My friend Marc, who is in the process of opening his own auto-repair shop, sent me this link for a new way of processing credit cards: https://squareup.com/
Created by the forces behind Twitter, this new system uses your cellphone to “read” the card, and only charges you for the transactions you make, making it perfect for non-standard businesses, or individuals simply looking to sell a few things on Craigslist. It has built in security measures, it’s paperless, makes use of existing technology, AND they give back your favorite charity with every purchase. This is something I could really get behind, so I’m anxiously awaiting more info.
(btw, any locals looking for a GOOD, HONEST mechanic, Marc is your man. Email me for his contact info, the shop aims to be open in March…)