From KSDK: " Who's to Blame for Chip Card Delays?"
Ah yes. Most credit card companies have begun sending card holders new cards which have a chip embedded in the bottom which must be inserted in the sales machine and left alone until the data goes though. It is to take the place of the traditional swiping of cards at the store.
The problem is, though, most places do not use it at all even though there is a chip slot. They aren't ready or some entity is not ready. And, we're told by the clerk, "just swipe the normal way, it'll work."
That's ok by me because when you do come across a store that does allow the chip to work, it takes forever. You're instructed to "leave card in place til told to remove" and the time ticks away while other customers behind you start drumming their fingers on their carts. I really don't care if the chip machines ever work if it's going to take so long to approve each time you use them.