Power Company Changes Payment Plan

A Florida power company is changing its payment plan.

This month, Talquin Electric announced changes to its payment policy. Talquin says it will no longer accept cash payments. The change takes effect May first. Talquin says it made the change for security reasons


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  • by Denise Location: Tallahassee on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:22 AM
    I am tring to change this that all buisness that have a monolopy, that provides service to the public and you do not have a choice to choose should have to acept cash. You can not (shop a utility co.) you are stuck with who ever you have in the area. There are alot of people that are on fixed income that can not have a checking act. because they can not aford it or have bad credit let alone extra charges to get a money order, they pay in cash. The people need to stand up for your rights and fight for this it is for all U.S. Citizens email me at cdmiller@yahoo.com
  • by BigDeal Location: BigBend on Feb 20, 2012 at 03:54 PM
    A co-op built on Federal money but now doesn't want to accept payment in Federal money. Don't talk about safety. School still must accept cash and they have too many checks that bounce and the cost of court is too expensive for small amounts. Try writing a check at the FSU football game. Not!
  • by C on Feb 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM
    Here is how my understanding of the law works. With the coinage act of 1965 they have to accept the cash if you have a debt to them, if the debt is a public one. Like the IRS or speeding fine. Now if you look around for law suits you can find a few that site this law where the one wanting to pay cash won against private businesses. The majority I have read of the businesses that were successfully sued, they were working on behalf of a government agency, like towing.
  • by Obviously Location: Crawfordville on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:02 AM
    Cash has gone missing at one or more of their branch offices.
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      by It's called on Feb 20, 2012 at 12:56 PM in reply to Obviously
      Idiots who make fake money and at the end of the day who is accounting for that lost money...TEC, not that person who made the counterfeit money and paid their bill with it. Counterfeit pens don't always detect it!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 09:47 AM
    Investors Realty began doing this more than 25 years ago. Was anyone successful at reversing their policy?
  • by Anonymous Location: not far on Feb 20, 2012 at 07:05 AM
    Ive seen all the theiving thug useless, jobless , and trash . Cash is what all these thugs want to use because they steal it to pay their bills . Get a job get off welfare, and pay your bill how they ask you .cash thieving , non cash paying sorry S.O.B.'s.
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      by Emily on Feb 20, 2012 at 09:42 AM in reply to
      Are you this mean spirited in real life?
  • by Well Then on Feb 20, 2012 at 06:56 AM
    I will no longer accept electricity, you must give me solar power in exchange for no cash.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 08:48 AM in reply to Well Then
      So... Solar power will turn your lights on only if it is delivered as an electric current(electricity). Most solar panels supply an electric current, so your post is essentially an ignorant rant.
  • by Can't Stand Ignorance Location: Tallahassee on Feb 20, 2012 at 06:36 AM
    Steve, you are obviously a very ignorant person and if you ARE a Talquin Electric member, you surely do not understand the way the co-op works. If Talquin is the only debt you pay that will not accept cash, you must be very blessed with not many bills (nor any insurance). Talquin doesn't charge a fee to use a credit card, they use a third-party vendor that charges the fee and I was told that also effective May 1st they are switching to another vendor that will not charge the fee. Are you aware that many government checks are being issued as a DEBIT card now as well, and NOT a check that you can take to the bank and cash?? This is not just Talquin....this is 2012. I hope, for your sake, that you get used to it :)
  • by dog Location: gone on Feb 20, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    To many THUG'S in Thugtown .
  • by anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 06:10 AM
    Security concerns notwithstanding, cash is legal tender. No one should refuse to accept it. However, if a customer has internet access, it's easy to pay Talquin online. Less room for error (a woman in their office, years ago, transposed the numbers and posted my payment to someone else's account) and no fee.
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