Customer at ASDA shops say they are being turned away unless they have cash because the card payment machines aren’t working.Pictures posted on social media show huge queues at stores in Essex, Lancashire and others across the country with some shoppers saying they have had to wait for an hour and a half to pay for their groceries after getting cash out.
Angry shoppers have taken to Twitter to express their frustration with the supermarket. They have been told that if they want to buy their groceries then they must use cash only. ASDA has acknowledged the problem and said they are working to fix it.
They wrote on Twitter: “We’re aware of an issue with our store’s accepting card payments & are working to fix it asap, we’re sorry for any inconvenience caused.”
One shopper, Darren Dalby, said he was going to a competing supermarket as a result of the problem. He tweeted: “All self serve tills down. No chip and pin. Cash only on all tills. It’s the 70s all over again. I’m off to Morrisons.”