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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 9th May 18, 2:12 PM
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    MSE News: Asda trials new temporary £99 card charge for 'pay at the pump' customers
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    • 9th May 18, 2:12 PM
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    MSE News: Asda trials new temporary £99 card charge for 'pay at the pump' customers 9th May 18 at 2:12 PM
    Supermarket giant Asda has started to put a £99 pre-authorisation hold on the cards of customers who pay for fuel 'at the pump' in some of its stores - and other petrol stations could soon follow suit...
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    • aj23
    • By aj23 9th May 18, 2:41 PM
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    Just pay at the kiosk. Only used P@P a few times and each time something went wrong. This 'quicker' methods usually take longer.
    • rmg1
    • By rmg1 9th May 18, 2:57 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 2:57 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 2:57 PM
    I use P@P at Tesco on a regular basis and they "earmark" £1 on my account before taking the full amount for the fuel I've taken.

    I put some fuel in my car last night (around 10PM) and the £1 is still in my pending transactions. It will probably come out of my account sometime on Friday (which is normal from what I've seen).

    For the sake of argument, consider the following scenario.....

    I have £50 in my account.
    I go to Tesco and use P@P (I know the article was about Asda but I can see everyone else joining in). The kiosk is closed when I go. I put in £20 in fuel (so I'm temporarily £30 worse off).
    Let's assume for 5 minutes that they earmark the full £50 (as I don't have £99 in my account).
    At the current rate of things, that would be earmarked until Friday (why it takes them a couple of days to take the cash I'm not sure).
    I don't have an overdraft facility (and don't want one).
    For 3 days I cannot use the £30 I should have left in my account.
    I'm also losing interest on that £30 (OK, that works out a pennies but that's not the point).
    Can I claim that back?
    Flagellation, necrophilia and bestiality - Am I flogging a dead horse?

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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 9th May 18, 3:04 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 3:04 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 3:04 PM
    Given the recent shenanigans with TSB I would have thought all major retailers would put may-require-bank-liaison ideas on hold for a month, just til the dust has settled.

    If Asda decide to try to hold £99 of mine, no matter whom they blame, I'll be "going the extra mile" and getting my fuel elsewhere - like Costco which takes a precautionary £1, or Morrisons which doesn't take a ha'penny up front.

    What me, untrusting? Yes.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 9th May 18, 4:20 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 4:20 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 4:20 PM
    I'm also losing interest on that £30 (OK, that works out a pennies but that's not the point).
    Originally posted by rmg1
    No you are not, interest is paid on your actual balance. Santander were forced to pay back interest not paid on pending card transactions.
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    • antrobus
    • By antrobus 9th May 18, 4:40 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 4:40 PM
    I'm confused. Does this mean that motor fuels count as food or groceries in MSEland?
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 9th May 18, 4:44 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 4:44 PM
    You know those times when you go with a mate, who uses different fuel, on the basis they've got no money so you'll do them £10 in their car and then £20 in your car, or you always fill up together/on the same card one after the other .... that's 2x £99

    It doesn't affect me - there's only one Asda I use for fuel as the two within 20 miles of me don't sell fuel ... and the one I do use is 200 miles from my house, so I use it once every 2 years or so when I'm that way and need a top up.

    Just pay at the kiosk. Only used P@P a few times and each time something went wrong. This 'quicker' methods usually take longer.
    Originally posted by aj23
    Some don't have them - they're just DIY dispensers.
    Last edited by PasturesNew; 09-05-2018 at 4:47 PM.
    • bodacious
    • By bodacious 9th May 18, 4:46 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 4:46 PM
    I'm confused. Does this mean that motor fuels count as food or groceries in MSEland?
    Originally posted by antrobus
    Whenever an MSE staff member starts a thread they just seem to throw a dart at the board and post wherever it lands, whether it's a relevant board or not.

    I don't think the majority of MSE staff have a clue about forums and how to use them TBH.

    This should have been on the Motoring board or at worst on the Credit card board but certainly not on the Food shopping board!
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 9th May 18, 6:03 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 6:03 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 6:03 PM
    Well I'm glad it's on this forum as I rarely look at the motoring forum. People go to Asda to shop for food so filling up at a supermarket is something many users on this forum will be doing.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 9th May 18, 7:50 PM
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    Oh dear !
    MSE News: Asda HALTS trial of temporary £99 'pay at the pump' charge
    https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/give-support/donate-now/
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 9th May 18, 8:16 PM
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    Do you suppose they have watchers on MSE?!

    As hurrah for an outbreak of listening if so.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 9th May 18, 8:27 PM
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    Do you suppose they have watchers on MSE?!

    As hurrah for an outbreak of listening if so.
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    I think there was plenty of bad press on social media that went viral.

    Serves them bloody well right. Interesting that there is a petition on Change.org against Sainsbury's changes to their pay rules. Both seem to be committing huge business gaffs just at a time when the two are consolidating
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    • aj23
    • By aj23 10th May 18, 8:30 AM
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    You know those times when you go with a mate, who uses different fuel, on the basis they've got no money so you'll do them £10 in their car and then £20 in your car, or you always fill up together/on the same card one after the other .... that's 2x £99

    It doesn't affect me - there's only one Asda I use for fuel as the two within 20 miles of me don't sell fuel ... and the one I do use is 200 miles from my house, so I use it once every 2 years or so when I'm that way and need a top up.



    Some don't have them - they're just DIY dispensers.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    I've never seen a P@P only petrol station.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 10th May 18, 9:15 AM
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    I've never seen a P@P only petrol station.
    Originally posted by aj23
    As has been mentioned ASDA have many of them, Blackpool Cherry Tree Rd is one I have used.
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    • rmg1
    • By rmg1 10th May 18, 9:20 AM
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    No you are not, interest is paid on your actual balance. Santander were forced to pay back interest not paid on pending card transactions.
    Originally posted by molerat
    True, but my actual balance should be £30 not £0.
    Also, I can't use that money should anything crop up so (potentially), I'm doubly stuffed.
    Flagellation, necrophilia and bestiality - Am I flogging a dead horse?

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    • jeanmd
    • By jeanmd 10th May 18, 10:26 AM
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    Just pay at the kiosk. Only used P@P a few times and each time something went wrong. This 'quicker' methods usually take longer.
    Originally posted by aj23
    There's no kiosk at Dewsbury.
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    • sparky93
    • By sparky93 10th May 18, 6:49 PM
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    Shell petrol stations don't do 'pay at the pump', well the one in shirley solihull has done for years, i used it many times....
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