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Southern Railway card payment

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
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bradders80bradders80 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
Paid for my season ticket 2 days ago and Southern Railway haven't deducted the money from my balance, not even my available balance.

I paid by debit card at the ticket office (found one which was actually open at the stated times!). Chip and pin, not contactless. Receipt says everything has gone through.

Have I got it for free? :j

I've just never noticed a debit card payment not be deducted immediately, except on planes.

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  • agrinnallagrinnall
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    No you haven't got it for free, unless you're very lucky. There are many reasons why a payment might be delayed for a few days, and you're simply wrong that payments are always deducted immediately. It'll probably come off soon, but even of it doesn't they still have 6 months to take it, and 6 years to pursue you for the debt.
  • bradders80bradders80 Forumite
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    agrinnall wrote: »
    and you're simply wrong that payments are always deducted immediately.

    Ouch. I said I've never noticed a debit card payment not to be deducted immediately. Which, for the last 30 years anyway, is true for me.

    Doesn't seem real that I could spend money 'twice' on a debit card, or spend money i didn't have.
  • stragglebodstragglebod Forumite
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    Is nobody going to make the obvious joke about Southern Rail and delays?
  • surreysaversurreysaver Forumite
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    Its unusual these days for purchases not to be authorised immediately online. But the railway is probably different. Look at contactless on TfL - that's done end of day
    I consider myself to be a male feminist. Is that allowed?
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