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Wal-Mart, Amex take on banks with Bluebird debit card

Old Nov 6, 12, 12:15 pm
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I stopped by a farm gas station and a WG across Charles river to the beantown for beans by CC. No go by the station POS system and by the WG staff.
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Old Nov 6, 12, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by andyandy View Post
Amen, brother. Yet another reason I'm glad I don't live in a big city.
Plenty here in Kansas too!
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Old Nov 6, 12, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by pcharles View Post
Today is filled with all sorts of 'genius' moves I see....
Particularly why we need to petition IBT to remove google search from FT and enable member-only forums - these great deals get out in the open and are gone because people can't tell the difference between responsible use and beating the crap out of a deal until it's gone for everyone.

Did we not all learn our lesson from the coin fiasco? We beat that one up until it was literally the US Congress that told the Mint to pull the plug on us after the scheme was 'outed' but those dimwits at USA Today.
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Old Nov 6, 12, 12:23 pm
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Went on my regular OD run at lunch today only to find its been cleaned out. Out of curiosity, I traveled 15 or so miles to another OD closer to my house and was also cleaned out. I've been buying from both these stores for quite awhile and never run across a bare rack. :facepalm:

On a better note, did randomly run into another FT'er while there hah!
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Old Nov 6, 12, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post
Did we not all learn our lesson from the coin fiasco?
I think the answer to that question is pretty evident.
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Old Nov 6, 12, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by beagleflyer1977 View Post
And you have no fear of Chase shutting you down after $5k let alone OD being freaked out?
there's a lot of talk about chase shutting down accounts but I have not seen one confirmed instance of this due to over-usage at any particular merchant. Back when the mint was at its peak, FTers would often brag about the 10s of thousands of coin orders they'd receive weekly, again, ppl warned about cc account closures but no one actually got shut down. For instance look at the bloggers, there's no doubt many of them are attacking ODs with multiple Ink cards and clearing out whatever VRs are left, if they aren't getting shut down then why would you or I?
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Old Nov 6, 12, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by jk2 View Post
You are right. Today I went to this Walgreens and "my cashier" was working today. Had no problem buying icecream there.
Does the computer screen not say "cash only" when the cashier tries to ring it up? Or does the cashier ignore that warning? I've gone to about 7 WG stores and have had no success. I think I'll quit trying WG. It's always on the screen.
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Old Nov 6, 12, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveInLA View Post
Does the computer screen not say "cash only" when the cashier tries to ring it up? Or does the cashier ignore that warning? I've gone to about 7 WG stores and have had no success. I think I'll quit trying WG. It's always on the screen.
Every WG I have been to requires "cash only". Their POS were hard coded to take only cash for these type of cards.
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Old Nov 6, 12, 12:40 pm
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in re above - there is a WG near me that took CCs on VRs but the cat's out of the bag and all VRs are gone from there.
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Old Nov 6, 12, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveInLA View Post
Does the computer screen not say "cash only" when the cashier tries to ring it up? Or does the cashier ignore that warning? I've gone to about 7 WG stores and have had no success. I think I'll quit trying WG. It's always on the screen.
my local wall greens did not say cash only but when i swiped my card it asked me to confirm a total of 3.95 while the main screen still said 503.95, so i just hit cancel thinking the item would only allow credit payment for hte 3.95 but needed cash for the 500
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Old Nov 6, 12, 12:48 pm
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[QUOangtl;19635621]there's a lot of talk about chase shutting drisk but I have not seen one confirmed instance of this due to over-usage at any particular merchant. Back when the mint was at its peak, FTers would often brag about the 10s of thousands of coin orders they'd receive weekly, again, ppl warned about cc account closures but no one actually got shut down. For instance look at the bloggers, there's no doubt many of them are attacking ODs with multiple Ink cards and clearing out whatever VRs are left, if they aren't getting shut down then why would you or I?[/QUOTE]

There was no reason for the banks to shut down the mint outside of risk managemen. they were making money

In the case here, they are losing money.
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Old Nov 6, 12, 12:57 pm
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When I see confirmed account closures I'll believe it. Prime example would be AMEX BCP, ppl have been abusing it since it was introduced and no reports of shutdowns despite a certain blogger claiming more than $200k spent on "groceries." If anything I see a movement like that where Chase will lower cap but random account closures for OD and Staples, can't see it happening.
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Old Nov 6, 12, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by ricohitman View Post
Great....FTG is buying $16,000 worth of reloads. We are screwed.

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Old Nov 6, 12, 1:03 pm
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Originally Posted by fangtl View Post
When I see confirmed account closures I'll believe it. Prime example would be AMEX BCP, ppl have been abusing it since it was introduced and no reports of shutdowns despite a certain blogger claiming more than $200k spent on "groceries." If anything I see a movement like that where Chase will lower cap but random account closures for OD and Staples, can't see it happening.
Probably you'll believe once you see it yourself ..I've seen many reports chase closing "ALL" accounts and amex putting you though one of their [in]famous review
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Old Nov 6, 12, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by mshah View Post
Probably you'll believe once you see it yourself ..I've seen many reports chase closing "ALL" accounts and amex putting you though one of their [in]famous review
Oh I am just a small fish in a big pond, nothing in my spending would encourage any cardinals to check up on me. My post is more about how some vets using scare tactics to influence newbs, and it appears to be working.
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