Ich bin ein Kartoffel
- Feb 14, 2007
- Mustang SVO - Frontier Pro-4X - BRZ - D21 Hardbody
The one local gas station that sells diesel finally upgraded their pumps form the 1970s with newer (but still used) pumps that take chip and contactless. However, it still only works on swipe.that is something I'm still actually surprised by: how bloody quickly it changed from certain smaller stores (bakeries and suchlike) not accepting credit cards at all to everybody running contactless. might've been a covid thing.
Then, possibly worse than it only being able to swipe, it only allows $75 to be dispensed and if you try and swipe the card again it won't allow a second transaction.
Also, most of the ATMs here work both ways, as in, you can put physical money in them and they will deposit it on your bank account immediately.
I recently sold some of my kids bikes, and the buyer just handed me a bunch of 50€ notes.... I drove to the bank immediately, as I don't want to be walking around with that much cash, feels wrong...
I use the ATM to deposit some cash, but, opposite to how you feel, I feel naked if I don't have a couple hundred in cash on me. It's for the same reason you have the 20€ on you, in case a card/phone doesn't work.