Cythraul: Ohlookabutterfly: Wow are things ever backwards in the states. Mydebit card has never left my sight in a restaurant, don't you guys have wireless debit machines that the waitress brings to you down there?What the hell are wireless debit machines? Never even heard of one of those. Closest thing I can think of is that hardware attachment and app combination for cell phones that can turn your cell phone into a card transaction machine.As for a gas station transaction withholding more than the purchase, wtf? The transaction is digital and instant, if the money is not in your account, you don't get to buy the gas. Where in the world are there banks that don't communicate transactions with each other instantly? As for money being refunded, again it's an instant transaction, the merchant simply reverses the funds back to your account the same way they took it out, with the debit machine.I'm not familiar with the technical details of electronic transactions, so I'd like to know the answer to these questions as well.
alywa: To all the people biatching in line... FU. This is my time. Don't like it? Use the self checkout.
Smidge204: CSB:My debit card is emblazoned with the "MasterCard" logo, which means all transactions are functionally credit card purchases except the money comes directly from my bank account so I don't accumulate debt and therefore pay no interest. (No bank fees either unless I use an ATM, which I never plan to.)I've had the card info stolen once, and getting my money back only took a call to the bank and filling out a form that was mailed to me. Getting a new card was actually harder 'cause I had to show up in person at the bank for that.The moral of the story is; get a better debit card.=Smidge=
Buttle not Tuttle: Am I missing something here?
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