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Sale Holmfield
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May 11, 2019, 11:35 PM

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I have heard of this before, but today was the first time I encountered a 'card-only" pub.
After today's game at Slyne with Hest, with a 25 minute wait for a bus, I popped into the Lodge. After ordering a pint, I was told that they don't take cash. Forunately, I had credit and debit cards on me, but I don't know what would have happened if I did not. It is evidently a recent change, as other customers were warned too.

I can understand the security improvements in not taking cash, and so not having to bank it, but I can't get my head around a business which would refuse to accept a valid payment.


buncranaboy
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May 12, 2019, 12:48 AM

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Same at the Cat & Cage, a new micropub in Stirchley. Surprised not to see MoldersSavingExpert in there Tongue


Whiskey Coates
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May 12, 2019, 5:57 AM

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There's a new bar opened up in Bridlington (The Stackhouse), the owners only accept cards and contactless payments "because of the cost and risk of processing cash these days, and the massive amount of forgeries going round".


leohoenig
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May 12, 2019, 7:00 AM

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The movement against actual cash has gone further in China, where every market stall can take payment using your smartphone. (Not cards though).


This causes problems for people like me who do not have the feature on their phones (and it requires a Chinese bank account). Arriving at a Chinese League 2 (tier 3) game, I had trouble getting a ticket. They would take cash but I was the only cash customer and they did not have change. I had to find another customer who could change my note



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Whiskey Coates
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May 12, 2019, 8:31 AM

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On the other side of the argument, I was working in Withernsea a few months ago, tried three places to get something to eat using our employers debit card (they don't do petty cash now), and ended up having to pay for the food myself because none of the establishments took card payments. Having said that, just having running water and electricity is a bonus in Withernsea.


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May 12, 2019, 10:30 AM

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On the other side of the argument, I was working in Withernsea a few months ago, tried three places to get something to eat using our employers debit card (they don't do petty cash now), and ended up having to pay for the food myself because none of the establishments took card payments. Having said that, just having running water and electricity is a bonus in Withernsea.


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Sale Holmfield
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May 12, 2019, 11:18 PM

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On the other side of the argument, I was working in Withernsea a few months ago, tried three places to get something to eat using our employers debit card (they don't do petty cash now), and ended up having to pay for the food myself because none of the establishments took card payments. Having said that, just having running water and electricity is a bonus in Withernsea.


I have never had the pleasure of visiting Withernsea, but were any of them Sam Smith's pubs? In the north (I believe different policies apply in the south), they don't take card payments, even for food.

Either way round, it seems a strange way for businesses to behave when it will only deter certain customers.

Also in the north, I think that Northern Rail ticket machines (which are often at unstaffed stations) only take card payments. There is a cash option, but I believe it just prints a "promise to pay" ticket, which at least reduces potential fraud by proving the station where the passenger got on.


Whiskey Coates
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May 13, 2019, 11:17 AM

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On the other side of the argument, I was working in Withernsea a few months ago, tried three places to get something to eat using our employers debit card (they don't do petty cash now), and ended up having to pay for the food myself because none of the establishments took card payments. Having said that, just having running water and electricity is a bonus in Withernsea.


I have never had the pleasure of visiting Withernsea, but were any of them Sam Smith's pubs? In the north (I believe different policies apply in the south), they don't take card payments, even for food.

Either way round, it seems a strange way for businesses to behave when it will only deter certain customers.


No they weren't pubs. One was a really nice Fish & Chip shop/cafe (The Lifeboat), one was a popular bakers (Cooplands I think), and we ended up eating in Trax Cafe (now closed). They were all popular and busy places, so yes I agree it's a strange way for a business to behave. PaulC is right, it really does feel like the land that time forgot in that area, though that can be a good thing when you're walking along to Spurn Point.

 
 


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