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2013-12-20 07:26:35 PM  
In Target we trust, all others pay cash.
 
2013-12-20 07:30:26 PM  
Damn it, just after I switched to Target so I wouldn't have to support the greedy Walton family and everything they've done to harm local business.
 
2013-12-20 07:30:28 PM  
Just had to cut up my Discover card today, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-12-20 07:40:32 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Damn it, just after I switched to Target so I wouldn't have to support the greedy Walton family and everything they've done to harm local business.


You do know that they own pretty much anything that sells cheap stuff; besides mom and pop stores that is? You'd have to be willing to pay as much as $.50 per item more to not support the Waltons.

/ I got my Ar at a local gun shop; even though Wally World was doing a buy one, get 4 mags free
 
2013-12-20 07:41:01 PM  

Fabric_Man: Just had to cut up my Discover card today, so I'm getting a kick...


you NEED a target redcard!

5% off all purchases!!!!!

;)
 
2013-12-20 07:56:48 PM  
it's a trap
 
2013-12-20 07:58:32 PM  
Are they going to pay my bank their $35 "card replacement fee" as well?
 
2013-12-20 08:00:14 PM  
TEN PERCENT DISCOUNT?!?!

I am in the affected group because I spent 50 cents not a few days before the end of the specified time frame. Because of this, I have to pay $5 to report my card compromised and get a new one, and I will be without a card for a week.

And they give me ten friggin' percent off a purchase this weekend? Fark them.
 
2013-12-20 08:00:49 PM  

emersonbiggins: Are they going to pay my bank their $35 "card replacement fee" as well?


Ouch. Your bank are bastards.
 
2013-12-20 08:03:18 PM  
"We're very sorry, so give us more money"
 
2013-12-20 08:03:29 PM  
Don't fall for it. You'll go to debtors prison through the magic of compound criminal interest.

/target discount 10%
//credit card interest -25%
///your net "savings" -15%
////oooh, sign me up.
 
2013-12-20 08:04:26 PM  

emersonbiggins: Are they going to pay my bank their $35 "card replacement fee" as well?


I would have told them "Welp the card might very well be compromised but I'm not paying $35 for a new one.  Ill be happy to let you know if someone runs up a few thousand dollars on it - then Ill pay the $50 required by law.  Your move."
 
2013-12-20 08:06:18 PM  
There should be some sort of saying that describes how one should fall for the same thing twice. I think that would aptly apply here.
 
2013-12-20 08:07:08 PM  

emersonbiggins: Are they going to pay my bank their $35 "card replacement fee" as well?


ZeroCorpse: TEN PERCENT DISCOUNT?!?!

I am in the affected group because I spent 50 cents not a few days before the end of the specified time frame. Because of this, I have to pay $5 to report my card compromised and get a new one, and I will be without a card for a week.

And they give me ten friggin' percent off a purchase this weekend? Fark them.


You have an actual loss caused by negligence of Target.  Bill them.
 
2013-12-20 08:12:39 PM  
good deal. I haven't done any christmas shopping yet and I pay cash
 
2013-12-20 08:13:00 PM  

Fizpez: emersonbiggins: Are they going to pay my bank their $35 "card replacement fee" as well?

I would have told them "Welp the card might very well be compromised but I'm not paying $35 for a new one.  Ill be happy to let you know if someone runs up a few thousand dollars on it - then Ill pay the $50 required by law.  Your move."


Don't they have insurance for loss?
 
2013-12-20 08:15:11 PM  
It really is not neccessary to store catd numbers to process a transaction. So why the fark do they do it?
 
2013-12-20 08:24:35 PM  
I may shop at Target tomorrow, but if so I sure as hell won't use a charge card.   Cash and carry.

emersonbiggins: Are they going to pay my bank their $35 "card replacement fee" as well?


Your bank actually charges you $35 when they need to replace your card?  Honestly?   You need a better bank.

When my bank suspected a card was compromised, they not only called me the same day, but offered to Fedex a replacement card overnight.   Never had a bank charge me a "card replacement fee".

/The $30K of work-related expenses I ran through VISA every year might've had something to do with that.
//Paid balance in full every month.
///Reward points FTW.
 
2013-12-20 08:25:48 PM  

Fizpez: emersonbiggins: Are they going to pay my bank their $35 "card replacement fee" as well?

I would have told them "Welp the card might very well be compromised but I'm not paying $35 for a new one.  Ill be happy to let you know if someone runs up a few thousand dollars on it - then Ill pay the $50 required by law.  Your move."


The bank doesn't eat that, the store would.
 
2013-12-20 08:43:24 PM  

legion_of_doo: Fabric_Man: Just had to cut up my Discover card today, so I'm getting a kick...

you NEED a target redcard!

5% off all purchases!!!!!

;)


They're compromised too. Everything on a card was hacked.

//Tried calling to deactivate ours, their phone lines are melted
 
2013-12-20 08:45:23 PM  
I love the AP article that everyone has been running the past few days.  Always with the local rag adding their headline along the lines of "how to figure out if your number was stolen"

Then the article simply says "check statement for fraudulent charges"

Great tip.
 
2013-12-20 08:49:01 PM  
It's brilliant. Nobody has a credit card that they'd use at Target except for the thieves. They're arresting anybody who takes the 10% discount!
 
2013-12-20 08:49:48 PM  
I know my idea wouldn' work. I just like it.
 
2013-12-20 08:50:02 PM  
And now you see why I never use my debit card except when I'm making an ATM machine withdrawl

/ ;-)
 
2013-12-20 08:51:07 PM  
Banks and their many fraud crimes (that no one sees any prison time for AND gets a hefty retirement package), their legit crimes, and the various and interesting ways no one can stop hackers. Yeah, credit is the wave of the future.
 
2013-12-20 09:01:09 PM  
i pay cash

try hacking that
 
2013-12-20 09:05:33 PM  
I like how you have to go fishing on their web site. Heaven forbid posting anything on the home page.

https://corporate.target.com/discover/article/Important-Notice-Unaut ho rized-access-to-payment-ca
 
2013-12-20 09:16:29 PM  

Reverend J: There should be some sort of saying that describes how one should fall for the same thing twice. I think that would aptly apply here.


They have a saying in Texas, probably from Tenessee... fool me twice... You can't get fooled again.

/Bushism
 
2013-12-20 09:27:21 PM  

emersonbiggins: Are they going to pay my bank their $35 "card replacement fee" as well?


That's actually a $0 "lesson learned, close account, find a new bank" notification.

I'd be tempted to send my old bank's card back to them in some dog poop.

But maybe only if I lived in Colorado.
 
2013-12-20 09:31:55 PM  
Fan-farking-tastic.  Gotta pick up prescriptions this weekend at their pharmacy.
 
2013-12-20 09:43:07 PM  

mrEdude: i pay cash

try hacking that


grist.files.wordpress.com

Oldest hack in the world.
 
2013-12-20 09:50:56 PM  
Heellz yeah.  It's crunch time people.  My ass is going to be scouring the stores and malls looking for those inexpensive last minute presents for the people I care least about, so I'm all about saving some money while buying them complete crap that they probably won't enjoy or appreciate anyway.

I'm really trying to find something for my brother in law and my friends that just had a baby.  Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.  I'm also looking for something for my father in law, one of those guys that has everything, so it's pointless to buy him anything.
 
2013-12-20 09:52:38 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Heellz yeah.  It's crunch time people.  My ass is going to be scouring the stores and malls looking for those inexpensive last minute presents for the people I care least about, so I'm all about saving some money while buying them complete crap that they probably won't enjoy or appreciate anyway.

I'm really trying to find something for my brother in law and my friends that just had a baby.  Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.  I'm also looking for something for my father in law, one of those guys that has everything, so it's pointless to buy him anything.


Food.

Everyone likes and needs food.
 
2013-12-20 10:28:37 PM  
Let me have your credit card.

I'm paying cash.

Do you have a rewards card?

I'm paying cash.

Would you like a rewards card?

No, I'm paying cash.

Okay, give me your phone number.

No, I'm paying cash.

Okay, what's your zip code.

Seriously, lady, I'm paying cash.

Um, I need to enter something here.

Cash, muthafarker, do you speak it?!?
 
2013-12-20 10:33:23 PM  
Paid off all my cards 2 years ago. If I want something now, just pay off in grace period. I strive to live within my means,no APR for those bastards.
 
2013-12-20 10:51:57 PM  

iheartscotch: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Damn it, just after I switched to Target so I wouldn't have to support the greedy Walton family and everything they've done to harm local business.

You do know that they own pretty much anything that sells cheap stuff; besides mom and pop stores that is? You'd have to be willing to pay as much as $.50 per item more to not support the Waltons.

/ I got my Ar at a local gun shop; even though Wally World was doing a buy one, get 4 mags free


If you take into account the billions of your tax dollars spent to support their underpaid employees, the tax breaks they extort from local governments to build stores that shifts the tax burden onto local citizens, and the money removed from local economies from pushing out the small business owners that had been spending their money locally, then that cheap shiat isn't really very cheap.
 
2013-12-20 10:53:18 PM  

emersonbiggins: Are they going to pay my bank their $35 "card replacement fee" as well?


Wow - and I thought my bank sucked.

I can get a free replacement for my credit card anytime I want for free.  I just have to endure a slight hassle to pick up the phone and explain that I want a new card and go for a few days without a credit card until the new one arrives in the mail.

Did I mention it was FREE?

I don't even need to give them a reason.  I may have used my credit card at a questionable website.  I may have used my card at Target.  I may just be paranoid and want a new card every few months.  It's never been a problem and I've never been charged for a replacement.
 
2013-12-20 11:00:49 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Heellz yeah.  It's crunch time people.  My ass is going to be scouring the stores and malls looking for those inexpensive last minute presents for the people I care least about, so I'm all about saving some money while buying them complete crap that they probably won't enjoy or appreciate anyway.

I'm really trying to find something for my brother in law and my friends that just had a baby.  Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.  I'm also looking for something for my father in law, one of those guys that has everything, so it's pointless to buy him anything.


New parent gift .. NoseFredia - The Snot Sucker. Look on Amazon, read the reviews. Hands down best baby item ever - if you can stomach it.

Other than that .. Yeah - food is the way to go. New parents will love you forever if you give them gift certificates for take out. BIL/FIL - random gift basket from igourmet containing cheese and sometimes even sausage.

/ I just buy the $12 tins of Swedish crisp ginger cookies from World Market for easy gifts. They taste farking amazing, nice tin (which does not need wrapped!) and they are a whole lot more appealing than Danish butter cookies.

//oh - and screw Targets 10% off.
/// not as smelly as Walmart is why Target can charge 10% more than Walmart anyways.
 
2013-12-20 11:15:59 PM  

Solid Muldoon: Let me have your credit card.

I'm paying cash.

Do you have a rewards card?

I'm paying cash.

Would you like a rewards card?

No, I'm paying cash.

Okay, give me your phone number.

No, I'm paying cash.

Okay, what's your zip code.

Seriously, lady, I'm paying cash.

Um, I need to enter something here.

Cash, muthafarker, do you speak it?!?


202-456-1111

(White House main phone #)
 
2013-12-20 11:18:55 PM  

alleybkc: MrHappyRotter: 

New parent gift .. NoseFredia - The Snot Sucker. Look on Amazon, read the reviews. Hands down best baby item ever - if you can stomach it.


I can't help but recall that scene from Austin Powers involving the Swedish Penis Pump.  Seriously, it's not my cup of tea, baby.  It's a baby snot sucker device, for my brother in law's baby.
 
2013-12-20 11:30:49 PM  

emersonbiggins: Are they going to pay my bank their $35 "card replacement fee" as well?


Get a better bank. Even farking BoA doesn't charge a fee for that.
 
2013-12-20 11:35:38 PM  
My bank is sending me a new card already. No charge.. activating it will deactivate the other one.
 
2013-12-20 11:42:33 PM  

Fabric_Man: Just had to cut up my Discover card today, so I'm getting a kick...


Yeah. I wouldn't be caught dead using one either.
 
2013-12-20 11:47:25 PM  

Carousel Beast: emersonbiggins: Are they going to pay my bank their $35 "card replacement fee" as well?

Get a better bank. Even farking BoA doesn't charge a fee for that.


There's actually a $5 fee if you have to get a new card under certain circumstances but I had to get my new card thanks to this crapstorm earlier this month and there was no charge.  BoA was actually really great and responsive in handling this - things are still getting sorted out, but I've been pleasantly surprised at how not horrible this whole experience has been.
 
2013-12-20 11:59:41 PM  

ZeroCorpse: TEN PERCENT DISCOUNT?!?!

I am in the affected group because I spent 50 cents not a few days before the end of the specified time frame. Because of this, I have to pay $5 to report my card compromised and get a new one, and I will be without a card for a week.

And they give me ten friggin' percent off a purchase this weekend? Fark them.


Yeah, this solution seems to miss the mark. If their aim was to placate angry customers, they failed. Whomever cam up with this should be fired.
 
2013-12-21 12:04:27 AM  
Took me over an hour and a half on hold earlier tonight (after a day and a half of nothing but busy signals), but I finally reached a human operator to cancel my Red debit card.

That whole 10% shenanigans from the Target bigshot was the Last Straw for me. By making such an asinine 10% offer (the Cocoa Sampler Box of 2013) proved that these morans were either in way over their heads or they just didn't give a rat's ass about the mayhem their lax security had caused. F*ck Target with a rusty metal pineapple!

If I were one of these data-stealing scumbags, I'd go nuts this weekend while Target still has their heads jammed up their collective backsides and most of the victims are still getting busy signals. Target's making it way easy for the criminals.
 
2013-12-21 12:06:23 AM  
sendtodave:Yeah, this solution seems to miss the mark. If their aim was to placate angry customers, they failed. Whomever cam up with this should be fired.

They miss the mark for non-customers too. Haven't shopped there in six months or more, not even slightly swayed by the thought of a 10% discount. 30% and I *might* consider it. 50% and I'll upgrade that to probably. (But I'll pay in cash or with a Visa gift card only.)
 
2013-12-21 12:23:25 AM  

duckpoopy: It really is not neccessary to store catd numbers to process a transaction. So why the fark do they do it?


When the card is ran, data is transmitted over their network. A simple packet sniff can capture the data in transit and store/transmit it maliciously despite the POS design solution.

/works in IT security for another major retailer
//pays cash as much as possible because if it
 
2013-12-21 01:06:12 AM  

eggrolls: Solid Muldoon: Let me have your credit card.

I'm paying cash.

Do you have a rewards card?

I'm paying cash.

Would you like a rewards card?

No, I'm paying cash.

Okay, give me your phone number.

No, I'm paying cash.

Okay, what's your zip code.


12345.

*hairy eyeball from cashier*

No really. It's Schenectady, New York.

(Actually, no one lives at 12345, it's the address of the General Electric industrial plant. Also, letters to Santa from people who don't know the North Pole's zip code and just put in 12345 end up at the plant, and GE employees would donate their time writing back to all the letters. It's a damn cute tradition. But I don't know if they still do it.)
 
2013-12-21 01:38:19 AM  

eggrolls: Solid Muldoon: Let me have your credit card.

I'm paying cash.

Do you have a rewards card?

I'm paying cash.

Would you like a rewards card?

No, I'm paying cash.

Okay, give me your phone number.

No, I'm paying cash.

Okay, what's your zip code.

Seriously, lady, I'm paying cash.

Um, I need to enter something here.

Cash, muthafarker, do you speak it?!?

202-456-1111

(White House main phone #)


-( local area code) -867-5309
 
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