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Swedish music festivals opt to go cash free
The Local (Sweden) ^ | 13 Jun 2014 10:21 GMT+02:00

Posted on 06/14/2014 11:05:54 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

Dropped wallets, mile-long lines to buy a hotdog, and stolen cash are a thing of the past - at least at music festivals in Sweden.

Cash is no longer king. Many Swedish music festivals will soon be entirely cashless, organizers announced on Friday.

"All festival armbands will have chips," said Niklas Westergren, marketing director at FKP Scorpio, one of the largest organizers of music festivals in Sweden. "Before the festival begins, people can create a profile where they can add their bank details."

Instead of keeping track of cash, festival-goers can transfer money from their accounts and then just swipe their armbands to make purchases. If the money loaded on the armband runs out, there will be filling-stations on the festival grounds to make additional transfers. Any funds left over on the armband would be automatically transferred back to the user's bank account after the festival.

"It takes much less time to make purchases this way," Westergren said.

The concept is "well-established" at festivals abroad, and was tested in Sweden for the first time at the rock festival Sthlm Fields which took place in May. Bråvalla, an international music festival in Norrköping at the end of June, will also use the system. Wireless festival payment systems were rolled out at several events in the UK in 2012, and the first multi-day cashless festival in the US took place in May at Mysterland.

Festivals may be the next stepping stone on Sweden's way to becoming a cashless society. Only 27 percent of retail sales are made in cash, and those numbers would be even lower if online sales were included.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: markofthebeast

1 posted on 06/14/2014 11:05:54 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

As for me, I’ll just opt out of Swedish Music Festivals. They just haven’t been the same since ABBA, anyway...


2 posted on 06/14/2014 11:08:31 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

“Festivals may be the next stepping stone on Sweden’s way to becoming a cashless society. Only 27 percent of retail sales are made in cash, and those numbers would be even lower if online sales were included.”

People often talk of the same happening here in the US, but an unintended consequence of bringing the Thrid World here is that cash is still king. Here in NJ many people work for cash, and pay for everything (including the rent on their illegal apartments) with it. Helps the gibsmedats double-dip, keeping Uncle Sam out of everyone’s business...


3 posted on 06/14/2014 11:09:32 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
gert jonnys photo: Gert Jonnys gertjonnys.jpg

Great seats still available! Hurry before they're all gone!

4 posted on 06/14/2014 11:11:07 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“They just haven’t been the same since ABBA, anyway”

You’re a fan of ABBA ? Who knew ?


5 posted on 06/14/2014 11:11:30 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Snickering Hound

Is that Benny Hill in front?


6 posted on 06/14/2014 11:11:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Or Blue Swede...”Oooga ooooga ooooga shaka.....Oooga ooooga ooooga shaka.....”


7 posted on 06/14/2014 11:12:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Snickering Hound

Are any of those 4 people women?


8 posted on 06/14/2014 11:17:01 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: DeaconBenjamin

http://youtu.be/ys6Xsko_nuo


9 posted on 06/14/2014 11:17:28 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

“All festival armbands will have chips,” said Niklas Westergren, marketing director at FKP Scorpio, one of the largest organizers of music festivals in Sweden. “Before the festival begins, people can create a profile where they can add their bank details.”

Absolutely nothing could go wrong with this scenario now could it. Load all their bank details on to a chip for their arm bands. Nah, no problem there. Skol!


10 posted on 06/14/2014 11:23:59 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: staytrue

I blame my Swiss cousins for my liberal indoctrination into ABBA as a little kid in 1977-78.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 11:24:12 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Darn. I was looking forward to hearing this band.
12 posted on 06/14/2014 11:27:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

A Hackers Paradise!


13 posted on 06/14/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: DeaconBenjamin; 444Flyer; Diana in Wisconsin; svcw; Esther Ruth; GiovannaNicoletta; Diogenesis; ...

~~~Cash is no longer king. Many Swedish music festivals will soon be entirely cashless, organizers announced on Friday.

“All festival armbands will have chips,”~~~

Gee, who could have imagined such a day? All these things will converge one of these days.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 11:31:26 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: dfwgator

Little did we know how good times were back then.........


15 posted on 06/14/2014 11:32:48 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Ditter

(Are any of those 4 people women?) Now? or ever in their lives?


16 posted on 06/14/2014 11:33:14 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Cashless Society in Fiat World
http://28sherman.blogspot.com/2014/06/cashless-society-in-fiat-world.html


17 posted on 06/14/2014 11:38:48 AM PDT by preacher (I am not a global warming hoax denier.)
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To: F15Eagle

Gee, who knew???

….oh, wait…..


18 posted on 06/14/2014 11:40:59 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

;)

The world will slowly wake up to the fact that the Book is Truth. Well some portion will.

They will become known as ‘Tribulation Saints’.


19 posted on 06/14/2014 11:46:24 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Lazamataz
that was brutal...
20 posted on 06/14/2014 11:51:43 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Snickering Hound

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaa
http://www.google.com/search?q=gert+jonnys&client=ms-android-hms-tmobile-us&channel=wow2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=r5qcU8GGDde2sATRvIDgCw&ved=0CDIQ7Ak


21 posted on 06/14/2014 11:57:39 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Actually a good idea. I don't know what everybody connects "cashless" with some sort of Orwellian society. Carrying around cash for purchases and having to hit ATM machines to get refills all the time is very inconvenient. Also, has anybody ever thought about how filthy money is? I mean literally filthy. The average dollar bill contains more fecal matter and bacteria than a Burger King restroom.
22 posted on 06/14/2014 12:06:27 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: kearnyirish2

A woman I know who owns 23 rental units says more of her renters are paying in cash. Banks charge fees if you don’t keep enough money in the account so they’ve closed their accounts and gone all cash.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 12:13:30 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: rktman

The more likely problem would be stolen armband used to run up a large bill (and the original user stuck with it). Not much of this would be needed to spoil the concept.

If it HAS to be done, why not one of those fingerprint verifiers too.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 12:21:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SamAdams76

Any technology can get misused with evil intent.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 12:22:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Small population, and affluent, they can lead with technology.


26 posted on 06/14/2014 12:24:05 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: DeaconBenjamin

What could POSSIBLY go wrong? *SMIRK*


27 posted on 06/14/2014 1:38:18 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
people can create a profile where they can add their bank details.

"Upload your sensitive data to our secure server. Do it today." Because if you can't trust a stoned-out rock fan system administrator whose name is "Yevgeni" and works remotely from the Russian Business Network in Moscow, well, who can you trust?

28 posted on 06/14/2014 1:47:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Gen.Blather

“A woman I know who owns 23 rental units says more of her renters are paying in cash. Banks charge fees if you don’t keep enough money in the account so they’ve closed their accounts and gone all cash.”

Here in NJ there is more to it; as the state turns into a Third World toilet we are regressing to the primitive societies and economies from which our new Third World residents come. Just as in southern CA, these imported “replacement Americans” have no intention of contributing anything (while they consume on the taxpayers’ teat), and most importantly for the open-borders advocates: these people have no intention of contributing to Social Security.

I work with an unassimilated American who was bemoaning the fact that her elderly mother had to go back to work because her Social Security wasn’t sufficient. When I asked what her mother had done for a living throughout her working years, she replied that she had cared for children for cash; the irony was lost on her (after I described how Social Security payments were calculated) when she said her mother wouldhave to return to caring for children...for cash.


29 posted on 06/14/2014 2:12:39 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: F15Eagle
Oh dear this looks like something we read about in the Bible once or twice.

I wonder how long the willfully blind will choose to remain blind?

30 posted on 06/15/2014 9:20:52 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta (In the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Apparently many so. In spite of what’s happening.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 2:02:23 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: kearnyirish2

” the fact that her elderly mother had to go back to work because her Social Security wasn’t sufficient.”

I’m elderly and most of my friends are elderly yet NOT ONE of us was stupid enough to think we could live on SS.

We did not work for cash so our payments would be larger than this woman’s would be, but there is no way we could live on it.

Are the words “planning ahead” too difficult for these people?

.


32 posted on 06/15/2014 2:16:27 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

“I’m elderly and most of my friends are elderly yet NOT ONE of us was stupid enough to think we could live on SS. We did not work for cash so our payments would be larger than this woman’s would be, but there is no way we could live on it. Are the words “planning ahead” too difficult for these people?”

I’m guessing you and your friends haven’t had everything (housing, food, etc.) handed to you for decades. To the perpetually unassimilated underclass, “planning ahead” is meaningless; the government administrators handle all of their decisions for them. For these creatures to understand how Social Security is funded and disbursed is far beyond them (and they don’t want to know)...


33 posted on 06/15/2014 6:18:51 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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