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(TechHive)   "Walk into a store, and say 'I paid with PayPal' then walk right out with your purchases." Right before being tackled by beefy security guards   (techhive.com) divider line 20
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2013-09-06 09:03:36 AM
I can't wait for the follow up story after a "glitch" causes mass chaos
 
2013-09-06 09:04:26 AM
Anyone remember that old IBM commercial where a sketchy guy with a black longcoat walks into a store and starts stuffing food and stuff into his pockets and when he tries to leave, he was chased down by a breathless store clerk who, after a beat, hands him a receipt?
 
2013-09-06 09:04:32 AM
Beefy is not an adjective I'd use with mall guards, well maybe the women ones.
 
2013-09-06 09:21:18 AM
This sort of thing works really well for bar tabs.  I use Tabbedout any time I'm at a bar that supports it.
Would be great to see it in action at grocery stores and the like too.  Maybe some day I won't have to be stuck behind that old lady looking for those last 3 pennies that she knows are in her giant purse somewhere.
 
2013-09-06 09:24:38 AM
I'll just write a cheque.
 
2013-09-06 09:32:42 AM
"Beefy security guards"? You got some kind of fetish subb
 
2013-09-06 09:34:36 AM
This will work great right up until the retailers find out that PayPal has frozen their accounts just for the hell of it.
 
2013-09-06 09:43:13 AM
I must admit, I am looking forward to the day when I can pay for all my transactions (or at least a majority of them) simply by tapping my phone against an NFC enabled reader.
 
2013-09-06 10:03:54 AM
Sounds like I'll still have to wait in line
 
2013-09-06 10:05:18 AM
Oh good, now PayPal can screw with physical retailers and their customers too.
 
2013-09-06 10:24:14 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: "Beefy security guards"? You got some kind of fetish subb


Mmmm.... beefy.
 
2013-09-06 10:32:26 AM
"Walk into a store, and say "I paid with PayPal" then walk right out with your purchases." Right before being tackled by beefy security guards


TA DA!
 
2013-09-06 12:11:36 PM

RexTalionis: Anyone remember that old IBM commercial where a sketchy guy with a black longcoat walks into a store and starts stuffing food and stuff into his pockets and when he tries to leave, he was chased down by a breathless store clerk who, after a beat, hands him a receipt?


Oh ya. That's one of my favorite commercials.
 
2013-09-06 12:35:16 PM

Sim Tree: RexTalionis: Anyone remember that old IBM commercial where a sketchy guy with a black longcoat walks into a store and starts stuffing food and stuff into his pockets and when he tries to leave, he was chased down by a breathless store clerk who, after a beat, hands him a receipt?

Oh ya. That's one of my favorite commercials.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Fdox5_rg4">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=k3Fdox5_rg4
 
2013-09-06 01:04:08 PM

Southern100: I must admit, I am looking forward to the day when I can pay for all my transactions (or at least a majority of them) simply by tapping my phone against an NFC enabled reader.


It'd be nice if the phone carriers didn't get their greedy meathooks into a device makers' business.

The places around here that do offer NFC payments, my Nexus7 works just fine!
 
2013-09-06 01:16:03 PM

ThisIsntMe: Sim Tree: RexTalionis: Anyone remember that old IBM commercial where a sketchy guy with a black longcoat walks into a store and starts stuffing food and stuff into his pockets and when he tries to leave, he was chased down by a breathless store clerk who, after a beat, hands him a receipt?

Oh ya. That's one of my favorite commercials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Fdox5_rg4">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=k3Fdox5_rg4


Thank you! (yoink)
 
2013-09-06 01:22:57 PM
My wife will be all over this and then still ask me if I have any cash on me.  She refuses to believe that the world is not run entirely by ecommerce yet.
 
2013-09-06 02:55:11 PM

Soup4Bonnie: My wife will be all over this and then still ask me if I have any cash on me.  She refuses to believe that the world is not run entirely by ecommerce yet.


My favorite bar doesn't take credit cards, and is happy to lose that part of its revenue.
 
2013-09-06 08:35:46 PM
Walk in, sing a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walk out.
 
2013-09-07 12:37:41 AM

R.A.Danny: Soup4Bonnie: My wife will be all over this and then still ask me if I have any cash on me.  She refuses to believe that the world is not run entirely by ecommerce yet.

My favorite bar doesn't take credit cards, and is happy to lose that part of its revenue.


Fast food place i often go to only takes cash, but they will happily point you to the independent ATM that charges you 3$ on top of your bank fees to get a few twenties out and that is probably a money laundering sheme.
 
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