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May 26, 2012, 11:40 AM
 
I'm in the market for a new wallet. My requirements are the following:

- Leather
- Bifold
- Able to hold and close with 24 full size/thickness cards
- a dedicated area for ID card, clear front with easy extraction opening.

So my current wallet is nothing like George Constanza's on Seinfeld. I take out what I don't use/need, nor carry cash often, but I still can't close my current one all the way.

I've tried keeping infrequently used cards at home, only to often find I don't have them when needed.

Any recomendations?
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May 26, 2012, 12:37 PM
 
This meets most of your criteria:

I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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May 26, 2012, 01:37 PM
 
Why are you posting pictures of my boyfriend?
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May 26, 2012, 03:13 PM
 
24 cards? You're going to need a girls wallet.
     
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May 26, 2012, 03:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
I've tried keeping infrequently used cards at home, only to often find I don't have them when needed.
Could any of those be stored in your phone as a barcode or by using the mini/keychain style cards?
     
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May 26, 2012, 04:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by tightsocks View Post
Could any of those be stored in your phone as a barcode or by using the mini/keychain style cards?
places around here don't accept phone systems yet.

No, to mini/key rings too.
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May 26, 2012, 04:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
places around here don't accept phone systems yet.
No to get to far off topic, but this is what I'm thinking in terms of storing the barcode on the phone. (Keep in mind, I don't have a smartphone so I don't even know is this is possible...)
Physically scan the barcode of your grocery store loyalty card (for example) and save it as an image file onto your smartphone - then at the store they could scan your phone's screen while it is displaying the barcode.
Are the scanner at the checkout counter of most retailers able to scan a phone display - I don't know??
     
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May 26, 2012, 05:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Any recomendations?
What about 2 wallets?
     
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May 26, 2012, 06:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
I've tried keeping infrequently used cards at home, only to often find I don't have them when needed.
You admit they are infrequently used, yet you need to keep them in your pocket all of the time? I keep a small box in my car that holds all of my retailer specific cards, etc.
     
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May 26, 2012, 07:35 PM
 
What are all these cards you need?

I have:

DL
CC
Transit Card

For emergencies:
AAA
Blue Cross
     
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May 26, 2012, 11:01 PM
 
[email protected], pretty sure NH stores have minicards for keychains.

On my keychain:
grocery discount card x2
cvs discount card
y member card
petco discount card

wallet:
DL
ATM card
CC X 3
CC specific stores x 3
AAA
Health insurance x3
Dental
Blood donor/type card
Library card
Cash
Stamps

This is pared down after I switched wallets. My husband has a Costanza wallet, every receipt ever.
     
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May 26, 2012, 11:27 PM
 
Discount cards go immediately in the shredder. They can look up my info.
     
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May 27, 2012, 11:01 AM
 
This one has a lot of credit card slots: WalletGear > wallet accessories > wallet inserts > leather wallets > mens wallets Bi-fold Wallet with Side Flap - Bifold Wallets - Bifold Wallets - Wallets. You can also get plastic wallet inserts for bifold wallets here: WalletGear > wallet accessories > wallet inserts > leather wallets > mens wallets Bi-fold Wallet with Side Flap - Bifold Wallets - Bifold Wallets - Wallets.

I bought a Buxton wallet from here last year and it holds everything I need. I keep it thin though 1 credit card, 1 debit, 1 ID and then just what little cash i have :-(
     
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May 27, 2012, 06:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
wallet:
CC X 3
CC specific stores x 3
I have to ask, why so many credit cards?
     
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May 27, 2012, 09:50 PM
 
You get discounts for using some of them. I really only use one or two.
     
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May 27, 2012, 10:44 PM
 
I have really like anything by TUMI, they are expensive but they are well built and last a long time.

24 cards? are you crazy!
     
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May 31, 2012, 12:49 PM
 
European man purse time.
     
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Originally Posted by knifecarrier2 View Post
That doesn't solve the OP's problem, but I like how they are thinking about building a better mousetrap.
     
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May 31, 2012, 04:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
IAny recomendations?
Yes. Man up and try and make at least the smaller decisions without asking for help from an internet forum.
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May 31, 2012, 07:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Yes. Man up and try and make at least the smaller decisions without asking for help from an internet forum.
Wow.

I bet you're one of the men who back up the stereotype of "real men" not needing to ask for help or directions because they (idiotically think) know everything.

I bet if I hadn't posted this thread, bought a wallet that turned out to suck, and made a statement to that effect in your presnce, you'd give me shit for not doing better research.

You see my friend, for me, this place is a valuble resource for things like this. We have hundreds of members from all over the world, who've had many unique experiences.

I knew there'd be folks like mduell, Tightsocks, and Andi*Pandi whose replies are akin to suggesting I use MS Paint instead of suggesting the right system to run an Adobe Suite on. Some even some to question why I'd want to run an Adobe Suite anyway when MS Paint works fine for them, oblivious to the fact that my reasons are my own, and stating them will not guide me toward the answers I seek.
What, me worry?
     
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May 31, 2012, 08:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
I knew there'd be folks like mduell, Tightsocks, and Andi*Pandi whose replies are akin to suggesting I use MS Paint instead of suggesting the right system to run an Adobe Suite on. Some even some to question why I'd want to run an Adobe Suite anyway when MS Paint works fine for them, oblivious to the fact that my reasons are my own, and stating them will not guide me toward the answers I seek.
Adobe Suite? MS Paint? No, you don't want any of that. You want an Etch-A-Sketch.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Yes. Man up and try and make at least the smaller decisions without asking for help from an internet forum.
Not exactly 'happy' there are we? Probably better not to comment at all, unless it was a joke.
     
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Jun 1, 2012, 09:16 AM
 
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I knew there'd be folks like mduell, Tightsocks, and Andi*Pandi whose replies are akin to suggesting I use MS Paint
hey hey hey! I did do a search for you, but didn't find anything good. Having invested that much in this thread, I posted with what my experience was with lots of cards. Don't get mad, bro.
     
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Jun 1, 2012, 11:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
I knew there'd be folks like mduell, Tightsocks, and Andi*Pandi whose replies are akin to suggesting I use MS Paint instead of suggesting the right system to run an Adobe Suite on. Some even some to question why I'd want to run an Adobe Suite anyway when MS Paint works fine for them, oblivious to the fact that my reasons are my own, and stating them will not guide me toward the answers I seek.
Have you found any mens wallets that hold your required 24 cards?

It's like asking for a mens watch with a smaller watch face... look at womens watches.
     
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Jun 1, 2012, 02:09 PM
 
24 cards??

Look there's only so much someone can do with the parameters you require. 24 cards requires a murse, man; you can't put that in your back pocket and not expect to develop serious alignment problems.
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Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
24 cards??

Look there's only so much someone can do with the parameters you require. 24 cards requires a murse, man; you can't put that in your back pocket and not expect to develop serious alignment problems.
He could get a nice jacket and put it in the inside pocket... right next to the violin case holding his Tommy gun.
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Mankind's only chance is to harness the power of stupid.
     
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Jun 1, 2012, 03:44 PM
 
How about two wallets? The more common 12 cards in the first wallet, along with a decent amount of cash. The less-common 12 cards and the grand in cash stay in the 2nd wallet in the glove box. Carry both on those occasions when you need it all.
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Not exactly 'happy' there are we? Probably better not to comment at all, unless it was a joke.
It did seem a bit hostile.
     
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you can't put that in your back pocket and not expect to develop serious alignment problems.
Unless you take my suggestion of 2 wallets. As long as you keep them balanced, equal card-payload on each buttock, you could have 240 cards in there and still be ok. One day you'll look back on these days of a mere 24 cards, and laugh at the primitive savagery carrying so few...
     
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Jun 1, 2012, 11:16 PM
 
Perhaps, I should clarify that my current walletholds all my cards and stuff, just fine. while there's not enough slots for all cards, i double and triple them up which work just fine, and I can close it, but because the folds are too short, moving toa truely closed position is a bit tight on the contents. That all.
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Jun 2, 2012, 06:39 AM
 
Maybe you could start a Kickstarter to design and produce your perfect wallet?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Not exactly 'happy' there are we? Probably better not to comment at all, unless it was a joke.
I did debate sticking a wink on the end but I hate that. i thought the fact that I don't usually weigh in with the harsh might have tipped my comment off.

I'll whack a smiley on next time.
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I did debate sticking a wink on the end but I hate that. i thought the fact that I don't usually weigh in with the harsh might have tipped my comment off.

I'll whack a smiley on next time.
FWIW, I did notice it was out of character, but still was unsure of how to take it.

I also understand your aversion to smileys. Smileys ruin jokes.
     
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Jun 6, 2012, 09:09 PM
 
And my thread has just gotten kinky. Please, continue:
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