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I got a bill from my Medicare supplement company that said I owed $.30, yes THIRTY CENTS!! I had to stop and think about how to write that out! I looked it up and sure enough I wrote it wrong the first time!

On the line for Dollars, you write ZERO and 30/100 dollars. In the box to the right you write  0.30 the dollar sign is already there!

The funny thing is it cost them more to send me the bill that the $.30 I owe!

For me the check, envelope and stamp costs more! :lol:

 

Anyone have to write a check for less than a dollar? This is the first time for me!

 

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I haven’t had to but I have. Years ago I mailed several checks to a certain political party here in Kaleepornia for a few cents each. I heard a big time party committee member complaining on dons talk show how much it cost them to cash and process checks. It was something like $20 per check. I sent them about a dozen 5 cent donations to help alleviate some of the cost burdens they were seeing. :rolleyes:

 

I was just trying to help. 

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Howdy,

Just imagine how fun it would be to pay a bill with a stack of ten cent checks.

I guess they could all go in one envelope??

What a great idea for my next light bill.

A couple years ago my power was out for 37 hours.

Houses all around me had power. Just a few houses were

down and they sure took their sweet time fixing mine.

I threw out about 400 worth of food.

It was mid summer and I wanted ac so much.

Best

CR

 

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Moving from one town to another, our old utility company billed me for 26 cents.  I taped a quarter and a nickel to a little piece of cardboard and included a note that I expected change.  They sent me 4 cents.  Postage at the time was about 25 cents.

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Several years ago, when stamps were 29¢ or somesuch, I saw a guy write a check to the post office for ONE stamp. :lol:

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Back in the 80s a younger friend did his income tax for the first time. When it was figured up he owed $1.01. He wrote them a check. If it had been less than a dollar it would have been forgiven. He was POed. Ah, the good old days

 

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Got ya all beat!

When I was a City Purchasing Agent, Accounts Payable showed me an invoice sent to us from a photographic supplier.

For .01

At the time, the bills were hand typed and it was mailed in a separate envelope.

We shook our heads and had a good laugh, but later, I was having coffee with our Commissioner of Finance and I mentioned it to him.

He chuckled, then said, "I think we should pay it!"

So we had Accounts Payable cut a cheque and had a finance clerk deliver it by hand, with an offer to teach their billing people about Summary Billings. 

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Write it out for a buck, let them figure out how they're going to handle issuing a credit! :lol:

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A few years ago I received a check in the mail from a class action lawsuit I didn't even know I was a party to. My share was the grand sum of  

$****Zero dollars and One Cent****

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1 hour ago, Wyatt Earp SASS#1628L said:

A few years ago I received a check in the mail from a class action lawsuit I didn't even know I was a party to. My share was the grand sum of  

$****Zero dollars and One Cent****

I got one once for 7 cents. After I got done laughing, I got out a spare frame and put it in it and hung it on the wall.

 

Several months later, got a phone call... Cuz I had not cashed the check. They offered to send another, I said I would frame it too and hang it below the first one. Wonder how much that 7 cents ultimately cost the law firm that won the suit on my behalf, a suit I did not know about and wasn't worth telling me about in the first place. As I recall, it had something to do with overcharging consumers for car insurance based on zip codes.

 

Now perhaps I was overcharged by my zip code, but was I overcharged just 7 cents? Probably a lot more than that if there was a violation, and I was not getting that back. Got more pleasure from framing the check. No idea where it is now.

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When Ronald Reagan was President, he would often buy antiques by check. He said later many folks would keep the check rather than cash it.

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Sort of similar mess with the system. Back in the 70's I went to B of A to close my account. I wanted to move it to where I was moving. They told me what I had and that there would be a $2.00 service fee to close the account. I asked if there's a charge for taking out money only. NO. So I made a withdrawal for everything but $2.00. I figure dead accounts would cost them something to resolve after time.

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Something to think about......the current price for checks at my bank was $38 for something less than 200 checks.  Writing a check for most anything at all makes absolutely no economic sense.

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1 hour ago, Moustache Les said:

Something to think about......the current price for checks at my bank was $38 for something less than 200 checks.  Writing a check for most anything at all makes absolutely no economic sense.

Which is why I pay all my bills online except for this supplemental insurance bill. I have to move them to online too.

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4 hours ago, DeaconKC said:

When Ronald Reagan was President, he would often buy antiques by check. He said later many folks would keep the check rather than cash it.

Ronnie was a shrewd Dude. 

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Back in '19 when my Mom passed, I went to Chase Bank and closed out her accounts to move them to the trust. Several months later I get a notice that her account has a balance of $0.02. That's right, two cents. I replied that she had passed and that I had closed her accounts, included copies of the forms that I had signed. For the past year I get notification from Chase about every two months that there is $0.02 in her account. After the third time I contacted them, I gave up and just shred the notices.

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