Pet Peeves

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September 6th, 2017 at 3:24:41 PM permalink
kenarman
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Evenbob
My new debit card has a chip so
it can be inserted and not swiped.
Some places insist you insert it and
it takes twice as long to process a
checkout then the swiping did. Whose
bright fricking idea was this..


Glad to see you are catching up to the rest of the world EB. Canada and Europe have had chipped debit cards for about 10 years. They are no slower here than a swiped card was, what is probably causing it is the readers and networks are not fully set up for the chips.
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September 6th, 2017 at 3:32:56 PM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: kenarman
. Canada and Europe have had chipped debit cards for about 10 years. .


We've had them for a long time, just
I haven't gotten a new debit card
in 5 years.

"Even when shoppers do everything right the first time, the transaction can still take as long as 15 seconds to complete, as opposed to merely a second or two when using the cardís magnetic stripe. Part of the reason for this is that the chips are sending encrypted information, which takes much longer than the unencrypted data from the magnetic stripes"

You just think it's faster in EU, it's not.
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