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  Reply # 2187029 25-Feb-2019 18:29
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mattwnz:

 

I see overseas they do 'limebikes', which are battery/motorised bikes. I wonder why they don't do those over here.

 

 

 

 

Possibly something to do with our helmet laws? 


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  Reply # 2187250 26-Feb-2019 09:37
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Risk aversion - we have too many waterways for naughty users to 'park' them in.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2187258 26-Feb-2019 09:44
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Risk aversion - we have too many waterways for naughty users to 'park' them in.

 

 

Surely the same amount of risk as a scooter ending up in said waterways.


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  Reply # 2187355 26-Feb-2019 10:52
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Doofus doesnt know how to do a chargeback and is doing the banks work for them?

 

 

Depends on your bank. Some won't do a chargeback until you've at least attempted to resolve your dispute with the merchant first.


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  Reply # 2187439 26-Feb-2019 11:53
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richms:

 

Doofus doesnt know how to do a chargeback and is doing the banks work for them?

 

 

Depends on your bank. Some won't do a chargeback until you've at least attempted to resolve your dispute with the merchant first.

 

 

Yeah the ASB did this to me several years ago when I asked them to do a chargeback. I had to provide all my correspondence to the bank to prove that I had tried to resolve it by myself, then I had to wait a suitable amount of time to give the merchant time to respond, then the bank staff would try to contact the merchant (and wait a suitable amount of time for a response) and then finally they did the chargeback when no response was forthcoming.


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  Reply # 2187537 26-Feb-2019 13:28
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Yeah the ASB did this to me several years ago when I asked them to do a chargeback. I had to provide all my correspondence to the bank to prove that I had tried to resolve it by myself, then I had to wait a suitable amount of time to give the merchant time to respond, then the bank staff would try to contact the merchant (and wait a suitable amount of time for a response) and then finally they did the chargeback when no response was forthcoming.

 

 

Banks won't do that with fraud however. (Well atleast I hope not). Technically this Lime charge was fraud as the payment wasn't authorized by the card holder.

 

but yes banks will generally want you to do the ground work on disputes with a merchant where you originally authorized the payment.


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  Reply # 2187620 26-Feb-2019 15:22
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MurrayM:

 

Yeah the ASB did this to me several years ago when I asked them to do a chargeback. I had to provide all my correspondence to the bank to prove that I had tried to resolve it by myself, then I had to wait a suitable amount of time to give the merchant time to respond, then the bank staff would try to contact the merchant (and wait a suitable amount of time for a response) and then finally they did the chargeback when no response was forthcoming.

 

 

Banks won't do that with fraud however. (Well atleast I hope not). Technically this Lime charge was fraud as the payment wasn't authorized by the card holder.

 

but yes banks will generally want you to do the ground work on disputes with a merchant where you originally authorized the payment.

 

 

Not from my experience. We had a payment appear on our bank statement from a shoe brand in Europe, which we hadn't purchased. So it was a fraudulent purchase. The bank required us to contact that store overseas. We contacted who we thought was the store, as the shoe brand operate their own store with the same name that appeared on the bank statement.  But they said the store had nothing to to do with them, and it appeared it was another store using the shoe brand name in their store name. So we wasted a lot of time searching for who it couldbe. Eventually the bank took ownership, and also issued a new credit card and refunded it.


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  Reply # 2187712 26-Feb-2019 18:53
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Kyanar:

 

richms:

 

Doofus doesnt know how to do a chargeback and is doing the banks work for them?

 

 

Depends on your bank. Some won't do a chargeback until you've at least attempted to resolve your dispute with the merchant first.

 

 

That is only if you have been the one to buy the stuff. Stolen card numbers is not your problem at all.





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  Reply # 2187713 26-Feb-2019 18:54
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mattwnz:

 

Not from my experience. We had a payment appear on our bank statement from a shoe brand in Europe, which we hadn't purchased. So it was a fraudulent purchase. The bank required us to contact that store overseas. We contacted who we thought was the store, as the shoe brand operate their own store with the same name that appeared on the bank statement.  But they said the store had nothing to to do with them, and it appeared it was another store using the shoe brand name in their store name. So we wasted a lot of time searching for who it couldbe. Eventually the bank took ownership, and also issued a new credit card and refunded it.

 

 

Then you need to remind the bank that they have to do their job under the terms and conditions, and that as you didnt authorize any purchase it must be an error in their system and you will not be paying that part of the statement.

 

Too many people seem to let merchants and banks pass the buck to them to sort out things that are not the customers problem like courier non delivery etc.





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  Reply # 2187719 26-Feb-2019 19:14
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I haven't seen any scooters today when walking around the streets in the Hutt or anyone riding them. Normally I see them all around the place.


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  Reply # 2187720 26-Feb-2019 19:15
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None in Auckland. Still begging me to annoy the council with an email in the app.





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  Reply # 2187818 27-Feb-2019 06:45
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mattwnz:

I haven't seen any scooters today when walking around the streets in the Hutt or anyone riding them. Normally I see them all around the place.



Yeah I’d noticed a lack of them around d the Hutt as well. But had seen not announced meant of their removal.

If they’d been removed with no notice, then that’s a pretty crappy business model if you’re wanting people to rely on them, and suddenly they’re not there.




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  Reply # 2187868 27-Feb-2019 08:54
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mattwnz:

 

I haven't seen any scooters today when walking around the streets in the Hutt or anyone riding them. Normally I see them all around the place.

 



Yeah I’d noticed a lack of them around d the Hutt as well. But had seen not announced meant of their removal.

If they’d been removed with no notice, then that’s a pretty crappy business model if you’re wanting people to rely on them, and suddenly they’re not there.

 

They are showing in the App as being around Upper Hutt, but I didn't spot any on my way to the station this morning (actively looking for them).





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  Reply # 2187885 27-Feb-2019 09:30
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Quite strange to scoot around Auckland CBD with only fellow e-scooter owners on the roads...it's quite noticeable by it's absence (the Lime fleet). 





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  Reply # 2190654 4-Mar-2019 12:45
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Someone asked how the CHC ones have such bald tyres.

Let me introduce you to a typical CHC street. A 100m sample
You can't quite make it out, but the bottom left is typical.. covered in black lines that aren't bike tyre strips.
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And we're getting another 300!

Few fresh ones (scooter) on the road corners this morning

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