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Forum Post: Open an account at Chase

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 6:23 p.m. EST by occupiedinCHI (23)
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My idea is the opposite of taking your money out of the banks.

What if we all OPEN accounts at the largest banks as a way of costing them money? Usually the minimum to open an account is $25-$50. You could open an account, then withdraw all of your money and close it a few days later after they print your free checks and do all the paperwork. Even better if you add a savings account. They would have to send you a tax statement at the end of the year telling you they paid you $0.00 in interest.



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[-] 3 points by VladimirMayakovsky (796) 12 years ago

While you are at it, shit in the lobby. Then use up the free toilet paper and eat all the candy in the jars in front of the teller's desks.

[-] 2 points by occupiedinCHI (23) 12 years ago

Also, whenever you get a credit card application in the mail, be sure to mail it back (not filled out) in the prepaid envelope. Preserves the post office and costs the banks money.

[-] 1 points by rxantos (87) 12 years ago

good idea.

[-] 2 points by occupiedinCHI (23) 12 years ago

LOL - those are some good additions. Seriously, we need to do this. This would create some serious administrative cost if done in large numbers.

[-] 0 points by HarryPairatestes1 (23) 12 years ago

You don't understand sarcasm do you?

[-] 2 points by FawkesNews (1290) 12 years ago

Make sure to call the help center 45 times a day also.

[-] 1 points by rxantos (87) 12 years ago

Interesting using the system to harass the system.

[-] 1 points by occupiedinCHI (23) 12 years ago

I feel like there are a lot of ways we can do that - we just need to be creative. While you're at Wal-Mart, take a gallon of milk or a frozen dinner and leave it in the clothing section.

[-] 1 points by Sinaminn (104) from Sarasota, FL 12 years ago

Do you get free checks - they usually cost $15 to $20 here?

If so I'm going to be really pi$$ed. It's usually a cheap cooler or messenger bag.

[-] 1 points by occupiedinCHI (23) 12 years ago

You get "started checks" - you don't have to buy the legit checks.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 12 years ago

Way to think out of the box. Your ideas are great. We need a whole lot more like you in this movement. Keep 'em coming!