Teaching people how to swipe

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jeffysdad
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Teaching people how to swipe

Postby jeffysdad » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:35 pm

Perhaps I'm just paying closer attention for some reason, but I've been noticing lately that cashiers, clerks, etc. don't seem to know that they're supposed to swipe the card quickly, not slowly. It's the same principle that applies to magnetic tape recorders/players: higher speed = higher fidelity/better data read quality. I first realized not everyone was aware of this years ago on a Southwest flight right after they went to all cc payment for drinks. The flight attendant was swiping cards as slowly as she could. She thought the card reader had not been working because she was doing it too fast.
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Postby bmw1990Z » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:59 pm

A M E N .

i work in retail part time in summers and during college and it's astounding how many people can't use their own credit or debit card. Biggest pet peeve ever.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:41 pm

I believe this is why the message at the gas station when you put your card in asks you to remove it "quickly".

By the way when I first read this I saw the word "wipe" instead of swipe....I'm demented I know!

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Postby NYC_Dweller » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:15 pm

MemberSince99 wrote:I believe this is why the message at the gas station when you put your card in asks you to remove it "quickly".

By the way when I first read this I saw the word "wipe" instead of swipe....I'm demented I know!


i'm pretty sure a lot of people don't know how to wipe too... lol...

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Postby DavidNY » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:19 pm

No problems in NYC, it's a fast city :-)



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