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Q: this country is a financial joke 1 day into a holiday every ATM in town is broke

end of the month   payday    bills to pay     what is a man to do?   no cash and no counters available for days

3 years 30 weeks ago in  Money & Banking - China

 
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I suppose that's why wechat pay is so popular now.

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I suppose that's why wechat pay is so popular now.

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China systemically fails at consistency. I mean how often your local store runs out of some basic necessities for several days or even weeks before they return on the shelves, happens all the time in every supermarkets I know of in Guangzhou, never happens back in Germany. Unreliable, just like everything else in this country.

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Wechat.

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Send me your ATM cards and I'll check to see if the machines have money here.

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You clearly don’t know how to China’r...who uses ATM’s now? It’s all phone payments. Wechat & Alipay! Get mit it!

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Its getting the same where I am. They are closing ATMs because everyone is paying with their phone.

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Apparently it takes longer for a foreigner to open a bank account too. I applied for an account at the Agricultural bank of China a month ago.  2 days ago I was told the application was sent to the top brass for approval. Another person told me some banks are asking for SSNumbers, and SINumbers for tax purposes. a few years ago it took about 2 hours to open an account.

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clarification    my paycheque goes to a Canada bank and the ATM is by far the cheapest and quickest way to get it here. TRUST ME.  been doing this a while.   used to be a better way but the banks screwed that up.  (not sure if Canada or China or USA)  but they just made it more difficult and expensive. 

I use wechat for groceries long distance delivery         THAT IS IT.     and stirring the pot on a chat group thing once in a while after a couple beer.

paycheque to paycheque only way to go

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