Pub contactless audit / other cashless chat


#1

On Today this morning (GF still refusing to switch), there was something about copper coins and going cashless. I was only half listening, but at one point the guest they were interviewing said she’d been to Manchester recently and couldn’t pay for a pint with contactless.

It seemed really patronising and typical of that kind of London-thinking; the rest of the country are still living in caves and pissing in the street. I don’t go to Manchester much at all, but find it hard to believe this is true. Especially as I can’t think of a pub in Nottingham where you can’t pay by card.

Can you buy a pint with card in Manchester?
How cashless are you?
Do you care if we get rid of copper coins?


#2

Everywhere should take card and everywhere should be contactless. Cash is pointless, get rid of it.


#3

How are you going to tip? What are you going to put in the charity bucket?


#4

you are about to get owned tone.


#5

Add a tip via the machine (after establishing that this actually goes to the staff)

Set up a wee direct debit to the charity bucket


#6

FTFY


#7

I have bought a pint in Manchester with a cashless card.

:+1:

So fuck you LME.


#8

Thanks - I knew you would’ve thought this through.

Would be great if we could get rid of cash.


#9

I went for a pint in London a few weeks ago and was roundly mocked as a mouth breathing yokel on the way there for wanting to find a cash machine. The pub turned out to be cash only! Southampton Arms, Kentish Town, FYI.


#10

Sandbar in Manchester


#11

would quite happily never touch money again. get rid of cash.


#12

I’ve gone full LME and use Apple Pay for most things. My card was contactless but has stopped working so have to use chip and pin.


#13

Had to go to the bank to get £20 worth of pound coins on Monday and I felt like a fucking caveman. Absolute bullshit.


#14

and if it doesn’t?


#15

Urgh yeah I love that pub but that irks me (there’s hardly any cash points that close by either!) - Cock Tavern in Hackney have finally started taking cards now.


#16

Get their bank details and transfer them 12% via mobile banking


#17

write them a cheque


#18

Lamb & Flag has no card machine in Oxford - always like everyone asking if they can pay by card and the barperson getting more and more apoplectic


#19

What are you going to give to a homeless person when you have no cash?


#20

A white chocolate magnum and a pack of quavers was the last request I got when asking if I could a homeless guy anything