Coaster Checks

Saturday, March 15, 2003 5:45 PM
Does anyone know if they make checks with coaster pics on them or where you can buy them?
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Sunday, March 16, 2003 4:50 AM
Haven't seen the coaster checks yet but I have seen checkbook covers with coasters on them at Ebay.
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Sunday, March 16, 2003 6:39 AM
Yeah my Computer Graphics teacher and I were just talking about this. I did a decent "check" of Millennium Force on the computer (I drew it) and we are finding somehwere where I could submit it to a check company for them to consider that type of design. I don't think it is going to happen though, although I did put a lot of work into it.
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Monday, March 17, 2003 9:51 AM
I'm pretty sure there are companies that allow you to submit a photo to be on a check in the background. Usually parents use this to put a photo of their children on checks, but I'm sure you could submit a coaster photo.

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SCREAM with me... in 2003!

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Monday, March 17, 2003 10:24 AM
Just out of curiosity...

Does anyone even use checks anymore for anything other than paying bills through the mail?

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James Draeger
-Captain Sarcasm (aka Sour Boy)

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Monday, March 17, 2003 10:37 AM
Nope. Except the one time my debit card got de-magnetized...

Dawn, with plain checks.

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Monday, March 17, 2003 10:47 AM
Only when paying friends back large sums of money after a coaster trip.

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Chris Tyson
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www.pkiunlimited.com

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Monday, March 17, 2003 10:59 AM
Heh, what he said ;)

I still occasionallly write a check in the store, but not as often as I used to. I was one of the final diehards among my circle of friends -- I dislike debit cards, as they don't offer quite the same theft/fraud protection as a "full" credit card. Finally I decided to allow myself to be dragged into using one kicking and screaming, but I'm still a bit paranoid about it.

I would LOVE coaster checks, if they were available. Hey Moosh...


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--Greg, aka Oat Boy
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"I can't believe I just left a nuclear weapon in an elevator." -- Farscape

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Monday, March 17, 2003 11:14 AM
But Greg if you use your debit card like a "full" credit card you do get the same protection because it goes through the Visa (or MasterCard) system. At least that is how it works at my bank.
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Monday, March 17, 2003 12:09 PM
Soggy is correct. I forget the name of the company, but they will print the picture you supply. I think it was a bit expensive though.

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"Know thyself!"

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Monday, March 17, 2003 12:34 PM
NLChic -- read the fine print. That may be true with your bank, BUT most debit cards, you're responsible for the first $500, rather than the first $50 (or in some cases, nothing). Also, since that comes out of your checking/savings, if someone starts using your card you may find yourself with an empty account, at least temporarily, an issue that doesn't exist with "traditional" credit.

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--Greg, aka Oat Boy
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"I can't believe I just left a nuclear weapon in an elevator." -- Farscape

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Monday, March 17, 2003 8:54 PM
But come on. In most cases you're going to know your debit card is missing. Give your bank a call and have it cancelled. The "risk" is by far better than writing checks and holding up endless lines of paying customers...

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Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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Monday, March 17, 2003 9:41 PM

General Public said:
But come on. In most cases you're going to know your debit card is missing.
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Being a fraud investigator for Discover Card, I can tell you that this statement is not so true. If our cardmembers kept tabs on their cards at all times, then we would have no need for a loss prevention system that monitors for suspicious activity. You would be surprised how many cardmembers we call and tell THEM we believe their card and/or wallet is missing.

As for the subject at hand, I myself have a picture of Raptor :) on my checks as well as the quote "Get to the Point - Cedar Point" on the checks too. Can't remember the name of the company I use off the top of my head. When I get the info I will post it here, but yes, it is quite pricy, that I can tell you!

Jo
2000/2002 Raptor Crew
Lifetime Raptor flights: 708 :)
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It's all about getting around the barrels or over the fences, right leads, no faults, fastest time and still looking pretty when done. What's so hard about that? :)


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Monday, March 17, 2003 10:02 PM
I don't see what the problem is with them. Everyone freaks out about their cards being lost. If your wallet/purise is gone, cancel them. I'll know right away if mine are gone. So I'm not terribly concerned about it. But that's beside the point. The pros (no check writing!) outweigh the cons.

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Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 3:18 AM
My husband used his debit card at a local ATM, and forgot to remove it from the machine afterwards. As LuvRaptor pointed out, he didn't realize it until the next time he went to use it a couple of days later and realized it was gone.

Someone using the card wouldn't have to know the pin because it can also be used as a credit card with only a signature. And how many establishments check ID anymore?

Although I like my on-line banking and debit card, I still use checks often. I can't count how many times I've tried to use my debit card only to find the "system" is down, and then resort to writing a check.

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I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:11 AM

Draegs said:


Does anyone even use checks anymore for anything other than paying bills through the mail?


You've never been to central Wisconsin, have ya? It's amazing (and annoying) how many people use checks exclusively around here. There's a grocery store in the town where I work (Janesville) that won't accept credit cards. It takes forever to check out, partly because everyone stands around waiting until the cashier gives them the total, and then they start to fill out the check. Ack!!!

Later,
EV
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"I swear -- by my life and my love of it -- that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine"
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:52 AM
Here was a post on them last year.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2003 5:29 AM
I still use checks for those once a year payments, like my ACE dues, or for the one time payments for coaster events.


*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher 3/19/2003 10:30:49 AM ***

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