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DipJar May Solve Another First World Problem

Pretty much no one carries actual cash anymore, right? I do, but I tend to save it for taxi drivers rather than for spending in stores, or more particularly restaurants. Also, it’s much easier to track expenses if I use my debit card. But now there’s the thing where if you spend under a certain amount of money, you don’t have to sign the slip. Which means places like my favourite sushi shop often don’t get tipped, and that is just wrong. But what else are you supposed to do when you don’t have any cash and you also didn’t spend enough to have to sign a charge slip?

Enter the DipJar. This ingenious little gadget makes it so you can use your debit/credit card to leave tips, even when you didn’t have to sign a slip. Granted, it means you then have two or more transactions (and some of them are going to be for a stupid tiny little amount), but at least you won’t be stiffing your servers, right? I really kind of like it a lot.

DipJar is pre-programmed to charge your card $1.00 every time you dip your card into it. Of course, that means if you want to tip more than $1.00 you’ll have to swipe your card several times, but it’s really not that big a deal, right? I mean, as long as you don’t have some goofy setup with your bank where you only get so many transactions per month or something.

No word on how much this thing costs, but it’s currently being market tested. If you think this could work for you, just contact the people behind the project and tell them about your business, and you could very well become one of the beta testers. If I had a business, you can bet I’d be sending them an email immediately if not sooner!

Source: Technabob

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