Tuesday 22 December 2020

Day 281 of self-isolation - Barclays foot-shoot

Barclays foot-shoot

Barclays just wrote to me to tell me that my credit card from them, may no longer be used at gambling establishments or websites. 

"You won't be able to use your card at  gambling establishments or websites."


Do they mean all websites? Or do they mean gambling websites? I read it as what it says. Websites.

No problem. I have other cards that I can use at Amazon and Ebay. If Barclays dn't want me to use their card, I won't use it. If they can't be bothered to word their missives unamb iguousy, I'm not going to waste my time trying to find out what they mean.

Meanwhile, back at the pandemic...

The shut down of all trade from the UK because of Covid-19.b, is obviously leading to panic buying. I know this, because our oven-ready but half-baked government is telling us not to panic buy.

As far as fresh fruit and perishables are concerned, panic-buying isn't really possible. I'm not about to buy a month's worth of fresh strawberries. As far as anything else is concerned? Well. Knowing that the chaos of Brexit was about to strike, we had already built up our stocks of vital stuff (like medicines, toilet rolls) over the last few months. So if there's a total interruption of supplies to and from the continent, that's pretty much what my worst case scenario already said.



  1. Here is me thinking you were an intelligent man What are you going to do when your other credit card companies tell you exactly the same Pay Cash ?

    1. I think they probably mean gambling web sites.