Thread for memories of life before the advent of Chip & Pin

I don’t have any memories of life before the advent of Chip & Pin, so this thread isn’t for me and I’ll be muting it now, but enjoy!

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Cheques
Swiping a card in a till
Signing a slip of paper and having to make sure your card was actually signed

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Chip & Pin Rescue Rangers

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Good contribution!

I’ve decided to unmute the thread to learn about these times. Of course I was alive at this point but I can’t remember it at all. Did I just carry cash at all times?

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Lovely stuff

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I remember paying for shopping with a cheque when I was in uni

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Having a paying in book that looked like a cheque book, but for paying into your account

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remember when we used to go to the cash point? :joy: :sweat_smile: :rofl:

like, we’d be ‘oh just off to the cash point’, ‘excuse me, is there a cash point nearby?’, ‘oh i’m out of money, better go to the cash point’

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I had to do this last month as the chippy only accepted cash (!?!??! - what kind of sordid operation are you running here?!)

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‘I need to go to the atm machine’ someone would say.
‘what? You need to go to the automated teller machine machine?’ I, a very intelligent young man, would respond

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I remember topping my phone up via a cash point

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Remember when a 10 pence piece was the size of the ones in the chocolate money?

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What’s your pin number (or ‘PIN’)

  • 1982
  • 4388
  • 6299
  • 9001
  • Other

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those old carbon copy credit card machines they had in restaurants

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Yes

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madness

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Yeah that does look a bit like me

And thicker 50p pieces

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Did they used to have more points?