Sabretom2
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June 2nd, 2014 at 12:10:57 PM permalink
It seems to be a good idea to have debit card for use out of town that refunds all ATM fees (Charles Schwab).
AxiomOfChoice
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June 2nd, 2014 at 12:15:50 PM permalink
Quote: Sabretom2

It seems to be a good idea to have debit card for use out of town that refunds all ATM fees (Charles Schwab).



You need to be careful with those. Some (most? all?) of them only refund the transfer fee that the other bank charges, not the fee to use the machine that 3rd-party ATMs charge.

In other words, if you go to another bank's machine, you won't get charged anything, but if you go to one of those 3rd party machines that is not affiliated with any bank, like they have in corner stores and casinos, where the fee gets added to your withdrawal amount, you will get charged.
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June 2nd, 2014 at 12:21:22 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

The casino must value a bird in the hand being worth more than two in the bush. It doesn't make much sense to me either but suppose the casino thinks ATM fees are something enough people are willing to pay.
Among the same thought, casinos charging outrageous fees for cigarettes. The Atlantic City casinos charge $12 last time I looked compared to probably $6-7 at any local store. It's pretty much the same deal at every casino I've been.



I don't smoke. But I have often seen people at the tables ask for a pack of cigarettes and they usually get them.

But speaking of cigarettes, casinos in NJ are the only place I have seen cigarette vending machines which I find interesting because I have never seen them anywhere else in my life.
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June 2nd, 2014 at 12:33:37 PM permalink
Hmm, I complained about the MDLive ATM's which limit withdrawals to $250. But they only charge $4 per withdrawal.
MdLive's ATM's are particularly chickenshit, but it's attached to a mega-mall with several real bank atm's nearby. I usually stop at the one in the parking lot before I go to get paid by the casino.
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June 2nd, 2014 at 12:50:14 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

They are generally a few dollars higher I think. But I haven't used an ATM outside of Vegas or outside of my own bank in about a decade. Fees definitely keep me away. And I rarely need more than $100 at a time, so I just make a debit purchase at Walmart instead.



Thanks.

I withdrew money at the outlet mall and got charged $5.99. Perhpas that's a captive audience, too. Fortunately my bank didn't charge me any extras for the transaction abroad.

I gather you can withdraw money from your debit account at Walmart? we can do that here at most supermarkets when paying with a debit card, but with a limit of 2,000 pesos (about $150).
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June 2nd, 2014 at 12:53:34 PM permalink
Quote: Gandler

I don't smoke. But I have often seen people at the tables ask for a pack of cigarettes and they usually get them.

But speaking of cigarettes, casinos in NJ are the only place I have seen cigarette vending machines which I find interesting because I have never seen them anywhere else in my life.



Gandler,
In the 60's and 70's cigarette vending machines were everywhere. When they got tough on teen smoking in the late 70's, they got removed from anywhere teens could go. There are still a few in bars and casinos, where ages are checked, but they're nearly extinct.
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June 2nd, 2014 at 12:53:37 PM permalink
Quote: Gandler

But speaking of cigarettes, casinos in NJ are the only place I have seen cigarette vending machines which I find interesting because I have never seen them anywhere else in my life.



They used to be plentiful. I did see two last trip in vegas. One at the 4 Queens in the casino floor, and one at the Golden Gate in a small alcove near to Duapr's.

BTW in Mexico a pack of Camels or Marloboro's goes for about $3.50 (and can be had for a bit less when buying by the carton at Costco). Small wonder I bring my own cigarettes when I travel, yes? I brought back some filterless Camels for a co-worker and I'm still aghast at how much I paid for them. The good thing is he promised to pay me back.
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June 2nd, 2014 at 2:10:40 PM permalink
Wow. Marlboros for less than $5. They go for $10 in WA.
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June 2nd, 2014 at 2:20:12 PM permalink
Quote: Deucekies

Wow. Marlboros for less than $5. They go for $10 in WA.



They're not exaclty the same. At least the regular Camels are not. On the last days I ran short and bought a couple of US packs to tide me over. But I had to pay attention in order to tell them apart. That is, when I didn't look at them.
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June 2nd, 2014 at 2:29:28 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

In the 60's and 70's cigarette vending machines were everywhere.



And that's exactly how I started smoking. They even had them outside for Christ's sake.
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