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mmswm

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« Reply #3675 on: March 21, 2013, 10:27:11 PM »
Well, when I tried calling them about it, I got brushed off. So I'm not sure who I can complain to about it.

And I already have a paypal account linked to the account in question.

Talk to your bank.  The disclosing of personal banking information to those without the right to know most certainly runs afoul of regulations.  I'd venture a guess there's a governing body where you can file an official complaint against the company.  I'd start with your bank to figure out who that governing body would be.
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« Reply #3676 on: March 22, 2013, 04:49:03 AM »
Well, when I tried calling them about it, I got brushed off. So I'm not sure who I can complain to about it.

And I already have a paypal account linked to the account in question.

Talk to your bank.  The disclosing of personal banking information to those without the right to know most certainly runs afoul of regulations.  I'd venture a guess there's a governing body where you can file an official complaint against the company.  I'd start with your bank to figure out who that governing body would be.

Thank you, I hadn't thought about that.

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« Reply #3677 on: March 22, 2013, 09:12:03 AM »
Well, when I tried calling them about it, I got brushed off. So I'm not sure who I can complain to about it.

And I already have a paypal account linked to the account in question.

Talk to your bank.  The disclosing of personal banking information to those without the right to know most certainly runs afoul of regulations.  I'd venture a guess there's a governing body where you can file an official complaint against the company.  I'd start with your bank to figure out who that governing body would be.

Thank you, I hadn't thought about that.

Also, just to be safe, see if your bank will put a password on your account. Whenever I want to cash a check or withdraw cash, I have to verbally give a password. We chose to put this minor precaution on our account after DH's identity was stolen.

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« Reply #3678 on: March 25, 2013, 10:32:39 PM »
So I was buying DH's easter egg yesterday and since his favourite company went out of business I had to look everywhere to find what I wanted to get him. Finally I found it in a department store. I then walked around the ground floor, waiting and looking for staff at 5 different registers, before I finally found a staff member near the 6th. She was most put out that I asked her to serve me and interupped her tidying. I wasn't the only person who was looking lost wanting to pay for things either.

And the company is complaining that they are loosing business to the internet. Well at least online stores will take my money!

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« Reply #3679 on: March 25, 2013, 11:31:42 PM »
So I was buying DH's easter egg yesterday and since his favourite company went out of business I had to look everywhere to find what I wanted to get him. Finally I found it in a department store. I then walked around the ground floor, waiting and looking for staff at 5 different registers, before I finally found a staff member near the 6th. She was most put out that I asked her to serve me and interupped her tidying. I wasn't the only person who was looking lost wanting to pay for things either.

And the company is complaining that they are loosing business to the internet. Well at least online stores will take my money!
I have had that exact same problem with what used to be Grace Bros in Australia - they changed their name a few years ago.  You wander around a whole (very large) floor (with many different departments) and noone wants to take your money!

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« Reply #3680 on: March 25, 2013, 11:42:24 PM »
So I was buying DH's easter egg yesterday and since his favourite company went out of business I had to look everywhere to find what I wanted to get him. Finally I found it in a department store. I then walked around the ground floor, waiting and looking for staff at 5 different registers, before I finally found a staff member near the 6th. She was most put out that I asked her to serve me and interupped her tidying. I wasn't the only person who was looking lost wanting to pay for things either.

And the company is complaining that they are loosing business to the internet. Well at least online stores will take my money!
I have had that exact same problem with what used to be Grace Bros in Australia - they changed their name a few years ago.  You wander around a whole (very large) floor (with many different departments) and noone wants to take your money!

Lol, it was Myers! How ever did you guess  :P

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« Reply #3681 on: March 26, 2013, 01:18:25 AM »
So I was buying DH's easter egg yesterday and since his favourite company went out of business I had to look everywhere to find what I wanted to get him. Finally I found it in a department store. I then walked around the ground floor, waiting and looking for staff at 5 different registers, before I finally found a staff member near the 6th. She was most put out that I asked her to serve me and interupped her tidying. I wasn't the only person who was looking lost wanting to pay for things either.

And the company is complaining that they are loosing business to the internet. Well at least online stores will take my money!
I have had that exact same problem with what used to be Grace Bros in Australia - they changed their name a few years ago.  You wander around a whole (very large) floor (with many different departments) and noone wants to take your money!

Lol, it was Myers! How ever did you guess  :P

I also have found this with Myers. I used to shop there a LOT, but since they changed their staffing policy it's a bit like a ghost town on occasion. I bought a lot of my work clothes there as well, which really adds up. Although really they've done me a favour because I am not shopping online instead, I'm just buying less stuff!
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« Reply #3682 on: March 26, 2013, 08:58:20 AM »
This is a hypothetical situation for me, since the store is in Australia and I'm in the US, but:
http://now.msn.com/just-looking-fee-charged-by-australian-store

The store is going to charge a $5 'just looking' fee which is deducted from your purchase at checkout.  They say they're tired of people coming in just to comparison shop and not buying anything.  If the picture with the article is the actual store, they are a gluten-free food shop.

Do they station someone at the front door and sell tickets or something?  I can't imagine this is going to do them any good at all; the ill-will generated will drive away any customers they might have.

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« Reply #3683 on: March 26, 2013, 09:21:33 AM »
This is a hypothetical situation for me, since the store is in Australia and I'm in the US, but:
http://now.msn.com/just-looking-fee-charged-by-australian-store

The store is going to charge a $5 'just looking' fee which is deducted from your purchase at checkout.  They say they're tired of people coming in just to comparison shop and not buying anything.  If the picture with the article is the actual store, they are a gluten-free food shop.

Do they station someone at the front door and sell tickets or something?  I can't imagine this is going to do them any good at all; the ill-will generated will drive away any customers they might have.

 :o  That should go into either Brain Hurt or Professionnal Darwinism. 
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« Reply #3684 on: March 26, 2013, 10:40:37 AM »
This is a hypothetical situation for me, since the store is in Australia and I'm in the US, but:
http://now.msn.com/just-looking-fee-charged-by-australian-store

The store is going to charge a $5 'just looking' fee which is deducted from your purchase at checkout.  They say they're tired of people coming in just to comparison shop and not buying anything.  If the picture with the article is the actual store, they are a gluten-free food shop.

Do they station someone at the front door and sell tickets or something?  I can't imagine this is going to do them any good at all; the ill-will generated will drive away any customers they might have.

 :o  That should go into either Brain Hurt or Professionnal Darwinism.

While I completely understand ( I have been guilty of "showrooming" before), this is going to alienate those who do come in, window shop, and then wind up coming back later.

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« Reply #3685 on: March 26, 2013, 11:03:52 AM »
This is a hypothetical situation for me, since the store is in Australia and I'm in the US, but:
http://now.msn.com/just-looking-fee-charged-by-australian-store

The store is going to charge a $5 'just looking' fee which is deducted from your purchase at checkout.  They say they're tired of people coming in just to comparison shop and not buying anything.  If the picture with the article is the actual store, they are a gluten-free food shop.

Do they station someone at the front door and sell tickets or something?  I can't imagine this is going to do them any good at all; the ill-will generated will drive away any customers they might have.

 :o  That should go into either Brain Hurt or Professionnal Darwinism.

While I completely understand ( I have been guilty of "showrooming" before), this is going to alienate those who do come in, window shop, and then wind up coming back later.

They would completely lose me as a customer, even if they had the best price for whatever item I wanted to buy.  I would pay more at a different store because I would absolutely refuse to shop at a store with such awful policies.
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« Reply #3686 on: March 26, 2013, 11:25:06 AM »
This is a hypothetical situation for me, since the store is in Australia and I'm in the US, but:
http://now.msn.com/just-looking-fee-charged-by-australian-store

The store is going to charge a $5 'just looking' fee which is deducted from your purchase at checkout.  They say they're tired of people coming in just to comparison shop and not buying anything.  If the picture with the article is the actual store, they are a gluten-free food shop.

Do they station someone at the front door and sell tickets or something?  I can't imagine this is going to do them any good at all; the ill-will generated will drive away any customers they might have.

 :o  That should go into either Brain Hurt or Professionnal Darwinism.

While I completely understand ( I have been guilty of "showrooming" before), this is going to alienate those who do come in, window shop, and then wind up coming back later.

They would completely lose me as a customer, even if they had the best price for whatever item I wanted to buy.  I would pay more at a different store because I would absolutely refuse to shop at a store with such awful policies.

You and me both. Half the fun of shopping is looking! Alrthough if I do look one place, but know I'm buying elsewhere, I will never advertise that fact. I'll just look, leave adn then do my thing.  I'm going to get it for the best price I can, and if that means seeing it in person in one store, but buying online to get the best deal, so be it.

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« Reply #3687 on: March 26, 2013, 11:45:25 AM »
 There is a little Café not far from my college, that I used to go to three or four times a week, to get tea before a class or a meal  and relax between classes or when I am in there area. They used to have friendly staff and good service. All that changed a bout two weeks ago, when I bought a book at Traveling Leaves  book store that is physically attached to this Cafe ( there is even a door in between to facilitate travel back and forth between the businesses) ordered  a tea and started my book.  When they put my tea on the counter, I walked up and asked the barista if I could have a slice of lemon. His response was "We have it in the kitchen, but I am not going to go get it for you."  The other two baristas backed him on this.
   I walked out and will not ever go back.   

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« Reply #3688 on: March 26, 2013, 01:05:43 PM »
What a bizarre thing for the barista to say.   :o   Were you supposed to go back to the kitchen and get it for yourself?  Most places don't allow customers back there.
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« Reply #3689 on: March 26, 2013, 01:38:03 PM »
This is a hypothetical situation for me, since the store is in Australia and I'm in the US, but:
http://now.msn.com/just-looking-fee-charged-by-australian-store

The store is going to charge a $5 'just looking' fee which is deducted from your purchase at checkout.  They say they're tired of people coming in just to comparison shop and not buying anything.  If the picture with the article is the actual store, they are a gluten-free food shop.

Do they station someone at the front door and sell tickets or something?  I can't imagine this is going to do them any good at all; the ill-will generated will drive away any customers they might have.

Wait a minute... they have a COVER CHARGE?!  Do they also have a two muffin minimum?!
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