Skip to comments.WalMart Cash Back
Posted on 12/15/2009 10:02:42 AM PST by txted
Pay attention to your receipts when you check out at WalMart.
The same thing happened to me about a year ago at a WalMart in Tyler, Tx. After the checker handed me my receipt, I looked at her and asked what the $40.00 charge at the bottom of the receipt was for. She had started checking the next customer in line. She did not look at me or at the receipt. She simply said "you will have to take it to customer service". I asked the girl in customer service what the $40.00 charge was since I had not bought anything for that amount. She looked at the receipt and looked over at the register where the checker was continuing to check out the lady behind me. The customer service lady told me should would have to call the manager. After about two minutes, the manager showed up and I asked her the same question about the charge on the receipt. She also looked over at the checker for a long time. She then went to the register, withdrew $40.00 and handed it to me and apologized for the mistake. I always wondered how a charge could be made against my account without my approval and finally caught on when I read the cash back thread.
Pay attention to your receipts when you check out at WalMart.
Hi Ted, you sound confused. Send me the $40.
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What do you think about pitbulls?
You should check your receipts no matter which store you shop at. Especially grocery stores where “specials” are not always recognized at the check-out.
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“Then shut up.”
...this begs the question...is the same cashier still working at Wallymart?
twice i have accidently hit the $20 cash back button at Wal-Mart because it is so close the the yes/approve button... but both times the cashier gave me the money... i always have some clue as to how much the bill is going to be, so if it were $40 off, i would know something was up... btw—my bill is usually less than i anticipate—which is nice...
I'm never shopping at that Wal-Mart again.
Depends if they are Catholic-
Or they want to secede from the rest of all dogs-
Or they believe the leash law is statist jack booted rule-
Or whether they believe God created dogs or rather they evolved from really tough gerbils like all right minded dog lovers-
Or they think Romney loves dogs or hates dogs and whether Palin is the one to shoot them from circling helicopters.
Pit bulls is a mighty complex question, partner.
What horrible customer service. They are supposed to put you in a tub of ice after kidney removal.
Hey, I think I might have found it.
Is there a reward?
Indeed. I'm waiting for my $10 million congressional earmark to look into it...
This story is crazy...How did they know you just didn’t pocket the $40 and claim it again?
Something fishy here since they need an audit trail for all transactions.
Check your receipts at all stores, since so many of the machines take debit cards and ask to give cash too.
I think this is an anti-WalMart story...??
That’s why I use the “self checkout” lane.
You have to specifically hit a key on YOUR screen to get cash back. If you are stupid and hit it by mistake, you are likely to be handed $40.00 and be puzzled why they are handing you cash.
It shows up on the register that cash is due back.
If you are handed cash, count it. Don’t don’t assume that it will be right.
I have more problems not getting all of my bags of bought stuff home. At least once a year, I forget a bag and make it out of the store without stuff I have paid for.
Ha ha, well spotted paulycy!
This is bunk. The cashier has no way to hit cash back on the register keyboard. It is on the customer’s keypad on the debit reader. Alot of confused customers hit the wrong button and then want to blame the cashier. He or she has no control over that. My guess is that the e-mail is from a dissatisfied person who hit cash back instead of no cash back.
Snopes is a husband and wife team, Barbara and David Mikkelson, they are not experts on anything. They are urban legend chasers. That’s all. These are the same people that claimed to have documented the forged Hawaiian COLB as authentic! They have been proven wrong time and time again. They have a political agenda!
The issue with snopes is that they are Urban Legend hunters. When it came to the Obama birth certificate, they presented facts that were NOT true.
By them stating that Obama was born in Hawaii,they had no access to the “Vault” copy nor additional information. They lied, and they lied to the public big time.
When Congressmen and Senators tell their constituiants they verified Obama eligibility by checking snopes, we have a MAJOR problem.
Like I have stated before.
Imagine John Kerry, standing in the Senate and stating “We know Saddam had WMD’s, cause we checked with Snopes” or Hillary verifying the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, because she checked with Snopes.
My family *loves* that movie. We are giving copies of it to some people this year for Christmas.
I’m still waiting for the AKC papers proving that the pit bull was born in the US.
It’s possible that the quick thinking cashier noticed that the shopper hit the cash back button in error and decided to keep the cash.
“Thats why I use the self checkout lane.”
That’s why I open-carry.
As a former Wal-mart cashier, I am calling you a liar. Cashiers are not able to do what you describe, in the manner you are describing it.
There are also giant albino alligators living under every Walmart. And all the cactuses in the garden department are filled with baby tarantulas.
Nope, I don’t have a problem with WalMart. I still shop there all the time. I was just making the point that things happen, sometimes on purpose and sometimes not on purpose. I believe this incident was intentional. I got my $40.00 bucks back so everything was okay. I did not hit the cash back button, snopes or no snopes. Check your receipts for little surprises.
If the “girls of walmart” had checked me out, I would have happily donated the $40.00.
Hey shadow ace.
It doesn’t bother me for an idiot to call me a liar. I didn’t say the cashier did anything. I only said my receipt showed a $40.00 charge that I didn’t receive property or cash for. If you think the cashier did it, that is your problem.
It didn't happen.
I think it’s good advice to be aware of what’s on your receipt.
I have no doubt that unscrupulous cashiers try this from time to time.
I have no idea what a “cash back” button is....
Do you have a link to the original thread on this?
I guess I need to do some research on this subject.
And if you were not running Linux, I might believe the part about being in IT.
It is normally the last option on the screen after you enter your pin number when using a debit card. It simply asks if you want cash back and then gives you the option of the amount you want. When this happened to me, I think I was using my credit card instead of my debit card. I’ve never noticed a cash back option with a credit card.
Have you noticed any pay phones in Walmart lately? No? It’s because FReepers busted them wide open about the HIV infected needles in the coin return slot.
I’m a cash guy. That’s why I didn’t know....
And all this time I thought it was because everyone has a cell phone now.
(what is a FReeper?)
Hey, that isn’t fair! You got Michael Richards from Sienfeld to pose for that picture.
txted, joined December 15, 2009
Oh, my mistake. Welcome to Free Republic.
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