Vietnam trip RUINED

I lost my fucking debit card the day after landing. JUST. I only took out like $40 in Dong and spent half of it on a massage. I'm in Da Nang too so most of the restaurants, especially the Vietnamese ones don't take CC. It seems like I always get rekt like this. Travel horror stories thread?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hey, I remember you. Did the exact same thing in Vung Tau when being forced to accrue a huge hot debt. Can you not get someone to go through western union and send you money, these days as long as you have internet banking you can send yourself money and just pick up the cash?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >as you have internet banking you can send yourself money and just pick up the cash

      How do I do that?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        We have another tech illiterate retard here. There is no hope.

        I at least hope you you killed your card before some local takes everything from there.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.westernunion.com/us/en/receive-money.html

        Download the app or look at the website, I've never done it before but I'm sure you can do it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I really, really like this image

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's all yours, my friend.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how? pickpocket?

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >spent half of it on a massage
    this is awesome

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Where are you in Da Nang big fella? I'm here with my old man and we could take you out for a beer or something and maybe help you sort your shit out. My dad says he knows how hard it is when you're fucked in a new country.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'll help you out anon. I'm in Vietnam too. You have to suck my dick though. 🙂

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >the restaurants, especially the Vietnamese ones don't take CC.
    Have you tried inserting your credit card into an ATM and taking out money?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't wanna get JUSTED by fees. I'm a real autist when it comes to avoiding fees. My Schwab debit card refunds any ATM fees

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't have money
        >I lost my bank card
        >I only have one bank card
        >I have no cash
        >I have no backup plan for what happens when I lose bank card
        You get what you deserve. Watching the dragon breathe fire is free. Saturday and Sunday nights at 9pm.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          my backup plan is to use my credit card also I expected fucking Grab to work with my CC because why wouldn't it? but it doesn't and my asshole is bleeding from it. anyway yeah, trip isn't ruined just wanted to post a pink wojak. there's a new buffet restaurant open and it's somewhat healthy and cheap so I'll just go every day

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >my asshole is bleeding from it
            wow so the grab driver fucked your bussy as payment??
            I still want to know how you lost it you retarded fuck

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Well I once witnessed a western euro pensioner in fluent Thai negotiate and attempt to twerk a little on a tuktuk driver for such a fare... He had some of the deepest laugh lines on his face I ever saw on a man. Outside a club in Chang Mai. Told me to get a dictionary and never give up. I wish one day I was as good at pleasing tuktuk drivers as him.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I expected
            Grab doesn't work in third world shit holes with first world bank cards. This is normal behaviour. So you just were unprepared. Typical American retard.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              have a nice day. that's not common sense.

              also morons new card arrived today. suck my nuts

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                you got a new card from your bank back home that quick in Vietnam? Where did they send it to the hotel you stay at? didnt know you could do that

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                No, I actually lost the card a week ago and I just decided to make the post because it was starting to get annoying.

                Yeah bank sends you a new card wherever you are. I think if I paid extra it would've been 3 business days instead of 5

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >goes to a country where everything is 10 times cheaper
          >Oh no, not the 1.5% fee on my cash withdrawal, I'd rather starve and eat nothing

          The massage girl took your card btw, so you spent more than $20 on the massage

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            God you're annoying, there's nothing logical about your response. Cash advances are far more than 1.5%. It's like a flat $20 plus ($10 or 5%).

            And I had it after the massage and paused it immediately when I couldn't find it in wallet. No unrecognized charges.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just pay the fucking fee. This qualifies as an emergency. That or stop into any major banking branch and ask them if they can help you transfer money from your bank. Jesus. How did you even manage to buy tickets and make it there.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was told during one of my trips that you should be always prepared. In your case, you should have had two debit cards, one virtual and one physical. The virtual is used through your phone (or Apple watch)

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >carrying a card to 3rd world

    i went to HK with 5k in my pocket because I was worried my cards would fail, you are a fkn dumbass

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    next time travel with 2 cards + online banking
    2 phones
    cash and dont exchange it unless needed

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Same thing happened to me in Germany, a machine swallowed my card on the second day of a ten day trip. I had to get my mother to wire me money through moneygram.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That happened to me in Bali. Had to western union the rest of the trip because I was young and retarded and didnt have a cc at the time

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        In Bali the cash comes out first then the card, in all other countries the card comes out first then the cash. The 711 when I lost my card had this gigantic container of cards people left behind.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      that happened to me in China
      luckily the bank guys just opened the machine and gave it back to me right there. Idk why they were so helpful because I am pretty sure the bank people would usually not do that shit.
      Why do ATMs do that sometimes?

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >only taking one debit card and one credit card

    Peak retardation

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Indeed. Your bank will give you a few, for free - if you ask.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I travel with 1 bank debit card with good foreign exchange rates/fees; 2 currency debit cards, also with pretty decent rates/fees; and 2 credit cards just for emergencies, because the fees are pretty shit.

    Normally I just use one of the currency cards, luckily I've never lost a card aborad (yet).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >currency cards
      what is a currency card? a prepaid card?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, like Revolut or Wise

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    lol I have 3 debit cards for back up, 1 main debt card (Daddy Swchab is the best) and 4 credit card just in case.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    well you learned something
    always have backup card/s and a nice fat wad of USD to serve as a last resort

    made the same mistake as you when I was a much younger man and it really sucked for about a week until my bank got a card to me

    these days for traveling I always have $500 in cash hidden carefully split between two different locations in my bag/s and at least 3 debit cards, with a primary card that doesn't carry more than $2000 on it for local ATMs and maybe a big purchase

    I even have two US passports, since if you write the state department and ask for an extra due to possibility of theft/damage during an upcoming trip, they will furnish you with an extra.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is a random question, but can you possess duplicate cards (debit or credit)? What I mean are two separate physical cards tied to the same account. It would suck to lose cards like OP did, but I only have one bank account and one credit card. I'm not interested in opening more bank accounts or new credit cards. I would like to have my cards in my wallet, plus backup cards in my luggage in case I have an OP moment.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      hmm, my Discover card allows me to have 2. I don't think my debit card allows it maybe my travel Visa does.

      I just realized that I only have 1 credit card that works here right now so maybe I should get another.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn't your bank support apple or google pay? Supposedly you could use that right away, given that the country you're traveling to is cashless enough.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I spent 6 months in SEA without any cards.
    Lost it in Thailand because their atms are retarded and give you cash first.
    Anyway just explain it to the girl at your hotel or apartment and ask if you can transfer money into her bank account and she withdraws it for you
    Survived perfectly fine like this long term.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      oh yeah use wise for the transfer
      fees are basically nothing
      shit like western union is a scam

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    bitcoin bro

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