Yup!! That is the same with NM @ TRoy. I was there in Dec. FOund some great gucci shoes, and when I wanted to check out, they asked if I have NM card or Amex. I said i dont, so they sent me down to customer service to buy a gift card for my purchases. I was kinda pissed at the time, but since I love the shoes so much so I have to dragged my husband to get the darn gift card. Wonder why the visa or MC has no power at their stores.