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Thread: Cashless turnstiles

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    Cashless turnstiles

    I know this as been discussed on here before the season started but what do fans think 7 games in?
    The reason I am asking is that last night 10 mins before kick off the queue for a ticket stretched from the office past the MLSB bar, many of those fans would probably have missed the first ten minutes. Luckily the rain hadn't started then.
    I know of 2 people who have stopped coming to home games because of this because they live/work away and struggle to get there early or in the week.
    This is not a moan by me because I have a season ticket but wondered what is the feeling among the fans.

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    We're British we like queuing

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    Quote Originally Posted by i961pie View Post
    I know this as been discussed on here before the season started but what do fans think 7 games in?
    The reason I am asking is that last night 10 mins before kick off the queue for a ticket stretched from the office past the MLSB bar, many of those fans would probably have missed the first ten minutes. Luckily the rain hadn't started then.
    I know of 2 people who have stopped coming to home games because of this because they live/work away and struggle to get there early or in the week.
    This is not a moan by me because I have a season ticket but wondered what is the feeling among the fans.
    I understand the logic behind it but think it's a bit much for a club with four million empty seats.

    Do your mates know that they can buy a ticket online and either print it or off or scan the barcode from their phone? A pal of mine does that and it always works fine.

    There's never a queue at the little ticket shed for the Kop, either, if they sit in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i961pie View Post
    I know this as been discussed on here before the season started but what do fans think 7 games in?
    The reason I am asking is that last night 10 mins before kick off the queue for a ticket stretched from the office past the MLSB bar, many of those fans would probably have missed the first ten minutes. Luckily the rain hadn't started then.
    I know of 2 people who have stopped coming to home games because of this because they live/work away and struggle to get there early or in the week.
    This is not a moan by me because I have a season ticket but wondered what is the feeling among the fans.
    So they can't jump online and buy the tickets that way at any point then? All they have to do is print or show the bar code on their phone at the turnstile? It's really not an issue but people just like to moan I suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobncfc View Post
    I understand the logic behind it but think it's a bit much for a club with four million empty seats.

    Do your mates know that they can buy a ticket online and either print it or off or scan the barcode from their phone? A pal of mine does that and it always works fine.

    There's never a queue at the little ticket shed for the Kop, either, if they sit in there.
    Funny that Jacob I met up with a mate who I persuaded to go down and when he saw the queue we parted and he went and sat in the kop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwantmypieback View Post
    So they can't jump online and buy the tickets that way at any point then? All they have to do is print or show the bar code on their phone at the turnstile? It's really not an issue but people just like to moan I suppose
    I don't know, maybe the don't have access to a computer etc. and who is moaning?
    If I go somewhere and don't like the service I just don't back again.
    Last edited by i961pie; 13-09-2017 at 07:59 AM.

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    I think the queue last night would have been people swapping their voucher for a free ticket rather than people just buying tickets.

    The queue at the Kop kiosk didn't seem too bad at any point last night when I was walking past.

    I would consider cashless as an annoyance but I can cope, I wouldn't have been happy if I had to trek to the ticket office every match though so the Kop kiosk is a life saver.

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    It works fine at nearly all other clubs in L2. I can't think of any other ground that isn't now cashless. Just Notts fans still reluctant to arrive 10 minutes before their usual time.

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    Going online and printing off a ticket is far easier than messing about with cash at the turnstile. Being able to choose your seat is nice as well, though some of our more challenged fans in the kop are still struggling with allocated seating.

    Just like garlic bread, it's the future.

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    Don't forget Notts sold over 500+ tickets for Mansfield last night so that heavily contributed to the queues

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    I don't like not being able to pay on the turnstile with cash but then again I'm a grumpy sod who's stuck in the past ha ha. At least we'll all be used to the system when it comes to those sell-out games in the champions league.

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    Buy online and get it cheaper afterall it is the 21st century Then use your phone for them to scan the bar code off, works a treat. You don't even need a printer.

    What would be good would be contactless payment at the turnstyles. I understand the security reasons to have cashless turnstyles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatPie View Post
    Going online and printing off a ticket is far easier than messing about with cash at the turnstile.....
    Stop talking empty! How the hell can starting your PC, logging on, opening your browser, logging on to the OS, picking your seat, check out, card entry, starting your printer etc etc...... be easier than handing over £xx at the turnstile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmiffyPie View Post
    Stop talking empty! How the hell can starting your PC, logging on, opening your browser, logging on to the OS, picking your seat, check out, card entry, starting your printer etc etc...... be easier than handing over £xx at the turnstile?

    Whats this internet thingy ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePass View Post
    Whats this internet thingy ?
    Exactly!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmiffyPie View Post
    Exactly!!
    is it like getting Radio Luxembourg with a metal coat hanger in the back of your transistor radio ?

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    I was pretty critical of this at the time. Mostly because the website purchasing was diabolical. That has improved.

    It's still a pain, and definitely means you have to take your decision to attend much earlier (I don't have a printer at home) which does put off some of our party.

    So in short, is it the end of the world, no.

    Have to say though, if the dross we've been used to was still being served up I suspect the greater aggravation (it is more of a pain, that's indisputable) would have more of an effect.

    I don't think anyone should consider valid criticism of the system to be moaning though.

    Has only stopped me going on one occasion thus far (ability to go was known too late).

    But on the flip side, on another occasion it meant I bought a ticket for a game which I ended up not being able to attend...

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    There should probably be a ticket purchase kiosk, separate from the "freebies" queue though.

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    Judging by this thread the vast majority see this as no inconvenience(although I cannot see how it can be "easier" than paying cash) & most of us have STs anyway, but for some, the last minute deciders, the should I shouldn't I bother? & potential new fans who turn up with cash it obviously is. I don't mind myself but still cannot understand the advantage of having a Kiosk where you can pay cash for a ticket that you then have to produce at the turnstile, why not just open one cash turnstile for each stand & do away with the middle man?

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    I get the idea of cashless turnstiles and I have no issue with buying my ticket beforehand etc. However I can see how this could put off someone who having heard that Hollis is back at CB decides they fancy it at 2.30pm on a Saturday.

    As someone further up the thread has mentioned a massive improvement of the current system would be contactless payment at the turnstile, SORT IT OUT NOTTS.

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