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    • MABLE
    • By MABLE 22nd Sep 16, 11:45 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 11:45 AM
    Asda 22nd Sep 16 at 11:45 AM
    I went to the local ASDA today for a few items etc. I promptly made my way to the self service belt. As I was about to put the items on the belt an assistant said that is for cards only you need the next one for cash. I looked at her in amazement as to suggest I would not be deemed to have cards.
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    • jon81uk
    • By jon81uk 22nd Sep 16, 11:59 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 11:59 AM
    How do you know they weren't just letting you know that the till can't take cash.
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 22nd Sep 16, 12:03 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:03 PM
    Perhaps they had a couple of people use that checkout before you who didn't have cards & they had to spend time cancelling the transaction & were just letting you know that one didnt take cash...
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 22nd Sep 16, 12:23 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:23 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 12:23 PM
    Personally i never use cards nor carry them with me .
    I would have looked at the assistant in amazement if i had tried the non cash machine .
    Must have thought i was poor peeples living on credit .
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 22nd Sep 16, 1:41 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 1:41 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 1:41 PM
    I don't think that was the suggestion at all, as others have said sounds like she was trying to save you time putting through your items if you then needed to pay by cash

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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 22nd Sep 16, 1:47 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 1:47 PM
    I'm another one that thought the sales assistant was just trying to be helpful.

    Maybe she looked at your 'few items' and thought you'd be paying cash so was trying to save you some time.
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 22nd Sep 16, 2:02 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:02 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 2:02 PM
    I can't even work out WHY it would be deemed a bad thing that someone assumed you didn't have cards...

    Cash and cards are barely any different. Why are you so affronted you feel the cashier assumed you didn't have a card....
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    • By fleshandbone 22nd Sep 16, 2:20 PM
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    • MABLE
    • By MABLE 22nd Sep 16, 4:39 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 4:39 PM
    I was just saying people
    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 22nd Sep 16, 6:24 PM
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    Were you wearing pyjamas?
    • Zinger549
    • By Zinger549 22nd Sep 16, 7:12 PM
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    That's standard Asda dress code isn't it?
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 22nd Sep 16, 7:27 PM
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    I was just saying people
    Originally posted by MABLE
    Just saying what though?

    Do you really think the sales assistant thought you didn't have debit or credit cards?
    And why would it be such a problem if they did?
    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 22nd Sep 16, 7:57 PM
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    Sometimes we have to ask customers how they are paying if the card machine is playing up , i have never once had a customer react the way the op did .
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 22nd Sep 16, 8:06 PM
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    Are you having a bad day OP?

    its easy to take offence at the slightest thing if its the last straw of a long day.

    I carry cash and cards if I was wanting to pay cash I would be a bit miffed that I wasn't advised I couldn't even though I would have the means on me to pay otherwise. So its not necessarily they didn't think you had a card just that you might not be wanting to use it.
    • aqua111
    • By aqua111 23rd Sep 16, 9:25 AM
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    That's standard Asda dress code isn't it?
    Originally posted by Zinger549
    Oh no not another snob.
    My Sister often says that people who use Asda are not her kind of people.
    • Diodiva
    • By Diodiva 23rd Sep 16, 4:38 PM
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    I like asda, dont think ive gone in my pj's but never say never and when ive been laid up in bed with the flu and asda is the nearest pharmacy I might have gone and not realised it!
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 24th Sep 16, 8:58 AM
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    I went to the local ASDA today for a few items etc. I promptly made my way to the self service belt. As I was about to put the items on the belt an assistant said that is for cards only you need the next one for cash. I looked at her in amazement as to suggest I would not be deemed to have cards.
    Originally posted by MABLE
    Thinking about this, it's happened to me too in Tesco.

    But I didn't think the sales assistant was suggesting that I wasn't the sort of person who didn't have credit cards.
    I thought she was just being helpful so replied 'OK, thanks, but I'm paying by card anyway'.
    • Valli
    • By Valli 24th Sep 16, 9:10 AM
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    Every so often one or another machine partly breaks down, and can only take cash OR card payments. So they put up a sign...and they still have to tell people because they don't read the sign. SA was just trying to help/save you time/stop you getting annoyed and frustrated.
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    • By robatwork 24th Sep 16, 10:35 AM
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    I went to the local ASDA today for a few items etc. I promptly made my way to the self service belt. As I was about to put the items on the belt an assistant said that is for cards only you need the next one for cash. I looked at her in amazement as to suggest I would not be deemed to have cards.
    Originally posted by MABLE

    Full length picture of yourself as you looked when you visited Asda.

    Then we can comment on her opinion and your amazement.
    • bod1467
    • By bod1467 24th Sep 16, 3:13 PM
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    Sometimes the signs on the self service machines are hand-written and not obvious ... I've been caught out by this before.
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