My 92 year old mother needed to replace her TV. I drove 75 miles to her home to help. Drove her to the nearest TARGET store another 15 miles. We shopped in the appliance department until she found the TV she liked. After making arrangements with the store clerk she wanted to pay with her own personal check. After writing the check, the clerk advised my mother they couldn't accept her check because she never wrote a check in the store before. ?????
Can you belive that one? I asked them to go ahead and call the bank and verify the check. The clerk advised me that the store policy was not to do that because of privacy issues?????
We promptly left the store and went to Wall-Mart who happily accepted her check for her new 52" flat screen TV.
Monetary Loss: $700.