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29 Aug: Vending Machine Card Readers: 4 Things to Know

If you’re an on-the-go person and don’t like waiting in lines for snacks or drinks, or if you’re at work and need a mid-afternoon caffeine kick, chances are you visited a vending machine a time or two. They’re quick and convenient with no human interaction. Besides the once in a while frustration of trying to shake your bag of pretzels loose from the last rung of the vendor when it gets stuck, the machine is probably pretty stress-free. But what about those times when the machine doesn’t give your change back, or worse yet, doesn’t take your crumpled bills? Newer vending machines are being equipped with chip card reading technology, and its important to understand the changing technology. 1. You Don’t Need a Chip-Enabled Card to Use a Vending Machine…yet Not…