March 6th, 2014

Never Fading

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This is a minor/weird bad service from a clothing alternator store.

Usually I go to only one place to get a zipper or a ripped seam fixed. But she doesn't accept cash and it's a bit of a drive. So I looked up closer places on yelp that had good reviews and found one close by.

I go in and everything is fine until we get to pricing. They want me to pay half up front. This is odd, but maybe because I'm new? The usual place I go to never asks for money up front. I pay cash.

When I come back I go to use my credit card to pay for the remaining bill, about $25. The lady refuses saying there will be a fee for her. There is no sign saying min charge has to be X. She has credit card signs (MC, VISA, DISC) on the front door and at the check out counter. I questioned her and finally she relented, but I could tell she was really annoyed. If you are going to advertise that you accept credit cards, accept them!

Plumbing Bad Service

I was reminded of this by cassandraterra's post.

A few years back we had a pipe freeze and burst. My mother was visiting and offered to put it on her credit card. So, when we picked a company from the yellow pages, we selected an ad that mentioned her card type and double checked when we called.

A plumber came, found the pipe and fixed it. Then it came time to pay and he suddenly insists that they don't take credit cards and we needed to give him cash. (I don't remember the exact amount, but it was several hundred bucks.) After arguing with him and getting nowhere, we decide to just go to the bank and get the cash. He gets paid. He leaves. I add a company to my list of people to never do business with again.

About a hour later, I answer the phone and its someone from the company asking for feedback on the service. They were not happy when I told them about his refusal to take a cc, so I suspect he got in a fair amount of trouble.