This is regarding the Target located at 1800 S Kensington Dr on the east side of Appleton in Wisconsin. I was at this store about a week ago and I personally use a Target debit card because I do not want another credit card, especially when the only purpose for getting a Target debit card was to get the extra 5% off everything I purchase at Target.
Prior to swiping my Target debit for my first transaction, the cashier asked me if I had a Target card, to which I flashed my debit card to indicate that yes I did. While the cashier continued to scan my items, she continues to harass me by asking me if I also had a Target credit card and if not, would I like to open one. I stated that no I do not, I have a Target debit so no, I am not interested in opening up a Target credit card. This woman continued to harass me about the Target credit card. So I replied by asking why on earth would I open a Target CREDIT card when I already have a Target DEBIT card. I thought this would be a simple open and closed case, right? Wrong! She gives me a pathetic example of how "some ladies" have both a Target CREDIT AND DEBIT, she continued with stating that with the Target CREDIT card, some people will put expensive items on it like a TV so that they can pay it off over time.
I totally get that the cashiers at Target obviously have some quota to meet with opening up Target RedCards, as I've heard managers on the walkie talkies many times either cheering on an associate to all the employees in the store via walkie talkie or basically coaching everyone letting them know that they need to open "x" amount of cards by the end of the day.
I'm a woman and not only did I feel it was completely inappropriate and very sexist for this cashier to use the phrase "some ladies" referring to female customers and implying that only "ladies" shop at Target, but also was very offended that this cashier was suggesting that I open up a CREDIT card and then urged me to put expensive items on it that I "can't pay for right away" and urged me to pay for them over time. When she made this statement to me, I immediately snapped back with telling her that, if someone "can't pay for an item right away" THEY SHOULDN'T BE BUYING IT!!! Case in point!! This is also urging customers to "pay over time" and guess what happens when someone "pays over time"? You pay FINANCE CHARGES!!! I immediately went home and closed my Target DEBIT card. I am done with Target for urging customers to go into debt for purchasing items they cannot afford!
Reason of review: Poor customer service.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.
I liked: Able to warn other consumers.
I didn't like: Customer service.