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Tools! Jun. 3rd, 2004 01:19 pm
As a gift to myself for getting the new job (and having got annoyed at finding large gaps in my toolkit), I rode down to B&Q and splurged somewhat on tools.

Mind you, I think that first handsaw was a bit beyond my budget.

I also need about 2 quid's worth of wood ( ~ 1.7m x 0.3m), but I don't think I'll get that home on my bike...

In other news, Leytonstone Asda/Wal-Mart has just switched over to Chip & Pin today. This is causing chaos because no-one knows their credit card PINs. Since pretty much everywhere is going to switch to this system shortly, this would be a good time to check your PIN or get a new one. (I know I've lost one of mine).

Right: Lunch, and then round 2 against that wardrobe.

From: nevla
Date: June 3rd, 2004 - 01:05 pm (Link)
I was fortunate in that i did use my credit card to get money out of a cash machine shortly after i got it, and hence i sorted out the PIN number right from the start...
From: redcountess
Date: June 3rd, 2004 - 01:09 pm (Link)
Eep! Natwest haven't sent out our chip and pin cards yet, and we do a lot of eft transactions at Selborne Walk ASDA :-/

Oh, and I meant to say in your previous post, we sympathise about the Argos "some assembly needed" furniture, having bought a tv stand 18 months ago, although at least that didn't have any bits missing and was a bit less unwieldly than a wardrobe!
From: deliberateblank
Date: June 3rd, 2004 - 01:12 pm (Link)
For that price I'd want a solid gold handsaw encrusted with gem quality diamonds. And a built-in MP3 player.

Is the C&P PIN the same as the one for using credit cards in cash machines? (Which I never use, but possibly ought to dig out now.)

Did they give much/any advance warning of the switch? Do they still accept signature payments?
From: nevla
Date: June 3rd, 2004 - 01:55 pm (Link)
Yup, same PIN number.
And i'm sure i started receiving mailings about it last year...
From: wechsler
Date: June 3rd, 2004 - 02:09 pm (Link)
AFAIK it's the same number. I've seen ads about this as Saatchi made the ads for Visa but I don't think they're on TV yet - they will be soon.
From: wechsler
Date: June 3rd, 2004 - 02:12 pm (Link)
Oh and as for whether that specific shop gave advance notice, I dunno - I don't usually shop there.
From: kelemvor
Date: June 3rd, 2004 - 03:24 pm (Link)
Not everyone has a PIN for their credit card, and so they will continue to accept payments. Or they risk losing the trade to more even-minded competitors...