[Ct-nfb] Banking issue

Esther Levegnale elevegnale at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 11 02:24:48 UTC 2012

I also use raised-line checks and my bank so far has waived the charge.  In fact, when I was charged, I received an apology from the main office and they sent me a huge umbrella!  Can you beat that?  Kind of strange, but nice.  It's abominable, though, that we have to pay dearly for "special" things from raised-line checks to equipment.

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On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:32 AM, "Anne West" <ct.daffodil at snet.net> wrote:

> Good morning all.  I don't want to start a super thread but something has
> been bothering me for years.  Am I crazy or do I have a legitimate
> complaint?
> I have been using the raised lined checks since I got my first checking
> account forever ago.  My first bank was the old CBT.  Checks were cost free
> which was a perk with my account.  Then came Fleet Now Bank of America with
> numerous and high fees.
> Fast forward to 1993 when I moved to Southington and opened a joint checking
> account with John at Southington Savings Bank, a solid, friendly home town
> bank.  My first check order gave me sticker shock when our account was
> charge for the printing fee.  What happened?  I was told that my checks are
> considered a special request but I could have the standard checks for little
> cost.  My mind started working.
> I gave some thought to the fact that the raised lined checks are not special
> for me or a vanity item but something I need for independence.  John writes
> many checks but he feels I should have what I need and he right.  I
> complained and was told I would pay the same as others for the standard
> checks, a good solution.
> Southington Saving Bank is now TD Bank.  Yesterday I ordered checks for our
> personal account at a cost of $55 for 150 checks.  No way, I thought.  I
> called and explained my feelings again with the result that TD is charging
> me half price for the checks.
> I don't write many because I use on line banking and TD Bank's E-Bill Pay.
> However, if needed, I can put the checks into my typewriter, what's that
> gadget???  Hahahaha!
> I guess it's the old why do we have to pay so much for things we need such
> as technology and other things?  We all know that laws are changing for the
> better.  I am not a stingy person and always pay for the things I buy but I
> don't like being over charged.  Am I crazy or do others feel the same?
> That's my vent for today.  Enjoy tomorrow's snow, yuck!
> Anne West
> ct.daffodil at snet.net
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