Just another day at PVR

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My sob story with PVR just doesn’t seem to end. I know my blog is starting to look like a complaint box right now but hey am not the bothering type.

Location: PVR Bangalore

Me: Two tickets for XYZ movie

PVR: For xx:xx show?

Me: Yeah exactly

PVR: L10, L11 seats okay

Me: Perfect

PVR: So that would be Rs 300

Me: You accept card?

PVR: Sure we do,err it’s VISA right?

Me: Hmm nope Maestro, Cirrus

PVR: Sorry sir, we don’t accept

Me: But since when… hmm… never mind.. here is the money (good riddance)

Friend: Psst I think they read your blog.

Me: Thanks I couldn’t feel any better..

(now in mind)

Oh god why why.. in case they had to read my blog why that post.. couldn’t they read my auto-cribbing posts? sob sob

For those who are here for the first time: I had blogged earlier about how I was asked reveal my debit card PIN number while buying tickets there. I don’t know if it’s because of my post or not, they have stopped accepting Maestro cards (which require PIN number to be entered); they accept only VISA cards now!

PS: I guess I should stop giving myself too mcuh credit. May be they had some issue with Maestro after all ๐Ÿ˜›

19 responses to “Just another day at PVR”
  1. Shefaly Avatar

    Am I missing something? Is Visa signature-only and Master needed a pin? This is definitely a retrograde move in terms of security.

    I read your post on PIN too. You need to inform your bank of these establishments and keep writing about it too. What ullus.

  2. | Balu | Avatar

    You are right Visa is signature only while Maestro requires PIN number to be entered in the machine. Inform the bank? Hmm that’s something I haven’t done yet. Thanks for the advice!

  3. Smita Avatar

    Hain!!!!! The buggers don’t accept Visa card????? (Read that three times)

    Quite strange in today’s time…..

    BTW u can call all this “Credit Cards, Me N PVR, A long sour story” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. liamdempsey Avatar

    Go on, Balu, take credit! Take it! You’ve earned it.

  5. katya Avatar

    Yes Balu,
    I had read your earlier post. Now you are scaring people into obedience. Quite a task master you are ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope the movie was nice (300 Rs)

  6. Reema Avatar

    Crossword too doesn’t accept Maestro powered SBI Debit Card.I too had to face similar problems.

  7. Suda Avatar

    Yessss, thats your impact ๐Ÿ˜€
    And I am little shocked that you really haven’t yet informed corresponding bank yet. We expected more from you ๐Ÿ˜›

  8. xylene Avatar

    Dude get a visa ! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Maestro is a pain after all.
    Now please don’t write about visa, and they would stop accepting visa as well.

  9. | Balu | Avatar

    Err no they accept only Visa, you really want me to change the headline? that means I have to loging edit post change headline and save.. groan.. sorry yaar bohath mehnat karna padega ๐Ÿ˜‰

    no no no.. I used a wrong word.. it should have been blame not credit! ๐Ÿ™

    To be honest I don’t think I did it! :-0

    Really so this seems to be a problem wit maestro they better have a good reason for doing this then

    Yes yes expectations.. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Dude get a visa or Dude geta life ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I am shifting jobs and I heard my new employer has HDFC as salary account.. they have VISA debit

  10. Nova Avatar

    Thats quite funny!!!

  11. scorpria Avatar


    Me and a friend once ordered a full meal from the McD’s on Brigade Road and realised they don accept any card (dont know about now)…well, neither of us had cash on us…so, i waited for a while, while he went for cash ๐Ÿ˜€ the burgers werent crisp by th time we ate it ๐Ÿ™

  12. manuscrypts Avatar

    so the logical next step is writing movie reviews, and getting them not to run it beyond a weekend…. :p

  13. Nikhil Avatar

    Hmmm… A friend of mine is the manager of PVR… At least, he was a few years ago.. I don’t know if he’s even alive by now! If he is, he’ll still be there! Want me to speak to him about this? ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. | Balu | Avatar

    Eeks thats bad.. but a used to eating soggy mc donalds food.. (we order food home.. by the time it reaches us it would be damp)
    Anyway most of the movies don’t run beyond the weekend! =P
    Nikhil to the rescue!

  15. Amit Avatar

    It seems we are moving back to the stone age!!!

  16. Nikhil Avatar

    Call me The Pinkish-Blue Knight! ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. dinu Avatar

    haaaaaa … I think they read your blog ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. | Balu | Avatar

    LOL yeah

    Why pink and blue???????

    Hope not!

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