But if i cant be one in singapore , i would go overseas . And migrate there , if everything permits.
Overseas , car are cheaper. I assume
Actually , this topic actually depend on each people finance status and salary wise.
ok. I am going abit OT. Sorry.
Last edited by sonyboy; 31st August 2009 at 04:47 PM.
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Pay more? Pay and Pay? I think you are too used to singapore's pay and pay culture.
Do you know that by going GIRO, they actually save money? Less counters to man, less ticketing machines to deploy. And you are saying it is no problem for customers to pay more to reduce their overheads?
Best of all, the banks do not charge the vendors for GIRO. The old card didn't charge for GIRO, but the new card charge?
The state of our brainwashed nation these days....sigh.
Top up 100 means they got more money in their float to reinvest.
The main reason for charging 25 cents is in my opinion, profiteering, and trying to get people to put more, like you said, to avoid the charge.
With a big float, they can then reinvest and then earn EVEN more.
I don't think its a matter of affordability. How about YOU give me 25 cents for NOTHING; I'm sure you can afford it.
some days if say, i suddenly have to travel more because of work, then suddenly my ez link run out, no atm nearby, far away from humanity, and the nearest civilisation is a 40 minute walk, and i have no coins, only a $50 note in wallet.. you will appreciate that giro is useful and not just about being "easy"
the other day i encountered that, luckily i had $2 note.. but that was for a ride that i would have paid 69 cents using ez link card.
If single trip tickets cost the same as stored value tickets; then this argument may be valid. At this point, they are not. Minimum topup is 10 dollars I believe; which is 8x-10x the price of a single trip.
Starting from TransitLInk cards, now we see things like Kopitiam stored value card and the like. Everyone knows having a float from stored value cards is a winning proposition; as you can use other people's money to run your business, or better, to expand/reinvest.
Hahah same here, I'm on GIRO, and will probably stay on it as long a I can :P
After that, switching to credit card. Since have to pay 25 cents either way, might as well get the credit card rebates. GIRO version lagi worse, need to give deposit equal to the topup amt set. CC dont need.
Last edited by Limsgp; 31st August 2009 at 07:31 PM.
I will choose to go back to manual top-up, using ATM, since there's an ATM below my office where I work. They want money, I won't even give them a single cent! If whole of Singapore can boycott them like this, I think EzLink sure close shop.
Well, they MAY not close shop, but they will earn less. They won't close shop because almost everyone, including you, are still using the EZ link card to pay for your MRT/bus fares.
They only profiteer less because you don't pay them S$1.50 + S$0.25 (per transaction) + S$50 deposit.