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Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?

 
Why Not?!?!
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03/16/2008 11:53 AM
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I had something happen at the grocery yesterday that disturbed me...

I am the lady who buys two carts worth of food b/c I have a very big family (5 kids). All the people at the store know me, its a small town and all of that.

Well, the girl who was checking me out yesterday warned me that there were new rules and I could no longer buy over $400 worth of groceries in a trip.

I asked why and she said she didnt know - that they were just new rules from management and applied to everyone.

So, what does this mean? Why would they do that?
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03/16/2008 11:55 AM
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Where are you at?
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03/16/2008 11:56 AM
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FEMA

Simple really, it inhibits ones ability to stock pile rations.
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03/16/2008 11:57 AM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
Suburbs of Washington DC
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03/16/2008 11:58 AM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
weird. ask the manager of the store to 'splain that one to you.
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03/16/2008 11:58 AM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
do you write checks? maybe they don't want to take checks over $400.00
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03/16/2008 12:01 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
Good to know.

Thanks for sharing.
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03/16/2008 12:01 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
can others here check with thier local stores and see if this is isolated?

I will check today when I go shopping this afternoon .

If true this is a very bad thing
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03/16/2008 12:02 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
So get on the phone right now and call the store manager, tell them that's what you were told at their store yesterday and ask for a reasonable explanation. They will tell you what they are required to tell you, come back and post their response. Otherwise you will be accuse of trying to encite a riot here for no reason. (which is my take on your post.)
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03/16/2008 12:02 PM
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Yeah, it was very odd. I didnt see the manager, but if hes there the next time I will ask.

I dont use checks, just debit card.
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03/16/2008 12:03 PM
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bsflag bsflag bsflag bsflag bsflag bsflag bsflag bsflag bsflag bsflag bsflag bsflag bsflag


WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE GROCERY STORE????
WASHINGTON DC SUBURB??? YOU LIVE IN DA HOOD? STORY REEKS OF SHITE!
De Bunker Hiding in a Bunker.
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WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE GROCERY STORE????
WASHINGTON DC SUBURB??? YOU LIVE IN DA HOOD? STORY REEKS OF SHITE!
 Quoting: Cunning_linguist



I agree, my cousins daughter just charged over $800.00 on her mom and dads house account at their local grocery store.
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03/16/2008 12:06 PM
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bsflag bsflag bsflag bsflag bsflag
and more bsflag
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03/16/2008 12:08 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
Not the hood at all (go north on 270 all the way - its not the hood) and not BS.

Just found it weird and disturbing, but nevermind.

I would be curious if this is just this store or this area or if its everywhere?!?
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03/16/2008 12:08 PM
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buy half your shit then come back later
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03/16/2008 12:10 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
OP
If this is true. Call the store and ask a store manager what is going on. The clerk obviously is on a need to know basis.
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03/16/2008 12:12 PM
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this is total BS
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03/16/2008 12:12 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
Suburbs of Washington DC
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3456



Exactly which store in which suburb?
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03/16/2008 12:20 PM
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No answer BINGO, go outside and ride your 3 wheeler into traffic, kid.
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03/16/2008 12:27 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
You know you people can be a real pain in the ass when someone is trying to post a personal experience.

Just take it as a heads-up and move on... no need to be such fuckers bashing the OP...

oh yeah, I forgot you SOB's can't help yourselves... you will be drooling next!
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03/16/2008 12:29 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
Maybe because food supplies are dwindling and store managers knwo this.
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03/16/2008 01:11 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
About a month ago at my local(brookshires)market they told me i was over my limit on checks i had written that week.

they said i had written 7,i asked ta speak with manager because no way i had done this,they were wrong!the store system was pinging me off someone elses store card.

made them issue me another,and they have a policy of any amount over $50.00 the cashier has to get a manager to approve purchase.


they come and look at ya and ask how are you doing as they stick a key in and punch a code and then walk off,whats up with this shit?
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03/16/2008 01:14 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
I had something happen at the grocery yesterday that disturbed me...

I am the lady who buys two carts worth of food b/c I have a very big family (5 kids). All the people at the store know me, its a small town and all of that.

Well, the girl who was checking me out yesterday warned me that there were new rules and I could no longer buy over $400 worth of groceries in a trip.

I asked why and she said she didnt know - that they were just new rules from management and applied to everyone.

So, what does this mean? Why would they do that?
 Quoting: Why Not?!?! 3456



i smell bullshit
SubarcticBeef

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03/16/2008 01:21 PM
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Maybe because food supplies are dwindling and store managers knwo this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 370480

It shouldn't matter how much food they sell any one person as long as they ring up a sale. We're not down to rationing yet as far as I know.
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03/16/2008 01:24 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
What's the name of the store, and the address/phone number, and maybe someone here will call and ask.
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03/16/2008 01:26 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
Montgomery County, MD, up I270 from DC--like Germantown,or Gaithersburg?

Giant Food?
MacGruders?
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03/16/2008 01:26 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
Maybe to make it inconvenient for people to horde their food pile.
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03/16/2008 01:26 PM
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bsflag
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03/16/2008 01:27 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
This sounds like a price control method. A method used to reduce panic and rioting as food shortages develop.
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03/16/2008 01:31 PM
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Re: Cant Buy More Than $400 of Groceries?
No, it's made up BS.
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03/16/2008 01:31 PM
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