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Jul 29th, 2015 at 12:28am
 
   A few months back, a small number of our turning clubs members [10] decided it would be fun to have a booth at an upcoming festival.  I volunteered to finish this plan when someone had to pull out.
   The subject of credit card sales has come up.   Good idea.  However I don't have anyway to do this.  I've yet to find out, of the 8 remaining members, who might have such a device.   
   Has anybody worked with a group to do something similar?
   And how does that little gadget work and what expenses are involved?   
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Re: Group sales at an Art/Music show
Reply #1 - Jul 29th, 2015 at 12:48am
 
Through Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register, it costs 2.75% of the amount from cards being swiped through the reader.  Readers are free from Square.  I suggest that each person get their own reader and Square account.  It takes a smart phone or tablet with cellular or WiFi access.  Just sign up, order the free reader, download the app, and you are ready to go.  I've used it for 2+ years.

The readers for Chip type cards and Near Field Communication links(think Apple Pay) are not available yet, and they will not be free.
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Reply #2 - Jul 29th, 2015 at 8:31am
 
JimQuarles wrote on Jul 29th, 2015 at 12:48am:
The readers for Chip type cards and Near Field Communication links(think Apple Pay) are not available yet, and they will not be free.



From what I understand they will be giving a credit

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Reply #3 - Jul 29th, 2015 at 10:18am
 
But they won't be available before November at the earliest.
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Reply #4 - Jul 30th, 2015 at 9:06pm
 
Thanks guys    Oh *&^%$#&*    Looks like I'm gonna have to break down and get a stupid smart phone.   People keep texting me and there's no coverage in Michigan's North woods.  Now I need a credit card reader.   My old "Pay as You Go" Boost flip phone is starting to hold me back.  I hate to leave "Pay as You Go".  It wasn't but a couple of months ago $20 would give me more that 3 months of phone service.   Cry
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Reply #5 - Jul 31st, 2015 at 7:43am
 
I believe you can get a "Pay as You Go" smart phone.  (I'm not sure what they cost)
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Reply #6 - Aug 1st, 2015 at 1:04pm
 
I also have a P-A-Y-G flip phone somewhere.. I use an older Ipad that doesn't get 3G but will transact on WiFi. If I don't have service I can enter the card either manually or swiped and it will go through as soon as I get in service. You could probably find one of these Ipads somewhere for cheap and you would have to have a phone contract.
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Reply #7 - Aug 5th, 2015 at 11:18pm
 
We've worked out the credit sales issue.  At this time there's only one person with the "Square" he can do his own thing everybody else is cash and carry.  For myself I've decided to join the 22nd century and get a smartphone and possibly a "Square".  While I'm at it maybe I'll get a flat screen TV.  It's getting really really hard to buy tubes for the Zenith.
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Reply #8 - Aug 6th, 2015 at 12:47am
 
Guy, about 75% of my sales were by credit card in the last 2 years.  Hardly anyone carries a checkbook, or much cash.  They carry Credit and Debit cards.
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Reply #9 - Aug 6th, 2015 at 7:49pm
 
At the last art fair, I think I only had 3 cash sales, 2 by check and everything else was on credit card.
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Reply #10 - Aug 7th, 2015 at 10:13pm
 
Picked up my new phone this afternoon.  Droid  Still waiting for the number to be switched over. Verizon left a message that said 24 to 48 hours.  Hmmm.   I'm also receiving texts meant for someone else.  ????  It'll get worked out.  Then on to the Square
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Reply #11 - Aug 8th, 2015 at 10:41am
 
Guy Bratt wrote on Aug 7th, 2015 at 10:13pm:
Still waiting for the number to be switched over. Verizon left a message that said 24 to 48 hours.



Hmm? 

My daughter started her own plan about a month back and the store switched it over right there. Within a minute she was set to go.
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Reply #12 - Aug 8th, 2015 at 11:03am
 
That was a release from your plan to hers within the same company.  I can switch between phones at Verizon without talking to anyone, just do it online.  Had to do that when a new phone died several years ago.  I switched back to the old one for a week.  Some PAYG plans are treated differently.  They have to turn off one phone and then turn on the other.
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Reply #13 - Aug 8th, 2015 at 11:51am
 
That makes sense
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Reply #14 - Aug 9th, 2015 at 8:40am
 
I do what William does with an Ipad and down load when I get home. the only thing is it can't check credit card at point of sale.
Square works great and got the advice here. Thumbs Up
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