I'm sure that in recent years as the use of debit cards has become more prevalent, we've all experienced the annoyance of magnetic strips wearing out.
While that is annoying in and of itself, what really makes me crazy are the stupid card readers at some stores. When I go to Lowes, I swipe my card, enter my pin accept the payment amount and then wait. Only then does it come back and report that it couldn't read the card. The system clearly knows as soon as the card is swiped whether it was able to read data.
Why not just say this right away so I can switch to a different card?
What moron programmed this system?
This has been happening for years even when I have a relatively new card which makes me tend to avoid shopping at Lowes unless they have something I can't find elsewhere. It's long past time to fix this.
#lowes #badcardreads #cardreaders
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