American Express card refused in Spar ??

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Credit Cards
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Credit Cards
Hi All

Since Capital One has stopped their cashback, i applied and was accepted for the 0% fee American Express card as advised on here.

Had card/pin and activated it online, tested the PIN in a local cashpoint to see if i could withdraw money and it would allow me (i never withdrew anything).

I have just been to my local Spar shop and tried it on a purchase, entered pin and it accepted it, then it asked for it to be swiped ? So i did that, then the machine just went haywire and locked up ?

I had to have all items rescanned on another till and use a differing card.

The woman stated that it is probably not accepted in their stores !!!

Surely that can not be correct....Pointless having the bloody thing if true.

Anyone got experience with Amex cards ?



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