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Chip and Pin

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Walliam, 10 Mar 2006.

  1. Walliam


    Joined: 24 Jan 2006

    Posts: 50


    Does anyone know if you can still sign for goods at 'where in the world'?

    My pin hasn't come through and I need something now!

  2. Treefrog


    Joined: 7 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,828

    Location: Up a tree - where else?

    You can try. Since 14/02 it's at the shops discretion though, and they'll usually say "No" because any transaction made without using Chip and Pin which turns out to be fraudulent then becomes the problem of the retailer and not the bank.
  3. Overlag


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,039

    Location: Romford/Hornchurch, Essex

    if you havnt recieved a pin then the card should automaticaly go through to signing..... my barclaycard credit card does... :)
  4. Sic


    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 15,365

    Location: SO16

    some places didnt go chip and pin. these places annoy me. Jet garages are one
  5. pyro


    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 16,167

    Chip and pin is ****s, they have to get a system with two numbers, a shoping number and an atm transaction number.
  6. Walliam


    Joined: 24 Jan 2006

    Posts: 50

    Hi mate,

    Strangely I am talking about my Barclaycard credit card! I tried to buy a PSP from Gamestation today and it wouldn't go through unless I entered my PIN, which I don't have! I'm such an impatiant idiot and want a PSP tonight from 'where in the world'!!!

    Anyone actually done it there?
  7. Walliam


    Joined: 24 Jan 2006

    Posts: 50

    The one in Crawley does! I used it there last night infact!!!
  8. escape sanity


    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 997

    Location: London

    If I heard what some guy on TV said correctly, they already have the potential to do that but it has not been activated yet.

    To answer the OP, I don't think you need your pin to shop online?
  9. Walliam


    Joined: 24 Jan 2006

    Posts: 50

    I'm talking about in-store dude. :D
  10. PeterNem


    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,322

    Location: NJ/NY, USA

    The woman in front of me in Tesco earlier on today said she couldn't remember her pin and it let her sign.

    I was under the impression it was down to whether or not that partciular shop will let you do that rather than the card issuer, as if they let you sign it shifts the responsibility for checking your credentials onto the shop.