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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:02 PM

Cabela's blames 'glitch' for Jan. 1 tax error, promises refunds

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Janice Podsada

A companywide glitch in Cabela's cash register system that added a 2.3 percent “Medical Excise Tax” to customers' purchases — everything from boots to bullets — was an error and will be refunded, a company spokesman said Monday.

The error was discovered last week after consumers in several states notified the company that the surcharge appeared on their sales receipt and had been applied to all of their purchases.

It was a glitch in the system,” said Cabela's spokesman Joe Arterburn said.

The error was limited to transactions that occurred Jan. 1 and was caught that same day by the Sidney, Neb.-based hunting and outdoor outfitter.


FULL story at link.

Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20130108/MONEY/701089985/1685#cabela-s-blames-glitch-for-jan-1-tax-error-promises-refunds



2.3 percent “Medical Excise Tax” on Jan 1??? Practical Obamacare joke somebody didn't remove by accident from the software after playing the joke?

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Omaha Steve Jan 2013 OP
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #1
valerief Jan 2013 #2
Purveyor Jan 2013 #3
BeanerECMO Jan 2013 #13
Botany Jan 2013 #4
freshwest Jan 2013 #6
Lars39 Jan 2013 #11
BeanerECMO Jan 2013 #12
Brickbat Jan 2013 #5
formercia Jan 2013 #7
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #8
slackmaster Jan 2013 #9
ragemage Jan 2013 #10
BeanerECMO Jan 2013 #14
hrmjustin Jan 2013 #15

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:07 PM

1. More like a political message.

This is the latest RW scam. We're gonna punish you for electing that Ni--uh, Nigerian socialist Muslim.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:09 PM

2. Love it! nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:15 PM

3. Actually I would be good with that tax if it would fund universal heathcare for all. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:54 PM

13. UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE

 

Everyone in the US has it, and has had it since 1986. Universal Healthcare is not inexpensive as it's made out to be and it is not as efficient or as effective as it's made out to be; e.g., Canada, UK, Europe et al. But back to 1986 - The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (42 U.S.C. § 1395dd, EMTALA) is a United States Act of Congress passed in 1986 as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. It requires hospitals and ambulance services to provide care to anyone needing emergency treatment regardless of citizenship, legal status or ability to pay. There are no reimbursement provisions. As a result of the act, patients needing emergency treatment can be discharged only under their own informed consent or when their condition requires transfer to a hospital better equipped to administer the treatment. And, we know, that is just the very tip of the largesse granted by the sugar daddies in our national and state legislatures.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:20 PM

4. somebody had to sit down a write the software that made the company's computers ....

.... aka cash registers add the 2.3% charge to everybody's bill and to have it
printed out on the sales receipts it was not a glitch.

Cabela's sells to a largely white conservative male group ... hunters and fishermen ...
this was a way to spread the message that "the black man" is trying to take their money.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:33 PM

6. ^^^yes^^^

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:42 PM

11. They earned interest from this "mistake", too.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:21 PM

5. Well, sure, if "glitch" means "a fuck-up that allows the public to get a glimpse of the man behind

the curtain."

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:39 PM

7. Cabela's just lost my business.

I don't consider it a Joke.


Fucking assholes.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:42 PM

8. Kinda funny

Supposedly Cabelas started in WI. They've been killing the original store for a bit now. Prairie Du Chien

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:52 PM

9. So their systems people had to cut out the "excise tax?"

 

Kind of ironic.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:58 PM

10. Explains some Facebook posts I have seen

An extreme right winger facebook "friend" (keep you friends close, but enemies closer) posted a pic of a receipt showing the Medical Excise tax with the usual garbage about freedom and Obama bad crap. This explains were it came from. Also for some humor go to the Blaze web site (if you can handle it) and they are claiming it was a conspiracy and the "liberals" were caught with their hand in the tax jar. Cabelas was the poor victim here just doing what they were told by the IRS...what a bunch of sick bastards.

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Response to BeanerECMO (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:58 PM

15. I think you joined the wrong site.

Conservatives are not welcome here.

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