Property, ASX, US stock market investor
- 11 March 2020
The banks may want a cashless society and the supermarkets also. But when the piece of plastic can't be used then watch the peasants revolt.
We had a minor meltdown recently when the supermarket where she shops had no card facilities working. When she got to the checkout, cash only.
First time in yonks she wasn't cashed up.
Left a weeks shopping in the trolley at the checkout, which included frozen and perishable items.
More than 1 did that that afternoon.
A similar thing happened to my wife yesterday, at the local grocery shop. Used her regular card, it didn't work, Tried the backup, didn't work. Went to pull out her cash supply and realised that Christmas presents had taken their toll. Called me in frustration, and I said try the business Visa. that worked.
My wife dropped the shopping off at home and went straight to the bank, to find a line up out the door. Social Security pay day, and minimal staff to deal with it. When she finally got to talk to someone from the bank, they check the card and found nothing wrong. A glitch.