"Debit or credit?" "Debit." "Okay, but debit or credit?"
July 17, 2010 8:18 AM Subscribe
When I pay by credit card or debit card in most stores (NYC), the entire process is automated except for one step. The clerk always has to ask me "Debit or credit?" The card machine also asks me that -- in fact it forces me to choose a payment type -- but my choice doesn't do anything (apparently). I choose debit
and checking account, enter my pin number, decline cash back, accept the amount... and then the clerk asks, "Debit or credit?"
And when I say "Debit," he pushes a button on his side of the counter. Why?
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