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Manufactured Spending Gear
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The other day I wrote about some of the specialized language that we use in this hobby. For example we shorten manufactured spending to the easier MS and call the Walmart Money Center Express kiosk KATE.
So today I was standing in front of KATE doing my thang when I began thinking about some of the gear that I use when MSing. There really isn’t a whole lot to it, but perhaps my crazy methods and stuff may be of use to others. Of course I am also selfishly writing this to hear about what gear you use.
A good wallet is key to every MSer. I have owned a cheap slim wallet for awhile, but it is falling apart from the abuse it takes. Quite a few of my friends have SlimFold wallets and I plan to get one soon. (Jasmine if your reading this, Father’s Day is coming soon!)
Update: I just received an ad from Top Cashback and it looks like they are offering 6% in certain Amazon categories including wallets.
Gear for Standing in Line, Liquidating & KATE
Liquidating is a whole separate beast. Sometimes liquidating involves long lines and other times it means sitting in front of KATE for what seems like hours. This means that I have to wear comfortable clothing. Among my must haves clothing wise are cargo pants.
The main reason I generally wear cargo pants is for the extra pockets. I have a system where I keep new cards in my left pocket and spent cards on the right. Since I have plenty of pockets and space, I am able to keep my keys and cell phone separate so I don’t risk dropping or misplacing a card.
My other must have companion when liquidating is something to listen to. I often download podcasts onto my phone and use a bluetooth wireless headset to listen to them. For a long time I used normal wired headphones, but the cord would always get in the way, especially if I wanted to pull out my phone to check something out. I use this exact model from LG, but you can use just about any bluetooth headphones on the market.
I know that everyone has their favorite methods and quirks when doing anything, so I thought I would open it up to you. What “gear” do you use when MSing? What little tricks make it easier for you. Please share in the comments!
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