LOL. Don't show your receipt @ Walmart, get banned for life

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  1. Ns1

    Ns1 No Lifer

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    I respect that guy for not showing his receipt, but I also respect Walmart's right to serve whoever the * they want

    http://consumerist.com/2010/03/why-was-i-banned-from-walmart-for-not-showing-my-receipt.html

     
  2. Tristicus

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    So he got banned for not showing a receipt? What the * did he buy that was so personal? A dildo?
     
  3. slayer202

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    fair deal. stupid on wal-mart's part though
     
  4. Platypus

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    Does this mean he's forbidden to go to China?
     
  5. funboy6942

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    Chains Whips, and candle sticks :)
     
  6. nick1985

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    Roll of carpet, shovel, duct tape, box of bullets, and some gum
     
  7. yllus

    yllus Lifer<BR>Elite Member

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    Show receipt. Go on with your life. Especially if the sensor alarm goes off.
     
  8. alkemyst

    alkemyst No Lifer

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    People try to argue this at the Costco, Sam, BJ's stores here. It's BS...loss mitigation is a big part of keeping prices down...the asshat that doesn't want his receipt marked is the one looking to screw the system.

    It's actually helped me a few times with items that got left behind or that I was charged an extra one for.
     
  9. Blackjack200

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    Didn't read the article... but I don't get why he got the trespassing warning. I would think he would only get a trespassing warning if he tried to go back into the store.
     
  10. shortylickens

    shortylickens No Lifer

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    Yeah, ummmm, we already had this conversation a thousand times before in ATOT. We really dont need it again.

    I vote we lock thread right now before Moonbeam comes in and gets banned.
     
  11. edro

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    Yeah but it's too much fun acting like you didn't hear anything and letting the retard chase you down in the parking lot.
     
  12. Tristicus

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    Um...leave this open please.
     
  13. yllus

    yllus Lifer<BR>Elite Member

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    Haha. Tell the truth, usually if there's a line to show receipts at the door, I dispense with being accomodating and stroll right by. If he doesn't follow me, I win. If he does follow me, I show my receipt then and bypass the line. Win-win!
     
  14. Lamont Burns

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    I got banned for life from Walmart in college for something a bit different. I went back a week later and for another 2 years no problem.
     
  15. Ns1

    Ns1 No Lifer

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    also my strategy
     
  16. Mermaidman

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    I banned me from Walmart.
     
  17. dguy6789

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    Yup. Twats like this like to make up bullshit about rights and nonsense being violated when being asked to show a receipt. In reality, this guy and people like him are miserable scumbags who have nothing better to do than try to cause as much trouble as they can that won't get them personally in trouble.
     
  18. Lotheron

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    What happened after 2 years?
     
  19. Dumac

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    The person in the linked article sounds like a very difficult person...
     
  20. ultimatebob

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    Yeah... this isn't exactly something that Walmart can enforce without some fancy pattern recognition software on their security cameras that matches license plate numbers in the parking lot or faces as they walk into the store. Despite what tv shows like "24" might have you believe, that kind of technology isn't widespread yet.

    I guess that they could also ask for your ID and do a quick SSID check when you enter the door or try to buy something, but I highly doubt that they'll ever do that either.
     
  21. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    What happens is that if they have his information, and he is stopped/detained/investigated/noticed/whatever and found to be in their system, they can press charges for trespass.

    Same as what can happen to the dude mentioned from the OP. There's what, like 10,000 Walmart stores? If the guy wants to go back, he can and nobody will give a shit, until he does something stupid to make them give a shit.
     
  22. Eli

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    The walmart here doesn't check receipts anymore... I thought this was a company wide policy, guess not.
     
  23. TallBill

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    Screw Walmart. No reason to step foot into that place when Meijer and Target are roughly the same distance away.
     
  24. dainthomas

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    I was getting my receipt checked at Fry's one time and this dude with a bag walked around me. The clerk asked if he could see his receipt. The guy said no as he kept walking and the clerk just shrugged.
     
  25. shortylickens

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    I wish a Target would move within reasonable distance to me.
    I also loved Fred Meyer when I lived in Oregon.