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Old 02-28-2012, 03:44 PM
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I find I need a parallel to USB cable so I can use an old printer on my new laptop. I head to the local Micro Center around 11:00
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The store is busy with people buying stuff while on lunch break.

I get in line and notice there is one clerk and 20+ people in line. Two people in front of me put their stuff down and leave so the line is a little shorter.

Management finally notices and send two people to open new registers.

10 minutes later I get my turn to pay for my purchases.

I hand the clerk my cable, get my wallet out and hand her a $10.00 bill for a $9.69 purchase.


Clerk: Sir, I don't take cash. I only take credit or debit.

Me: What do you mean you don't take cash? Cash is king.

Clerk: Cash transactions take too long. I only take cash.

Manager: Sir, go to the next clerk. He takes cash.

Next clerk rings up my purchase. I hand him my ten dollar bill.

Clerk2: Sir, what is your name?

Me: Why do you want to know my name?

Clerk2: We require a name for all cash transactions.

Me: Why do you need my name for a cash transaction?

Clerk2: Store policy. What is your name?

Me: My name is angry customer who doesn't agree with your store policies.

Manager: Oh, tell him the benefits of giving your name for a cash purchase.

Clerk2: By giving your name for cash purchases you get cash back if you return the item.

Me: Huh?

Manager: What he's trying to say is you will still get cash if you return the item but lost the receipt.

Me: I don't lose my receipts.

Manager: It's store policy

Me: You need to review your store policies.

I believe what they are trying to do is obtain enough personal information to put me on a mailing or e-mail list.

Retailers in California used to be able to ask for zip codes but can't do that now.

Anyone ever get this type of response at a retail place? Horrible policy. You'd think I was trying to launder money.

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Old 02-28-2012, 04:22 PM
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You went to Microcenter at 11:00 PM but the store was busy with people on their lunch break?
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Originally Posted by gf View Post
You went to Microcenter at 11:00 PM but the store was busy with people on their lunch break?

You get a bonus point for catching my mistake in putting PM instead of AM. And boy, adding the 'WTF' little smiley thing really makes your point.

Good for you idiot. I'll make the correction now.

Next time, how about adding something useful or nothing at all?
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:53 PM
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I don't go there because: 1 - it's always packed and 2 - their "forms of payment" policy suck

...but they do sell stuff really cheap

Last time in HD or Lowes when I paid cash they asked for my phone number "just in case" I lost my receipt they could look up the transaction.

Everyone wants too much info these days. It's pretty much all out there already though.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by saltwaters View Post

Good for you idiot. I'll make the correction now.

Next time, how about adding something useful or nothing at all?

Lighten up Homer, it's kind of like your pointless complaint about MicroCenter. If you don't like their policies, don't shop there!
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Originally Posted by saltwaters View Post
You get a bonus point for catching my mistake in putting PM instead of AM. And boy, adding the 'WTF' little smiley thing really makes your point.

Good for you idiot. I'll make the correction now.

Next time, how about adding something useful or nothing at all?
I think someone has their panties in a wod today............
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