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@  Dekafox : (23 July 2019 - 09:35 AM)

Fun note: in the US(at least), by default if someone has your routing number and account number off a check, they can pull as much money out as they want with nothing you can do about it until after the fact.

@  Paladin : (23 July 2019 - 07:23 AM)

anything burns if it gets hot enough.

@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 07:12 AM)

That's why you should keep your under-the-bed money in gold and silver--that won't burn!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.


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#1 Onyx Minor

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:57 PM

Has anyone seen a MU Magneto from the most recent wave with decent face paint? I really want that figure, but so far, every one I have found looks like a KISS reject.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:37 PM

Nope, they're all terrible. You might be better off taking the new one and transplanting the head from the old two-pack one (and maybe the cape).

I've not tried it yet myself, but it seems possible at first glance.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:00 AM

I was hoping you wouldn't say something like that. icon-fire.gif icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 01:20 PM

so he has gladiator face. Awesome.

If anyone see's the new Iceman id like it.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:35 AM

QUOTE(Darkstream @ Nov 5 2011, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so he has gladiator face. Awesome.

If anyone see's the new Iceman id like it.



When you get him, be careful never to let him out of a protective bubble. The paint they used for his uniform and X rub off at the slightest provocation. You can almost sneeze it off. icon-megs.gif

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 06:38 AM

Does anyone know when the Spider-Man Big Time/Future Foundation figure is coming out? I know it is part of wave two. I assume that it will be released sometime first quarter 2012?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Nov 7 2011, 01:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Darkstream @ Nov 5 2011, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so he has gladiator face. Awesome.

If anyone see's the new Iceman id like it.



When you get him, be careful never to let him out of a protective bubble. The paint they used for his uniform and X rub off at the slightest provocation. You can almost sneeze it off. icon-megs.gif

i prefer my iceman naked anyways icon-fire.gif

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:52 PM

FYI for anybody interested: I attempted the new Magneto body-Old Magneto head swap this evening.

Don't bother. The neck joints aren't even remotely compatible. It would be FAR too much of a pain to try to make it work.

Looks like we're stuck with poor-wash-face Maggy. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:15 PM

My Daredevil/Bullseye and Wonder Man/Quicksilver comic packs have arrived.

Pics later. icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 04:03 PM

Is the Rocket Raccoon pack turning up at retail, or did I already miss it?
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Nov 8 2011, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is the Rocket Raccoon pack turning up at retail, or did I already miss it?


I JUST finally started finding the wave 1 packs. S hopefully it'll head to retail soon.

Or order it from HTS and use the 25% off with free shipping code.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Nov 8 2011, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nanite @ Nov 8 2011, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is the Rocket Raccoon pack turning up at retail, or did I already miss it?


I JUST finally started finding the wave 1 packs. S hopefully it'll head to retail soon.

Or order it from HTS and use the 25% off with free shipping code.

link and code?

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:31 PM

Pics...













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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:35 PM

QUOTE(DarkDestroyer @ Nov 7 2011, 04:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know when the Spider-Man Big Time/Future Foundation figure is coming out? I know it is part of wave two. I assume that it will be released sometime first quarter 2012?

I'm curious about this too, since my understanding is that somehow the Paper Bag Spidey is a variant of that figure, and I need that hard.

The only MU figure I've ever bought is Deadpool, procured from HTS long ago, and I don't know much of anything about the line. I don't suppose variants are, like, easy to find, are they?

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(Darkstream @ Nov 8 2011, 04:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Nov 8 2011, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nanite @ Nov 8 2011, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is the Rocket Raccoon pack turning up at retail, or did I already miss it?


I JUST finally started finding the wave 1 packs. S hopefully it'll head to retail soon.

Or order it from HTS and use the 25% off with free shipping code.

link and code?


Code is FSFAM11

http://www.hasbrotoy...r...26&ID=29189

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Nov 8 2011, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DarkDestroyer @ Nov 7 2011, 04:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know when the Spider-Man Big Time/Future Foundation figure is coming out? I know it is part of wave two. I assume that it will be released sometime first quarter 2012?

I'm curious about this too, since my understanding is that somehow the Paper Bag Spidey is a variant of that figure, and I need that hard.

The only MU figure I've ever bought is Deadpool, procured from HTS long ago, and I don't know much of anything about the line. I don't suppose variants are, like, easy to find, are they?



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Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:01 PM

I guess it depends on the case ratio? I dunno, I've never collected any toylines with variants. Transformers doesn't have them, Simpsons: WOS didn't have them, and for the brief time I collected Star Wars, they didn't have anything except the occasional packaging mistake.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:46 AM

QUOTE(Darkstream @ Nov 5 2011, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so he has gladiator face. Awesome.

If anyone see's the new Iceman id like it.

Seen quite a few. I'll pick one up if you still need him.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:58 AM

Anybody still have Darkhawks around them? Tried to get one off Ebay but it came defective and I've never run across any locally.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:13 AM

QUOTE(ExVee @ Nov 11 2011, 12:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anybody still have Darkhawks around them? Tried to get one off Ebay but it came defective and I've never run across any locally.

I'll check my area this weekend.

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