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View martin2412's Profile martin2412 Flag The Big Wide World 10 Jan 19 1.43pm Send a Private Message to martin2412 Add martin2412 as a friend

I see that from February 2nd, you can't buy anything from Selhurst Park unless you've got a debit/credit card.

I know I'm old, but it seems a bit stupid to me to pay for something like a drink that costs a couple of quid by card.

Also, what about youngsters that come on their own (14/15 year olds). Hardly any of them will have a debit card.

I can see the burger van at the back of the Holmesdale doing a roaring trade from now on.

I can see the benefits for the club in that it doesn't have to bank the cash, but it seems a bit short sighted to me.

And you can bet your life that the queues don't improve due to there being problems with peoples cards etc.

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 10 Jan 19 1.48pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by martin2412

I see that from February 2nd, you can't buy anything from Selhurst Park unless you've got a debit/credit card.

I know I'm old, but it seems a bit stupid to me to pay for something like a drink that costs a couple of quid by card.

Also, what about youngsters that come on their own (14/15 year olds). Hardly any of them will have a debit card.

I can see the burger van at the back of the Holmesdale doing a roaring trade from now on.

I can see the benefits for the club in that it doesn't have to bank the cash, but it seems a bit short sighted to me.

And you can bet your life that the queues don't improve due to there being problems with peoples cards etc.

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 10 Jan 19 1.52pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by martin2412


I can see the benefits for the club in that it doesn't have to bank the cash, but it seems a bit short sighted to me.

You'd better get used to it as that's the direction that the country is moving in.

We flew back from Alicante with BA a couple of months ago and that is a completely cashless airline

 

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View rob1969's Profile rob1969 Flag Banstead Surrey 10 Jan 19 1.59pm Send a Private Message to rob1969 Add rob1969 as a friend

Definitely more convenient - for the club.
Eventually most businesses will be card Only. Seems to me that most youngsters ( under 40 is young to me!) do not use cash now anyway. I always carry some cash for small ( under 10-20 £) buys
as by drawing out lumps of cash every so often I can keep a better track of my spending. Something else most youngsters donít seem to be too concerned about!

Edited by rob1969 (10 Jan 2019 2.00pm)

 

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View rattus2002's Profile rattus2002 Flag 10 Jan 19 2.14pm Send a Private Message to rattus2002 Add rattus2002 as a friend

Originally posted by martin2412

I see that from February 2nd, you can't buy anything from Selhurst Park unless you've got a debit/credit card.

I know I'm old, but it seems a bit stupid to me to pay for something like a drink that costs a couple of quid by card.

Also, what about youngsters that come on their own (14/15 year olds). Hardly any of them will have a debit card.

I can see the burger van at the back of the Holmesdale doing a roaring trade from now on.

I can see the benefits for the club in that it doesn't have to bank the cash, but it seems a bit short sighted to me.

And you can bet your life that the queues don't improve due to there being problems with peoples cards etc.

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As someone who works in the hospitality and events industry, I cannot tell you how much of a nuisance handling cash transactions is. Itís an incredibly time consuming and therefore expensive method of taking money, especially on the scale of the amount of people attending a football match.

I am unsure of the total amount of outlets at Selhurst but each one would have to have enough change to satisfy everyone that pays with a £10 or £20 note. Trust me, even a lot of those who may have the change will still purchase things with a note as they donít want to stand and count the change when told the amount. If the change runs out it must be transferred from another outlet or from a central hub, so there will be 1/2 people on game day who probably just look after change. The cash from each outlet then has to be counted and checked at the end of the day. There are now high fees to pay for banking cash, regardless of whether itís banked or done by securicor etc. Then there is the trust issue of staff handling cash and alcohol, a potent mix to anyone who is even slightly tempted. Thatís before the increasing amount of forgeries that exist on some notes and certain coins. It adds up to a massive undertaking when card payments are much easier and slicker.

I am always surprised when people say they donít carry a card, we get that sometimes but then I do wonder what would happen if they get a puncture on the way home or have some other emergency that the cash they are covering doesnít cover. Surely itís just a damn sight safer for younger people too?

We work across the UK and each year in London we find that card payments increase by around 10% from the year before. Itís the way of the world.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell 10 Jan 19 2.16pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

You'd better get used to it as that's the direction that the country is moving in.

We flew back from Alicante with BA a couple of months ago and that is a completely cashless airline

Sorry ME, you are wrong there, i too, flew back from Alicante 6 weeks ago & from Tenerife 2 weeks ago both with BA & they accepted cash as well as cards, although their machines dont like some cards.

 


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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 10 Jan 19 2.21pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

You'd better get used to it as that's the direction that the country is moving in.

We flew back from Alicante with BA a couple of months ago and that is a completely cashless airline

Almost certainly a typo, meant clueless...

Actually in general I am a BA fan, just couldn't resist.

 

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View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 10 Jan 19 2.27pm Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

This is indeed the way The Country is going.

Depending On the system they employ, A Contactless payment can be quicker than a cash payment, but not everyone has contactless.. not even all the banks Issue Contactless cards yet, so may well be slower still.

Added to that too many people still use and rely on cash, and as was pointed out, young fans may not even own a card.

My Whole life would be improved no end by ending cash - I barely ever use it, so barely ever carry it.

having said that It's my opinion that it is too early for people to be going cashless. It will happen, but you risk losing more business/money than you save by not taking cash...

 


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View aquickgame2's Profile aquickgame2 Flag Beni = summer,Caribbean = winter 10 Jan 19 2.28pm Send a Private Message to aquickgame2 Add aquickgame2 as a friend

Originally posted by eagleman13

Sorry ME, you are wrong there, i too, flew back from Alicante 6 weeks ago & from Tenerife 2 weeks ago both with BA & they accepted cash as well as cards, although their machines dont like some cards.

No Eagleman,your wrong...BA will only take card or you cam use your avios points....I don't have that problem, flying First class.

 

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View Stuk's Profile Stuk Flag Top half 10 Jan 19 2.40pm Send a Private Message to Stuk Add Stuk as a friend

Once we been forced to go cashless, you watch the fees suddenly appear.

It already doesn't work well for tourists.

Didn't work out well for people with money in Cyprus either when they decided to have bank levy to fix their financial problems.

 


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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell 10 Jan 19 2.41pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by aquickgame2

No Eagleman,your wrong...BA will only take card or you cam use your avios points....I don't have that problem, flying First class.

. . . & that's why you're wrong coz you wouldn't know what us plebs do, have to endure in 'cattle-class' The staff rob us of our hard earnt sheckles its robbery I tell you.

You & your fluffed up pillows in posh seats . . PFFT

 


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View aquickgame2's Profile aquickgame2 Flag Beni = summer,Caribbean = winter 10 Jan 19 2.59pm Send a Private Message to aquickgame2 Add aquickgame2 as a friend

Originally posted by eagleman13

. . . & that's why you're wrong coz you wouldn't know what us plebs do, have to endure in 'cattle-class' The staff rob us of our hard earnt sheckles its robbery I tell you.

You & your fluffed up pillows in posh seats . . PFFT

Doesn't everybody have these...I'm shocked

 

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