Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by Dazzer » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:28 am

I have only been to the new place twice.. its very very busy so a lot of riders like the place. Sadly for me I liked the original Squires on the village far better. It was the real deal bikers milk bar. Im guessing back then if you rocked up without money someone would have bought you a brew (thumbs)

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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by Dave DRZ » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:32 am

On a minor point: Leeds isn't like the rest of Yorkshire, the rest of us don't like them either!

As others have said, even when green laning and traveling light I always carry some notes along with my card, usually inside a freezer bag to keep it all dry.

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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by Redmurty » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:44 am

there is a minimum charge for a reason as they get charged for transactions, I refuse card payments in my business as I would either have to put my fee's up or cover the charges myself I choose to do neither

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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by V_King » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:47 am

not having a fiver/tenner in a pocket is your problem, not squires. card charge service charge a considerable amount of money from small businesses and having a min sum makes a perfect sense. if you are so tight, there is a whole village just down the road.

on the other hand - if you were to run out of fuel and call AA - they will only accept cash and you could hug you plastic bit to warmth in bushes sleeping overnight.

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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by Peirre » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:54 am

shed wrote:I went out the other week round town for a few pints and one of the lads bought his own all night ,but used his card to buy a pint of £3.75 seven times so if that's the norm ,no wonder it takes ages to get served in a pub these days.
You should try getting a drink on a Fri/sat night at a wetherspoons, the queue is 3-4 deep people are buying food with cards, & the 10 strong group of kids stool in front of you are buying alchopops indevidually using a debit card.
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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by nwmschris » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:07 am

anthony29040 wrote:
SteveW wrote:I never leave home without cash in my wallet, in fact I always have an emergency tenner stuffed into my inner jacket pocket.
I'd have treated you to a brew and a pasty.
+1 I never leave home to go on a ride without at least a tenner in cash and the plastic. (thumbs)[same tenner he carried for at least ten years

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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by mancunian » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:13 am

johnnyboxer wrote:You could have saved yourself some grief by calling at a cashpoint before arriving :)

Why go out with no cash?
Clearly your not a native Yorkshireman Johnny :laugh:

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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by Milo Tighfield » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:20 am

I don't suppose they had contact less payment then :woohoo:

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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by devon john » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:29 am

Neil you silly old sod ,,,,,, carry cash ,,,, your not the queen????

i will buy you a pint at the Malvern IF you make it this year??


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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by onslowe » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:31 am

I have to say minimum spend on cards should be a tenner if only to stop people buggering about in pubs getting a bag of nuts on their cards whilst us real drinkers have to queue behind with cash in hand. I always carry some cash and keep £5 in change in each of my bike jackets as well as taking my wallet. No point fighting to keep the pound if we all just use cards, might as well have the rupee ! What if you fancy a brew at a roadside trailer coffee stop, they would not have a card reader.

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