[funsec] CompUSA Refuses To Accept Cash
AlexE at sunbelt-software.com
Thu Jan 24 16:57:28 CST 2008
Ah, found it:
From: Juha-Matti Laurio [mailto:juha-matti.laurio at netti.fi]
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 5:25 PM
To: Alex Eckelberry; funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: RE: [funsec] CompUSA Refuses To Accept Cash
With this type of behavior and publicity soon, I believe...
Alex Eckelberry <AlexE at sunbelt-software.com> wrote:
> Aren't they going out of business anway?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org]
> On Behalf Of Juha-Matti Laurio
> Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 6:56 AM
> To: funsec at linuxbox.org
> Subject: [funsec] CompUSA Refuses To Accept Cash
> "A CompUSA cashier summoned her manager and a security guard when Bud
> tried to pay for his purchases with cash.
> The promise of 40% discounts drew Bud to the Boisie, Idaho store, but
> he settled for a 10% discount on an iMac and several accessories."
> This is how the customer describes the case:
> I start counting out hundred dollar bills and the clerk goes nuts!
> "Sir, we don't accept cash for this kind of purchase! You must use a
> credit card!" she says at the top of her lungs. (I see her also hit a
> button on the phone at the same time.)
> Instantly a man shows up, clearly the manager from his nametag and the
> rent-a-cop security guy. Both tell me the same thing, "NO CASH! You
> have to pay with a credit card!""
> And he or she continues:
> So I called the store to see if the items I wanted were in stock,
> after I asked the guy about them he said, "I know who you are, your
> the guy that wanted to pay cash. My district manager & corporate
> called me and read me the riot act over this. Thanks for getting me in
> More at
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