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The £30 Contactless Limit

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by tinmanofkent, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Rice and Pea and Ting

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    You know what really violates my calmness?

    When you go to the till and they ask for £30.12 or £30.34 or £30.42 or any amount just over £30. At that moment Id like to breath fire over the till attendant like a dragon and just walk out the shop with the goods. Because at that point you have to put your card in the machine, but not too quick, then wait, then they confirm the amount, then you put your pin in, then wait, then take out your card, but not too soon.

    Inflation seems to have caught up with the arbitrary £30 limit on contactless payments. Isn’t it time to make it £50?
     
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  2. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Pistol Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    Jeez.........you are right. Putting a card into a card reader and having to wait a bit longer. Whatever next? God help us if someone has to count out some real money change. :rolleyes: :D 1st world problems eh?

    ps, surely it's your actual fault Tin man? You spent over the 30 quid limit.
     
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  3. Rat Man

    Rat Man Comfortably Numb

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    No limit with Apple Pay.

    They make it very easy for you to part with your hard-earned, which may not be such a good thing...
     
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  4. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    I prefer to write them a cheque James but often find out to my dismay that the cashier has never seen or heard of one before let alone accept them as a form of payment.

    or better still pay with bags and bags of pennies :D... I really like that one. :thumb:
     
  5. Rob-GB

    Rob-GB Posting Addict

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    Just use cash for anything under a ton and make the b**gers give the right change. Works for me.
    Also never use self pay checkouts. They need to pay me wages to do their work for them.
     
  6. monsta41

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    should have put the chocolate bar back james lol
     
  7. Gary Jones

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    What about when the bill comes to £50.14 etc etc?
     
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  8. oedbachgen

    oedbachgen Top Poster

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    I pay by cash, then they say cash:eek:
     
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  9. That hurts

    That hurts Barely Active

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    Hate contactless and refuse to use it ... friends mum had her purse pinched and the scumbag spent nearly 300 quid in various shops before she realised and put a stop on the card.
     
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  10. Patrick

    Patrick Donator

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    Stop being so bloody petty, putting you card in the machine and entering your pin and for it to be accepted must take all of 30 seconds if that even.:rolleyes: If that's all you've got to whinge about consider yourself extremely fortunate and you'd better hope you never suffer any real misfortune during your life as you'll never cope with it.
     
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  11. cruisingaround

    cruisingaround shooting my load

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    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao: I just love the the pettiness of the human thought process :rofl:
     
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  12. Patrick

    Patrick Donator

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    My card has contact less facility but i rarely use it. I always put my card in the card reader and get the sale ticket which i keep and when i get my bank statement in each month i check them off against my bank statement and if they don't tally with the bank statement or if there's an entry on there that i do recognise i want to know why.
     
  13. mike-carter

    mike-carter Pro Poster

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    Wassa cheque? I've heard of the white £5 note. Does a cheque predate this???
    :D:D:D:D:D
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. stew87

    stew87 Certified

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    My contactless card doesn't work anymore I couldn't be happier, waste of time I'd rather put my pin in everytime :D
     
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  15. Strathrpc

    Strathrpc Posting Addict

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    Why not just pay the amount over in cash, or is that too much bother??
     
  16. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    How can it be a waste of time if it’s quicker?
     
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  17. mike-carter

    mike-carter Pro Poster

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    But this is 2020 Stew, not 1985.:D
     
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  18. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie Big Poster

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    Amazon Prime doesn’t care about being 12p over :p
     
  19. stew87

    stew87 Certified

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    Maybe the wrong phrase there, it's wrong because of all the theft that's possible because of them.
     
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  20. Strathrpc

    Strathrpc Posting Addict

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    I can remember when the cheque guarantee card had a £50 limit!

    I still prefer to use cash!
     
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