( Retail : Payment technology )
I'd already paid by EFTPOS and didn't have 10c for the plastic bag so had to break a $20 bill.
With EFTPOS the money is wired directly into the retailer's account, and the shopper does not
need cash on hand, credit cards, or a check book to make a purchase.
EFTPOS is a system for deducting the cost of a purchase direct from the customer's bank,
building-society, or credit-card account by means of a computer link using the telephone
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