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Credit Card Applications to Make You Frequent Vending Machines
According to the words of some credit card and financial experts, vending machine fans will be able to get more use and convenience out of this automatic selling machine by approximately the year of 2009. As things are today, vending machines spread throughout the USA are till based on the cash system which is decaying already.
And as more and more people are making credit card applications nowadays, the shift from cash to credit card payment system is expected to boost the client base among vendors.
Analyzing the shift, credit card companies as well as major financial experts say that it will lead to a significant change in the credit consumer market and customers' spending habits. But the change is unlikely to be of a positive character. Let's consider the reasons for such a statement, which, however, don't seem insensible.
Most of us have got utterly depended on low rates and cash back credit card that we carry in our pockets to charge just about everything we find on our way, irrespective of the price. You must have heard of cardholders, if not you yourself belong to them, who apply for credit card just to charge a plain cup of coffee at the nearest fast-food.
Thus, it's not only a matter of paying capacity but also that of convenience that takes customers exactly to sales outlets, fast foods or web sites that take credit cards as the main payment means.
With this in mind, it is not difficult to presume that such consumer market as vending machines hasn't seen the great number of customers as is generally found in super markets, for example.
Now, the ability to use credit cards at vending machines will certainly boost sales but it is also very likely to continue spoiling cardholders' spending habits who will add the automats to the already regular places of using credit cards at. This fact places credit consumers in a less advantageous position as compared to banks and credit companies.
On the contrary - banks will extend their already highly developed and profitable market into a new and very promising niche - vending machines and it will increase their revenues far better.
But let's go back to the negative effect of introducing credit cards into the vending machine system. If you are already facing a credit card debt, even if it is not unmanageable yet, but you still do not refuse from making hasty purchases, your newly acquired addiction to vendors can lead you to utter financial disaster and bankruptcy.
The convenience of vending machine utilization will not tear you away from your favorite fast foods but will only aggravate the state of your current credit rating and score.
Of course, it doesn't refer to cardholders who can control their spending and who are very cautious in credit card use. Such people are never going to be tempered, no matter how badly they want something.
But, say, do you know many such people who really use their plastic for benefits - not losses? They are certainly fewer than you thought. The most important thing for the greater part of credit consumers is to manage to defeat the temptation to buy at cashless vending machines which can take them over credit limit farther than they can follow.
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