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Credit Card Signature Screen Eraser

To Remove the Scrawl of Unconventional Nature
 
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Okay, you're in the supermarket, charging your purchase. You swipe the card. You're prompted to sign. You start signing, and then Murphy's law catches you: you sneeze. Or get bumped. Whatever happened, your signature is now a mess.

Oh, well. Just hit the 'erase' button and sign again. You are now impervious to Murphy's law. Until you get outside...

Update: this has been Baked. I've seen this numerous times, and I suppose you have too. The question now is whether to delete the idea on grounds of fulfillment or keep it for bragging rights...

galukalock, May 06 2003

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       I'd swear I've seen these occasionally, with a "start over" box. But, good idea.
Unless a cashier makes me do it over, I just "sign" and I'm done with it. It's only a very loose approximation of my ink-signed version, with added long straight lines and missing dots & curves. Try it again -- same thing.
Amos Kito, May 06 2003
  

       Instead of an 'erase' button, how about actually inverting the e-pen and erasing just the part you messed up on?
galukalock, May 07 2003
  

       Terrible idea! Who cares how your signature looks? In fact, I usually just scrawl an 'X' or something to save time. If you're swiping your card, the cashier isn't examining your sig. The last thing we need is a way to allow people to take longer checking out.
TheJeff, Jul 01 2004
  

       So do those machines actually use the signature as a form of authorization, or is it just to keep electronic backup for easier access if needbe?
yabba do yabba dabba, Jul 01 2004
  
      
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