Archive for October, 2011

A Better Idea Than Paying $5/Month for a Debit Card: Cash Discounts at Checkout

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

The first return-to-our-roots policy idea is “Pay Cash - Save Cash.”   By way of background, if you’ve been following the news (or reading your bank statements) you know that banks are going to be collecting monthly debit card fees from customers instead of charging retailers a “haircut.”
This “haircut” was a nuisance fee that most retailers [...]

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While We Are Waiting for a Break in the Jersey Quest, A Return to Our Roots

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Why the Heck started out as an idea-generation website, where only ideas that benefit everyone and hurt no one are offered, the idea-generation equivalent of losing weight on a diet of ice cream.
The Gehrig Jersey idea was a perfect example of that.  However, we have many other ideas that we will post, as we await a [...]

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Why the Heck going on hiatus right now

Monday, October 3rd, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Dear Gehrig Jersey Nation,
In business, few things are more frustrating that not being able to convince someone to act in their own best interest.  That is exactly what happened here with CMG.  They could have made money on these jerseys AND gotten positive PR.  (There is always the added benefit of  “doing the right thing” but that [...]

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