In the United States for instance it is virtually impossible to buy anything in cash even if you have the money. All retailers insist on credit sales preferring to know your credit rating as opposed to accepting cash.
What a load of BULLSHIT - and not the type you can use to improve your crop yields!
Except for purchases over $10,000 (coz of money laundering laws/regulations) it is highly unlikely a retailer is going to refuse 'cash' for any purchase... Heck, why should they say no to good old hard cash?
I challenge the writer to visit a store - electronic, clothing, department store, etc - in the USA & say... I want to pay in cash... Chances are the cashier will smile & say "of course, sir/madam" and take the cash!!!
Retailers do NOT care about your credit history if you are paying cash... after all why should they bother with your credit history if you are PAYING in cash???