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I used to live across the road from the Story bridge hotel in Brisbane.
I would get a tab going at the bar for convinience.
One fine evening I tried to use my credit union Visa debit card.
The bar chick came back and said we can't accept V debit for a tab.
I walked into the bistro, grabbed a steak knife and carefully scratched off the printed word "debit" in a neat little triangle.
Went back to the bar, different bar chick gives me a tab no problem.
Now I remove the debit immediately when I receive a new card.
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While in NZ, I have used ING and also a credit union Visa debit, also without question.
In SIN in 2013, I also used the ING Visa debit without question.
Now, the coming back of the deposit/pre authorisation timeframe, that is another matter, have waited 10 days at some hotels for the funds to come out back to me.
Quote: -->((Now I remove the debit immediately when I receive a new card.))
Interesting thing to do that one, but would I do it, nak.
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