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08 November 2007 @ 01:06 pm
 
No one seems able to figure out when you should sign credit card receipts, and grocery stores seemed to have joined in the game.

I _think_ it started with fast food type places not making you sign if the value was below some magic threshold value, but it's not consistently enforced, not within the same chain, not even at the same establishment on different days. I think the value may be $20, at least when i went to the grocery store a couple days ago to pick up some stuff the amount was over $10 and they didn't make me sign. Not sure if it was over $15 though.
 
 
 
Steven DeFordwillworker on November 8th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
I've heard it variously quoted as $20 or $25, depending on the cashier I asked. Of course, with gas, the sky's the limit, for some reason. ::shrug::

Steve
cwendy41cwendy41 on November 8th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
Actually, gas stations quite frequently limit the credit card transaction to $50. Most people weren't aware of that until recently because they hadn't needed that much to gas up.
Usqueba: my truckusqueba on November 8th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
They did that at my usual gas station, but they changed it PDQ. I don't know what the new limit is ::shrug::
Steven DeFordwillworker on November 9th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
Every time I've needed more than $50 of gas, it's never been a problem. Admittedly, that's been about 3 times in my life, and all within the past couple years, but still. :)

Steve
Chaos Never Blinkssithjawa on November 8th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Biggest amount they have not asked me to sign for: $35.

It wasn't a mistake either. I was like "Don't I have to sign?" And they were like "Nah."

Disturbing!
Coraacoraa on November 8th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
There's got to be some calculation they're going through there -- if it'd cost more for them to investigate a contested charge than it would to just refund it, they don't bother asking for a signature. Well, also, in the Internet age, there are so many credit card transactions for which there is no signature anyway....
DonAithnendonaithnen on November 9th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, it makes sense from the banks perspective. But why does Subway (just for a random example =) sometimes have me sign and sometimes not? Always for an amount under $10? Is there a button that the cashier can choose to press or not that decides whether a "sign here" slip gets spit out?
DonAithnendonaithnen on November 9th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Hee, that's right, you've got connections in the industry now ;)