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Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale - EFTPOS

EFTPOS - do you have eftpos in your country?

it is not a smart card loaded with funds for a particular service (like transport) nor is it a credit card, it is your bank card - the same as you use at an ATM machine - but it can be swiped in the same manner as a credit card at any store/service provider that has the eftpos facility.

In NZ we love eftpos, we are very nearly a cashless society.  In Korea it drove me nuts, the first time I handed over my bank card, they swiped it and handed it back telling me "this is not a credit card", well duh, I just expected them to have the same, or even better, technology that we have.

In Ireland they do not have it, according to an Irishman I recently met this is a good thing or they would spend all their money at the pub (in fact eftpos was first used here in student pubs but that was in the late 80s).

I know my Aussie mates have EFTPOS but out of interest do others?

Speaking of great inventions (that I forgot to blog) - screw top wine.  Yep, when our wine industry first introduced it many of my friends and I threw our hands up in horror "oh how could they, the world was ending" (what snobs) but honest to god screw top wine is great.  I also sorely missed it in Korea - you expect me to use a cork screw - how barbaric!!   Seriously it does not affect the quality of wine at all and it is SOOO much more convinient.  Sometimes consumers really don't know what is good for them!!

 

Hehe on the note of modern technology my daughter was listening to a record on our player and asked "mum, how do I fast forward this".  haha

 (this is my player, it plays records, cds, tape cassettes and the radio - when visitors see it they think it is an old fashioned radio, just yesterday somebody asked me if it still worked  )

about 12 years ago 0 likes  27 comments  0 shares
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We have it in the states, but it's called a DEBIT card ~ works both as immediate cash transaction, or as a credit card at some retailers ^^
about 12 years ago
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LoL ~ we have a similar contraption ~ but it's a 3-speed record player, AM-FM radio, cassette deck (huh? :P) and CD player ^^
about 12 years ago
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I have one like this too, but it is an imitation with a CD player.
about 12 years ago
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We called it the debit card here. I rarely use it because we have high identity theft here in States.
about 12 years ago
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yah debit cards...usually under maestro,switch or visa delta.
about 12 years ago
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i dont think so.. well debit card.. but you have to punch in the pin number to get that to work.. or u have to go to the atm to get money in hand.. its utterly annoying since i have to go to the atm machine all the time.. no one will accept my debit card :(
about 12 years ago
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ahhhh EFTPOS!!! Gotta luv it!!!
about 12 years ago
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cool stuff!
about 12 years ago
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Yep, debit cards. We don't have a lot of screw-top wines in the better wines. But I have become a big fan of boxed wines. I first tried it when Consumer Reports rated them and found that there are some great wines in them and they last forever. I'd put it in a decanter if I were serving it at the holiday table but it's a great value. Apparently it's been used in Europe(!) for years - both the bottles and the corking cost so much more than the packaging. I expect they'll find something wrong with it in the future, but for now, I love it.
about 12 years ago
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What, no mp3s? That is old tech.
about 12 years ago
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i know what you're talking about.....the debit card....... your radio looks HOT..where did u get it?
about 12 years ago
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We have a debit card in the US but it's linked directly to your bank account so I don't use it. The bank will even give you a little card that attaches to your keychain. It's convenient but too easy to lose or get stolen in my opinion. For unemployment payments now you also have the option of getting paid onto a debit card.
about 12 years ago
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This is such a good idea. I wish more wine makers would do this. This is coming from someone who can never finish a bottle in one sitting.
about 12 years ago
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We should have this but noooo, they insist on using a "cork" still, even though it's no longer made of cork material but some synthetic. There was a cork shortage at one point.
about 12 years ago
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I like ancient-looking, modern conveniences. ;D
about 12 years ago
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wow ... this piece looks cool =)
about 12 years ago
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We have a stereo just like that! Got it for Jerms last Christmas. We have EFTPOS in America--we call it a "debit card" because it comes out of your checking acct. Now, if Jeremy could only remember to write down transactions....I am in favor of screw top wines b/c I've broken so many corks!
about 12 years ago
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yea I stopped using my debit card here b/c of identity theft as some have mentioned below... that's an awesome looking player... hehee... =D
about 12 years ago
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We have the Debit Card- that is also a credit card. It's not quite the same as a true credit card, because (as mentioned before) it's linked to your account. I use my card for just about everything. I also do most of my bill paying through direct online payment through my bank. I have teenagers, I never have cash!
about 12 years ago
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Nah, we're a bit of an old fashioned country. We still trade using goods.
about 12 years ago
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G H
I can't imagine life without EFTPOS... I don't like carrying too much cash with me... nor am I fan of the credit card...
about 12 years ago
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we dont have EFTOPS here in singapore either. There is one particular credit card here that have such tap on function though. Another mode of cashless method besides credit card would be what we call NETS here, you give your bank card, they swipe, you key in your pin. I believe it's the same as those machines in your pics, just different names we call them.
about 12 years ago
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I thought the same thing too...now I really like them! A friend of mine used to bring in a lot of NZ/Aussie wines.
about 12 years ago
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Well, I think the other AnD users from the USA have answered for me....I'm just Johnny-Come-Lately! haha!
about 12 years ago
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it's called a debit card in canada... hmmm. and an EPS card in HK. =)
about 12 years ago
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its nice!
about 12 years ago
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actually we have several kinds of EFTPOS like cards. so that we can use a card at some store.that annoys me. In hong kong i used octpus for transportation and seveneleven shopping,but not a few stores could not work the system;-P but lucky me, it works for any transportations though arleady expired! (money is enough in it during past trip! ) haha i like such a slack system.
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