How should I date my checks?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
On Monday Jan 3 Should I date them:
currently, I have examples of all these dates from websites and from sources such as the Naval Observatory.
has the banking industry picked their own standard for representing the new century?
I personally kind of would like to use 19100 on my checks. I wouldn't like to get any with that date on it though...
hmmm... I don't print checks on my printer, I wonder if this "little" date problem could happen when checks are printed from a computer?
-- plonk! (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000
-- Mike Lang (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.
Try 19100. It seems to be the standard. My wife pointed it out to me on the the TV screen. It shows up in the TV guide header.
-- Steve (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
I'd definitely go with the 19200. You can collect interest on that money for the extra 100 years that it is in your account.
-- Hawk (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.
Hi, plonk! I don't have any preferences for dating my checks, but will probably us the format mm/dd/2000. I did notice an interesting date on a receipt from a computer store purchase on Friday...Invoice Date 12/31/1999...Ship Date 12/31/1999...so far so good, but keep reading..Warranty:1 YEAR WARRANTY Expire Date 12/30/20 ??? LOL Ray in OKC, OK 01/01/2000
-- Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
I've got a question, can we choose from these dates the ones we'd like and where we'd like to have them used?
I'd like the banks to use the current year as 19200 for any account regarding interest accrues to me and 1900 on any accout where interest is accrued on amounts I owe. It's something I'd be "interested" seeing the results of. ;)
-- Wildweasel (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.
On a relentlessly practical note, a friend suggested to me last night that if you use handwritten checks and don't want to constantly be worried about whether you put the right year on them, you could go through the whole series right now and put all the years on at once.
-- Firemouse (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
I'd rather not date "a year's worth of checks" just yet. I still have a bunch of those checks with the "19" printed on it.
I'd like to be able to use 19100, that way I can use them up. Remember: It's a Feature, not a Bug.
-- plonk! (email@example.com), January 02, 2000.
You should use the international standard
-- spider (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 1, 19100
Or you can use the new Y2k symbol
-- spider (email@example.com), January 02, 2000.
I can't believe you missed the thread on the Y2K Preparation forum that advised using up all non-compliant checks before the rollover.
-- David L (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2000.