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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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