an IOU right now and then go to the bank tomorrow. Ken: How about if you go to the bank now? I’ll even give you a ride. Petra: Is that really necessary? We don’t even know if it’s going to work. Ken: When it comes to money, I always say, better safe than sorry. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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