why is is so f*cking important that I pull my credit card out of the chip reader quickly after the transaction is approved?

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It’s feels like life or death sometimes.

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Because so many of you were leaving it behind either bricking lost property or risking someone next in queue swiping it and using it. There’s no point reminding you in 40 secs when you’re gone

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Because it reminds you to take it now, not half a minute later when you’ve already walked away.

Nothing happens to the transaction if it stays in, there’s just no reason to do so, so it tells you to take it.

Anonymous 0 Comments

At our place, the receipt won’t print until you take it out. So we’re waiting for you to do that so that we can finish your transaction.

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Before chips were introduced to cards in the United States, card readers just required a quick swipe or insert and pull out. There was no chance of leaving your card behind because you never let go of it and you instantly put it away after swiping. Because chip readers required more time to work they broke everyone’s habit of putting their card away and accidentally encouraged people to leave their cards behind. The obnoxious beeping of readers now is an attempt to correct the problem of abandoned cards that initially plagued chip readers when they were introduced in the United States.