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    We're probably a generation away from be coming a cashless society, as technology becomes more sophisticated & where the consumer and the merchant are more protected to do business.
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    Re: Tropicana field to be first cashless sports venue

    I thought this was a commentary on their payroll

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    Re: Tropicana field to be first cashless sports venue

    Hasn't Tropicana Field been pretty much a fanless venue for years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjb23 View Post
    We're probably a generation away from be coming a cashless society, as technology becomes more sophisticated & where the consumer and the merchant are more protected to do business.
    I was at a late night fast food drive-up window and they told me no cash, card only. I told them but I have the exact change. Nope, no dice. What a world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    I was at a late night fast food drive-up window and they told me no cash, card only. I told them but I have the exact change. Nope, no dice. What a world.
    Serves you right for eating that junk late at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    I was at a late night fast food drive-up window and they told me no cash, card only. I told them but I have the exact change. Nope, no dice. What a world.
    Maybe they had some late night robberies there.

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    And MLB has a problem with young viewers... This change basically makes it so a group of teens can't attend a game, good job TB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YFIB View Post
    I thought this was a commentary on their payroll

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    I was at a late night fast food drive-up window and they told me no cash, card only. I told them but I have the exact change. Nope, no dice. What a world.
    I would have said “no sale” and driven off.
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    i live right across the street from the trop and i am not happy about this.


    my pickpocketing income is going to take a huge hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllRise View Post
    i live right across the street from the trop and i am not happy about this.

    my pickpocketing income is going to take a huge hit.
    Perhaps you should start mugging outside of the area to offset the income loss ?
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    Re: Tropicana field to be first cashless sports venue

    Quote Originally Posted by sjb23 View Post
    We're probably a generation away from be coming a cashless society, as technology becomes more sophisticated & where the consumer and the merchant are more protected to do business.



    Many baseball teams (and other events) are pushing mobile ticketing too. Soon no more hard stock tickets. Everything you need to attend a game will be on your smart phone. Most young kids go to games with their parents. No ticket stubs as mementos. It's the "Old School" Oldtimers that may have a problem with having no choice to use cash or "real" tickets.

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    Re: Tropicana field to be first cashless sports venue

    Quote Originally Posted by Trentonstew View Post
    Many baseball teams (and other events) are pushing mobile ticketing too. Soon no more hard stock tickets. Everything you need to attend a game will be on your smart phone. Most young kids go to games with their parents. No ticket stubs as mementos. It's the "Old School" Oldtimers that may have a problem with having no choice to use cash or "real" tickets.
    Somewhat related: I am going to a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game next month, and mobile tickets were the only option. I couldn't order hard stock tickets as I wanted; mobile only. Some teams have the option to bring your credit card for entry if you don't have a smart phone - I did that in Denver and in D.C.. But only mobile in Tampa.
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    Re: Tropicana field to be first cashless sports venue

    I bought tickets from the Mets for the Yankees games and they would only send them to my phone.

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    Re: Tropicana field to be first cashless sports venue

    Quote Originally Posted by gullo317 View Post
    And MLB has a problem with young viewers... This change basically makes it so a group of teens can't attend a game, good job TB!
    I was thinking the same thing. My son would go to games with his friends at age 14.

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    Re: Tropicana field to be first cashless sports venue

    Quote Originally Posted by Trentonstew View Post
    Many baseball teams (and other events) are pushing mobile ticketing too. Soon no more hard stock tickets. Everything you need to attend a game will be on your smart phone. Most young kids go to games with their parents. No ticket stubs as mementos. It's the "Old School" Oldtimers that may have a problem with having no choice to use cash or "real" tickets.
    Funny you bring this up. I still have the original ticket stub, program and some photos I took with an old Kodak Instamatic camera from the first game I attended 35 years ago. I was 14 years old.

    Anyway, I took my son to his first game this past summer in Anaheim. No hard tickets. So, I took a screen shot of my phone, and there is a folder on our PC in the photos folder that includes all the pictures we took, and the screenshot of the tickets. It's not the same.

    The same goes for the 2017 World Series Game 7 we attended in LA.

    But, I still ask for hard tickets when I can get them. It's just that I still place a little value on having a tangible memento from a special event - and the ticket stubs are unique because it was my seat for that day and nobody has one exactly like it. But, I can adapt with the times and understand my kids may not place the same value on such a thing.
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    Re: Tropicana field to be first cashless sports venue

    Quote Originally Posted by sjb23 View Post
    We're probably a generation away from be coming a cashless society, as technology becomes more sophisticated & where the consumer and the merchant are more protected to do business.

    They could not do this in Mass or NJ... laws in those states says you must accept cash too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trentonstew View Post
    They could not do this in Mass or NJ... laws in those states says you must accept cash too
    And technology has flaws. Last week at RiteAid the cashier announced their credit card system was down. Cash only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjb23 View Post
    We're probably a generation away from be coming a cashless society, as technology becomes more sophisticated & where the consumer and the merchant are more protected to do business.

    Agreed, its only a matter of time before this hits every ballpark
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    And technology has flaws. Last week at RiteAid the cashier announced their credit card system was down. Cash only.
    Good point. I wonder what the backup plan is @ the Trop?
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    Good point. I wonder what the backup plan is @ the Trop?
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    Everything's FREE FREE FREE!!!!
    My uneducated guess is that at some point in your life you've spent the night in jail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjb23 View Post
    My uneducated guess is that at some point in your life you've spent the night in jail.
    No. Never.

    True Story. (It's going in my novel when I write it)

    When I was in 2nd grade, all the boys in my class formulated this plan that we would break into this old abandoned hotel/rooming house in our small 6 by 6 block Shore Town (down the Jersey Shore). We just wanted to see what it was like in there.
    We scoped the place out numerous times and decided we could pry open a basement window and climb down and check the place out.

    Well the day was planned and after school on this one autumn day we were to get together 30 minutes after school ended and head over to the subject of our curiosity.

    On my walk home from school, I had this nagging urge to not get involved in this criminal action. However, the ridicule I would have to endure for bailing out of this class project would likely haunt me for the rest of my days.

    Once I got home from that 2 block walk from school, I decided that I was going to refrain from participating in the group break in. A friend was supposed to stop at my house to pick me up. When he got there he informed me that he was having second thoughts. He was quite relieved when I said I was not going. At least we had something in common when the ridicule was spewed.

    The next day's two block walk to school was long and harrowing. I knew the badgering would be cruel. It was not going to be a good day.

    Once arriving at the playground, my classmates were all huddled under the fire escape talking to each other. There was no use in delaying the inevitable. I headed towards the horde to accept my punishment. Well, the beginning of my punishment. It would never end.

    Much to my delight, however, once I got close to this criminal organization, they shouted to me that I was so lucky I couldn't make it to the break in, because they were all caught by the local police and arrested. Placed in the Town's jail and sat awaiting their release to their parent's custody.

    Now, nothing else (by the Law) was done to these hooligans, but I can't speak to how they were treated by their moms and dads.

    I'd like to believe that I was at a crossroad that day and I chose good. I have never wavered from that path. So no, I've never spent any time in jail.

    I hope this clears this misconception up.
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    Re: Tropicana field to be first cashless sports venue

    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    No. Never...I hope this clears this misconception up.
    Good story. Definitely worth putting in your novel. But you're still a thug to me
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