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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-04 04:47 PM
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30. Years ago stores used what they called a "mail check"
Edited on Sun Dec-19-04 04:48 PM by davsand
Many years ago I worked for a dept store chain that had a policy that they'd issue an in store credit if your check had not had time to clear the bank or if there was no receipt. It could not be redeemed for cash, but it could be used for merchandise in the store at any time.

It also could be presented for a MAILED refund if you asked for one--they'd hold the refund until they knew your check cleared...

Wlamart is not known for excessive concern for customer relations, so I'm not terribly shocked to hear about your experience. It is too bad, however, because in the old days they might have actually noticed when the pissed off shoppers never came back. Today i doubt they'd care even IF they noticed.

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  -86'd from Walmart!!! NVMojo  Dec-19-04 10:46 AM   #0 
  - No more Wal-Mart? You have been blessed. (nt)  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Dec-19-04 10:50 AM   #1 
  - actually, I know ....they are a nightmare ...  NVMojo   Dec-19-04 10:51 AM   #2 
  - Hmmmmm. Returning merchandise to Walmart after Christmas for a cash refund  Lefty48197   Dec-19-04 10:51 AM   #3 
  - You obviously never were never paid with a bad check  blurp   Dec-19-04 10:52 AM   #4 
  - I believe you are mistaken  Karenina   Dec-19-04 10:54 AM   #6 
  - In some banks. It's not yet universal.  Ms_Mary   Dec-19-04 10:56 AM   #7 
  - Yeah. This is true.  Killarney   Dec-19-04 11:13 AM   #11 
  - Unless they hold the check, it no longer takes seven days to clear  tsuki   Dec-19-04 12:14 PM   #18 
  - I forgot to add that I went to my bank immediately after this incident  NVMojo   Dec-19-04 05:59 PM   #32 
  - It may not take that long to clear  akwapez   Dec-20-04 01:52 PM   #69 
  - New check processing  sandnsea   Dec-19-04 12:25 PM   #20 
  - When it comes to money, they keep up. I suspect that the reason  tsuki   Dec-19-04 06:39 PM   #43 
     - tsuki!! that is a good point and I did ask the manager who gets  NVMojo   Dec-19-04 07:14 PM   #49 
        - People just don't know the amount of money that can be made on short  tsuki   Dec-19-04 07:33 PM   #52 
  - There is a new law called "Check 21" or something similar  DinoBoy   Dec-19-04 06:44 PM   #45 
  - "Actual check"?  BiggJawn   Dec-20-04 01:45 PM   #67 
  - BTW- Walmart is like the bank for junkies  underpants   Dec-19-04 10:53 AM   #5 
  - I believe I would  pocoloco   Dec-19-04 11:03 AM   #8 
  - pocoloco - i like the way you think!  peacebird   Dec-19-04 11:09 AM   #10 
  - good idea, pocoloco!!!  NVMojo   Dec-19-04 06:00 PM   #33 
  - Can they really "ban" you? Hmmmm....  BlueEyedSon   Dec-19-04 11:04 AM   #9 
  - Yes,they can.  Cuban_Liberal   Dec-19-04 11:25 AM   #14 
  - Practically speaking though, 10s of thousands of customers  BlueEyedSon   Dec-19-04 11:29 AM   #15 
  - It works like this, on a practical level.  Cuban_Liberal   Dec-19-04 11:36 AM   #17 
  - Sorry, Untrue  ProfessorGAC   Dec-20-04 12:54 PM   #61 
     - Go to the ILCS and check. You are incorrect.  Cuban_Liberal   Dec-20-04 01:41 PM   #66 
  - I don't think they can 'ban'  Midlodemocrat   Dec-19-04 12:25 PM   #21 
     - Don't know about every state, but in IL they can.  Padraig18   Dec-19-04 06:23 PM   #39 
        - I understand what you are saying  Midlodemocrat   Dec-20-04 12:30 PM   #53 
        - Not True, Paddy  ProfessorGAC   Dec-20-04 12:55 PM   #62 
           - An incident report is all the management needs to make.  Cuban_Liberal   Dec-20-04 01:48 PM   #68 
  - I wouldn't shop at Wal-Mart anyhow because they support  Liberty Belle   Dec-19-04 11:20 AM   #12 
  - I can live without Walmart, we have a KMart here.  NVMojo   Dec-19-04 06:02 PM   #34 
  - Kmart contributes to pubs also.  genieroze   Dec-19-04 06:44 PM   #46 
  - They treat their customers like crap too.  genieroze   Dec-19-04 06:41 PM   #44 
  - Is this really the way we want to behave?  HuskerLib   Dec-19-04 07:27 PM   #51 
     - Report him anyway.  mac56   Dec-20-04 12:53 PM   #60 
  - seems like you ran into the discount-department-store nazi! :) n/t  Paradise   Dec-19-04 11:20 AM   #13 
  - I got stopped at Kmart last week.  Cleita   Dec-19-04 11:31 AM   #16 
  - I can go to walmart  heretheycome   Dec-19-04 12:24 PM   #19 
  - If I owned a store  Royal Observer   Dec-19-04 12:31 PM   #22 
  - Here is why:  Silverhair   Dec-19-04 01:27 PM   #23 
  - A different complaint - and results  ThoughtCriminal   Dec-19-04 01:37 PM   #24 
  - hmmm, that is a good idea! Especially since they already had  NVMojo   Dec-19-04 06:05 PM   #36 
  - but they are spending so much money helping the "community"  SheepyMcSheepster   Dec-19-04 01:46 PM   #25 
  - WOW! Banned from Walmart!  kcass1954   Dec-19-04 01:59 PM   #26 
  - There should be an award for this!  Husb2Sparkly   Dec-19-04 02:15 PM   #27 
  - this stinks, similar happened to a friend  amazona   Dec-19-04 03:09 PM   #28 
  - He did it for your own good!  SmokingJacket   Dec-19-04 03:59 PM   #29 
  - Years ago stores used what they called a "mail check"  davsand   Dec-19-04 04:47 PM   #30 
  - That's not an unusual policy  Piperay   Dec-19-04 05:07 PM   #31 
  - just in case you didn't see my other post, my checking account  NVMojo   Dec-19-04 06:12 PM   #37 
  - The thing is though  DinoBoy   Dec-19-04 06:52 PM   #47 
  - just another reason to boycott WallyWorld.  myomy   Dec-19-04 06:05 PM   #35 
  - Mojo! Why are you shopping there! You must be messin' with their...  Niche   Dec-19-04 06:18 PM   #38 
  - Congratulations!  Swamp Rat   Dec-19-04 06:24 PM   #40 
  - They wonder why people don't go there. eom  genieroze   Dec-19-04 06:26 PM   #41 
  - Sounds like the manager is a prick...  YellowRubberDuckie   Dec-19-04 06:37 PM   #42 
  - congrats  absolutezero   Dec-19-04 06:54 PM   #48 
  - you are right! It is evil and was evil even before this...shame on me  NVMojo   Dec-19-04 07:18 PM   #50 
  - Wal Mart sucks anyway, but you have to leave time for the check to clear.  janesez   Dec-20-04 12:31 PM   #54 
  - i got banned from walmart once  mark414   Dec-20-04 12:32 PM   #55 
  - Bwahahahaha!  crispini   Dec-20-04 12:42 PM   #57 
     - oh man i could go on forever  mark414   Dec-20-04 12:47 PM   #58 
        - I was a complete uptight nerd study weenie when I was younger.  crispini   Dec-20-04 01:04 PM   #63 
  - You shouldn't be shopping there anyway  Rambis   Dec-20-04 12:35 PM   #56 
  - Big Deal  ProfessorGAC   Dec-20-04 12:52 PM   #59 
  - Persona non grata at Walmart  NoPasaran   Dec-20-04 01:24 PM   #64 
  - Everyone should be 86'd from WalMart..wait..we should 86 WalMart!  Union Thug   Dec-20-04 01:39 PM   #65 
  - Consider that their employees are severely underpaid and overworked  MsAnthropy   Dec-20-04 01:57 PM   #70 

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