Lucky I had cash! Electronic till failure just before lunchtime rush

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  1. SpacePete

    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Looks like a speed bump on the road to a cashless society! All the tills are down... it's cash only today, customers are being turned away.

    The guy at the counter told me they are all linked and a system issue necessitated or triggered a reboot which typically takes 20+ minutes. They hope that turning them off and on again fixes the issue.

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  2. Ipv6Ready

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    Was it the only shop selling food for 100s miles?

    So if the shop forgot to bring the keys for the cashier draws, and only accepted eftpos for an hour would be a sign that there is a conspiracy to move to digital currency

    Just saying
     
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    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    They were also out of pickles because apparently some tard swiped them and walked off with them thoroughly ensconced in his anus.

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    Ipv6Ready Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Hahahaha thats funny, hope they didn't get it back and use it again.
     
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    radiobirdman Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Faaaark lucky you had some cash, you might of gone without food for a few hours
     
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    CluelessPete, you have no idea! This was a trial run following yesterday's Telstra outage. It is all part of desensitising people. We will all become use to these inconveniences as we become fully cashless. It happens to me with every second or third parking meter at Bondi Beach. I always carry cash in the car now for such occurrences.
     
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    On a another note: is Bondi putting in the new parking meters that are weight sensitive, so it zeros off the time if the car is moved so the next car has to always put in money, no more freeloaders.

    North Sydney is getting that and increasing per hour charges, and I think it is working as I see less cars.
     
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    Always handy to have some cash on hand. About once a month I run into a place that has an electronic payment failure or they are a cash only place.

    I can't see them removing the smaller notes anytime soon. Maybe only $50 and $100 note.
     
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    A Coles I just visited the registers were going down one by one!

    They accepted cash but cards required signatures on the few not down.

    The cashiers had to override the payment demand for signatures by the supervisor running around like a blue arse fly swiping on and entering an override code,the self check out was going down one by one with staff taking self checkout fails who had already bagged up to check out counters.

    It wasn't particularly busy but the queues were growing and growing,glad I scanned my most expensive stuff last at the self ckeckout as they did not register I later found out :) Something free for Friday!
     
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    Oh those Russians
    Who cares about Rasputin once we have Putin here to easily explain any problem.
     
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    I didn't do it
    Nobody saw me do it
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    "Down down, registers are down!"
     
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    I presume supervisors authorisation was only required for $100 or more, Coles systems for transaction wouldn't require a sync for anything below $100

    Anyway the new instant system would not even require a card, if your bank can overlay the code, just your mobile number or email address should get enough.
     
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    This is a temporary hiccup on the road to a totally digital economy. Didn't you pull out your mobile phone and make the transaction using your "digital wallet" on one of a various number of cashless payment systems? Dont worry now, all these cashless payment systems will supersede the eftpos machine soon enough or at least provide an alternative to it. Nevermind that most of these cashless wallets (eg paypal, google wallet etc) arent in fact banks but "finance service providers" or whatever they like to call themselves, anything but a bank. Because to call themselves banks would require these digital wallets to fall under banking regulations which they very much want to avoid and would rather operate in more legal murky waters well away from the regulatory spotlight.
     
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    create a digital black hole for those with emails and mobiles, all the money would be going into the digiblack with no escape :)
     
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    My silver smelter had his phone loves go out for over a month so no EFTPOS, he's had no EFTPOS for a month, without cash hed be bankrupt by now.
     
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    ^ Seems to be happening a bit lately, went to grab lunch today for 4 and same thing - sign up on till - "no eftpos, cash only".
     
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    Would he be bankrupt if he stopped accepting cash for month?
     

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