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Posted: 29.07.2023  ·  #1
So with banks and every other financial institution,trying to get your deposits in they’re accounts,what everyone’s preferred means of payment abroad,,,Rte lead with headline today on they’re travel section, wait for it.IF COVID TAUGHT US ANYTHING,IT SHOWED US HOW DIRTY CASH CAN BE, yeh that’s what they lead with ,unbelievable , I can think of dozens of things Covid taught us but that wasn’t one of them, anyhow,what’s everyone’s preferences, when I am out an about I ask in every shop I’m in they all say the same,in broken English “we prefer cash” is the reply mostly, just like home , support local small businesses, and use cash always ,imo🤑


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Posted: 29.07.2023  ·  #4
Not to long ago I was in an establishment where I saw the sign ( card payment only )
I ordered a drink and when the bar tender set it in the bar in front of me I took a drink while he was pouring the other one.
When it came to payment I offered cash which he refused so I continued to enjoy the drink.
Eventually the guy got the message that it was either cash or nothing so cash it was.
It is the monetary currency that we live under.


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Posted: 29.07.2023  ·  #5
They’ve been predicting the end of cash for years.
The company I work for supplies cash counting machines and things are going back to the way they were before Covid with cash making a comeback.

Governments prefer electronic payments to try to prevent the black economy.

As far as I know the vast majority payments in Germany are still by cash, and that a lot of places there won’t take card payments (I haven’t been there myself for years though).

For myself in general I get paid, take it out of the ATM and pay transactions by cash.
When it’s gone it’s gone, too easy to get well into the red with the credit card 😂

The Central Bank are also moving to make sure payment by cash remains an option
https://www.centralbank.ie/con…h-strategy

They are right about cash being filthy though. The dust and dirt inside note counters can be considerable.


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Posted: 29.07.2023  ·  #6
I use Revolut through the phone and never have to take my wallet out of my pocket. The favourite MO of pickpockets is to loiter around points of sale and watch where their next victim keeps his/her wallet/purse.
I just top up the Revolut account from my highstreet bank account as needed with just enough for a few days.


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Posted: 29.07.2023  ·  #7
I tend to use cards, Revolut on holidays and Tesco Mastercard, seldom use cash. I was returning a Garmin watch the other day and when booking it to be picked up by UPS was told I could only pay cash or cheque, they wouldn't take card. I thought it was very unusual.

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Posted: 30.07.2023  ·  #8
Coincidence with this thread, yes.
True, yes.
My daughter and her family are just back from holidays in Royan.
All use Revolut for spending money, including her children.
One day last week while our granddaughter, who is 11 years old, was at kids club, our daughter got a message on her phone of a transaction at the campsite patisserie, followed shortly by a second and a few minutes later one from the campsite grocery shop.
Half an hour later she got a call from the campsite reception saying a Revolut card in her daughters name had been handed in.
Our daughter collected the card and went to the kids club, to discover our granddaughter had been there all the time, but hadn't her card.
Next stop was the patisserie where the operator, when shown the timestamp of the transaction on my daughters phone, confirmed the purchase was made by two male youths, gave a good description, but had no cctv.
At the grocery cctv confirmed the identity of the young offenders.
Campsite security found them and their parents were contacted.
Following a theat of involving the police, after some initial hesitancy to accept responsibility for the €18.50 taken from the card, the father took out a €20 note, got it changed to smaller denomination currency, handed my daughter the €18.50 and walked off.

I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions about what benefits the card, the cctv, and the father as a parent brought to the event.


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Posted: 30.07.2023  ·  #9
I really don't see the issue in mostly using cards, however I do like some cash.

I prefer my customers to pay by direct debit as then I don't have to chase them.

Another (mostly) conspiracy theory, again about the immediate removal of cash. It's going nowhere. Cash can't keep up with technology, that is the only issue.

You think our politicians don't have it stuffed under their mattresses?

If I want to use cards, the cash warriors can mind their own feckin business. 😘

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Do stenaline accept cash lads 🤣

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Posted: 30.07.2023  ·  #11
So a person (nameless to protect the guilty) went to pay for his hook up this morning it was 30 cents. Sorry Jamie I’ll have to tap, I’ve no cash. My machine has a 1 euro minimum. I told him to look behind his cushions for some loose change. He came back, no joy. Another customer gave him the 30 cents.

Yes I could have let him off, it’s only 30c but when I installed the meters I said to myself I can’t charge more than the electric cost but I won’t charge less.

I prefer to pay by card if it’s over a tenner but less I pay cash.

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So a person (nameless to protect the guilty) went to pay for his hook up this morning it was 30 cents. Sorry Jamie I’ll have to tap, I’ve no cash. My machine has a 1 euro minimum. I told him to look behind his cushions for some loose change. He came back, no joy. Another customer gave him the 30 cents.

Yes I could have let him off, it’s only 30c but when I installed the meters I said to myself I can’t charge more than the electric cost but I won’t charge less.

I prefer to pay by card if it’s over a tenner but less I pay cash.


It's incredulous that anyone would quibble over a 1 euro ehu charge. Also, would think very few campers, or cars for that matter, would not keep some euro and sterling change on board.


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So a person (nameless to protect the guilty) went to pay for his hook up this morning it was 30 cents. Sorry Jamie I’ll have to tap, I’ve no cash. My machine has a 1 euro minimum. I told him to look behind his cushions for some loose change. He came back, no joy. Another customer gave him the 30 cents.

Yes I could have let him off, it’s only 30c but when I installed the meters I said to myself I can’t charge more than the electric cost but I won’t charge less.

I prefer to pay by card if it’s over a tenner but less I pay cash.


It's incredulous that anyone would quibble over a 1 euro ehu charge. Also, would think very few campers, or cars for that matter, would not keep some euro and sterling change on board.


The guilty party is a craicer I don’t think he was quibbling over a euro, just not carrying any cash.

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Brilliant Jon. The time we were broken into they took our purse along with my wallet so we now hide the purse 8-)


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In a suitcase

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Posted: 31.07.2023  ·  #19
I honestly think with a bita you cash you can never be beat, night or day, any country any time, and you’ve more control I think ,i see some businesses are going cash only now , i just leant my niece 100 Bulgaria lev because Revolut to her she had a limit on withdrawals, I didn’t know they could tell you how much of your own money your allowed

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Brilliant Jon. The time we were broken into they took our purse along with my wallet so we now hide the purse 8-)


We have been puntless since we took up motorhomeing :) ,
Up to 3 or 4 years ago my business was almost exclusively cash but now 60% would be card , GENX just don't get it , they need to be educated !


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The ploughing championship has to be pre booked by card now ,no cash at gates

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The ploughing championship has to be pre booked by card now ,no cash at gates


They have just turned into another shower of ripoff merchants, €60 for a M/H ticket in a stubble field, no cash, tickets only prebooked by cheque or credit card, no changing days, and definitely no refund's, and of course they are quoting Health and Safety,for all this.
Next thing it'll be Ticketmaster. 😡


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In recent months I've come across 2 establishments (both foreign owned fast food places) which only take cash. In both you pay on order.

When my young lad ask why he got one of his first introductions to the world of revenue and black markets


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They have just turned into another shower of ripoff merchants, €60 for a M/H ticket in a stubble field, no cash, tickets only prebooked by cheque or credit card, no changing days, and definitely no refund's, and of course they are quoting Health and Safety,for all this.
Next thing it'll be Ticketmaster. 😡


That's how events have worked since the early nineties.


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Electric picnic strictly contactless at all bars, so do they not trust they’re staff or are they bowing to financial institutions, it can only be one , which one


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The ploughing championship has to be pre booked by card now ,no cash at gates


They have just turned into another shower of ripoff merchants, €60 for a M/H ticket in a stubble field, no cash, tickets only prebooked by cheque or credit card, no changing days, and definitely no refund's, and of course they are quoting Health and Safety,for all this.
Next thing it'll be Ticketmaster. 😡

The ploughing championship have backtracked and seen sense we were told you can now buy tickets at gates but ring and check, imo


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Electric picnic strictly contactless at all bars, so do they not trust they’re staff or are they bowing to financial institutions, it can only be one , which one


Yer heads a Marley 🫣😂

Never ever trust staff with alcohol and money.


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Electric picnic strictly contactless at all bars, so do they not trust they’re staff or are they bowing to financial institutions, it can only be one , which one


You forgot option #3……
Government, they are bowing to pressure from the poly-ticks.

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Electric picnic strictly contactless at all bars, so do they not trust they’re staff or are they bowing to financial institutions, it can only be one , which one


Traders might have to use credit card machines provided by EP, they get their funds minus the EP cut.

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Electric picnic strictly contactless at all bars, so do they not trust they’re staff or are they bowing to financial institutions, it can only be one , which one


Traders might have to use credit card machines provided by EP, they get their funds minus the EP cut.


Yeh true, I think them card readers are are 300 sterling per month,


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Electric picnic strictly contactless at all bars, so do they not trust they’re staff or are they bowing to financial institutions, it can only be one , which one


Traders might have to use credit card machines provided by EP, they get their funds minus the EP cut.


Yeh true, I think them card readers are are 300 sterling per month,


Card readers usually have a one off fee circa £50. Then there is a percentage/set fee per transaction.

Just looked at a €4 refund I did it lost me 38 cents on the transaction.


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Yeh true, I think them card readers are are 300 sterling per month,


Nope. £20 here.

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Is that sum up or the bigger ones that print receipts


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Is that sum up or the bigger ones that print receipts


That was Dojo, it printed receipts, ditched now after a trial, Square is cheaper, email a receipt.

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GB News - Don't Kill Cash Campaign

Worth a look.

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I was recently in a small cafe in Scotland for 2 coffees & a piece of cake.
Card only.
I would have walked out but the missus wanted a cuppa.
They had a tip jar by the till. What was in it? Cash of course.
Needless to say I didn't leave a tip in the jar.
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Posted: 03.09.2023  ·  #37
Yacht club Portrush, cash only. Didn't change it after COVID. I brought cash with me to use.

One round was £22.50, they took a £20 after coaxing but I had to pay the £2.50 by card as they had no change. I said well you would have change if you took cash.

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Posted: 03.09.2023  ·  #38
If there had been a slot in the tip jar you could have inserted your card

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For me cash is king. If a shop will only take card i make a point of letting them know that i will go to others that will take cash.

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