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@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2019 - 04:42 PM)

For a time, I considered sparing your wretched little bank account....

@  Bass X0 : (23 July 2019 - 03:50 PM)

No... I accept your cookies! I... ACCEPT.. THEM...

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 July 2019 - 02:48 PM)

I don't think that's the case in Canada. Bank account debits from outside parties need to be pre-authorized at your branch or via online banking.

@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 10:04 AM)

That does sound like fun.

@  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.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:49 AM

Worth it?
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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:12 AM

I suppose. Certainly not worth the original price. Ten dollars less would have been nice but $40 is about as good as it was going to get I suppose.

 

It's way the hell too small to be an actual Helicarrier in my mind unless you put some really small toy jets and such on it. But for me it works in my headcanon as a "High-Altitude Mobile Deployment Platform" (aka a "Minicarrier") for troop transport and insertion and such.

 

I have no clue where the hell I'm going to put this thing. :doh



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:46 AM

Finally spotted some of the Spidey Legends at a TRU today. Of course, all that was left were a pair of Amazing and Superior Spideys. :( And below them were about ten Captain Americas.

 

...Someone remind me again why these new Legends cases continue to have multiples of the 'main' hero that will clog shelves once they hit saturation quicker than the others? :angry Then again, the nearby Target never got rid of their Constrictors and Klaws, so the stores around here are probably really afraid of second-stringer characters by now...



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:34 AM

Because toy companies (and retailers) continue to think that the main, big name heroes sell better than they actually do.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:51 AM

Bought the entire ML Cap series today, save WWII Cap.  Still on the fence about him.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

They look SO pretty. :love

 

*must continue to resist*



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:08 PM

I just picked up the 3.75" Winter Soldier line Super-Soldier Cap. I promtly removed his shield from his arm, tossed the figure into the Bin of No Return™ and gave the shield to Marvel Universe Commander Rogers.

 

Yep. Looks much better on him. :thumbsup



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:20 AM

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:23 AM

Wow.  Such a long and skinny neck.  *adds figure to the never buy list*  If it goes on clearance, maybe I can justify it for the shield.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:39 PM

I'm so weak.  :D  I found the complete Spider-Man ML wave today at Target and had to bite.  I left Amazing Spidey and Electro, since they are not going to be switched out in future cases.  Bought the necessities, though.  Even though I am not a huge fan of the Beetle character, I am hard pressed to find a figure that stands out as my favorite.  

 

Beetle is an impressive, freaky looking insect warrior.  I love the wings that attach to the back, and he can get in some great flying poses.  Black Cat continues Hasbro's recent running streak of great looking female figures.  She has some limits in articulation due to the side of her hips and the hair they gave her, but she is absolutely beautiful.  Superior Spider-Man is the best Spidey figure ever.  Period.  If the lines were cleaner on his face, he would be perfect.  This seams to be an issue with all Superior Spider-Man figures.  Carnage, like Superior Spidey, is the best version ever made.  It is like he just popped out of the comics, ready for mayhem and slaughter.

 

I plan to get all the variants, as well as Amazing Spider-Man, but I am trying to spread things out a bit.  Not sure I really care for Electro, but I have a preference for comic look figures and normally avoid movie style figures.  I might as well finish Ultimate Green Goblin, though...

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:13 PM

*whines* :(



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

All of my envy. :angry



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:06 PM

I just picked up the 3.75" Winter Soldier line Super-Soldier Cap. I promtly removed his shield from his arm, tossed the figure into the Bin of No Return™ and gave the shield to Marvel Universe Commander Rogers.

 

Yep. Looks much better on him. :thumbsup

bin of no return?

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:07 PM

I can't buy that Superior Spidey. The lines are just a damn mess and I DO NOT enjoy painting webs. Plus eff SpOck.

The Amazing figure might be my favorite 6inch Spidey to date.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:12 PM

DAT BLACK CAT



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:37 PM

Indeed, that's a nice figure.

 

The whole Captain America line was up this morning, but now the grunts are gone:

 

http://www.hasbrotoy...=820&PG=1&ST=NW

 

I foolishly thought they would stick around until this evening.  At least the rest are there!


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:13 PM

I found the Spider-man Legends at my target. The only one missing was Black Cat.(Weird, right?)

I could only afford to pick up Otto and Carnage, but I might go back and get movie Spider-man and Ultimate Beetle eventually.

 

Carnage is basically everything he needs to be. Sure he could have used some alternate weapon hands, but I'm not sure how realistic it would be to expect something like that.

 

Superior Spider-man is.. good, but I kind of wish that they either included his gauntlets and backpack(with or without the legs), or did the first version of the suit instead.

As is I think he's a little too bare.

 

I'm still not too great at posing these guys. I'm used to Japanese stuff.

 

edit: Next month I plan on buying the two existing waves of the iron Man 3 Legends.

Is this a good idea? That Iron Monger looks pretty sweet.

 

In general I want to try and keep my Marvel collection to just Spider and Iron people. If only so I don't get too overwhelmed.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:31 PM

Ugh. I hate scalpers in my area.

 

All I want is Now Cap or Red Skull. That's all I ask for.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:34 PM

My local Target finally got these lines in. The had both Caps, Hydra, AIM, Zemo, Superior and Amazing Spideys, Black Cat, Beetle, and Electro.

 

I very nearly walked out with 7 figures, but through supreme willpower and self control I didn't get any of them. I threw in my lot with 3.75" stuff, and that's the scale I need to stick to. :(



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:36 AM

My local Target finally got these lines in. The had both Caps, Hydra, AIM, Zemo, Superior and Amazing Spideys, Black Cat, Beetle, and Electro.

 

I very nearly walked out with 7 figures, but through supreme willpower and self control I didn't get any of them. I threw in my lot with 3.75" stuff, and that's the scale I need to stick to. :(

 

Solidarity my brother!  

 

I'm fighting the same battle.  I HAD the whole wave in my Hasbro cart yesterday morning, but self-control won.  I mean, I already have Baron Zemo, and an AIM goon (and plenty of 'Caps) in 3.75" why do I need them at 6"?

 

... Plus I kinda want to save my Marvel Monies for Guardians of the Galaxy.  I think I'm going to fall hard for those toys.


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