We need Your Info, and Your Fingerprint

What kind of bullshit is this? I don’t think I would have completed the sale, even with the hassle of a return on my credit card. I lose my shit when they want to swipe my license, never mind print me!

aubreyturner.org: Obnoxious Business Practices: I asked him why it was needed and he said that he had to enter one to proceed through the sale. I asked him what they were going to do with the info and told him that I didn’t want to be put on any lists or get any crap from them. But I didn’t take the argument further, since he would be able to get my name from the credit card anyway. At least he understood that I didn’t want my personal info in their system and skipped the phone number.

But after he’d rung everything up he pulled out this fingerprint pad and started into this spiel about how they were doing it to prevent fraud and identity theft. I told him no way and that I’d void the sale if he insisted on a fingerprint. I was furious. When he saw my reaction he put the pad away and completed the sale anyway. I was still tempted to cancel the sale, but by this time he’d already run the credit card and he wasn’t insisting on the fingerprint.

~ by kinshay on 2004-02-27.

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  1. whoa. that is insane. more and more, i find myself wanting to pay for things with just cash.

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