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    Ok has anyone ever noticed that the majority of ATMs are designed better for the BG instead of the Custumer?

    When i say this is cause i noticed that alot of ATM areas are either poorly lit have a tremendous amount of bushes or other greenery around it for the BG to hide in,or theres so sort of wall block the view from the public i which the BG can rob you without being seen.

    Now also i have noticed some ATMs at banks are enclosed in a glass room and in areas like NY or Chicago where guns are prohibited all they have to do is wait for you to come out or wait for you to go in then your trapped. So i was just wondering if anyone has ever given this any thought?

    I usually dont go to the ATM at nite but recently i did, to save some time my wife came with me she sat in the car ready and watching my back. call it paranoia i call it being ready.

    Just wondering guys what are your thoughts on this?

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    I don't use ATM's! I don like paying a fee to access my own money. The banks continue to find ways to rip us off with charges.

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    your bank charges you fees for use the atm at your bank time to get a new bank.

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    I only go to ATM's in the Day, or if at night, go to the one's that are in grocery stores or the major drug stores.
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    Now there's a dangerous combination...ATM and Orlando...

    I do not use ATM's...ever!

    I could never figure out why, on saturday morning at my bank, people stand in line at the ATM outside of the bank instead of going inside.
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    No ATM card for me, so no ATM usage. The credit union is open 5 days a week most days, I do my business during those hours.

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    I've never really been all that nervous about using ATMs, I do carefully survey my surroundings before any transaction. Just like in many situations the key is situational awareness....well and having a my hand on a loaded gun.

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    Ayoob had an episode on Personal Defense TV about some safety precautions to take using an ATM. Even in daylight hours one has to be careful. And you are right. It may be for aesthetics, but the ATMs are better styled for the BG than the GG.
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    The ATM at the bank near me is not located in a way that gives the customer a clear view of what is going on around him. Consequently, my wife NEVER uses the ATM, and though I do, I am extra cautious and attentive to the cars and others near by when I drive up. I also make a point of looking in my car mirrors as much as possible. It is very unusual for me to go to an ATM on foot. In fact, it is fairly unusual for me to keep much cash around; plastic gets the job done in most circumstances.

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    My wife does not carry a gun so I wont allow her to use an ATM. If she needs cash, she can get it at the bank in the grocery store. I only use drive-up ATM's thinking that atleast I can lay my gun on my lap while accessing and have my vehicle to escape if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I could never figure out why, on saturday morning at my bank, people stand in line at the ATM outside of the bank instead of going inside.
    It may be a way to get your money out of the bank if it is posted. That is one reason I like using the drive-up lanes.

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    we had a situation here in orlando where there were 2BGs one robbed a person in his car using a drive thru atm and the other got somebody at the walk up atm at the same time now most of thse drive thrus ar kind of tight for those of you local i Olando was near dean and curry ford the bank shall remain nameless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PcMakr View Post
    It may be a way to get your money out of the bank if it is posted. That is one reason I like using the drive-up lanes.
    Guns and banks are not a problem here in FL, and although signs mean nothing, I've never seen one.

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    I've gotten into the habit of using ATM's in gas stations and grocery stores for a few reasons. First, it's inside in a well lit, heavily trafficked area. Second, I have time to scan my surroundings to see if anyone is overly interested in me, prior to leaving the building. And finally, the parking lots also tend to be well lit and heavily trafficked.
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    My banks ATM is in a drive thru lane that has great view for at least a couple hundred feet in every direction,I don't use other banks ATM's cause I don't like paying a fee to get my money out,I usually just get cash back on my debit at Walmart .
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