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#1 acesup10163

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 02:25 PM

Went to a local independent bookstore that is in the process of going out of business. Had a gift certificate. Bought book. Total: $29.16. Gift certificate was $20.00. Wanted to pay balance of $9.16 with Wells Fargo Visa...

"Sorry, the minimum for Visa is $10.00."

"Are you aware that's contrary to Visa's policy?"

"Yes, but we're going out of business."

HMMMM


They ended up putting it through...



#2 cljohnr

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 03:12 PM

"Are you aware that's contrary to Visa's policy?"

"Yes, but we're going out of business."

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Heh, I love it!

#3 GEORGE

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 04:41 PM

Went to a local independent bookstore that is in the process of going out of business.  Had a gift certificate.  Bought book.  Total: $29.16.  Gift certificate was $20.00.  Wanted to pay balance of $9.16 with Wells Fargo Visa...

"Sorry, the minimum for Visa is $10.00."

"Are you aware that's contrary to Visa's policy?"

"Yes, but we're going out of business."

HMMMM


They ended up putting it through...

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ARE YOU GOING OUT OF BUSINESS BECAUSE YOU CAN'T FOLLOW VISA/MC RULES...YOU CAN'T AFFORD ALL THE FINES???

#4 ddeleon

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 04:43 PM

I would have just said, " do you want the sale or not?"

#5 acesup10163

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 05:43 PM

[font=Impact]It was one of these mom and pop stores that has been screwing people for years...then they get an "aw shucks" attitude...

AW SHUCKS, WE'VE LOVED BEING IN THE COMMUNITY...

Yeah...loved screwing people for years...
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#6 uuuuut

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 11:58 PM

[font=Impact]It was one of these mom and pop stores that has been screwing people for years...then they get an "aw shucks" attitude...

AW SHUCKS, WE'VE LOVED BEING IN THE COMMUNITY...

Yeah...loved screwing people for years...
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What? Where did that come from?

#7 hurricanesfans27

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 07:50 AM

[font=Impact]It was one of these mom and pop stores that has been screwing people for years...then they get an "aw shucks" attitude...

AW SHUCKS, WE'VE LOVED BEING IN THE COMMUNITY...

Yeah...loved screwing people for years...
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evidently the people found out or else they wouldnt be going out of business.

#8 acesup10163

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 11:44 AM

A lot of these small businesses love screwing people...

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 10:23 AM

A lot of these small businesses love screwing people...

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You know, I dont want to bash any class of business, but I LIKE reading stuff like this because I get tired of always reading about how EVIL big corporations like Wal mart are and how Virtuous all these small businesses are that they "displace.' its good that not everyone drank that particular flavor of Kool Aid.

#10 TampaDude

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 01:35 PM

A lot of these small businesses love screwing people...

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You know, I dont want to bash any class of business, but I LIKE reading stuff like this because I get tired of always reading about how EVIL big corporations like Wal mart are and how Virtuous all these small businesses are that they "displace.' its good that not everyone drank that particular flavor of Kool Aid.

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WERD...I've received far better customer service at "evil corporate giant" Wal-Mart than many "mom and pop" shops...hmmmm...maybe excellent customer service is a big reason why Wal-Mart is so successful...hint, hint... :lol:

#11 acesup10163

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:42 AM

A lot of these small businesses love screwing people...

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You know, I dont want to bash any class of business, but I LIKE reading stuff like this because I get tired of always reading about how EVIL big corporations like Wal mart are and how Virtuous all these small businesses are that they "displace.' its good that not everyone drank that particular flavor of Kool Aid.

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WERD...I've received far better customer service at "evil corporate giant" Wal-Mart than many "mom and pop" shops...hmmmm...maybe excellent customer service is a big reason why Wal-Mart is so successful...hint, hint... :rofl:

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Exactly, and Wal Mart is not setting a minimum price before which you can use Visa/MC

#12 GEORGE

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 09:47 AM

There IS or WAS a glitch with WAL*MART and DISCOVERCARD
that said call for approval for sales of $0.01-->$0.99

Not denied...just you had to call for approval because the system wouldn't go THAT low...

That is not a minimum charge...the call will be made or the customer will buy something else to make it $1.00 or more or they will pay CASH

(didn't happen too often...USUALLY happened with the coupon users that have 10 coupons for free shampoo and they have to pay the sales tax)

THAT'S ANOTHER STORY (excessive coupon use)


#13 Uncle Leo

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 11:37 AM

There IS or WAS a glitch with WAL*MART and DISCOVERCARD
that said call for approval for sales of $0.01-->$0.99

Not denied...just you had to call for approval because the system wouldn't go THAT low...

That is not a minimum charge...the call will be made or the customer will buy something else to make it $1.00 or more or they will pay CASH

(didn't happen too often...USUALLY happened with the coupon users that have 10 coupons for free shampoo and they have to pay the sales tax)

THAT'S ANOTHER STORY (excessive coupon use)

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Why do I sense a coupon rant being held back? :sorry:

#14 smj29

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 11:47 AM

Where do you report businesses that have minimum charges?

#15 GEORGE

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:30 PM

There IS or WAS a glitch with WAL*MART and DISCOVERCARD
that said call for approval for sales of $0.01-->$0.99

Not denied...just you had to call for approval because the system wouldn't go THAT low...

That is not a minimum charge...the call will be made or the customer will buy something else to make it $1.00 or more or they will pay CASH

(didn't happen too often...USUALLY happened with the coupon users that have 10 coupons for free shampoo and they have to pay the sales tax)

THAT'S ANOTHER STORY (excessive coupon use)

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Why do I sense a coupon rant being held back? <_<

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20 $1.00 BOTTLES OF SHAMPOO
20 $1.00 OFF COUPONS

IS THAT NORMAL???

#16 GEORGE

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:33 PM

Where do you report businesses that have minimum charges?

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1-800-VISA-911

VISA USA
M/C
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DISCOVERCARD

YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY
(THE ISSUER)--LIKE CHASE...BofA...CAPITAL ONE...ETC

#17 BBQ123

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 07:56 PM

There IS or WAS a glitch with WAL*MART and DISCOVERCARD
that said call for approval for sales of $0.01-->$0.99

Not denied...just you had to call for approval because the system wouldn't go THAT low...

That is not a minimum charge...the call will be made or the customer will buy something else to make it $1.00 or more or they will pay CASH

(didn't happen too often...USUALLY happened with the coupon users that have 10 coupons for free shampoo and they have to pay the sales tax)

THAT'S ANOTHER STORY (excessive coupon use)

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Why do I sense a coupon rant being held back? :)

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20 $1.00 BOTTLES OF SHAMPOO
20 $1.00 OFF COUPONS

IS THAT NORMAL???

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If i could get shampoo for 5 cents (tax) then i'd get a few bottles...

#18 hegemony

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:10 PM

Went to a local independent bookstore that is in the process of going out of business. Had a gift certificate. Bought book. Total: $29.16. Gift certificate was $20.00. Wanted to pay balance of $9.16 with Wells Fargo Visa...

"Sorry, the minimum for Visa is $10.00."

"Are you aware that's contrary to Visa's policy?"

"Yes, but we're going out of business."

HMMMM


They ended up putting it through...



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#19 Rebuilding2010

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:26 PM

holy thread bump hege, how the heck do you find these old suckers, lol.

#20 hegemony

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:28 PM

holy thread bump hege, how the heck do you find these old suckers, lol.

ocd <_<

#21 BBQ123

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:10 AM

Imagine if a business was so stupid they went under due to fines for breaking rules in the contract they signed.

#22 hegemony

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:37 PM

Imagine if a business was so stupid they went under due to fines for breaking rules in the contract they signed.

now you sound like John Lennon :dance: :dance:




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