Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Chip & Pin Only

Jump to last reply

We encountered the "chip & pin only" situation in a phone store near Brown Thomas in Dublin. The store was not set up to accept a swiped credit card, or even one with the "chip and signature". This is a situation wherein this merchant ends up loosing business while stores like Brown Thomas have no problem in accepting swipe or pin and signature cards. Yes, I could have used cash, but with the economy being what it is, one would thing that every merchant would readily accept the credit cards of visitors looking to spend a little money.

And we know that the credit card situation is not going to change for visitors from the USA any time soon.

So far we haven't encountered any problem using a swipe card at restaurants.

124 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Bergen + NIN + Hardangerfjord + what? Four days in June
  2. 2 Best way from Sevila's Airport to Hotel Alphonso X111 ???
  3. 3 London Tube strike scheduled for Apr 28 (2 days) and May 5 (3 days). Help!
  4. 4 Two weeks in Paris ... how to fill?
  5. 5 Trip Report I Go to Pieces — An Italy Trip Report
  6. 6 Trip Report Our Spain Adventure -- Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona! (Part One)
  7. 7 Help! Aegean Airlines booking info & baggage
  8. 8 Trip Report Venice, April 2014. Some thoughts ...
  9. 9 SIM card for eastern europe
  10. 10 Normandy, Brittany and Loire Valley in May - please help with itinerary
  11. 11 What to wear
  12. 12 Trip Report Suggestions for Santorini itinerary, need change??
  13. 13 Driving to Paris... Parking?
  14. 14 Tipping in Turkey ...and Europe
  15. 15 Paris Perfect: change of apartment
  16. 16 How much will a budget to Europe be for 2 months?
  17. 17 Day trip to Rothenberg from Munich
  18. 18 Tuscany with 13 and 19 year old girls
  19. 19 Shoes for Paris in April
  20. 20 DOURO RIVER CRUISE - 1 DAY - PORTO-PINHAO-PORTO
  21. 21 Is Naxos worthwhile if not planning to spend time on the beach?
  22. 22 Oh to be in England now that Spring is there - a walk in the Dales
  23. 23 Otherchelebi Can you Help Me?
  24. 24 21 Days in Central Europe
  25. 25 Italy and France in 20 Days
View next 25 » Back to the top