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Thailand going cashless. Are you for or against it?


Thailand going cashless.  

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33 minutes ago, bob smith said:

just yesterday i went to buy a coffee with a 500 baht note and was refused. credit card/transfer only sir. this is not an isolated incident, it has happen a few times before in various different places.

Just like many other countries.

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to make this more of a debate, if you have voted please explain why you have voted for or against. i am interested to hear from those who have voted for in particular. aside from convenience, what are the benefits of going completely cashless?

 

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I love to just swipe the card and only once and awhile need to press the pin code, or using a bank app tranfer. Money is a hassel to carry around as well dirty. 
 

 

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Hong Kong around 2010, I bought a metro card (or whatever it was called), put a few bucks on it to get around buying tickets for each ride.  It was a plastic touch card.  Then I noticed a 7-11 type store took them, the little touch gadget right there on the counter.  Well, it turns out nearly every damn shop took the things, so I got with the program and used it as a cash card, the transaction took an instant.  This was the first time I saw this.  I guess this is what they will ultimately push for.  Credit cards take a few %, no one wants fees. 

On the other hand in LOS vendors might give you a discount if you pay cash, the expression in the US is "off the books."

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Hummin said:

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I love to just swipe the card and only once and awhile need to press the pin code, or using a bank app tranfer. Money is a hassel to carry around as well dirty. 
 

 

interesting. thank you for your input

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