I've recently started using only my MasterCard when paying for things, and I've noticed quite a lot of stores have to swipe the card multiple times before they can insert the chip into the pinpad.
I can tell they get quite frustrated by this, and at McDonalds today at the drive through me and a mate were stuck there for a few minutes trying to get this thing to work before I fished out my old card from the back of my wallet. They swiped it about 10 times, tried inserting it first and got no where with the MasterCard, and I noticed it has a slightly slimmer black strip on the back, where as the debit card is much wider.
Could this possibly be the reason behind this problem?
I called ASB today and told them, they said it sounds like just a card issue so they've sent me a new one for nothing, but what if the problem persists with the new one? Is anyone else noticing this too?