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Last night I learned that Lidl don't take credit cards
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:39 AM
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Default Last night I learned that Lidl don't take credit cards

Last night OH and I went to check out our brand new Lidl. Picked up a few things, got to the till - "sorry we only take debit cards" I hadn't brought my wallet, only my credit card and OH didn't have his wallet either. So we left our groceries there and went across the road to our trusty Sainsbury's - which would take my credit card.

A lesson learnt - only shop at Lidl with cash or a debit card.
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:44 AM
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Not all that long ago they would not take Debit cards.

The card issuers take a cut from the sellers and it is one thing that helps to keep prices down.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:48 PM
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Lidl have never taken credit cards - like the post says above - it keeps their costs down - so most of the time they are cheaper than Sainsburys.
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Old 10-07-2009, 1:00 PM
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Nor do Netto
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Old 10-07-2009, 1:06 PM
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Ours does :confused: Although it doesn't accept Amex - only VISA and Mastercard.

I paid by mastercard just the other night.
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Old 10-07-2009, 2:38 PM
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So does mine. Is this an England / Scotland thing ?
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Old 10-07-2009, 2:43 PM
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I use my credit or debit cards in Aldi and Lidl in Scotland we don`t have Netto where we are
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Old 10-07-2009, 3:07 PM
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My wife uses her Tesco credit card in Lidl, cheap vegs and Tesco points too.
And Aldi.
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Old 10-07-2009, 3:12 PM
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I use my credit card in Lidl and Aldi too (another points grabber ). There was a time when Lidl only took debit cards though.

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Old 10-07-2009, 3:26 PM
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I went into Aldi in Llandudno a couple of weeks ago to buy a portable DVD player for my daughters birthday and I was told that they didn't accept credit cards.
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Old 10-07-2009, 3:38 PM
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Lidl do accept Credit Cards in Wales and Scotland but in England they don't. - I'm not sure about Ireland.
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Old 10-07-2009, 4:02 PM
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In my local store in Whitby,they only accept Debit Cards.
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Old 10-07-2009, 9:45 PM
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Lidl do accept Credit Cards in Wales and Scotland but in England they don't. - I'm not sure about Ireland.
They don't in Porthmadog.
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Old 10-07-2009, 9:53 PM
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i nearly discovered this the hard way in aldi. luckily my bf was with me and he has our joint account debit card!
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:17 PM
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They don't in Porthmadog.
Yeah but to be fair they've only recently introduced telephones to Porthmadog.
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Yeah but to be fair they've only recently introduced telephones to Porthmadog.
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Old 11-07-2009, 9:51 AM
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They accept credit cards in the Lidl in Torquay.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:40 AM
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The fact that most discount supermarkets don't allow the use of credit cards... am I missing something or isn't this really common knowledge?

It's reasonable to expect the big 4, and similarly big shops to accept credit cards, but anywhere else, isn't it common sense check the signs on the window before you enter.
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Old 13-07-2009, 2:07 PM
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The fact that most discount supermarkets don't allow the use of credit cards... am I missing something or isn't this really common knowledge?

It's reasonable to expect the big 4, and similarly big shops to accept credit cards, but anywhere else, isn't it common sense check the signs on the window before you enter.

No, I was totally surprised. I had maybe expected that I might have to spend a minimum amount (5, 10 etc) before I could use my credit card, but did not expect that it would not be accepted at all.
I realise the cc companies charge the supermarket so am not offended by their policy, just surprised.
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Old 13-07-2009, 3:18 PM
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Well they don't take credit cards at the Lidl in Aberdeen so the theory they take them in Scotland is not quite correct.
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