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EBT and Debit Down For Major Grocer

 
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The local Meijer has had signs on the door for at least a couple days saying they cannot cash payroll or government checks "due to computer problems".

Maybe related?

Oh, in Michigan.
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ok so now we wonder, wtf is goingon with jp morgan today, because this is clearly not just in california.
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the publix at island walk in fernandina beach is down....just left there

they took my credit card but not as a debit Fx

it's true folks!!
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Off topic, but I gotta tell you how much I love Fernandina Beach.

Vacationed there many times as a child and finally moved there for 10 months in 2005, but had to come back here for elderly relatives.

We lived on 1st Ave. 1 block from the beach.

Still miss it.

Now back to topic...
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The local Meijer has had signs on the door for at least a couple days saying they cannot cash payroll or government checks "due to computer problems".

Maybe related?

Oh, in Michigan.
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yes, it's related. it's happening all over the place, not just the US.
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EBT should DIE
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don't blame people for being poor, blame the banksters & outsourcing for putting so many in that position.
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


I dont blame the single mothers looking for a way to make ends meet while keeping their kids fed. But i do blame the hoards of people who ABUSE the shit out of EBT, i promise 90% of the EBT recipients are 100% complacent getting free shit.

EBT is a CHOICE for most that use it, long gone are the days where being on public assistance was something the majority didnt want to be on and WORKED to get off it.

Tell me why the fuck the GAS STATION accepts EBT? they buying gas with it? Or im supposed to believe they are grocery shopping there? Gimme a break
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EBT should DIE
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Looks as if it could very well do so at some point along with a whole lot more things.I dont think it would be a pleasant thing however.
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Growing pains never are pleasant. We will be better off on the long haul
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EBT should DIE
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don't blame people for being poor, blame the banksters & outsourcing for putting so many in that position.
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


I dont blame the single mothers looking for a way to make ends meet while keeping their kids fed. But i do blame the hoards of people who ABUSE the shit out of EBT, i promise 90% of the EBT recipients are 100% complacent getting free shit.

EBT is a CHOICE for most that use it, long gone are the days where being on public assistance was something the majority didnt want to be on and WORKED to get off it.

Tell me why the fuck the GAS STATION accepts EBT? they buying gas with it? Or im supposed to believe they are grocery shopping there? Gimme a break
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17022613


did you check out the links here yet? i had NO idea.

[link to theeconomiccollapseblog.com]

maybe part of the reason is that:

Despite the historic rise in food stamp use, however, the Obama Administration believes not enough people are receiving food stamps who should be and is offering $75,000 grants to groups who devise “effective strategies” to “increase program participation” among those who have yet to sign up.
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EBT should DIE
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Looks as if it could very well do so at some point along with a whole lot more things.I dont think it would be a pleasant thing however.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18340630


Growing pains never are pleasant. We will be better off on the long haul
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17022613


speaking of growing pains, did you know you can buy food plant seeds with foodstamps?

i have yet to see a nursery that takes ebt, but places like grocery outlet, that have outdoor plant areas, will accept FS for both plants and seeds.
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Tried to get gas. Saw this about half a dozen gas stations.


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Tried to get gas. Saw this about half a dozen gas stations.


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Huh. Maybe I'll have to stop at gas stations along the way to work tommorrow and have a look-see for myself...
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Tried to get gas. Saw this about half a dozen gas stations.


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where are you? and thanks!!!!
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if we are actually looking at a 'bank holiday' here, fund availability will be restricted soon.

wooo i am on such a crash course with this stuff. no pun intended.
worth my weight in squirrels.
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Tried to get gas. Saw this about half a dozen gas stations.


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where are you? and thanks!!!!
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


I'm in Tampa, FL

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EBT should DIE
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17022613


don't blame people for being poor, blame the banksters & outsourcing for putting so many in that position.
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


I dont blame the single mothers looking for a way to make ends meet while keeping their kids fed. But i do blame the hoards of people who ABUSE the shit out of EBT, i promise 90% of the EBT recipients are 100% complacent getting free shit.

EBT is a CHOICE for most that use it, long gone are the days where being on public assistance was something the majority didnt want to be on and WORKED to get off it.

Tell me why the fuck the GAS STATION accepts EBT? they buying gas with it? Or im supposed to believe they are grocery shopping there? Gimme a break
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17022613


did you check out the links here yet? i had NO idea.

[link to theeconomiccollapseblog.com]

maybe part of the reason is that:

Despite the historic rise in food stamp use, however, the Obama Administration believes not enough people are receiving food stamps who should be and is offering $75,000 grants to groups who devise “effective strategies” to “increase program participation” among those who have yet to sign up.
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


This is news to me but nothing i didnt expect. My work will often take me into the "Hood" where i will walk by and through many residences, you would think on a wednesday at 11 am there would be productive activity. However this is not the case, more often then not i will see a person living in a Section 8 subsidized living environment stoned or drunk at 11 in the fucking morning...

Everyone in subsidized housing qualifies for food stamps, they also qualify for free medical, they also qualify for assistance from any utility they may have to place in their name, they qualify for EVERYTHING possible and they take it all and never intend on getting off the assistance.
The part where corporations prefer someone who is on welfare is due to the fact the government is paying guaranteed on time every month like clockwork. The corporations benefit with revenue and the government benefits by having an indoctrinated slave that they control.
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Tried to get gas. Saw this about half a dozen gas stations.


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gasp sfan!!! uhoh dynamite
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if we are actually looking at a 'bank holiday' here, fund availability will be restricted soon.

wooo i am on such a crash course with this stuff. no pun intended.
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Hey Anne
I will probably be made fun of but what is EBT? 1dunno1

And yes I guess I have been living under a rock! LOL
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Oh....be careful little eyes what you see
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Okay the system does in fact go down sometimes, that being said, it sounds like a satelite problem to me. See, both c-stores and grocery use satelites to run their debit transactions.
It's probably First data and satelites. I know I spelled it wrong, too tired to care right now. I'm in the industry btw.
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EBT should DIE
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17022613


Looks as if it could very well do so at some point along with a whole lot more things.I dont think it would be a pleasant thing however.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18340630


Growing pains never are pleasant. We will be better off on the long haul
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17022613


speaking of growing pains, did you know you can buy food plant seeds with foodstamps?

i have yet to see a nursery that takes ebt, but places like grocery outlet, that have outdoor plant areas, will accept FS for both plants and seeds.
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


And how many do you see buying seeds for a garden? Why would they when they know that there EBT card will be filled again next month so they will eat again without having to play in the dirt.

More often then not i see EBT users trying to purchase items that aren't allowed to be purchased with foodstamps such as cigarettes and alcohol by working a deal with the clerk.
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if we are actually looking at a 'bank holiday' here, fund availability will be restricted soon.

wooo i am on such a crash course with this stuff. no pun intended.
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Friday is payday!

This is just a test. Prepare for the worst and Hope for the Best!
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if we are actually looking at a 'bank holiday' here, fund availability will be restricted soon.

wooo i am on such a crash course with this stuff. no pun intended.
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Hey Anne
I will probably be made fun of but what is EBT? 1dunno1

And yes I guess I have been living under a rock! LOL
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it's the food stamp benefit card. :) also has cash benefits on it, for people who qualify.
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The local Meijer has had signs on the door for at least a couple days saying they cannot cash payroll or government checks "due to computer problems".

Maybe related?

Oh, in Michigan.
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I'm in MI as well, and the Meijer by me said the same thing today.
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Okay the system does in fact go down sometimes, that being said, it sounds like a satelite problem to me. See, both c-stores and grocery use satelites to run their debit transactions.
It's probably First data and satelites. I know I spelled it wrong, too tired to care right now. I'm in the industry btw.
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but it's happening all over, and not just EBT.
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if we are actually looking at a 'bank holiday' here, fund availability will be restricted soon.

wooo i am on such a crash course with this stuff. no pun intended.
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Hey Anne
I will probably be made fun of but what is EBT? 1dunno1

And yes I guess I have been living under a rock! LOL
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it's the food stamp benefit card. :) also has cash benefits on it, for people who qualify.
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally




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if we are actually looking at a 'bank holiday' here, fund availability will be restricted soon.

wooo i am on such a crash course with this stuff. no pun intended.
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


I understand!

Of all the doom scenarios economic doom is probably one of the most boring but it could turn into something big if WE the people let it.

For what it's worth I just pulled out some cash from an ATM about and hour ago and and put $40 in my car about 1.5 hours ago (as debit). And our CC machine at work was fine all day today.

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EBT and Debit are down at Publix Supermarket...

Still accepting credit...

Word is there are a few other grocers/corporations experiencing the same issue...

Anyone know whats going on?

 Quoting: Sol1d1nt3l



cry


Publix, Sweetbay Experiencing Problems With Debit Cards

If you're headed to a Publix Supermarket or other retailer this evening, you should make sure you have a credit card or cash in your wallet to pay for your merchandise.

"We apologize for the inconvenience our customers are experiencing with the pin pad machines not accepting debit, EBT and gift cards. We are experiencing technical difficulties with that system," said Publix spokesperson Shannon Patten in an email.


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Let me help you look into that ;) [link to theeconomiccollapseblog.com]
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thanks so much, nothing is coming up under past 24 hour california ebt search.
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


I don't know about the california ebt, but it only makes sense that if there's a problem with ebt or debit anywhere it's because of financial Armageddon that's coming to roost and JP Morgue is in on it out to the Oort Cloud... [link to demonocracy.info]

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Supermarkets, retailers hit by debit card outage

TAMPA --
Many cash registers at Publix, Sweetbay and other retailers were unable to process debit cards and some credit cards today amid what appeared to be a widespread network breakdown.

The outages were sporadic, and systems did work some times for some customers at the 1,000-plus Publix stores, said spokeswoman Shannon Patten. Many customers who planned to use debit were required to use a credit card or pay cash.

The breakdown appeared to start at least as early as 9 a.m. and had not been fixed as of late this afternoon. Other retailers, including Walmart and Old Navy, saw no breakdowns.

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Let me help you look into that ;) [link to theeconomiccollapseblog.com]
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thanks so much, nothing is coming up under past 24 hour california ebt search.
 Quoting: Anne O'Mally


I don't know about the california ebt, but it only makes sense that if there's a problem with ebt or debit anywhere it's because of financial Armageddon that's coming to roost and JP Morgue is in on it out to the Oort Cloud... [link to demonocracy.info]

violin dead3
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exactly.
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I just used my BofA debit card at a local market.. everything was fine. About 3-4 hours ago.

Was before the news of the actual downgrades was announced.

Going to go to the closest BofA branch since it is business closing time and seee if I can withdraw anycash from the atm.

Will report back in about 30mins to an hour to let you know what happened.

I don't worry about much (not worried as I keep very little cash in banks, only enough for e-transactions, and have a nice stockpile of copper, silver and gold) but given the recent news I'm thinking bank holidays.

Stay tuned.