I went to take out $300 for petty cash this week at a local Adelaide metro CBA ATM on Saturday morning. First 2 machines were out of service, so I went to the third one.
Almost every time I can remember, ATMs always give out $50 notes first, then $20 to make up the odd numbers. This time however, it spewed out 15 x $20 notes - very strange I thought. Perhaps people have been taking alot out? I wondered why the other ATMs was out of service? Perhaps they already ran out of cash?
Surely, the banks would have topped the machine up before the weekend? Also, it was only around Saturday 9am. Could it have ran out of money so fast?
I know some here talk about putting cash under their beds, but surely, that is in jest? Perhaps people are doing it for real and have taken money out and hence ATMs are running dry?