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    • bradders80
    • By bradders80 2nd May 19, 10:10 AM
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    Southern Railway card payment
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    • 2nd May 19, 10:10 AM
    Southern Railway card payment 2nd May 19 at 10:10 AM
    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?

    I've just never noticed a debit card payment not be deducted immediately, except on planes.
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 2nd May 19, 11:30 AM
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    • 2nd May 19, 11:30 AM
    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.
    • bradders80
    • By bradders80 2nd May 19, 11:40 AM
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    • 2nd May 19, 11:40 AM
    and you're simply wrong that payments are always deducted immediately.
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    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.
    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 2nd May 19, 12:13 PM
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    • 2nd May 19, 12:13 PM
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    • 2nd May 19, 12:13 PM
    Is nobody going to make the obvious joke about Southern Rail and delays?
    • surreysaver
    • By surreysaver 14th May 19, 2:58 PM
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    • 14th May 19, 2:58 PM
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    • 14th May 19, 2:58 PM
    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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