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Postby JR8 » Mon, 07 May 2012 8:44 pm

BigSis wrote:The ATM not working has only happened to me a handful of times in 10 years


Happened to me a bunch of times, maybe 20% of attempted withdrawals.

StanChart debit card used most often in Citibank ATMs.

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Postby BigSis » Mon, 07 May 2012 9:36 pm

JR8 wrote:
BigSis wrote:The ATM not working has only happened to me a handful of times in 10 years


Happened to me a bunch of times, maybe 20% of attempted withdrawals.

StanChart debit card used most often in Citibank ATMs.


interesting - perhaps it's because there are more DBS/POSB ATM's around that I haven't had too many problems

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 07 May 2012 9:41 pm

BigSis wrote:
JR8 wrote:
BigSis wrote:The ATM not working has only happened to me a handful of times in 10 years


Happened to me a bunch of times, maybe 20% of attempted withdrawals.

StanChart debit card used most often in Citibank ATMs.


interesting - perhaps it's because there are more DBS/POSB ATM's around that I haven't had too many problems


StanChart is part of the ATM5 network, of which Citibank is also a member.

For what ever reason though only about 75% of Citi ATMs will work for StanChart customers. Then sometime around 2009 a whole heap more of Citi ones stopped functioning ('Cannot process at this time'), including the 3-4 that I'd previously routinely used! (Raffles City, Novena, Toa Payoh, Orchard)

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Postby NorrinRadd » Mon, 07 May 2012 9:42 pm

I agree but after a while that doesn't excuse it and gets pretty old pretty fast due to the frequency. Not of the ATM thingy but all of the other examples.

rickjames wrote:honestly I think it has more to do with them just not thinking rather than out and out rudeness. Lots of people here seem to be on weird 'automatic pilot' type of brain functioning -so they don't ever get to the thought process of informing the next person in line.

But common sense seems to be missing sometimes, or so I've noticed. Personally that is how I would have interpreted that situation- not as rudeness but as non thinking (again). (of course some people are just out and out rude though).

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Postby sweetgazebo » Mon, 07 May 2012 10:44 pm

Yeap! just couldn't quite figure why peeps would go on and on about something really mundane as informing peeps or not the atm mac is not working.

can only imagine the length of the thread if the OP was shown the middle finger by a taxi driver


the lynx wrote:To be honest, the ATM bit is way over-exaggerated. Why the hoo-haa over telling/not-telling the person next in line if the machine is not working?

Firstly, I still would tell the person next in line, whether it would make me look stupid or not. Because I know well enough that I am fully capable of handling ATM and knowing for sure if it gets funny or not.

Secondly, had I been the person being told about the machine breakdown, my first instinct would be to thank the person for letting me know, and trying the ATM and see for myself.

So guys, give it a rest. I get it if you guys talk about rude taxi drivers and MRT/bus passengers but this is very trivial!

Note: And OP, to be objective, not all rude Singaporean-looking people are in fact Singaporeans (look at Malaysians and some PRCs). And other foreigners who are of different ethnicities can be jerks also (just to be fair).

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 07 May 2012 11:03 pm

sweetgazebo wrote:can only imagine the length of the thread if the OP was shown the middle finger by a taxi driver


Does this happen to you often?
:P

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Postby poodlek » Tue, 08 May 2012 12:02 am

JR8 wrote:
sweetgazebo wrote:can only imagine the length of the thread if the OP was shown the middle finger by a taxi driver


Does this happen to you often?
:P


ZING!

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 08 May 2012 9:48 am

BigSis wrote:
JR8 wrote:
BigSis wrote:The ATM not working has only happened to me a handful of times in 10 years


Happened to me a bunch of times, maybe 20% of attempted withdrawals.

StanChart debit card used most often in Citibank ATMs.


interesting - perhaps it's because there are more DBS/POSB ATM's around that I haven't had too many problems

You mean like more ppl per ATM so it is more often used and breaks more frequently? I am not sure. I would say the head count per ATM should be roughly similar.
BTW, I am generally with OCBC and I think it happened maybe 3-4 times over past 10ys that the ATM was out of order.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 08 May 2012 10:04 am

JR8 wrote:
BigSis wrote:The ATM not working has only happened to me a handful of times in 10 years


Happened to me a bunch of times, maybe 20% of attempted withdrawals.

StanChart debit card used most often in Citibank ATMs.


Yeah, I use Citibank ATMs pretty regularly and often have problems. Maybe it is just them.

DBS/POSB always have huge queues so I avoid them except the super-express cash-only no-receipt machine. Can't recall having trouble with them more than once or twice.

I'm American though and still live like one; that mean's I'm at the ATM taking out $50 every day or two, so I get a lot more ATM usage than most.

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Postby dojob1234 » Wed, 09 May 2012 10:30 am

For me, usually I will inform those behind me that the machine got no more cash... But most of the time, there's no one behind me =D As probably the place/atm i went is kind of ulu (aka desserted) sometimes...

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Postby NorrinRadd » Wed, 09 May 2012 12:39 pm

Is that like when someone intentionally spills their ice cream on the machine?

dojob1234 wrote:probably the place/atm i went is kind of ulu (aka desserted) sometimes...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 May 2012 1:42 pm

Hey, he's local. Let's give 'em a break. At least he's tried to spell out the whole word instead of using texting sms BS. :cool:

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 09 May 2012 2:04 pm

NorrinRadd wrote:Is that like when someone intentionally spills their ice cream on the machine?

dojob1234 wrote:probably the place/atm i went is kind of ulu (aka desserted) sometimes...


:lol:

Thanks, man. I needed that. :wink:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 May 2012 2:20 pm

So my comment was a bit to deadpan was it...

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Postby NorrinRadd » Wed, 09 May 2012 9:49 pm

You are right, anything but that. Break given.

Speaking of which, what ever happened to SGXboy or whatever his handle was?

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Hey, he's local. Let's give 'em a break. At least he's tried to spell out the whole word instead of using texting sms BS. :cool:


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