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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #960 on: May 09, 2018, 01:25:09 PM »
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The calculus isn’t so simple. Even if you spend exclusively nonworking hours on “churning” activities , it can impact your work quality, job security, advancement, etc. This can be extremely difficult to quantify.

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #961 on: May 09, 2018, 01:25:57 PM »
I realised that for some, it is a source of much needed secondary income. Rather than a game or such.

I do realize that, done right it represents a few hundred extra dollars a week, which can be crucial or at least helpful.

Sometimes I parlay my personal experience with things into the big picture, not because I think the world evolves around me, I just forget that each person is different.

For me, churning is often a distraction from my day job and inherently a waste of time.

Not to be difficult, but your main argument--i.e. that these people are wasting their time with buying groups because they could be, in your opinion, "doing something more productive or more effective or more [insert whatever]"--has not been addressed.

Why do you no longer think that?
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #962 on: May 09, 2018, 01:27:09 PM »
The calculus isn’t so simple. Even if you spend exclusively nonworking hours on “churning” activities , it can impact your work quality, job security, advancement, etc. This can be extremely difficult to quantify.
If you don't know how to qualify them stop what you are doing and figure that out first.
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #963 on: May 09, 2018, 01:41:02 PM »
Because I am my own boss and prone to procasination and losing sight of the big picture. Churning can make me 100$ when I should be making the company 1000$ etc.

My mother terms this, quiting your day job to collect soda cans.

How about deals that were cancelled on you. Was that not a huge waste of time?

Also, as I said, in the past I was in this line of work, so helping make someone money and myself making a few bucks, is contrary to my mindset of years of making my company money etc. I should be selling the stuff for top dollar says my head. It's not because I'm greedy, it's what I did for 15 years.

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #964 on: May 09, 2018, 02:03:28 PM »
The calculus isn’t so simple. Even if you spend exclusively nonworking hours on “churning” activities , it can impact your work quality, job security, advancement, etc. This can be extremely difficult to quantify.
Well said.
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #965 on: May 09, 2018, 02:07:22 PM »
Because I am my own boss and prone to procasination and losing sight of the big picture. Churning can make me 100$ when I should be making the company 1000$ etc.

My mother terms this, quiting your day job to collect soda cans.

How about deals that were cancelled on you. Was that not a huge waste of time?

Also, as I said, in the past I was in this line of work, so helping make someone money and myself making a few bucks, is contrary to my mindset of years of making my company money etc. I should be selling the stuff for top dollar says my head. It's not because I'm greedy, it's what I did for 15 years.
So that's really the crux of your argument. I surely don't have 15 years experience. I was very happy getting ~13% on some Amazon purchases. If I could get that with real volume consistently then call me a gopher, I'd do it all day long until I'm financially independent.
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #966 on: May 09, 2018, 08:04:34 PM »

How about deals that were cancelled on you. Was that not a huge waste of time?


You never worked towards something in your business that didn't pan out? Its a learning experience and you move on.

I factor those into my time cheshbon. Some deals are more profitable because of less cancelations while others have more cancellations and I will avoid them. Over time you learn what generally works and what does not. I still get cancelations however they are not as frequent and therefore I tend to waste less time on them.

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #967 on: May 10, 2018, 02:10:52 PM »
I wish people would share techniques that help with Best Buy. I've tried, but it seriously seems tougher than plain ol' churning.. which is crazy
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #968 on: May 10, 2018, 06:18:37 PM »
What do people do with their payments?
deposit the check in their own bank account?
use the check to pay their cc (a bad idea from what I understand)?
Deposit cash in their bank account?

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #969 on: May 10, 2018, 06:19:21 PM »
What do people do with their payments?
deposit the check in their own bank account?
use the check to pay their cc (a bad idea from what I understand)?
Deposit cash in their bank account?
Business acct. Deposit checks there then use that acct to pay off cc
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #970 on: May 10, 2018, 07:28:18 PM »
What do people do with their payments?
deposit the check in their own bank account?
use the check to pay their cc (a bad idea from what I understand)?
Deposit cash in their bank account?

use the check to pay their cc (a bad idea from what I understand)? Y is that a bad idea?

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #971 on: May 10, 2018, 08:28:44 PM »
use the check to pay their cc (a bad idea from what I understand)? Y is that a bad idea?
There are reports of people getting they're accounts shut down for doing this

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #972 on: May 10, 2018, 09:05:09 PM »
Mods, how about splitting this into  a thread titled Buying Groups and a wiki?

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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #973 on: May 10, 2018, 09:08:24 PM »
Mods, how about splitting this into  a thread titled Buying Groups and a wiki?
Many such threads have been started, and they were always merged here, just that as much as you discuss it you should remember the PSA.
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Re: PSA: Don't swipe recklessly for others
« Reply #974 on: May 11, 2018, 12:37:27 PM »
There are reports of people getting they're accounts shut down for doing this
Source? I believe the last time someone reported this it ended up being he was shut down for a diffrent reason. Cmiiw