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Back from trip to Germany without a chip and pin card - report

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thanks to all of you who answered my frantic last minute post about not having a chip and pin card. Now back from the trip and the bottom line is - if you can get the chip and pin, get it before you go. We had a few issues including one at a hotel, which I did not expect. I had loaded up on cash in anticipation of problems and that was a very smart thing to do. Most touristy places were fine with the american cards but the more off the beaten path you get, the more problems you will have. Also thanks especially to the poster who advised me to get gas on any day other than Sunday - the gas machines do NOT accept american cards so you need an open and manned gas station for service. Hoping US banks catch on soon and give at least the option of a chip and pin.

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