Target's mentality in terms of processing debit/credit card payment twice on the same purchase is that Quote " a very common thing that happens all over the nation" Hard working people have to be out of their money for 3-5 business days before this is corrected and this seems to be alright with Target. Target's excuse about double charging customer transations is that their computer cashier systems are glitchy and that this is something that cannot be corrected or become fully accurate, so people will continously be double charged when making purchases and have to wait to get their money back from banks.
Each day thousands of EFT transactions are processed at Target stores across the nation. If the mentality is that Target will not fix their equipment and systems to be fully accurate when processing purchases its because they prefer it this way. They prefer the affect it has on their Capital and how it helps boost their Stock daily. So, the little people who go into a store to buy just what they need, get double charged if funds are available and this is a common thing Target says that should not make anyone angry, but that should be accepted by the general consumer population as something stores like Target cannot curtail.
Lets do the math: If you get double charged on a purchase of $143.77 today and another 5000 people a day across the nation get double charge as well for their puchases of a similar amount, this totals: $718,000.00 a day, almost a three quarters of a million dollars a day in boosted sales via double transactions, that will only be rectified in a week or so, if all consumers catch this on their bank statements on time. That's a scheme. Why would the mentality be that this is alright and why should people be robbed of their money this way? One solution is to pay cash. Because this sort of thing will not end. It is a scheme, to inflat their books obviously!!!
Note from a consumer that sees the big picture or shall I say the big scheme of things.