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Topic # 115596 31-Mar-2013 20:28
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Just after some thoughts on this.

The usual crowd at the show grounds offer cash out over EFTPOS with a transaction fee ($3.00). While I have no issue with this (everyone is out to make a buck) what I found somewhat concerning is that the hard installed ATMs were disabled (ASB ATM where the cash out was happening) forcing everyone to use some third party with the transaction fee. I have the following 2 questions.

1) Does the Showground/organiser have the right to disable these machines for their own gain or do they require concent from the respective banks?
2) Shouldn't the Showground/organiser inform their perspective customers that ATMs will be intentionally disabled for the event?

This just feels wrong in this day and age.

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  Reply # 790043 31-Mar-2013 20:34
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Are you sure they were disabled and not out of cash?







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  Reply # 790054 31-Mar-2013 20:43
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I believe so. There was a note on it in regards to the Easter show.
It's just bugging me at the moment. In hindsight, I should have taken a photo (didn't bug me as much at the time)
Also, it was on Friday lunchtime, so the show had only been running for one day so it should have had cash (the show seems to get smaller & quieter every year)

If any punter is there on Monday, any chance of a posted pix?

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  Reply # 790058 31-Mar-2013 21:14
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Isn't it located in the ASB Showgrounds? I find this ironic...




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  Reply # 790076 31-Mar-2013 23:06
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I have seen similar stuff at events. Companies pay for the rights to have their machines in. ATMs are disabled..

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  Reply # 790082 31-Mar-2013 23:48
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I was there on Friday the asb machine by the cafe was working with a massive line. So probably just out of cash.

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  Reply # 790127 1-Apr-2013 09:28
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There was an Easter Show this year?? Haven't been near it for about 15 years. When did Coca cola become Royal Coca Cola??




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  Reply # 790168 1-Apr-2013 11:56
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old3eyes:When did Coca cola become Royal Coca Cola??


I guess that's the latest flavour, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Royal Coke...




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  Reply # 790193 1-Apr-2013 13:40
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At the show now, no massive line for atm inside, no sign on it either. good to use today.

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  Reply # 790306 1-Apr-2013 20:46
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Didn't think ASB would be too happy with their ATM being disabled since they have the naming rights to the show grounds.

Large Australian bank with naming rights trumps little EFTPOS provider haha!







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  Reply # 790359 1-Apr-2013 22:34
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Not as bad as I thought. Yay.

Thanks for the feedback all.

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  Reply # 790374 1-Apr-2013 22:50
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Didn't during the world cup rugby, a similar think happen? I recall cash machines were closed, and people had to buy expensive debit cards. And they wonder why people chose not to participate in these events.

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  Reply # 790440 2-Apr-2013 09:00
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What I can't understand is why people don't get money before going to things like the royal easter show etc as there are alwys long lines at ATM machines.

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  Reply # 790442 2-Apr-2013 09:08
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Because there is not always an EFTPOS machine en-route and the detour may be worse than waiting in line.

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  Reply # 790470 2-Apr-2013 09:39
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mattwnz: Didn't during the world cup rugby, a similar think happen? I recall cash machines were closed, and people had to buy expensive debit cards. And they wonder why people chose not to participate in these events.


Yes, During the World Cup the sponsorship issue did come into play heavily. ASB had to not only take their machine at Eden Park out of action, they had to physically remove the machine and all signage and references to it due to ANZ having the sole rights for the world cup.

It was actually replaced by an ANZ ATM for the duration, and then swapped back to ASB after the world cup was over.

ANZ also had 3 portable containers each containing 4 ATM's that they could move around from venue tp venue, but I guess could not be at every venue every time.

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