When did stores forget how to punch in card #s when the stripe doesn't work? GRRRR
I'm pretty irked right now. In a world where most transactions are done with cards instead of cash, why don't places get it?
Maybe three weeks ago our grocery store couldn't figure out how to make a imprint of my card when the stripe didn't work. 2 cashiers, the cashier super, and finally the assistant manager were dumfounded. As the line behind me grew, I finally used my cel phone to make the impression. Seriously, it's just carbonless carbon paper.
Just now, I left a computer store (MicroCenter in Madison Hts, MI) without the almost $200 worth of stuff I wanted because the cashier said they couldn't type the digits. She wanted me to use a different card. I wanted to use my bank card, not a credit card. I'm writing an email to corporate.
a) They've done it before with other cards
b) What do they win by refusing? They lost $200 today, and I might be PO'd enough to never go back.