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How much does the cash machine on your camp rip you off?

#1
Im sick to death of paying just to take out my money on camp! i get ripped off £1.75 every time! i thought free cash machines were suppost to be phased in! Rant over!
 
#7
its all fare and well boycotting them but when your stuck on camp on a friday nite with only the naffi bar open and no cash to hand im more or less forced into payin the fee to get my money out!
 
#9
Down at Brawdy there is no real choice except to pay the fee, theres no cash point (other than another that charges at Solva) for 10 miles. Or I can spend £5 to get cashback.

NAAFI = Ripoff
 
#10
Simple answer fellas, already mentioned - boycott them. You all know it's highway robbery, yet you continue to play into their hands, so why should they change? The only way to make them listen and change their tune is to hit them where it hurts - their pockets.

I have to say that I'd avoid the NAAFI even if they abolished all charges - they still have grossly over-inflated prices and virtually no interest in customer service or after-sales help. Their supposed 'Non Profit Making Organisation' line just bug the sh*t out of me.

I'd be interested to see if any NAAFI employees or managers are reading this, and would care to make their views heard.
 
#11
Forces Financial has been offering free-to-use machines to commanders of UK bases since the start of the year – saving users £154,740 across the piece to date in transaction fees. We are continuing to install new machines, it’s not always possible to get the go ahead for installation for a variety of reasons (including existing agreements with base contractors), but we investigate all requests made via the appropriate channels.

Take advantage of the free machines – whether for account enquiries, statement requests or withdrawals – as the success of the service depends on high levels of demand.


Forces Financial is a trading name of Stuart Harvey Insurance Brokers Limited who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Registration number 301858. Registered Office: Globe House, 24 Turret Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1DL
 
#12
Forces_Financial said:
Take advantage of the free machines – whether for account enquiries, statement requests or withdrawals – as the success of the service depends on high levels of demand.
FF,

Yes, and about 4000 txns per month per machine are required to sustain the 'free' service, or it simply is not a vialble propostion for any service provider.

Consistently less throughput and the service is either withdrawn or charges imposed.
 
#13
Something for BAFF to raise in rather forceful terms I suspect. Trouble is when you are in the middle of nowhere you are effectively a captive audience, having said that, with a little pre planning you could avoid being ripped off.

By the way, do civvy supermarkets bill you for using cashback or is it just the NAAFFI ripping the boys off?
 
#14
The_Cad said:
Something for BAFF to raise in rather forceful terms I suspect. Trouble is when you are in the middle of nowhere you are effectively a captive audience, having said that, with a little pre planning you could avoid being ripped off.

By the way, do civvy supermarkets bill you for using cashback or is it just the NAAFFI ripping the boys off?
You get charged for Cash Back!!! How much?

Supermarkets, or at least ASDA do not charge for Cash Back, and there's no minimum spend either, it's par for the course if you pay be card at ASDA, they ask you if you want any!!!
 
#19
skintboymike said:
Simple answer fellas, already mentioned - boycott them. You all know it's highway robbery, yet you continue to play into their hands, so why should they change? The only way to make them listen and change their tune is to hit them where it hurts - their pockets.

I have to say that I'd avoid the NAAFI even if they abolished all charges - they still have grossly over-inflated prices and virtually no interest in customer service or after-sales help. Their supposed 'Non Profit Making Organisation' line just bug the sh*t out of me.

I'd be interested to see if any NAAFI employees or managers are reading this, and would care to make their views heard.
I used to work for NAAFI, their prices they claim are because they are providing a service, but they do have fairly high costs (allgedly) including the staff's live in accomodation and the associated bills, other than that I really could never see any reason for the excessive prices but a captive audience is a captive audience in their eyes. Its one of the many reasons I quit.

Shops have to impose a spending limit before they can process a cash back request because I believe it costs the shop around 40p every time you use a credit or debit card to make a purchase, same reason as most places wont let you use cards to spend less than £5. So you either need to do some shopping or pay the extortionate fees in the cash points. Although at one of the NAAFI's I worked at the manager reduced the minimum spend to £2 before you could get cashback when the cost at the cash machines went up to £1.99. Then again that camp also had a free cash machine at the guard room, so anyone paying the cashpoint fees had to be crazy (the free machine always seemed to have cash in it, certainly I never got to it and found it was empty).
 

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