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    I bought a pack of these "Card Doctor" protective slips for my cards. Has anyone used them before? They're supposed to protect your cards from scratches etc since you leave them on to swipe your card(s). They're just a clear plastic case that seals your card in, and the magnetic strip will still read. They supposedly work with chip cards too, but I don't have one to try it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robrus1 View Post
    I bought a pack of these "Card Doctor" protective slips for my cards. Has anyone used them before? They're supposed to protect your cards from scratches etc since you leave them on to swipe your card(s). They're just a clear plastic case that seals your card in, and the magnetic strip will still read. They supposedly work with chip cards too, but I don't have one to try it out.
    Why pay for something to protect your card when the issuer will send you a new one for free?
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    I don't like my cards being scratched up. Especially my CSP, it got scratched up after I used it like 5 or 10 times.
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    I used to use tape to prevent scratches, but it just made my card look tacky, lol. How much are the "Card Doctor" slips?
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    These plastic cover will not work with chip. It works with magnetic strip because magnetic field can pass through plastic material. Chip card needs direct electrical contact, and we know that plastic doesn't conduct electricity.
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    I bought a 5 pack for $4.99. Oddly enough, my girlfriend went to school with one of the two guys who invented them, so I thought I'd give his product a shot.
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    Haha yeah I'd say so. If it helps I didn't go out looking for them or anything. They were on the little hangy thing above the drinks while I was waiting in line at the grocery store. It was just an impulse buy, mostly to cure my curiosity.
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