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WalMart Cash Back
txted

Posted on 12/15/2009 10:02:42 AM PST by txted

Pay attention to your receipts when you check out at WalMart.


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There was a recent thread on here from a lady who was checking out at WalMart and was charged a $40.00 cash back which she had not requested and the money was not offered to her by the checker. I checked Snopes and it reported the claims were false. I wanted to post a reply, but could not.

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.

Ted

1 posted on 12/15/2009 10:02:43 AM PST by txted
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To: txted
WelcomeTo FreeRepublic!
2 posted on 12/15/2009 10:06:59 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: txted

Hi Ted, you sound confused. Send me the $40.


3 posted on 12/15/2009 10:08:20 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: txted

“I find that story hard to swallow as I do this potage angelis”

Welcome to FR


4 posted on 12/15/2009 10:09:10 AM PST by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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To: txted

Debunked internet rumor


5 posted on 12/15/2009 10:09:13 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: txted
Your very first post on FR is to slam WalMart?

What do you think about pitbulls?

6 posted on 12/15/2009 10:09:13 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: txted

http://www.snopes.com/fraud/atm/cashback.asp


7 posted on 12/15/2009 10:10:31 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


8 posted on 12/15/2009 10:11:30 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: CaliGirlGodHelpMe

“I’m a doctor.”

“Of what?”

“Music!”

“Can you fix a hi-fi?”

“No.”

“Then shut up.”

;0)


9 posted on 12/15/2009 10:13:11 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: ErnBatavia

...this begs the question...is the same cashier still working at Wallymart?

10 posted on 12/15/2009 10:15:50 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: txted

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...


11 posted on 12/15/2009 10:15:57 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Flycatcher
I was shopping at Wal-Mart, went through checkout, walked out to the parking lot, and discovered one of my kidneys was missing.

I'm never shopping at that Wal-Mart again.

12 posted on 12/15/2009 10:16:47 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Flycatcher
“What do you think about pitbulls?”

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.

13 posted on 12/15/2009 10:17:15 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: 1rudeboy

What horrible customer service. They are supposed to put you in a tub of ice after kidney removal.


14 posted on 12/15/2009 10:19:32 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: 1rudeboy
I was shopping at Wal-Mart, went through checkout, walked out to the parking lot, and discovered one of my kidneys was missing.

Hey, I think I might have found it.

Is there a reward?

15 posted on 12/15/2009 10:20:36 AM PST by Robwin
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To: IrishCatholic
Pit bulls is a mighty complex question, partner.

Indeed. I'm waiting for my $10 million congressional earmark to look into it...

16 posted on 12/15/2009 10:21:07 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: ErnBatavia
I don't know about Wal-Mart cashiers feeding cash with-drawls to accomplices next in line, but here in Philadelphia organized gangs infiltrated Nordstroms for years getting gang members hired as clerks then refunding cash to other gang member shoplifters. This went on for years. The ‘Police Blotter’ routinely contained Nordstroms arrest reports. Organized Philadelphia black shoplifting gangs have been working the King of Prussia Mall for years.
17 posted on 12/15/2009 10:22:10 AM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: txted

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...??


18 posted on 12/15/2009 10:31:55 AM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

That’s why I use the “self checkout” lane.


19 posted on 12/15/2009 10:36:42 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Pray for Obama! Psalm 109:8 reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”)
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To: txted

Always be suspicious when your cashier looks like this:
 
 
 


20 posted on 12/15/2009 10:37:32 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Ack, is that the site with "Responsibility2nd"? Some weirdo. ...)
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To: txted

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.


21 posted on 12/15/2009 10:38:04 AM PST by listenhillary (I believe AGW is real now. It was caused by scientists and greenies LYING!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
When you buy a hot dog - and the cashier eats it.
 
 
Always be suspicious
 
 
 

 MatteatingPizza.jpg cashier at walmart eating while working on the clock image by TheCougar76


22 posted on 12/15/2009 10:40:04 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Ack, is that the site with "Responsibility2nd"? Some weirdo. ...)
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To: paulycy

Ha ha, well spotted paulycy!


23 posted on 12/15/2009 10:42:31 AM PST by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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To: Responsibility2nd
$40.00 ???
 
What $40.00  ???
 
 



24 posted on 12/15/2009 10:43:55 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Ack, is that the site with "Responsibility2nd"? Some weirdo. ...)
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To: txted

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.


25 posted on 12/15/2009 10:44:53 AM PST by ussc1863
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To: txted

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.


26 posted on 12/15/2009 10:46:15 AM PST by syc1959
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To: Responsibility2nd
When your cashier looks like this......
 
 
 
 
 
You just know your're gonna lose $40.00


27 posted on 12/15/2009 10:47:39 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Ack, is that the site with "Responsibility2nd"? Some weirdo. ...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Last one....
 
 
maybe.
 
 
 
When this guy is your cashier..........
 
 
 

Well.... Fill in your own caption.

28 posted on 12/15/2009 10:50:25 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Ack, is that the site with "Responsibility2nd"? Some weirdo. ...)
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To: txted
I hope everyone one knows that a camera is pointed on every checkout and it is recorded. The manager would have looked at the video before handing over money.
29 posted on 12/15/2009 10:50:40 AM PST by kempo ( is whole)
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To: CaliGirlGodHelpMe

My family *loves* that movie. We are giving copies of it to some people this year for Christmas.


30 posted on 12/15/2009 10:53:52 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: IrishCatholic

I’m still waiting for the AKC papers proving that the pit bull was born in the US.


31 posted on 12/15/2009 10:57:05 AM PST by ReignOfError
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To: ussc1863

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.


32 posted on 12/15/2009 10:57:29 AM PST by sportutegrl (I was for Sarah Palin before being for Sarah was cool.)
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To: Lucky9teen

“That’s why I use the “self checkout” lane.”

That’s why I open-carry.

;-)


33 posted on 12/15/2009 11:17:12 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: 1rudeboy
I was shopping at Wal-Mart, went through checkout, walked out to the parking lot, and discovered one of my kidneys was missing.

“Clean up, body parts, Aisle 6.”
34 posted on 12/15/2009 11:47:49 AM PST by Cheburashka ("Allahu Akbar!" translates as "Kill me and stuff bacon in my mouth!")
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To: txted

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.


35 posted on 12/15/2009 11:55:38 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: 1rudeboy

There are also giant albino alligators living under every Walmart. And all the cactuses in the garden department are filled with baby tarantulas.


36 posted on 12/15/2009 11:59:39 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.

Ted


37 posted on 12/15/2009 12:00:11 PM PST by txted
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To: ShadowAce

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.

Ted


38 posted on 12/15/2009 12:03:45 PM PST by txted
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To: txted
I'm also in IT. I know how those cash registers work.

It didn't happen.

39 posted on 12/15/2009 12:11:42 PM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: txted

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.


40 posted on 12/15/2009 12:19:40 PM PST by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: txted

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.

Again, Welcome.....


41 posted on 12/15/2009 12:35:34 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: ShadowAce

And if you were not running Linux, I might believe the part about being in IT.

Ted


42 posted on 12/15/2009 1:22:39 PM PST by txted
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.

Ted


43 posted on 12/15/2009 1:22:45 PM PST by txted
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

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.


44 posted on 12/15/2009 2:51:49 PM PST by T Minus Four (Global warming is not science, it's politics!)
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To: txted

Got it...

I’m a cash guy. That’s why I didn’t know....


45 posted on 12/15/2009 3:38:44 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: T Minus Four

Gosh,

And all this time I thought it was because everyone has a cell phone now.

Ted

(what is a FReeper?)


46 posted on 12/15/2009 4:47:58 PM PST by txted
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hey, that isn’t fair! You got Michael Richards from Sienfeld to pose for that picture.

Ted


47 posted on 12/15/2009 4:48:06 PM PST by txted
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To: txted
(what is a FReeper?)

txted, joined December 15, 2009

Oh, my mistake. Welcome to Free Republic.

48 posted on 12/15/2009 4:58:17 PM PST by T Minus Four (Global warming is not science, it's politics!)
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To: txted

49 posted on 12/15/2009 5:46:35 PM PST by T Minus Four (Global warming is not science, it's politics!)
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To: T Minus Four
This is the model for government health care. Was reasonable cost through employer, now 20% off the top of everything you earn.
50 posted on 12/15/2009 5:50:19 PM PST by reader25
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