ARE YOU KIDDING. Are they allowed to do that?bagnshoofetish said:once when I was very young. the sales clerk took a pair of scissors and cut it right in half in front of God and everyone. I wanted the earth to open up and swallow me whole. that cured me from ever maxing out a card again!
they used to. when I worked in a record store (back when there was still vinyl!) we had to call the credit card companies for authorizations. I was told by these agents to cut up some credit cards. It was awful. Haven't seen anyone do this lately though. Maybe they don't anymore because people complained.IntlSet said:ARE YOU KIDDING. Are they allowed to do that?
the lady that was checking me out was really weird about it, and i didn't know any better, but now that i work retail, i know better. we had a lady trying to buy several thousand dollars worth of appliances one time and nothing would go through -checks, debit card, credit cards, nothing. she called her bank on speakerphone and checked her balances and had over $70,000 in her checking account and very little on her credit card (compared to what her astronomical limit was) and the lady at the bank couldn't explain to her exactly why nothing would work. she had just moved, so we thought it might be that, but the bank had no idea and couldn't change it. so there's definately no reason to be embarassed - it can indeed be a clerical or technical error.IntlSet said:I don't see why anybody should be embarrassed about it.... my card has been mistakenly declined several times because CITICARD is constantly blocking my account since they get paranoid about my card being stolen.
I don't think you should assume anything just because someone's card was declined. And there are way more things to be mortified about than having your card declined.