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Published:December 1st, 2011 12:18 EST

Watch A Commercial Instead Of Paying ATM Fee! Good Idea?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An ATM at the music venue Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, N.Y. now gives patrons the option of watching an advertisement in lieu of paying an ATM fee.

The company behind the fee-less ATM, Free ATMs NYC, plays a commercial on a 15-inch video screen above the machine while users make their transactions."



No bank, that I`m aware of, charges their customers a fee for using one of their ATM`s. Anybody who is foolish enough to use an ATM not owned by their bank, shouldn`t complain if they are charged an outrageous fee for using the machine. Don`t want to be charged ATM fees? Stay away from ATM`s not operated by your bank.

That being said, I wouldn`t mind watching a video to avoid paying an ATM fee. I wouldn`t be paying any attention to the video anyway, I would be too preoccupied watching the ATM dispense my money. Dollar Bills Y`all!

The watching a video in lieu of paying ATM fees is a losing proposition, nobody is going to pay any attention to the video.

I wonder what`s next? Will commercials be played on video monitors over urinals? Corporations won`t be satisfied until they can implant computer chips in our brains that will play commercials in our minds.

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