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Wed Oct 10

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 11:00 PM

Re: Square Installments Has Been a Long Time Com

We use square in a couple of our businesses, and we actually looked at joining square installment, but unfortunately, it's not available generally, and you have to be selected (as a merchant) to be part of the program.

From the [more]

Thu Oct 4

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 2:15 PM

Re: SQ: Square Installment

We actually applied to the program, but unfortunately it is still in the early roll-out phase and only select businesses are allowed.

This is an exciting development for us. Allow financing for large customer purchases without Lifting a [more]

Wed May 23

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 4:28 PM

Re: Shopify - in case you missed this

I'm a big fan of Stratechery where Ben Thompson actually addressed this acquisition in Tuesday's newsletter.

His take is not so much a pure "build sales site for company", but as an evolution of Adobe moving up the ad [more]

Mon May 14

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 6:32 PM

Re: A few new Saul like stocks to explore

Interesting about Docusign - I have used it in the past - I believe they are big in the real-estate legal document space.

Our company uses Adobe's offering (Adobe Sign) mainly because for $100/year, you can send unlimited contracts out [more]

Tue Mar 27

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 5:45 PM

Re: First Data and Square

Tinker,

I can attest to how easy square is to use both from a transaction perspective and from dealing with.
It just blows my mind that any retail merchant with a POS would still use a standard credit card processor.

Square is a [more]

Wed Nov 29

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Mon Nov 6

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 2:40 PM

Re: SQUARE - anecdotal story

It seems that square is introducing a more full fledged Point-of-Sale system called Square REgister, not just an iPad or iPhone. For this new POS system, the fee is 2.5% + $0.10 per transaction instead of the 2.75% fee on the iPad/iPhone.

So [more]

Tue Oct 31

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Fri Oct 27

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Wed Oct 11

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 11:33 AM

Re: Square: One user's review

At our bookstore, we use Square as a "dumb" credit card pad and just enter the total, but we have a dedicated POS system specifically for books. Square would be totally unsuitable as a POS in that situation.

Regarding the [more]

Tue Oct 10

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 11:06 AM

Re: Square: One user's review

There definitely is an art (science?) to setting up the square POS when you have a large item selection with many modifiers.

I could very well see that if the system is not setup with forethought, it would be difficult to use.

If [more]

Sat Oct 7

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 9:32 AM

Re: SQ: Sticky services

Another thought just occurred to me:

Why is it on ME to remind my renters that THEY owe me rent?

With square, this is literally automated: On the 1st, the rent is collected with nobody's (me or renter) involvement.

Now, [more]

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 9:27 AM

Re: SQ: Sticky services

Hi PuddinHead42,

I actually use Venmo to pay my daughter's shared utilities to her roommate.
I personally don't care for it as it operates very much in a social media manner:
- You link bank/credit card account
- You [more]

Fri Oct 6

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 8:55 PM

Re: SQ: Sticky services

I keep finding new ways to use Square in my businesses.

Latest one is collecting rent from people renting office space.
I created a recurring invoice. 1st of the month, rent is charged to the credit card on file (in the square system. I [more]

Thu Sep 28

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 5:22 PM

Re: LGIH opened a new community...

That's a lot of land to acquire...

I would assume they have to acquire the land upfront. Wonder if that was inventory that was already on the books last Quarter or is this something that will show up on the balance sheet this [more]

Fri Sep 22

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 11:55 AM

Re: SQ: customer retention

I run 3 different businesses (soon to add a 4th), all but one of them uses square and some extras:

Retail Business
We use square as our credit card processor (and remote Point-of-Sale when selling out of the shop)
This is probably [more]

Mon Aug 28

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PalmettoDude replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 11:46 AM

Re: LGIH today

I've decided to sell some LGIH as it was in need of rebalancing anyway.

I fully expect the stock will take a hit over the next 6 - 9 months.

We experienced a hurricane last year in SC and while no loss of life, there was quite a [more]

Sun Jul 23

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