Something about shopping has bothered me

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Registered: 07-26-1997
Something about shopping has bothered me
Mon, 09-14-2009 - 8:50am
It's not even about be frugal many times.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 09-14-2009 - 10:50pm

on the other side.....many customers complained big time about having to show their ID's for purchases, the inconvenience, etc (I worked in retail for a long time) when the Visa/MC debit cards first starting becoming popular the commercials raved about how convenient it would be to not have to show your ID, etc.

it's a balancing act for the company to decide where to draw the line between customer convenience and risk of liability


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 6:00pm

Stores have gone to the no signature needed for under a certain dollar amount and no i.d. checking because it is what customers as a whole want. Most people are in such a hurry that they don't want to sign anything let alone drag their I.D. out to show the cashier that they are who the card says they are.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 4:52pm

Being someone who has had my credit cards stolen I can say when it happens they are not charging under $25 on them.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 6:33pm

Personally, I think checking signatures is pretty annoying. I don't even sign my name to the electronic boxes, I draw a line and hit accept.

If you have a problem with a credit card policy, use cash.