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Ripoff cash machine charges in Spain
26 January 2012 @ 02:03

Manilva is a small village.  There's only a handful of shops, a chemist, an opticians and more importantly, a few bars.

But being small it also only has one bank and therefore one cash machine.  If you're in Manilva and you've no cash on you to buy a beer, you need to use the local cash machine to withdraw some crispy new notes.

That was me today.

The bank in Manilva is Unicaja and it belongs to a network of cash machines which display the "Euro 6000" logo.

Euro 6000

My bank doesn't belong to this network, instead it's part of the Servired network of cash machines.


But, I needed a beer this evening and proceeded to squeeze my card into the cash machine.  I requested €30 and was then shocked to see that they were going to charge me €2.40 for the privilege!  That's just extortionate.  That's the price of two and half small beers.

Cash machine charges in Spain

But the draw of the beer was too great so I begrudingly accepted it and trotted off down to the bar to recover from the ordeal.

Surely they cannot justify such a ridiculous fee?

Next time I go into Manilva I'll be much better in pocket or no beer.

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Sanchez1 said:
26 January 2012 @ 13:51

I got caught out there once as well. Never again.

patman said:
26 January 2012 @ 19:35

I suppose if you have to pay to withdraw money, then beer has to be the exception to the rule! 8o)

Reinier said:
02 February 2012 @ 15:50

I got charged 20 euros once when taking 300 euros, man was i pissed off.

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