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betajet
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Re: Wallet? Billfold??
betajet   5/31/2014 9:35:01 AM
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The word billfold went out of fashion in the States long before I was born.  I always hear them called walletsBillfold now resides at the Old Words' Home where it has a room next to clutch referring to a small purse with no strap or handle.

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David Ashton   5/31/2014 6:03:48 AM
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@Karen - my wallet looks almost identical to the regular one shown above.  I probably have the same number of cards but I very rarely have 10 bills in it :-)  Thinks -  actually that should be :-(

So maybe I should get one of these - they are a lot cheaper than the saddleback ones......

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Wallet? Billfold??
David Ashton   5/31/2014 5:07:42 AM
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Max. something occurred to me (it happens very occasionally :-) - I thought they were called Billfolds in the States?  Or have I got it wrong?  Or is it your English heritage peeping out??  Or is a billfold, as Monty Python might say, something completely different?

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Re: RFID Protection
Max The Magnificent   5/30/2014 3:35:01 PM
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@docdivakar: ...any idea how long the RFID in the wallet lasts...

I have no idea, but I'm guessing a real long time -- it's sandwiched between the main leather and the lining -- the mechanical stress mainly affects the areas where you fold and unfold the wallet -- but the main areas where the cards are aren't folded/unfolded.

I just went to see if there's an RFID reader in the building -- I was thinking I could monitor it over the coming months and years -- but we don't have one, so I'll have to think of something else...

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Re: does it block rfid?
MS243   5/30/2014 3:33:08 PM
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-- Max RFID proof stopped working -- Now I can read the NFC cards with the NFC in my phone -- my passport holder which has much less wear still works though

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Re: RFID Protection
docdivakar   5/30/2014 3:16:56 PM
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@Max: any idea how long the RFID in the wallet lasts? Considering its usage environment, the mechanical stress cycles it undergoes is probably one of the extremes...

MP Divakar

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Re: What's in Your Wallet?
Max The Magnificent   5/30/2014 1:01:32 PM
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@docdivakar: ...have you ever been by a leather-tanning factory? The stink is unbearable!

I daren't even think -- some of the things they used to use to tan leather (like brains) make my eyes water

 

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Re: What's in Your Wallet?
docdivakar   5/30/2014 12:30:42 PM
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@Max The Magnificient: Your caption to one of the pics above, "Ah, that new leather smell...", I can dig that... But have you ever been by a leather-tanning factory? The stink is unbearable!

That apart, whether you use paper checks or AmEx, Google already knows about it and will most likely offer those as options when you sign up for Google Wallet!!

MP Divakar

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RFID Protection
Max The Magnificent   5/30/2014 12:10:30 PM
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Re the earlier question about RFID protection, I just heard back from the folks at Saddleback Leather (they really do have amazingly good support) who say:

The trifold wallet does have RFID protection in it. You won't be able to see it, but it's between the lining and the exterior leather. Your cards are totally protected when the wallet is folded (but will be vulnerable when it's open).

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Re: 57 is so young
Max The Magnificent   5/30/2014 12:07:09 PM
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@mhrackin: I can ask this question of Max: WHY are you still carrying (much less actually using) a CHECKBOOK?

Well, number #1 is the fact that I don't trust online banking LOL

For my day-to-day expenses I put everything on my American Express card and then pay it off at the end of the month. For all my regular bills I prefer to write checks and have a paper record.

 

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