How the Amish deal with credit cards and the credit crunch

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  1. tylerdee macrumors newbie

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    First of all, I didn't even know the Amish used credit cards.
    I thought they were all about horse-carriage buggies and being secluded.
    Anyways, here's an interesting short article about the Amish and how they are reacting to the recent credit crunch situation.
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

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  3. iShater macrumors 604

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    Mmmm... Amish cheese factory and restaurants in Ohio. *sigh* I miss those days. :eek:
     
  4. Melrose macrumors 604

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    They can use credit cards as long as someone else swipes it and signs the receipt... Just like the way they use cars: They use cars (Well, liberal communities) but they won't operate one.
     
  5. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    They prove over and over, that the simple ways are the best. They are some of the best farmers around.
     
  6. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    And builders and furniture makers. I had an Amish built kitchen in the house I built in Ohio. The cabinets were built like furniture. Not a bit of osb or mdf in them. Dovetails were a thing of beauty.

    Ever see them build a barn. A weekend. Amazing. Like well choreographed ants.
     
  7. tylerdee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Agree 100% with NC MacGuy.
    My parents had an Amish built kitchen and I remember the cabinet doors being ultra solid and sturdy.
    Not one drawer was ever stuck or did any hinge ever get loose.
    Freakin' piece of art.
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Not to mention AWESOME cooks! The sausage they make makes any other sausage you've ever had taste like crap. Everything they make is amazing. They're also some of the most loving and forgiving people you'll ever meet.
     
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  10. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    And your on the computer? :eek:

    Old Order Amish, are some of the few still staying the course of simplicity, and no power or phones in the house.
     
  11. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    We are surprising you by the day! I even have a BlackBerry ;)

    To be fair, I drive as little as possible... I can't afford a horse...
     
  12. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Can we hire Amish to finish building the roads/overpasses/etc that have taken the regular Transportation workers like ALMOST 2 YEARS and they are still not finished.
     
  13. EV0LUTION macrumors 6502

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    HA! they would have to use mid evil building techniques to lift the concrete. I could see the polititions around here going nuts. "You have a crane, and they are doing this faster and cheaper with a couple of ropes?"
     
  14. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    And horses!
     
  15. iShater macrumors 604

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    You mean raise a barn. :D

    I actually miss being around the Amish, it added character to Ohio.
     
  16. millerj123 macrumors 6502a

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    Not really. I'll keep computers and modern medicine, thanks.

    For that matter, you can still get hand-crafted items. They just take a lot longer to build, and are generally more expensive. I like being able to chose mass-produced goods if I want, or hand built if I'm willing to pay.
     
  17. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, Dodge Avenger or Dodge Viper!
     
  18. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    My neighbors bought a prefabricated small barn made by Amish in PA. I must say it is very nice looking.
     

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