I’m the that type of person who notices tiny inconsistencies in merchant info then can’t unsee them. None of this is like a major deal but ya know, I can’t unsee any of this
I also been made aware that yous enrich merchants by moving fingers and fingers aren’t perfect so I’ll try to be as gentle as i can:
- Here are transactions from 3 different dollar tree locations. I have no clue where the 2 different logos come from, both later added by Monzo.
- The IKEA UK twitter logo was later added by Monzo for a transaction that happened at an IKEA in US.
- Here’s an interesting one: Wawa low key changed their twitter icon from their usual red to purple for Halloween. I went to different Wawas, and yous see that the transaction logs show when Wawa switched a purple twitter icon for halloween then switched back afterwards.
Since these are all (mostly) different locations, I can infer that Monzo is either storing the icon as it appeared at the time of enchantment for each merchant OR storing the twitter username for each merchant, then capturing the icon as it appeared at the time of the transaction. (They say there are 2 hard problems in computing, and cache invalidation is 1 of them! )
May need to tap to see the whole thing on this onem
- Han Dynasty, aka Handy Nasty? I personally find nothing wrong with this one, it’s is too perfect
- I’ve had various issues using my monzo at New Jersey Transit ticket machines (sometimes I’ll get double holds, sometimes I’ll not get charged at all). Turns out that the vendor that makes the ticket machines for NJ Transit has a track record of being pre-ty incompetent resulting in, uh, some very cursed merchant info:
I wonder if there is a way to automatically flag and correct locations in merchant data that may be incorrect, especially if like the city and state pair doesn’t seem to add up…
Anyways those are my fresh observations on some things I’ve noticed! this is the type of stuff that, for some reason, is keeping me up at night when i look thru my transactions trying to categorise them (in bed) as i write this post