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    Default My reasons for removing a photo that I posted.

    At the risk of being banished from Pubs Galore, I would like to explain my reasons for deleting a photo that I added to The Old Vine in Winchester.
    I have just discovered that this pub has recently been in the news, for refusing to accept a customer's cash payment. I feel very strongly about the UK heading towards a cashless society, and I do not wish to promote any buisness that only accepts payment by card. I realise that in the grand scheme of things, my opinion matters very little, but I have to express the way I feel about this issue.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...tes-round.html
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    The Old Vine

    I can appreciate that you want to express your feelings about this. The vast majority of the pubs I've been in accept both cash and contactless payments, and I feel that's the better way to go. Inconveniencing customers is never a good idea, but of course we cannot know exactly what it's like from the point of view of the pub operator. It's hard to imagine that one or the other or both actually makes enough of a difference to justify losing custom and suffering bad publicity.

    Deleting your own photo may assuage your feelings somewhat, but there is nothing there to show that your photo was ever there.
    Wouldn't it be better to put a brief note in the review box, possibly with a link to any online news source regarding what happened?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    The Old Vine

    I can appreciate that you want to express your feelings about this. The vast majority of the pubs I've been in accept both cash and contactless payments, and I feel that's the better way to go. Inconveniencing customers is never a good idea, but of course we cannot know exactly what it's like from the point of view of the pub operator. It's hard to imagine that one or the other or both actually makes enough of a difference to justify losing custom and suffering bad publicity.

    Deleting your own photo may assuage your feelings somewhat, but there is nothing there to show that your photo was ever there.
    Wouldn't it be better to put a brief note in the review box, possibly with a link to any online news source regarding what happened?


    Thank you for your reply. I will do as you suggest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Grey View Post
    Thank you for your reply. I will do as you suggest.
    [I don't know what all the black lines were doing in my reply. They weren't there when I posted via my phone last night. ]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Grey View Post
    At the risk of being banished from Pubs Galore, I would like to explain my reasons for deleting a photo that I added to The Old Vine in Winchester.
    I have just discovered that this pub has recently been in the news, for refusing to accept a customer's cash payment. I feel very strongly about the UK heading towards a cashless society, and I do not wish to promote any buisness that only accepts payment by card. I realise that in the grand scheme of things, my opinion matters very little, but I have to express the way I feel about this issue.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...tes-round.html
    Although card-only pubs in London are in the minority, personally I feel that cashless is the way to go: it's a deterrent against tax dodging, it reduces the risk of robbery and crime - I'd love to see the drug dealers I've recently witnessed making [un]traceable transactions with Contactless - and it's much better for the environment. Certainly it speeds up service; I had to wait an age in the supermarket the other day whilst someone paid their bill in shrapnel.
    And Contactless means I can recall what I paid for a drink when writing my review the next day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Although card-only pubs in London are in the minority, personally I feel that cashless is the way to go: it's a deterrent against tax dodging, it reduces the risk of robbery and crime - I'd love to see the drug dealers I've recently witnessed making [un]traceable transactions with Contactless - and it's much better for the environment. Certainly it speeds up service; I had to wait an age in the supermarket the other day whilst someone paid their bill in shrapnel.
    And Contactless means I can recall what I paid for a drink when writing my review the next day!
    Yes, but...Central Bank Digital Currency... government tracking you...etc etc.

    I like a good conspiracy theory but the pro-cash one is very flimsy

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    I’m firmly in the ‘use it or lose it’ camp.

    When we say goodbye to cash we’ll be saying hello to ever rising card use charges, for both buyer and seller. Capitalism at its finest.
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    For those of us blessed with wives and families cash allows for discreet spending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongers View Post
    I’m firmly in the ‘use it or lose it’ camp.

    When we say goodbye to cash we’ll be saying hello to ever rising card use charges, for both buyer and seller. Capitalism at its finest.
    I just don't want several hundred lines on a bank statement each month for piddly transactions.

    It also becomes harder to spot small-level fraud if your account is compromised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    I just don't want several hundred lines on a bank statement each month for piddly transactions.
    Yeah, I was the same, but then I started using one credit card for all beer transactions in pubs, and I only ever use my other credit card and my bank card for non-pub transactions.
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