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Halfbakery by Electronic Deposit   (-3)  [vote for, against]
To reduce number of lost cheques

I don't know about you, but at least twice a year I have to contact [Jutta] and have a new royalty cheque cut due to them going missing in the post. This is a waste of [Jutta]'s time, and obviously incurs unnecessary expense for the HB.

My suggestion is simple; having received the royalty payments each month and done the necessary calculations, instead of sending a cheque and a per-idea breakdown in the post, the breakdown be sent by e-mail and the money deposited electronically direct to each halfbaker's bank account. This could be an opt-in system.

(Obviously if none of your ideas have been good enough to be commercially licensed by the [HB], this will mean nothing to you)
-- vincevincevince, Oct 03 2009

Tsk, yes - keep up...
-- po, Oct 03 2009

You just reminded me to send out my Annotations Invoices. I really don't need all the extra money, but what can you do?
-- xenzag, Oct 03 2009

Wake up, [vvv]. Time for your next shift. Clean the shovel when you've finished.
-- pertinax, Oct 03 2009

It seems nobody has licensed any of our [emperor]'s ideas....
-- vincevincevince, Oct 03 2009

I've found it more tax-efficient to receive share options.
-- hippo, Oct 03 2009

Oh, please, yes. Particularly if it helps keep track of the currency conversions.
-- lurch, Oct 03 2009

I just deposit all my premiums into my 201/2 IRA. I can't wait till I can retire and visit London and Australia on my prior earnings. Yay! Finally!
-- blissmiss, Oct 03 2009

blissy can kip here with me anytime.
-- po, Oct 03 2009

Both please, one atop, one and a half, abottom. And thank you both.
-- blissmiss, Oct 03 2009

I opted for the deferred payment program.
As long as you only get up to go to the bathroom you get to keep an open tab.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 04 2009

//nobody has licensed any//
D'oh! What gave it away? ;-)
-- pertinax, Oct 04 2009

Well 2fry, going to the bathroom around here seems to be pretty lucrative. With all the seat, and paper ideas, it would seem some bakers never get off.
-- blissmiss, Oct 04 2009

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