According to my parents, who run a music shop in Halifax, Nova Scotia, there’s a big difference between US & Canadian consumers in terms of choice of payment method. Here in Canada, debit cards are extremely popular–indeed, my mom reports that it’s begun to outstrip Visa & Mastercard at their shop. But I’m told that debit cards have never really caught on big in the US, where credit cards are still the way to go.
So I was curious if my anecdotal evidence is true, &, if so, what the reason(s?) is/are for the cultural difference. --N