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  1. Standard memberapathist
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    27 May '18 03:24
    Not in my back pocket. Btw it seems that purses have died.
  2. SubscriberKewpie
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    27 May '18 03:38
    Internet banking failed nationwide here yesterday. Amazing how we all suddenly found ourselves in grave need of cash that we weren't carrying! I don't think the cash purse is quite dead yet. "Purse" means something different in the US, I think.
  3. Standard memberapathist
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    27 May '18 16:58
    Are we going to implanted chips? I am still not comfortable with debit cards.
  4. Standard memberapathist
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    27 May '18 17:00
    Originally posted by @kewpie
    "Purse" means something different in the US, I think.
    Carry bag with your important stuff? What is it over there?
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 May '18 19:44
    Originally posted by @apathist
    Not in my back pocket. Btw it seems that purses have died.
    Cash isn't needed in NZ, everyone has an EFTPOS card.
    Some parking meters still take coin only but that is it.
    The last refuge of cash is charity events.
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 May '18 19:54
    Cashless busking in London

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-44271647
  7. Standard memberapathist
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    27 May '18 19:57
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59]Cash isn't needed in NZ, everyone has an EFTPOS card.
    Some parking meters still take coin only but that is it.
    The last refuge of cash is charity events
    There is a story there. You could help but choose not too,
  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 May '18 20:42
    Originally posted by @apathist
    There is a story there. You could help but choose not too,
    ?
    Translate.
  9. Gothenburg
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    27 May '18 21:13
    I have noticed lately that some places - e.g. shops/restaurants - use card readers (is that the right word?) where we don't have to enter our specific code, it reads it automatically. I don't think I like that, I lose some control.
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 May '18 21:49
    Originally posted by @torunn
    I have noticed lately that some places - e.g. shops/restaurants - use card readers (is that the right word?) where we don't have to enter our specific code, it reads it automatically. I don't think I like that, I lose some control.
    I agree - it is advertised as a good thing to save you time, but I can't
    ever remember missing anything because I had to enter a 4-digit PIN!
  11. Standard memberapathist
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    27 May '18 23:40
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    ?
    Translate.
    Sorry. I was exhausted plus drank too much. People wave their watch at parking meters. Am freaking out. Why would we want airwaves access to our bank accounts?
  12. SubscriberKewpie
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    28 May '18 05:34
    In Australia a purse is something most females carry inside their "handbag". Purses contain only cash. If it's the fancier kind with capacity for cards as well it's a wallet, but its primary purpose is coins - that stuff that males carry loose in a small pants pocket.

    Our "paywave" cards work only using a credit facility - Visa, MasterCard or whatever - and if the transaction is above $A100 they still require a PIN to be entered. We're not quite handing out unfettered access to our bank accounts yet.

    Do other countries do things differently?
  13. SubscriberSuzianne
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    28 May '18 06:20
    Originally posted by @kewpie
    In Australia a purse is something most females carry inside their "handbag". Purses contain only cash. If it's the fancier kind with capacity for cards as well it's a wallet, but its primary purpose is coins - that stuff that males carry loose in a small pants pocket.

    Our "paywave" cards work only using a credit facility - Visa, MasterCard or whatever - ...[text shortened]... g out unfettered access to our bank accounts yet.

    Do other countries do things differently?
    As far as the purse - handbag - wallet thing, I'm right there with you.

    There is a kind of card here in the US that is similar, for a couple years now I've seen the box you "wave" your card at to pay, but I don't know the details as I don't have one of those. I just have a plain, old debit card, but mine is tied to Visa.. Most of them are "chipped" now, so you have to pay attention which end you stick in their machine, and you still have to enter a PIN even if it's a small amount.
  14. Gothenburg
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    28 May '18 06:55
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    As far as the purse - handbag - wallet thing, I'm right there with you.

    There is a kind of card here in the US that is similar, for a couple years now I've seen the box you "wave" your card at to pay, but I don't know the details as I don't have one of those. I just have a plain, old debit card, but mine is tied to Visa.. Most of them are "chipped" no ...[text shortened]... h end you stick in their machine, and you still have to enter a PIN even if it's a small amount.
    I have two bank cards that I use instead of cash, and both I have learnt can be used the quick way, without the PIN-code. I can't choose how they use it, but I can choose another place to shop if it bothers me. They all seem to have an upper limit for each transaction but if my card is stolen or lost, somebody else can use it on many occasions until I notice I have lost it and cancel it.
  15. Standard memberapathist
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    28 May '18 09:04
    Originally posted by @torunn
    without the PIN-code....
    So they got your card numbers and can do what they want.
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