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Old 24-04-2012, 16:20   #1
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Expired credit/debit/ATM cards

When cruising far-away places, how are you dealing with expired credit/debit/ATM cards? Are you depending on a relative or mail-forwarding service to send the new physical card to you? Does that work OK? Are you able to activate the new card by phone?
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Mail forwarding service works well. You can activate by phone or by Internet. At least with our Citi Mastercard.
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i keep the old ones and put them in my wallet keeping the good ones in my pocket. This way if I am ever robbed they have useless cards and a couple of bucks along with a worthless wallet
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Re: Expired credit/debit/ATM cards

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i keep the old ones and put them in my wallet keeping the good ones in my pocket. This way if I am ever robbed they have useless cards and a couple of bucks along with a worthless wallet


Excellent thought captainKJ
Consider yourself now a Major in my book!

I carry $300 in 10 & 20's in my pocket and if ever an attempted robbery by throwing it on the ground and scattering it as it falls you now have a few seconds to decide if you can win the fight within 40 sec time to fight; otherwise time for flight as they scurry greedily after the money on the ground.

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Good strategy, Johnny, but way too much money. A pocketful of ones and fives will get them scurrying after it just as well as tens and twentys. In college I was actually involved in a sociology experiment where we tossed handfuls of bills into the air and observed how people reacted. It really is almost comical the way people will chase after a greenback, and they'll go after ones just as vigorously as if they were 100's.
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Good strategy, Johnny, but way too much money. A pocketful of ones and fives will get them scurrying after it just as well as tens and twentys. In college I was actually involved in a sociology experiment where we tossed handfuls of bills into the air and observed how people reacted. It really is almost comical the way people will chase after a greenback, and they'll go after ones just as vigorously as if they were 100's.

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i keep the old ones and put them in my wallet keeping the good ones in my pocket. This way if I am ever robbed they have useless cards and a couple of bucks along with a worthless wallet
That's an old trick I used when in Asia. A sacrificial wallet to get robbed/picked of so I can go on my way w/o incident. I kept just enough in it to use for buying food. The good $tuff, I kept in my socks or waste belt under my shirt.
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