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    'How much do you take out at the cash machine?' poll discussion
    • #1
    • 7th May 10, 11:18 AM
    'How much do you take out at the cash machine?' poll discussion 7th May 10 at 11:18 AM
    Poll between 7 and 10 May 2010:

    How much do you take out at the cash machine?

    How much cash do you take out when you go to the cash machine? Many of us lead our lives by this ‘unit’ and judge how much we spend by how quickly it goes.

    What’s your typical cash machine unit?

    A. 10. 11% (639 votes)
    B. 20. 23% (1382 votes)
    C. 30. 14% (852 votes)
    D. 40. 7% (405 votes)
    E. 50. 15% (875 votes)
    F. 60. 1% (62 votes)
    G. 70. 0% (23 votes)
    H. 80. 1% (47 votes)
    I. 90. 0% (5 votes)
    J. 100. 9% (531 votes)
    K. 110-150. 1% (66 votes)
    L. 160-200. 3% (168 votes)
    M. Over 200. 3% (160 votes)
    N. I don’t use cash machines. 3% (199 votes)
    O. I vary depending on what I need. 10% (587 votes)

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    Last edited by Former MSE Natasha; 11-05-2010 at 1:05 PM.
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    • LimeLight
    • By LimeLight 7th May 10, 12:25 PM
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    • #2
    • 7th May 10, 12:25 PM
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    • 7th May 10, 12:25 PM
    Usually 20, but if money is short then it's a tenner - or nothing at all!
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    • #3
    • 7th May 10, 12:41 PM
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    • 7th May 10, 12:41 PM

    I couldn't be bothered going to the cashpoint every day to be honest.
    • travellingbum
    • By travellingbum 7th May 10, 1:08 PM
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    • 7th May 10, 1:08 PM
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    • 7th May 10, 1:08 PM
    Since I got ripped off by an ATM in Stansted six years ago, I've stopped using them.

    I can't understand why people bother taking out less than 50 from a cash machine.
    Last edited by travellingbum; 07-05-2010 at 1:22 PM.
    • Sagz
    • By Sagz 7th May 10, 1:38 PM
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    • 7th May 10, 1:38 PM
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    • 7th May 10, 1:38 PM
    Strange poll..... what about how often you take the amount out?

    I take out about 50 every couple of months, hardly use cash anymore.
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    • minerva_windsong
    • By minerva_windsong 7th May 10, 1:39 PM
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    • #6
    • 7th May 10, 1:39 PM
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    • 7th May 10, 1:39 PM
    Normally 20-50, depending on what it's for (if I am in London for the weekend for example I'll get 50 to tide me through, if it's for the bus home then just a tenner).
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    • DKLS
    • By DKLS 7th May 10, 2:05 PM
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    • 7th May 10, 2:05 PM
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    • 7th May 10, 2:05 PM
    Usually about 250 twice a month.
    • Optimisticpair
    • By Optimisticpair 7th May 10, 2:10 PM
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    • 7th May 10, 2:10 PM
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    • 7th May 10, 2:10 PM
    I have to go into town to use one so I'll withdraw 200 which saves me making a special trip and that does me for cash needs. The length of time it lasts varies as it depends what I need cash for - to cash pay a bill at the post office or pick up a small item while I'm in town for example but that amount might last two months.
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    • spugzbunny
    • By spugzbunny 7th May 10, 2:13 PM
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    • #9
    • 7th May 10, 2:13 PM
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    • 7th May 10, 2:13 PM
    I take out 80 each week as I no longer use my cards for day to day purchases. That way I know exactly how much money I have left to spend for the week. That weekly budget includes everything that isn't direct debited / standing ordered.
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 7th May 10, 2:59 PM
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    Usually 60 lasts me a fortnight.
    • jamespir
    • By jamespir 7th May 10, 3:02 PM
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    i take the money i need out on payday
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  • Sunshine12
    I only ever take out cash if Im going on a night out to the pub so on the rare occasion that I do probably about 100 otherwise I just use switch or visa.
    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 7th May 10, 5:04 PM
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    I nearly always get 50 out a week, which I use to pay for snacks, my round of beer every other friday, and petrol.

    I hate paying for petrol with a card, as I know far too many people who have had their cards cloned at petrol stations, usually due to the high turn over of staff.
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    • nickyhutch
    • By nickyhutch 7th May 10, 5:11 PM
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    Since I got ripped off by an ATM in Stansted six years ago, I've stopped using them.

    I can't understand why people bother taking out less than 50 from a cash machine.
    Originally posted by travellingbum
    1. Because they only need less than 50.

    2. Because they only have less than 50.
    • glider3560
    • By glider3560 7th May 10, 5:16 PM
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    I use my cards for nearly everything so only withdraw the odd 10 or 20 here and there, as and when it is needed.

  • jessilu1
    errrmmm usually around 60-70 pounds per week! Depends what I'm doing of course, but that's a fair average!
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    • queen vi
    • By queen vi 7th May 10, 5:40 PM
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    Usually about 50 twice a month
  • yellowduck
    a tenner as I am skint all the time and I make it last!! All bills done by DD and food shopping done once a fortnight on my debit card, again I make it last by having a menu plan. The tenner is for odds and sods like runnning out of milk, stamps, bits and bobs like that. Back at work soon so hopefully will not be finding things so tight.
    • sparrer
    • By sparrer 8th May 10, 10:38 AM
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    Voted N as I've never used a cash machine to take money out, only to pay it in.
    • *Louise*
    • By *Louise* 8th May 10, 12:56 PM
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    I do all my banking and bills online, and use my debit card for spending so very rarely use a cash mahine these days. If I use it it's usually to pay for something specific so the amount will vary
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