Credit cards with chips do yours work properly?

@snowy22315 (32998)
United States
September 13, 2017 10:36am CST
I tried using my credit card with a chip for the first time at a local convenience store and for some reason it didn't work. They have a chip reader. It should work. It was asking me to insert my pin which it shouldn't do for a credit transaction. This is the first time it has happened..so I am not sure if it was me or the card. I will try it again today at another store I think and see what happens. Any chip tips?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
13 Sep
They did not at first, but now they are all working fine Snowy. One card I have though will not work at the public transportation ticket terminal for some reason. Yes every since they changed over, they seem a toss up if they will work or not.
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@snowy22315 (32998)
• United States
13 Sep
Some stores around here still do not accept cards with chips..Get out of the Stone Age people!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
14 Sep
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@snowy22315 (32998)
• United States
14 Sep
@TiarasOceanView Yes ma'am!
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@dfollin (12114)
• United States
13 Sep
Mine do not always work. I was told they work better and are more secure, they do not take as much information as a card that slides. Well most chip cards sit in the machine so long, it good get my whole life history in my opinion.
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@snowy22315 (32998)
• United States
13 Sep
Great! lol..probably so they can send more marketing materials your way!
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@dfollin (12114)
• United States
13 Sep
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@NJChicaa (28443)
• United States
13 Sep
Mine have been working fine so far
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@snowy22315 (32998)
• United States
13 Sep
It may take me a while to get the hang of it..but since I posted this dicussion I used it at another store..so it is working.
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@paigea (21030)
• Canada
13 Sep
I have never had problems with mine. We have had them for quite a while and I pretty much pay for everything with my credit card.
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@snowy22315 (32998)
• United States
13 Sep
Yeah, it did work the second time. I don't think you should put any number in though because that makes it a debit transaction.
@paigea (21030)
• Canada
13 Sep
@snowy22315 some machines I can just tap it. Some machines I have to insert it. If it has to be inserted I have to enter my pin. Either way it is always a credit transaction. That is how mine works. Mastercard
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@snowy22315 (32998)
• United States
13 Sep
@paigea Ok,,,well the good news is that I got it to work today!
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@Corbin5 (78888)
• United States
13 Sep
I usually pay cash, but the few times I have used the credit card, the chip worked. Hope you can get it work on your next try.
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@snowy22315 (32998)
• United States
13 Sep
It did..although I needed a little coaching from the cashier.
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@Corbin5 (78888)
• United States
13 Sep
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@singhisback (2258)
• Jalandhar, India
13 Sep
I never heard or experienced this problem
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@snowy22315 (32998)
• United States
13 Sep
I hope you don't!
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• Jalandhar, India
14 Sep
@FayeHazel (10881)
• United States
14 Sep
I wish I had some tips -- however it may have been the card reader at that store and not your card.
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@snowy22315 (32998)
• United States
14 Sep
could be
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@LadyDuck (118634)
• Switzerland
14 Sep
We have credit cards with a chip from 15 years here in Europe. You must all the time type your PIN when you make a transaction. From two years, if the amount is less than $40, you only wave your car in front of the machine and you do not need to enter the PIN.
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@snowy22315 (32998)
• United States
14 Sep
Oh Ok
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@Tampa_girl7 (21305)
• United States
14 Sep
I don't care for rhem
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@snowy22315 (32998)
• United States
14 Sep
The old slide method was better I think..but sometimes those strips wore out.
• United States
13 Sep
Chip cards do process differently when they slide them through the machine. I'm pretty sure you have to put in your pin.
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@dfollin (12114)
• United States
13 Sep
Yes you do have to put a pin in.
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• United States
13 Sep
I have a bank card and one credit card both have chips, never had a problem from day one. Maybe the issue is not your chip but the reader.
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@snowy22315 (32998)
• United States
13 Sep
I think in some places they don't get many of these sorts of transactions.