[SATLUG] Linux Credit Card - Be the first in your neighborhood

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 10:08:30 CDT 2009



David Kowis wrote:
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> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
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>> Howard Haradon wrote:
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>>> Don't this beat all !
>>>
>>>       
>>>> From ComputerWorld:
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>>> According to the Foundation's press release, here's how it works: "The
>>> Linux Foundation is partnering with CardPartner Inc. to offer the
>>> affinity Linux credit card through UMB Bank. The Linux Foundation will
>>> receive $50 for every activated card as well as a percentage of every
>>> purchase made with the credit card. All funds from the Visa card
>>> program will go directly towards providing community technical events
>>> and travel grants for open source community members in order to
>>> accelerate Linux innovation."
>>>
>>> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/programs/linux-credit-card
>>>       
>> Well I had a similar Linux card and it was taken over by NCNB (or
>> similar) and their new terms were unacceptable to me.  If you were 1 day
>> late with a payment, it was a $40 fee.  I pay my full balance every
>> month and some banks have been known to delay processing a payment after
>> receiving it just to get the late fee.
>>
>> I prefer USAA.  (Anybody can apply to the Savings Bank). If you have
>> good credit with them, there is no late fee at all up to 30 days.
>>
>> All the rest of the stuff about protecting your purchases, etc are
>> pretty standard of virtually any Visa or Mastercard based product.
>>
>>     
>
> Don't do credit anymore. I donate to my linux distribution, and I pay in
> cash. With cash that I saved. Not borrowed cash.
>
> Nothing against Visa or MasterCard, they just provide transactions and I
> love having a MasterCard "check card."
>
> Just me,
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> David Kowis
>   
I think a lot of us are like this any more.  Credit's a headache, and 
even worse in economic bad times, when the holder/provider companies 
will do anything (often questionable, and always bad) to get more money 
out of already distressed card holders...

Cheers;
Ed
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