While shopping at my local Wally World Super Center Friday (Infinion Raceway) I noticed a NASCAR crew member in line in front of me buying groceries for the crew. His cart was WELL over the top filled with bread, meats, cheeses and all sorts of stuff for lunches and dinners. It took the cashier nearly 10 minutes to total the contents of his basket and then when he went to pay with his credit card, it was REJECTED! He tried that one card several times more and each time it came back REJECTED. He stood there looking puzzled and then reached into his wallet and pulled out yet ANOTHER card which, (you guessed it) was ALSO REJECTED!
After nearly another 5 minutes of him fiddling with cards and all of them being rejected they pulled him aside and had him call his credit card company. So my question is this, just HOW BAD does the economy have to be to have a NASCAR TEAM have their credit cards rejected by Wally World?!
Do you know how to make a small fortune??????
Start with a large one and go racing!
Mine must be bad too. My CC was rejected for gas. Funny thing though, somehow it was fixed when I switched pumps.
That really sucks.
I had a friend who received a very large chunk of money when he turned 21 from a trust fund from his dad's life insurance. He managed to completely blow the whole thing in less than a year racing sports cars.
Tony had a pretty good day out there!
I'm curious.. Which team was it? I hope it wasn't the 88. (They've been pretty hungry this year )
Tony had a pretty good day out there!
Tony had him there at the end. Good finish.
Kasey had a stronger car and picked the right lane for those late restarts. As Tony said in his post-race interview, the kid just didn't make any mistakes on those restarts. He was perfect each time. Tony also said that the setup on his car wasn't the best for the right-hand turns, like turn #2 after each restart and that's where Kasey got him each time.
But 2nd is nothing to be ashamed of. He even managed to increase his points lead over Jeff Gordon to 84 points.
I wonder which team it was with the credit card problems?
dja24 (working on getting more active again!)
I was glad to see Kasey win. He deserved it as I think he had the best car that day.
I figured it was best not to say WHICH team out of respect for them. If they are in THAT bad a shape they don't need anymore bad publicity.
If it was the big W-M their scanners reject when it shouldn't. I used my debit card as credit and it rejected it so I just used it again and said debit and it went through. This card is linked to my bank account and it all comes straight out of my account.
W-M has this happen a lot to people when their cards are OK.
to be that dude
Just finished watching the "Daily Drive" podcast from "Auto Week" they mentioned that NASCAR attendence and TV ratings were down this year.
I can vouch for the attendants being down, the race track was nearly empty Friday and Saturday and only moderate traffic for the actual race on Sunday. My neighbor works at the race track and he was home EARLY all 3 days.
This economy is hurting everyone! Oh and I've never had a problem with the card readers at Wally World. (Now watch, now that I've said that)(LOL)
Timing your payments to arrive close to the due date is now a risky business. If the post office delivers it one day late, your card can be temporarily shut off. I had my credit card declined recently. WTF!!! ??? We sent the payment in on time! We called the company and their record showed the payment was received one day late. So for that one day, they shut the card off. And they wanted to move us to a "higher risk" higher interest rate. Are you kidding? Paid in full but received one day late?
Some of the CC companies automatically put you in a higher rate if your payment arrives late just ONCE. Doesn't matter when you mailed it, doesn't matter when the check was dated, they go by when it was entered in their computer as received.
I don't want to get political, but this is one of the reasons for Obama's recent "Credit Card Bill of Rights" that was recently passed.
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