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mr. ed

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Posted: 03/01/21 03:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rk911 wrote:

i keep my cards in my wallet which stays in my pants pocket and remains in my hand when i take out a card for use. i had my wallet stolen 30+ years ago and it was a pain replacimg all those cards. there was a funny ending to that story. about a week after the theft of my wallet i received a notice to come to the post office to pick up a package. that package turned out to be the contents of my wallet minus the cash. i didn't get the wallet back either.


Great story! I guess the thief, in your case, had somewhat of a conscience.
I used to carry a wallet in a pants pocket before I became wheelchair bound. Now, I generally wear sweat pants with no pockets. Besides, trying to retrieve a wallet from a pants pocket while seated in a wheelchair would be quite inconvenient. I think I'll be pleased with the over-the-neck product I just ordered. It would be hard to lose that, methinks. [emoticon]


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If you want the security of another credit card while you're waiting for replacement cards, use either another credit card or bank cash withdrawal to purchase a VISA or MasterCard gift card in whatever amount works for your interim needs.


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down home wrote:

Need zippers on my pocket. The key fob to the Ford apparently fell out while sitting? somewhere...


had the same problem/concern years ago so i've been using one of these to keep my keys with me. there are two types...one that slips over the belt and one in which the belt slips theough the clip. i use the latter type.

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Posted: 03/02/21 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go on ricksteeves.com , he has several travel wallets that might work for you.

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Dutch_12078 wrote:

If you want the security of another credit card while you're waiting for replacement cards, use either another credit card or bank cash withdrawal to purchase a VISA or MasterCard gift card in whatever amount works for your interim needs.


Thanks for the suggestion, Dutch. I still have the one Visa card that I saved. It will work after several try's. The cashier is usually successful in getting it to work. I can't make a bank cash withdrawal without my lost debit card anyway. The replacement Visa card should arrive in perhaps a week. [emoticon]

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That's a panic situation for sure.

Lost my wallet in an airport on the island of Kauai and was delighted to hear that wallet was turned into airport security and actually mailed back to me with every card......minus $600 in cash ??

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I have done it both ways and now have 'em all in a shield container.

Ran into a problem the other day in that I was shopping for food and realized I'd left the cards in my other coat. . Thankfully I had cash on me. More than enough.


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Working on the other side of metro, watched a car pull out off a shopping center with a purse sitting on top. It fell off on the other side of intersection. I picked it up, hoping to catch at the next light. While loading the next load I found ID, called 411, then called her. While looking saw a stack of at least a dozen bills, 1 was a 100. Told her I would meet her in the area I had seen her after my last load, would call when could pinpoint time. I confess I thought I might get a tip out of it. By the time she got there I was in handcuffs. As normal, the clean, well dressed obviously well off is more likely to be telling the truth, than the guy that is dirty from a day hauling rock. Did not help that my wallet was a few blocks away because I didn't want to drive thru PL. "Officer, if I stole he purse, wanted to do her harm, wouldn't I just go to the address?"

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Found a way this morning to make a defective credit card work. My one remaining credit card that wasn't lost in my recent fiasco had been giving me problems for quite some time; after insertion into machine, screen would indicate the card wasn't good. After several tries, card usually worked when cashier tried it. I learned the trick today from a helpful Walmart employee: Insert chip end into machine for three attempts. After third attempt, swipe card. It worked well. Still a bit of a pain, but at least the card can be used. Anyhow, a new replacement card has been mailed and is on the way. Bank also informed me that my new debit card is on the way, too [emoticon]

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mr. ed wrote:

Found a way this morning to make a defective credit card work. My one remaining credit card that wasn't lost in my recent fiasco had been giving me problems for quite some time; after insertion into machine, screen would indicate the card wasn't good. After several tries, card usually worked when cashier tried it. I learned the trick today from a helpful Walmart employee: Insert chip end into machine for three attempts. After third attempt, swipe card. It worked well. Still a bit of a pain, but at least the card can be used. Anyhow, a new replacement card has been mailed and is on the way. Bank also informed me that my new debit card is on the way, too [emoticon]


I worked at a place that took cards for a while years ago. Try twice, don't work slide it backwards. (No, Miss Blondie, it does not put money back on card). Then try putting card in baggie, slide again. I hated to do it but could key in the number by hand.

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