Rodney Parade Bars - Cashless

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Rodney Parade Bars - Cashless

Postby Willthiswork » September 11th, 2019, 5:12 pm

Only accepting cards or phone payments at the bars in RP.

Please either pass this on or drink elsewhere... BarAmber!

Hope the club tell the away fans.
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Re: Rodney Parade Bars - Cashless

Postby ref23 » September 11th, 2019, 5:26 pm

Fingers crossed the terminals are working then, because they're not usually.

A much better idea in my opinion. Might move the queues a bit quicker.
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Postby Kairdiff Exile » September 11th, 2019, 6:15 pm

What an absolute barrel of bollocks this decision is. I love how the statement talks of “including the fan experience”, when the reality is that fans now have fewer payment methods than they did before.

Research evidence suggests that people spend more on a card than they do if they physically have to hand over money, so I only use cash for day-to-day transactions because it helps with personal budgeting. If I can’t spend my cash in the bars at Rodney Parade, I guess I’ll just spend more in The Murenger before / after the game; fine by me, but bad news for the club.

I’d love to know why they didn’t consult with fans over this. It strikes me as exactly the sort of issue where you’d expect the Trust model to work in our favour by ensuring proper communication before something like this gets imposed.
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Postby ref23 » September 11th, 2019, 6:17 pm

My guess is that the club had no say in this. If the rugby make less money from the football, it probably isn't great news for us either.
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Postby Exile 1976 » September 11th, 2019, 6:21 pm

As far as I can make out it only includes away end bar and the Bisley as it says Marquee and food outlets inside the ground still take cash .., you can still purchase tickets at the ground with cash too
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Postby UPTHEPORT » September 11th, 2019, 6:26 pm

It cuts down on fraud as well from staff
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Postby County ranger » September 11th, 2019, 6:59 pm

Welcome to the present I wonder how the moaners will cope with the future!!!
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Postby SJG99 » September 11th, 2019, 8:16 pm

It's nice to see Newport moving into the 2010s. Maybe Dragon and the black cabs will take contactless soon too so I don't have to stock up in cash at cashpoints whenever I visit... the Dragon app is next to useless in terms of actually getting a taxi quickly with card payment.
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Postby Stan A. Einstein » September 11th, 2019, 9:21 pm

County ranger wrote:Welcome to the present I wonder how the moaners will cope with the future!!!


Many older people, myself included, don't feel totally comfortable with modern technology. Whilst of course the option to use cashless payment methods is to be welcomed, to not have the option to pay cash is perhaps less straightforward.
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Postby Kairdiff Exile » September 11th, 2019, 9:33 pm

Stan, I don’t think this is (just) about age. I’m in my 30s, I trust the technology and know how to use it. I just prefer not to, because I know my wages last longer when I physically have to hand money over to pay for something rather than just waving a card.

It stands to reason why businesses want to force us all to use tech - it reduces their costs and potentially increases their turnover because people are psychologically more likely to spend more. But that doesn’t mean that this is a Good Thing.

The delays in serving people on matchday are mainly due to the time it takes to pull a pint, not due to giving people change (many of us have the exact money ready anyway to save time), so I’m not convinced this will benefit fans in any meaningful sense. We’re being given a worse service, by having the number of payment options reduced, with no tangible benefit.
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Re: Rodney Parade Bars - Cashless

Postby Percy plunkett » September 11th, 2019, 10:39 pm

I don't drink so it doesn't bother me but,forcing options onto fans isn't good business.More reason to drink in the Ivy where we get 100% compared to 0.1% or whatever they give us at RP.I see you can use chip and pin,imagine doing that with everyone seeing your PIN number,if you can remember it.Plus many of us are still in the old world,I still don't do Direct Debit never mind cardless,I thought cash was supposed to be king.
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Re: Rodney Parade Bars - Cashless

Postby lowandhard » September 11th, 2019, 10:47 pm

Don’t understand this Luddite stuff tbh. I’m a coffin dodger but use all methods of payment including PayPal and Apple Pay, contactless etc. depending on circumstance. Use it once without a problem and you won’t be so nervous about using technology.
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Re: Rodney Parade Bars - Cashless

Postby pembsexile » September 12th, 2019, 6:34 am

Percy plunkett wrote:I don't drink so it doesn't bother me but,forcing options onto fans isn't good business.More reason to drink in the Ivy where we get 100% compared to 0.1% or whatever they give us at RP.I see you can use chip and pin,imagine doing that with everyone seeing your PIN number,if you can remember it.Plus many of us are still in the old world,I still don't do Direct Debit never mind cardless,I thought cash was supposed to be king.


Cash is definitely not King anymore. We are moving towards a near cashless society. Fewer coins are being released into circulations and the Royal Mint are reducing staff.

It's a near repitition of the move to decimalisation in 1971. The older generation will squabble mostly, the young guns won't give two hoots.
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Re: Rodney Parade Bars - Cashless

Postby hazel terrace » September 12th, 2019, 8:18 am

i dont believe in a cashless society, people try and keep using cash please.
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Re: Rodney Parade Bars - Cashless

Postby Justanordinaryfan » September 12th, 2019, 11:19 am

UPTHEPORT wrote:It cuts down on fraud as well from staff


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