National problem then. At mine the now permanent door greeter was telling everyone in person. Went early evening when it was busy and the delay after entering my PIN took so long that the software timed out and reported that it had no communication back from the pin pad. Tried a second time and it happened again. The assistant then logged in and authorised the transaction through. Not sure if I've paid once, twice or not at all. Still doesn't show as pending more than 24 hours later.Martin Phillp wrote: ↑Thu 17 Jun, 2021 13.47gottago wrote: ↑Wed 16 Jun, 2021 19.45 One thing I’ve never experienced before today at a Sainsbury’s Local - none of the tills were accepting contactless, you had to use card and PIN and it would take ages, best part of a minute, for the transaction to go through post PIN. The transaction’s still yet to appear on my bank account which makes me wonder if card payments were actually down and they were saving everyone’s card details locally or something to eventually upload when their systems were back online. A modern replacement for the old having to take a print of your card when everything went tits up? I’m sure someone on here knows!
There was a printed out sign at the kiosk saying contactless was down yesterday at my standard Sainsbury's. I just assumed the contactless reader was faulty.
I wonder if they were doing offline transactions why that would cause the delay? Back in the old days when big supermarkets ran floor limits rather than authorising every transaction the transactions under the limit were notable in that they went through instantly. Unless modern software doesn't expect to work offline and is waiting for a response it never gets before logging the transaction offline.