You just insert your card in the newer terminals I've used, but some (most?) stores ask you to confirm the purchase on the touchscreen. There are some local stores (like hardware, garden supply and liquor stores I've visited recently) that still have the old card readers where the clerk inserts your card, gives you a paper receipt and a pen to sign (ridiculous, since the card companies dropped this requirement years ago), then the clerk prints a receipt and hands it to you.Limited experience here, but with recent credit card uses I did not have to "sign" or enter a PIN.
OK, thanks. I think if a store wanted my card handed to them and a paper signature, I would probably leave my purchases there and walk out. Except - my auto mechanic does that and I like them. But maybe they've changed. Or maybe they don't have a credit card reader the the customer can reach. They need one.You just insert your card in the newer terminals...
For debit cards... GET RID OF THEM. They are a disaster waiting to happen. My daughter and several friends have had their bank accounts frozen when their cards were compromised. We discussed this in another thread...
Well, since you raised concerns about touching things, let's say the contagious guy before you puts his card in his mouth, then sticks it in the card reader. Now you stick your card in, and the germs transfer to the end of your card. Personally, I'm not too worried. I have alcohol wipes in the car, and wipe my hands, card, and everything else in sight when I leave the store.I'm not sure what advantage this gives you versus just 'dipping' the chipped card
Perhaps, because like me, you might of had to do it while the kids were growing up and hated having to do another step at the end of the month. Worse yet, let it ride and pay the bastards interest until you got it down again. Those cards were the devil in those days.But for some reason I feel odd using a credit card at a supermarket for food.
Stopped for milk this morning at a Heritage. I was noticing that there was no one in the store these past few early mornings so it looked like a safe place to stop.
Opened the door with one finger, opened the cold case with one finger and carried the milk to the register and out the door with one finger.
Went outside and cut off my finger. Safe !
Don't be taken by that snake oil salesman! I get the real stuff from my good Doctor Smith down in Egg Harbor. He's even got a wading pool to cool yer heels in.I don't want to minimize the gravity of the covid-19 stuation but I do need to share a recent experience. I was out on a bike ride and at the bottom of Apple Pie Hill someone named William White III has dug a well and started a business bottling and selling a magical elixir that wards off the virus. I bought a case and the nice gentlemen even gave me green stamps. Some of our readers may want to note that 40,000 green stamps will get you a rake and custom mixed paint. The business has special hours for those of us over 60 but I drank so much of the elixir I can't remember what they are. Everyone please be well.