Can I write sixteen hundred on a check?

intogamer

Lifer
Dec 5, 2004
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I didn't realize I wrote this until signed off on it. Is this okay? Or would I need to write 'One thousand six hundred'?
 
Feb 4, 2009
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Sure why not did you know that technically you can write a "check" on anything provided you have a checking account. You could write it on a napkin if you wanted.
 

Skyclad1uhm1

Lifer
Aug 10, 2001
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Do people still use checks a lot in the US? They are pretty much extinct here, I can't remember when I last saw one (must be at least 10+ years ago, maybe more)
 

lxskllr

No Lifer
Nov 30, 2004
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Do people still use checks a lot in the US? They are pretty much extinct here, I can't remember when I last saw one (must be at least 10+ years ago, maybe more)
Old people. I fucking hate checks. A bunch of needless writing and bookkeeping, and the recipient isn't sure they're actually getting paid til it clears.
 

ctbaars

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Nov 4, 2009
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As an old person, I use checks. Landscaper, couple of utilities, charitable donations, NY529plan, daughters dance class, school events ... Not everyone takes credit cards.
 
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ImpulsE69

Lifer
Jan 8, 2010
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I use debit/credit where I can, but yea a lot of contractors will not take CC due to fees. We have some local utilities also that only take checks/cash.
 

ctbaars

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Nov 4, 2009
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It's true, and here is what I've learned in 2018.
- I received a check for services rendered that had the totally wrong name on it. It went through without delay. Account holder got a phone call to make sure it was okay.
- I received a check for services rendered that had words not matching the written number. I knew the correct amount and it went through without delay. Account holder got a phone call to make sure it was okay.
- My day job paycheck was not signed by the owner. It went though without delay. Owner got a phone call to make sure it was okay.
So yes, I believe you could write it on a napkin too and it would still work ...
 

IronWing

No Lifer
Jul 20, 2001
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I'm down to one check every three years. My fair state only accepts checks for professional registration renewals. My checks show the name of my bank as it was prior to being bought eight years ago. :p I should be able to retire before I have to order more checks.
 

WilliamM2

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Jun 14, 2012
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Do people still use checks a lot in the US? They are pretty much extinct here, I can't remember when I last saw one (must be at least 10+ years ago, maybe more)
I have to write two checks a year. One for property taxes, one for state taxes. Neither will accept a credit card, and I'm not sending cash.
 

thestrangebrew1

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Dec 7, 2011
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Our pool guy only takes cash or checks. Been trying to convince him to use Venmo or some other form for the convenience to no avail. Other than that, I'm not sure what else the wife cuts a check out to.
 

ImpulsE69

Lifer
Jan 8, 2010
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I wonder if OP's check cleared? we never got an update. :(
It shows I was the one who bumped this...how is this possible? It was at the top of my recent posts lists....

also disclaimer..since I never change the 'order' I don't look at dates.
 

zinfamous

No Lifer
Jul 12, 2006
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It shows I was the one who bumped this...how is this possible? It was at the top of my recent posts lists....

also disclaimer..since I never change the 'order' I don't look at dates.
you didn't bump it. You were likely the first to see it after it was necro'd by a spammer, probably trying to sell cheap online cheques, whose account was nuked, post-haste.
 

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