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Thread: Paducah CASH or CREDIT CARD

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    I don't really want to take a lot of cash with me but I want a quick transaction. What do you think?

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    They are set up to make everything pretty easy to take your money--be it cash or credit!

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    I wouldn't bring a lot of cash either. Plastic!! :D:D
    Hope you have fun!!!!!!! There is no way not to!!

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    That reminds me. I don't want to carry my handbag either. I'll have a bag for purchases, but I don't want to carry my personals. So I was thinking I'd create a pocket inside my bra cup to hold my driver's licence and plastic. The girls won't mind, I'll feel safer, and it might raise and eyebrow or two when I reach for the card. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MzMcKee
    That reminds me. I don't want to carry my handbag either. I'll have a bag for purchases, but I don't want to carry my personals. So I was thinking I'd create a pocket inside my bra cup to hold my driver's licence and plastic. The girls won't mind, I'll feel safer, and it might raise and eyebrow or two when I reach for the card. :)

    Lately I've been wearing pants with deep pockets so that I can carry my cards and some cash and coin on me without having to have my purse. You would be fine with a pocket. What about making one to wear inside the front of your pants? It could have a fold over with snap and at least one inside zipper. You'll also want some sort of carryall that's easy to carry and lightweight to put all the goodies from the show.

    Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, a MUST, and clothes.

    Maybe others have suggestions and will comment.

    Pam M

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    If you have a fanny pack its a great way to carry the few items you need to have. Avoid carrying a purse , it just gets in the way and its too easy to set it down and get distracted.
    Do carry some cash as it is faster than a credit card purchase., and for the single fat 1/4 or under 10 $ purchase. Sometimes the wireless machines for the credit cards gets a bit bogged down.

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    I don't want to scare anyone away from taking their card...HOWEVER... two weeks ago I had a call from Visa Fraud Protection. They were calling because of charges made in Virgina. I live in Missouri. The woman on the other line said that their are these devices that theives carry around and they get close enough to you and this device picks up the info off of the magnetic strip on your card. I NEVER EVER carry a purse. I never have. I always thought I was "safer" keeping my card in my pocket on my body! NOPE that isn't even safe any more. I still have the card that was used. They stole the info off of it not the card! She said it doesn't matter where the card is it could be in the bottom of your purse, the bottom of your shoe. if the device they have can get within range of the magnetic strip it can read it! ANYWHERE!

    If it were ME going. I would make sure that whatever card you choose to take with you is a card that you are not going to have trouble getting the charges reversed in case something WERE to happen! I know some "home town" banks are not as good about putting the money back into your account as some bigger banks are. my neighbor lost more than a 1000 dollars out of her account over christmas because she banked at a "home town" bank and they did not have a fraud protection that gave her the money back such as a "$0 Liability Guarantee"

    Good luck and stay safe ladies. Even at home!

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    [quote=justwannaquilt] ... two weeks ago I had a call from Visa Fraud Protection. They were calling because of charges made in Virgina. I live in Missouri. The woman on the other line said that their are these devices that theives carry around and they get close enough to you and this device picks up the info off of the magnetic strip on your card.

    I saw this on the news a couple of months ago. All the "thief" did was sit next to the person.

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    Plastic!
    Have fun!

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    There are only certain credit cards that have the RFID tags that can be copied from you pocket or purse without the card being stolen. The people that have these cards should have been notified by the card company to destroy them and have been reissued new ones. Call you card company to find out if your card has the RFID tag and get rid of it if it is.
    I use my debit/credit card at Paducah, never had a vendor say they couldn't accept a card.

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    My DH and I used to shop the big gift show in Atlanta for our Flower shop. I learned some very good ways to shop when going to that show. I now carry that with me at quilt shows. I think a credit card is best for purchases over 15.00. Some vendors will not take a credit card for purcheses under 10. I take a little cash. I have a tiny little purse on a long cord that I carry. My cell phone fits in it, my camera, credit card, drivers lis. and some cash. I keep it inside a tote or around my neck. Never carry a heavy bulky purse. The aisles are very narrow and full of people, and as stated above, you could put it down and loose it. I like to walk the vendors and take a few notes to things I want to purchase. I then go back and buy. I wish I was going with you..I have always wanted to attend the Pahucah show. Have a blast and pet the fabric for me..
    Peace and Blessings

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    You can get a card holder that is lined with a metallic substance that will protect you credit card that has a microchip in it. The metallic sleeve makes it impossible for any thief to use a card reader to steal your info as it blocks transmissions. Ask your bank about it - they are inexpensive to get and are really great to have to prevent any fraud.

    Have fun!!! Wish I could go!! :)

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    I agree with Lori S. I saw and read that fanny packs are back 'in style'. If you take your DH on the trip, he too will appreciate it if you don't take a big purse. I don't know about you, but somehow my DH seems to end up carrying mine! lol

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    We just make sure to monitor our credit card account online daily. That way we can catch anything unusual and luckily our credit card company has been really good at catching wierd transactions...
    "Are you in France buying $300 worth of posters online?"
    "No, ok, your card has been canceled and we'll send you another one."

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    Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, a MUST, and clothes.

    Maybe others have suggestions and will comment.

    ROFLMAO, I can just picture comfortable shoes and NO clothes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, a MUST, and clothes.

    Maybe others have suggestions and will comment.

    ROFLMAO, I can just picture comfortable shoes and NO clothes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yup, this gave me a chuckle also. Actually I reread it, to make sure I got it right.

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    Gee, is crime a big issue at a quilt event in Kentucky???

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    I tried using my visa at the Sacramento Craft Expo and the charge was denied. The gal said that she has encountered a lot of declined cards lately because the charge originates in the home state of the vendor. It can appear to the CC company that the card has been corrupted.

    We now call the CC company BEFORE we make any odd buys so they won't be refused.

    Happy Shopping! I am a little envious. Padukah is definitely on my bucket list.

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    Why not invest in some Travelers Checks. That way you can keep the numbers somewhere else in case of theft. Then only take enough cash to satisfy yourself ... and of course the credit card.

    Fanny packs are great, esp when you can put one of those 4 oz water bottles in them.

    Comfortable shoes, good socks, layered clothing, and sunscreen and you're ready to go.

    enjoy,

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    Accuweather is saying Paducah will be in the upper 70's next week and cooler at night. Hope that will be the case. It has been stinking hot there some years!

    If you are planning to use a credit card, have picture ID. A few will ask for that.

    Can't wait!

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    You can make a little poclet for your card and use Insulbrite in the middle. Insulbrite has a thin layer of metal that would protect your card from the info being stolen off the magnetic strip.

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    Just a note : if you are with a group , it is easier to spot each other if you are wearing clothing that is bright or distinctive. There can be a sea of people and its easier to stay together if you can see or spot each other more readily through the crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    You can make a little poclet for your card and use Insulbrite in the middle. Insulbrite has a thin layer of metal that would protect your card from the info being stolen off the magnetic strip.
    My husband put a piece of tinfoil in his wallet, and carries his cards between it, so the magnetic strip can't be read. I tease him about making his tinfoil hat, next...

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    I take a blend of cash and credit. Mostly the cash is for meals and snacks at those odd places like the food stands and church meals. I have never had a vendor without credit card access.

    This year I am taking a poncho that folds up and an umbrella. I remember the year we waited for a bus to pick us up across from the Rotary Show and it was pouring. Another year where Eleanor Burn's tent flooded. It is a season of lots of rain here in Indiana right now.

    I need my purse due to asthma things so I take a smaller one that has a long leather strap that goes across my body and leaves both hands free.

    Layer since it has been cold, hot, rainy, and dry in all the years I have gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, a MUST, and clothes.

    Maybe others have suggestions and will comment.

    ROFLMAO, I can just picture comfortable shoes and NO clothes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I caught that too and had my morning laugh.

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