Today there a lot of stupid people out there.
My vote for some of the
would be non English
That alone should speak volumes!!!!
ever get caught in a strange city with only Travelers Checks.
When try to buy gasoline, it won't work too well. Even
though your travelers check is good or bad American Express will
always pay the merchant. The problem lies with the stupid
moronic non English speaking clerks.
Sorry Sir We Don't Take Those!!!
still accept Travelers Checks at my establishment, After all
they are just like cash, Everyone knows that !!! Everyone but
those stupid gas station attendants who rarely barely speak
English and those convenience store Clerks who have the
intelligence of a small soapdish (
My sincere apologies to small soapdishes everywhere)
OK, I'll Tell Ya
a customer pay me with American Express Travelers checks
approximately $2,000.00 worth. I cannot remember what he
bought because this happened a few years ago. He signed the top
and the bottom of the check but he didn't fill in the name of my
store so these checks were exactly like cash.
were in the process of redoing our store and I needed a couple
of nice chairs for the secretary's office and some shelves for
the file closet. I walked into Pier 1 Imports and used about
$400.00 worth of the checks and left the store. Several
days later I went back to buy some more. I asked the clerk both
times if Travelers Checks were OK and both times I was told yes.
So I filled out all the checks with Pier 1 Imports in the payee
line. The clerk then takes my payment and asks me to wait
while she calls the manager. The manager comes over and tells me
that they don't take Travelers Checks.
told her that the I used them 3 days earlier, I even had my wife
fax over the bill of sale, The lame &^*$% didn't care and she
proceeded to cost her company a $1,200.00 sale and chased a
customer out forever!
problem was I had filled out the name Pier 1 Imports so now I
couldn't take them anywhere else.
long and short of it was, American Express would not give me a
refund on the checks because I was not the person who originally
bought them !!!! I had received them like cash.
business establishment would accept them because they were made
out to Pier 1 Imports.
even went to one of our famous Las Vegas check cashing services.
I offered them 10 percent if they would simply deposit them and
pay me my 90% after the checks had cleared. Which I knew that
absolutely no luck, I carried them around in my wallet for
about 3 months, When I opened a new bank account at US Bank I
was able to deposit them and eventually I got the value.
But this gave me a real bad taste in my mouth regarding
I say avoid any hassles and DO NOT BUY
AMERICAN EXPRESS Travelers Checks
They hope you lose them and don't bother trying to get a refund,
Most people don't anyway !!!!
They hope you die with some unused ones, then they never have to
make good !!!
They don't pay you interest, Yet they loan your money out and
collect interest (What A Scam)
Companies that Issue Travelers Checks are no better than Paypal
or any of the many other money grubbing corporate mega slime
companies that are laying waiting to rip a piece of your flesh
off an eat it for dinner. These companies drive the cost of
everything you buy up higher because they shrink everyone's
profit margins of legitimate companies that are having a hard
time surviving in the bitter cold corporate world.
have the power !!!! Just say No every time one of these
corporate slime balls tries to sell you lifetime warranty or
refuse to do business with Pay Pal and don't frequent the large
corporate megastores of every kind.
at Joe's diner, stay out of overpriced fast food ripoff joints
like McDonalds, Burger King, Sonic, some of these chain
stores aren't as bad as others. Pay attention to what these
scumbags are charging. Read the menu. Drink water instead
of Coke it's better for you and it's better for the world.
They make their money on that syrup they call soda and that
salted crap they call French fries. Be Careful !!!!!
Letter From Jeffery Earle Terwilliger
Back in the late 80's I did an international trip (Back then
you didn't need a passport to travel in the North American
quadrant of the globe, just wait until they want to put RF tags
under our skins like dogs... but thats another rant).
Anyway I went to my
friendly neighborhood bank & bought some Traveler's Checks. It
was a small, service oriented local bank in NY State, I don't
even remember the name. I returned from my trip to cash the
unused checks. Imagine my shock & bafflement when they would not
cash them! "Well you can just go to any store to cash them or
buy something", the teller said. "But YOUR institution issued
them, and I have long standing accounts here. What's the
problem?" They could never explain why a third party was
required to complete that loop. Complete assininity.