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Postby Sagitar » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:20 am

Both the "old Natwest" and the Waitrose cashpoints were closed when I tried them this morning at about 10:45 am.

I suppose I could have gone into the Post Office but it was pretty jammed.

Is there any pedestrian alternative?
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Re: Cash point

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:33 pm

I guess not, only cash back at waitrose or the post office as you already suggested - which is great of there is no queue.

is there still a cash pint in Maulden at Budgens?

The Nat?West machine seems to have been 'not working' a lot. I wonder why?
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Re: Cash point

Postby sizzla » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:40 pm

Why do people need cash these days?
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Re: Cash point

Postby Sagitar » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:31 pm

To pay for things? Oh yes, and to give away . . . . . :)
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Re: Cash point

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:33 am

My parents use it quite a bit as they have various neighbours buying things for them.

I use it on markets, have to say I do bt user or much else, with contactless tend to use a card
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Re: Cash point

Postby Sagitar » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:10 pm

How quickly the chickens come home to roost.

This morning my wife and I shopped in Bedford. At about 12:45 we were close to Beales and decided to have lunch in their restaurant. There was a relatively short queue at the servery and directly in front of us was a lady with a couple of small boys of, I would guess, junior school age. Her bill came to "£13 odd". She put her card into the reader and tried to enter her PIN, but the machine would not accept it. The man behind the counter tried, but he had no success either. At this point someone emerged from the kitchen to say that the IT system had gone down and they could only accept cash for meals.

No-one left the queue and the implication was that everyone had cash.

I paid for our meals with a £20 note that had come from the cash machine in Santander a little earlier.

It's good stuff this cash . . . . . :D
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Re: Cash point

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:02 pm

:) I must admit I do always have some cash on me...I know people that don't have the stuff...I need it for my fabric market shopping...
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Re: Cash point

Postby groutman » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:20 pm

sizzla wrote:Why do people need cash these days?


One advantage of cash is that your credit/debit card details cannot be stolen, & used to purchase things for other people, in far flung places, that you have never been.
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