Completely useless Christmas gifts: ERP IU cashcard cover

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I have never understood the purpose of this car accessory.

This site says it “hides cashcard to prevent theft”, and is available for $6.95

There’s no lock on this device, so if anyone wants to take a cashcard out of your IU, they simply lift the cover.

This is how it works: you keep your cashcard inserted in your car’s IU so that you don’t drive under an ERP gantry and get fined for not having a cashcard in your IU. So, you’re afraid people might break into your car to steal your cashed up cashcard, so you put a cover on the IU so that you screw with any would-be thief’s head:

Hmmm… got cash card inside or not? So hard to tell, with this stupid cash card cover.

Hmmm… I think got. Because if don’t have, they won’t put the cover. OK, I’ll smash his window.

Hmmm… then again, maybe don’t have. He’s trying to make me second guess my decision to smash his window. So maybe better don’t smash his window.

Hmmm… then again, how would I know if I don’t smash his window? OK, I’ll smash his window.

Hmmm… if I smash his window and there’s no cash card, damn wasted effort right? OK, maybe better don’t smash his window.

Hmmm… then again, if I don’t smash his window, and there’s a cash card inside, damn wasted right? OK, I’ll smash his window.

Hmmm… OK, if I smash his window, and there’s a cash card, but the cash card got very little cash inside… OK, maybe don’t smash his window…

Arrrrgh! Fuck! I think I go rob some old lady first, then come back and smash his window.

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8 thoughts on “Completely useless Christmas gifts: ERP IU cashcard cover”

  1. Nice. I was approached today on this useless device too and I was wondering how it works. I thought I missed something in the 10-sec pitch by the salesman that it has some kind of lock but wasn’t clearly visible. So looks like there isn’t any lock at all.

    Totally useless indeed.

    And I remembered the salesman said: It’s invented in Singapore. Do support Singapore invention.

  2. Nice. I was approached today on this useless device too and I was wondering how it works. I thought I missed something in the 10-sec pitch by the salesman that it has some kind of lock but wasn’t clearly visible. So looks like there isn’t any lock at all.

    Totally useless indeed.

    And I remembered the salesman said: It’s invented in Singapore. Do support Singapore invention.

  3. Believe me, this makes it much, much harder to remove the cashcard from the IU.

    Not nice when you encounter an old-skool carpark gantry that still requires you to insert your cashcard into the slot – with a line of impatient ah beng drivers behind you.

    And not to mention that it ruined my new manicure once. Tsk.

  4. Believe me, this makes it much, much harder to remove the cashcard from the IU.

    Not nice when you encounter an old-skool carpark gantry that still requires you to insert your cashcard into the slot – with a line of impatient ah beng drivers behind you.

    And not to mention that it ruined my new manicure once. Tsk.

  5. it might actually work. till date i have lost 3 cashcards from the IU of my motorcycle because i had forgot to remove them. however after i stuck black tape over the transparent cover. there have been several times when i forgot to remove the cashcard and was surprised to find it still inside when i came back (before that, it would definitely be gone). i would think that most cashcard thefts are commited in the spur of the moment and not planned. so if the cashcard is not seen, perhaps theres a lower chance of the would-be thief opening the cover/smashing the window. hope im making sense here.

  6. it might actually work. till date i have lost 3 cashcards from the IU of my motorcycle because i had forgot to remove them. however after i stuck black tape over the transparent cover. there have been several times when i forgot to remove the cashcard and was surprised to find it still inside when i came back (before that, it would definitely be gone). i would think that most cashcard thefts are commited in the spur of the moment and not planned. so if the cashcard is not seen, perhaps theres a lower chance of the would-be thief opening the cover/smashing the window. hope im making sense here.

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