So, has anyone ever bounced a check at Target? Well we did! I know this might be hard to believe but we haven't bounced a check in over 5 years. We spend over $5K a year at the store. So the story goes, I was in China on business for 3 weeks I forgot to transfer money into my wife's account before I left. So 3 checks bounced before I got the text from my wife tell me what was happening, I immediately transfered some money into her account.
Anyway, the check to Target was paid the second time through. My wife about had a heart attack, we have an 800 credit score and make well into the 6 figures, not that matters really the point is we don't make a habit of this. So since the check was paid I thought everything was fine. Not So! a few weeks later we started getting phones calls from Target. Their Collection department, they told my wife the check was paid but they have a $25.00 fee for bounced checks, they wanted payment by phone.
So she told me about it, my response was to tell Target to blow. Then I got a letter from them today, I got a call from the collections department again tonight. I told the lady nicely I wasn't happy about this. I told her the background she said what do you want me to do? I said I want you to waive the fee! She said she can't do that it but could cut in half, $12.50
I asked if she knew how ridiculous this conversation was? My time, her time, the numerous phone calls, etc. I told her we were never going to shop at Target again. It was obvious she didn't care! So I'm going to send them a check for $25.00 along with a letter informing them of my decision. So, if you shop at Target please beware of how much Target appreciates your business.
Talk about CEO's that make to much money, their Chief Marketing Officer needs to get a clue and give his/her paycheck back because what ever it is, it's to much!
P.S. A further clue that Target's Marketing Officer should go back to school, corporations spend millions studying good buying environments. All I ever hear in Target is the 50-100 employees walking all over the store with their portable radio's blasting as loud as the go "DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THE TP IS LOCATED" all I can think of is how fast can I get out of here! Thank god Costco is close by, that is a company that has a clue about making their customers happy! No wonder they kick Target's butt in sales.