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RE: Credit Cards

Post by Harisenbon » Sun 02.04.2007 8:54 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
For as far back as I can remember my father kept a wide rubber band around his wallet. He said it not only keeps anyone from pulling it out without his notice, it keeps the wallet from falling/slipping out as well.


Same reason I staple mine to my butt. =)

I've never really seen/heard of any big problems with pickpocketing in Japan. The largest problems are (like Mike mentioned) drunk salery men who get picked on the trains, or who fall asleep outside of trainstations and wake up without their briefcase.
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RE: Credit Cards

Post by Mike Cash » Sun 02.04.2007 11:00 pm

I have always had a personal rule of thumb when it comes to buying wallets. I don't pay any more for a wallet than the average amount of cash I carry in it. That means I normally have wallets that cost under 1000 yen.
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RE: Credit Cards

Post by keatonatron » Mon 02.05.2007 2:16 am

I keep my money in my sock.

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RE: Credit Cards

Post by suhui » Mon 02.05.2007 9:23 pm

I keep my money in my sock.
:D

But then wouldn't it be convenient for us to use credit cards than cash? We won't risk getting pickpocketed.

Just curious, do most people in Japan do funds transfer? I read Japan news occasionally and noticed that the banks charge extremely low interest rates for borrowing. Is there a market of people in investing in bonds, equities etc?
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RE: Credit Cards

Post by Kagemaru » Tue 02.06.2007 12:13 am

keatonatron wrote:
I keep my money in my sock.


Pick socketed?

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RE: Credit Cards

Post by Mike Cash » Tue 02.06.2007 4:40 am

keatonatron wrote:
I keep my money in my sock.


Does it ever stick together?
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RE: Credit Cards

Post by hiraikotsu » Tue 02.06.2007 5:00 am

Mike Cash wrote:
keatonatron wrote:
I keep my money in my sock.


Does it ever stick together?


Well, the dollars wouldn't, but the "scent"s would ;)

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