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Captain Bruce #160850
05/15/2018 02:34 PM
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Going to the BVI in July. If you’ve been recently, what advice can you give about cash verses credit cards. I heard earlier that many businesses were not able to take cards. Has that changed substantially? Thanks...

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Re: Captain Bruce [Re: BAinslie] #160860
05/15/2018 03:52 PM
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Pirates took mine...100 for 6 pain killers...last time for stop...
Soggy Took mine for 3 days in a row... 250.00 for a lot of PKs.
Moorings Takes CC for fuel
Leverick Grocery took CC
Leverick Bar did too...
Riteway took AMEX CC

All last week, and all I remember due to too many PKs

Re: Captain Bruce [Re: BAinslie] #160862
05/15/2018 03:57 PM
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Just there two weeks ago. The only place we found that didn't take a CC was C&I at West End. There always has to be a reason for me to be sent back to my boat! Other than that we had no problems with credit cards anywhere.


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Re: Captain Bruce [Re: burge] #160864
05/15/2018 04:08 PM
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[quote=burge]Pirates took mine...100 for 6 pain killers...last time for stop...

Wow, the would have bought you 20 painkillers on the WillyT! Starting to understand why they wanted it gone!
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Re: Captain Bruce [Re: GeorgeC1] #160866
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"Pirates" has been living up to its name for quite a while..

Re: Captain Bruce [Re: BAinslie] #160897
05/16/2018 07:06 AM
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Adagio Villa, Mahoe Bay,Virgin...
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No problem with credit cards on VG - cash is always appreciated so people don't need to go to the bank.

Re: Captain Bruce [Re: BAinslie] #160900
05/16/2018 07:39 AM
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The only place I recall not taking credit cards was on JVD, including Foxy's gift shop.


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Re: Captain Bruce [Re: BAinslie] #160931
05/16/2018 12:15 PM
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As a small business owner, I can totally appreciate preferring cash over plastic (that 3% adds up!). I'm sure that's doubly so if you are living on an island with ridiculous banking (non) service! snore

If only we could feel safe enough to travel with wads of bills on our boats with flimsy locks and no way to defend ourselves. My machete and speargun skills don't get enough practice. duel

Re: Captain Bruce [Re: BAinslie] #161137
05/19/2018 09:25 AM
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Thanks everyone...we’ll have both...looking forward to a fabulous week!

Re: Captain Bruce [Re: purplelily] #161144
05/19/2018 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by purplelily
As a small business owner, I can totally appreciate preferring cash over plastic (that 3% adds up!). I'm sure that's doubly so if you are living on an island with ridiculous banking (non) service! snore

If only we could feel safe enough to travel with wads of bills on our boats with flimsy locks and no way to defend ourselves. My machete and speargun skills don't get enough practice. duel


You don’t have to worry about bringing loads cash as long as you anchor in a designated “Crime Free Zone”


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