Credit/Debit cards, good question. First of all, you don't have to have a phone line. You can swipe the cards with an old fashion card imprinter and then batch them out later when you get to a phone line. The only problem with this is you don't get instant confirmation #s, but in my 7 years in business, I never had one that did not go through. Much safer than checks. There are other options, as others have mentioned, as well. If you are not doing a lot of sales, then it may be cost prohibitive. But you will lose sales and you will loose money over it. I guarantee it. Take your cost, subtract your potential lost sales, add your added sales and then ask yourself if it is worth it.
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Weber Platinum Kettle, Weber OTS, Meco square grill, ECB, UDS, WSM, a camping grill, Blackstone flat top, The MOAB, and now the proud owner of a YS640, MOINK.
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Father of the Fatty (the name) 4/20/04 on the BBQ Brethren with inspiration from Brother parrothead.