I was told recently by a friend about a restaurant in Bend, Ore that stopped taking cash. We get a few people a week who ask, ” do you take cash?”

We take cash, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. We stopped taking personal checks in 2007 after more than a few “bounced” checks. We started accepting them again in 2008, but then stopped in 2009. We were using a check guarantee service, and they jacked up the rate to the point we were decided to just stop taking personal checks.

Most retail stores don’t accept checks. Most places you mail payments only take checks.

Never send cash in the mail.