General Just a heads up if no one knows

Discussion in 'Lounge & Gossip' started by LAN3Y, Wednesday 11th Jan, 2017.

  1. LAN3Y Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    When using the pay at pump facility Tesco are charging £1 each time. I found this on my bank statement over the past couple of months.

    think i'll be using the kiosk from now on
     
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  2. 1066Boy Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Cheeky buggers! :thumbdown:
     
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  3. LAN3Y Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Sorry ignore it, apparently they make the balance right when they then take payment for fuel :Frown:
     
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  4. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Hah yeah that's a way of pre-authorising the card
     
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  5. DrSam Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Yes that's right.
    They take a £1 payment first to ensure the card is working, once thats gone through. It allows the fuel pump to work. So that means they have £1 in advance, then once you fill up. They would take that £1 into consideration and minus it from the bill.
    Meaning if you fill you £20, they will take £19 because they already have a £1 from you.
     
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  6. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    The main problem with it is that many anti-fraud detectors used by the banks pick up such small transactions as suspicious.

    They send a text and if you don't pick it up and reply you end up with a blocked card until you call them to sort it out. I speak as one who has been there...

    Keep somebody employed. Sod the supposed convenience and technology. Use the kiosk. Interact with a human being. Smile. Pass the time of day with them. You know, like we used to when we were a nicer and more civilised society.
     
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  7. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    I actually always go to the kiosk.. mostly to buy TicTacs but also because I kind of like saying whoever is behind the counter a hello... feels nice
     
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  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    You flirt !! :Tongue:
     
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  9. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    They'll eventually bring out an Ap. for you to do this from your phone and save you having to go walk over there!
     
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  10. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Actually, eventually we will all just plug our cars in at home and charge them there...
     
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  11. honda_saj Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Lol actually shell have a payment app and many people are charging their cars at home

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  12. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
     
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