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  1. #1
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    Default Bill Me Later

    Should certain ham radio vendors (such as Ham Radio Outlet and Amateur Electronic Supply) include Bill Me Later as a payment option?

    http://www.billmelater.com

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    Isn't that called Visa?
    "If it aint broke don't fix it. "If you can't fix it get a bigger hammer."

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    No, in fact it's actually called "Bill Me Later", which is a PayPal service. I use it all the time whenever I buy things from B&H Photo and Video in NYC. Usually, their "Bill Me Later" deal is no payments for 90 days on orders over $250, and no payments for 6 months on orders over $750.
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    And only 20% interest. where's Vinny and Guido.
    "If it aint broke don't fix it. "If you can't fix it get a bigger hammer."

    73,Tom

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    I think if there is a need to sell radios some of the retailers will adopt BML.
    When it's time, and it may be sooner than you think.

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    I'd vote for a "BMN" option (Bill Me Never).

    Which box do I check for that?

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    Not paying for something at the time you 'buy' it, leads ultimately to a financial spiral. It enhances a belief in the non-availability of funds. which is never a 'good' thing. I seldom rely even on my credit cards, if I can avoid it.

    Frank
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    I've used it before for a couple purchases. All paid off with no intrest. Handy program.

    I think they charge intrest is you don't pay it off within a certain time. Obviously, you don't let that happen or the program has no value.
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    Ahoy Radio Boys

    use credit card as tool
    hard fast rule
    never run up credit card debt

    every month
    my credit card debt
    is payed down to zero

    just got my Visa card bill
    total interest this period $0.00
    total interest this year $0.00

    want something
    save for it

    only borrow
    was to buy a car
    payed off three years ago

    the house
    saved up for
    big down payment
    is now almost payed off

    bookstore building
    big down payment
    four years it will be all mine

    dit dit
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    Quote Originally Posted by WA9CWX View Post
    Not paying for something at the time you 'buy' it, leads ultimately to a financial spiral. It enhances a belief in the non-availability of funds. which is never a 'good' thing.
    Sorry, but that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Could you explain how that works?

    Quote Originally Posted by W8ZNX View Post
    Ahoy Radio Boys

    use credit card as tool
    hard fast rule
    never run up credit card debt

    every month
    my credit card debt
    is payed down to zero

    just got my Visa card bill
    total interest this period $0.00
    total interest this year $0.00
    That's really great and everything ... good for you ... but you really need to understand - not everybody is in the exact same situation as you claim to be in. Not that it's any of your business, but right now all of my credit cards are also at $0.00 (and my credit score right now is at 831, which allowed me to get a kick-ass financing rate on a brand new car recently).

    However, many times whenever I decide to use BML, I usually have a pretty damn good reason for using it. I have a videography business, so whenever I'm buying new equipment, I use Bill Me Later to pay it off over time (since I can't afford to pay it all at once at the time of purchase). This works out just fine for me - if it weren't for BML, I'd be out of business plain and simple.

    "Bill Me Later" is not a credit card. As I've stated before, I've used it with purchases from other vendors, and it has been working just fine for me. All other vendors for my other "hobbies" do it (Musician's Friend, B&H Photo and Video, Continental Airlines...to name a few). I don't think that I quite understand what the issue would be if companies such as Ham Radio Outlet, Amateur Electronic Supply, and Gigaparts (for example) would also use it. If they did, they'd probably get a lot more business... and yes, they would certainly sell a LOT more ham radios.

    Bottom line....Bill Me Later is awesome - don't knock it until you've tried it.

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