Friday, October 24, 2008

Bottle of pop @ 25%APR

Yesterday morning, I stopped at the Evil Big Box Store(tm) to pick up a few items for my lunch. On my way out I stopped at the soft drink-up here, we call it pop- machine to get a Diet Pepsi. I was wanting my morning caffeine cold. Anyhow when I got to the machine, I noticed a new apparatus connected to it. It was a credit card scanner. The thud you just heard was Sam Walton turning over in his grave.

Seeing that I don't want to pay interest on my guilty pleasures, I put this stuff, called money, in the machine and made my selection. I pushed the button for Diet Pepsi. Out comes...regular Pepsi. Well I figured I could give this to someone else at the shop, so I put some more money in. I pressed the other Diet Pepsi button and out comes....Mountain Dew. At this point I go back into the store and register my complaint to the cashier who just a few minutes ago rung up my purchase. She let me exchange the two bottles of the wrong stuff for two bottles of Diet Pepsi from the cooler. Customer satisfaction, but you would think with the backing of the evil credit card companies, they could afford good help who could stock the machines correctly.

Save Money-maybe. Live Better-I doubt it. I prefer price 'em low and stack 'em high.

10 comments:

DiamondsSaphire said...

It sure is crazy!! The first, well the only time I have seen it was in a hospital 2 years ago. I was kinda happy because I had no cash on me, at the same time it is a little much.

BusyBeeSuz said...

So crazy. A credit card for a soda?? If I don't have enough cash for the vending machine, I would head over to that aparatus connected to the wall called a "water fountain"
You should have kept putting in money to see how many you could get before the Diet Pepsi came out. Too funny.

74WIXYgrad said...

If I wanted to take my chances with a vending machine, I would have gone to a store with an instant lottery dispensor. I shudder to think what will happen when they put credit card scanners on those.

Liquid said...

Yep.........it's a slide and glide world we live in!

Glad you got what you originally dropped cold hard cash for!

Jen said...

You only did one thing wrong in my opinion, you should have went to the coke machine.

wzzp said...

Cash is KING!

Bye National City. Hello First Merit.

74WIXYgrad said...

National City was bought out by PNC. I don't know if they specialize in bathroom fixtures or eye glasses.

Daisy said...

What an aggravation! Glad they made it right for you inside, but it seems like it shouldn't be that difficult to get the machine stocked right the first time.

david mcmahon said...

Stack 'em high, for sure!

Shellmo said...

I don't think I'd trust the credit card scanner on a pop machine! i would think the instant I swiped it that it would charge me for all the pops in the machine!