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ECONOMICS by KRISS on 05 december 2015

VISA CARD DEFAULT FROM SWIPING To my understanding, the french invented the microchip.
No freaking way, are you kidding me !

No I am not, a man called Roland Moreno smoked pot one night and had the brilliant idea to invent the microchip.
Please don’t make it an excuse to smoke pot, you won’t fly a new rocket to Mars and it would just be pathetic.

Anyways, apparently, the americans hesitated a long time before investing in the technology probably because of a copyright to pay and systems in the US mostly use swipe systems for credit and debit cards.

For reasons I don’t understand neither of my European debit cards will be accepted through that system and are automatically rejected at the supermarket.
Only ATMs will take them.
This is something to be aware of because, unlike supermarkets or shops, ATMs will take a commission on every withdraw you make and on the long run this can get expensive.
Whom is this system benefiting the most, I honestly couldn’t say but certainly not the paying customer.

Also, be it said that I told the bank that we were off in Central America, South America, the Caribbean and the USA and that any suspicious activity of the card there was indeed normal unless we said otherwise.
Still, I can’t get my expensive Visa Premier I purchased especially for traveling and insurance purposes in a supermarket in Florida ! And you are talking about globalization lol ?

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