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    I'm going to london next week, and have decided to buy/get an oystercard. It says that when you first get your Oyster card, you will need to pay a refundable £3 deposit.
    Does this mean that the £3 gets put onto the card? Also, what's the difference between buying it when you get there (in london), or getting it online?
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    What are you moving to London?
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    I think it means you can get the £3 back once you stop using the oyster, I dont think it gets put on the card. And I doubt there is any difference where you buy the card.
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    It's not added to your card.
    I got my first oyster card last week and gave £15. They gave me the card with £12 credit on it.
    Presumably if I give my card back, they will refund £3 in cash to me.

    You get the card straight away which is pretty good.
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    When you give the card back you get £3 back.
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    Oh okay, thanks guys.
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    If you buy and top up online you have to specify a specific station where you will 'collect' the top-up. I don't see why it can't just put itself on at the time of payment. So if you're meeting a friend say for example in London, but your not sure where and you need to top up, your screwed. You'd have to go to a station and top up. Can be a bit annoying but.. yeah. It's cheaper at the end of the day haha
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    sparkle is right
 
 
 
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