The printing on the credit card slips

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
November 17, 2008 11:27am CST
I have just went to my online credit card and found that I owe $20 and a bit over what I thought I did. The reason was that the print on a couple of my sales slips I got from the cashier was so faded that it was difficult to read and I do not write it down on a separate piece of paper and sometimes I do not have a pen with me or a spare envelope to write it on. Luckily the statement will not appear until the end of the month, but had I wanted to buy something extra, I would be over the limit I allowed myself for this month. I cannot understand why they do not change the ink. After all, when my printer becomes unreadable, I will change it. It is not as if the cashier has to buy it herself, the ink is part of the store expense. So has it happened to you in that, the slip is so faded, you have no idea what the real amount is?
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7 responses
• Singapore
17 Nov 08
HI suspenseful, So far, I don't have that problem. I have to make sure that I can read the figures on the slip before I sign. Nowadays they also have the electronic signature pad which shows you the correct amount before you sign. And when the slip gets printed, it usually looks fine. But the credit card slip fade after awhile. Sometimes when I wanted to check an old purchase, I can't read anything anymore.
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@ellie333 (21029)
17 Nov 08
Hi Suspenseful, This annoys me too but I do tend to go in online most days to check balance and fortunately I do not have a credit card. It is not difficult to change the ink either, about as easy as changing a till roll so they do have no excuse. I would personally go back to the shop and complain. Huggles. Ellie :D
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Nov 08
I check my balance online, but I wonder why they do not have the intelligence to change it. When I worked in an office changing the roll was the least of our worries. I guess they are not as dexterous as we used to be.
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@ellie333 (21029)
17 Nov 08
Hi Suspenseful, workers are so concientious these days. Where I work we have the workers and the shirkers and nine times out of ten it is the youngsters (not all) that don't think to do these simple things. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Nov 08
It is usually when there is a young girl at the cashier. The older ones are careful to check to see if the ink is legible.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
17 Nov 08
yup I have and its hard to gauge what is there I just have to put in my head what I have spent and where mostly I take my check book with me and write it down in there as soon as I can.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Nov 08
I pay it by credit card and I find that when I get home and look at the receipt, I have to get out my magnifying glass, not my reading glasses to see what I spent.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Nov 08
I pay with ATM card but I also write it down when the cashier tells me the price then I dont have to look at receipt! But I do agree that they should put the ink in when they see its hard for them to read!
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@mcc371 (918)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I guess they feel if they change the ink that will make their overhead expenses higher and they will have to raise their prices in order to cover the expense of ink. I always check the total with the printout as well as what shows on my receipt. My petpeeve is when you need to return something and the ink is faded and the clerk can't read it and says your receipt is too faded and we can't be sure you bought this in the last few days since we can't read the receipt for the date of purchase.
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
18 Nov 08
It's all about the money! Why should they care if you can read your slip or not? Next time, have the cashier write the amount on the slip, that's what I do. If they're too cheap to change their ribbon, I'll make them work a bit so I won't be inconveniences by their cheapness!
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
17 Nov 08
I have experienced this problem myself, especially a few years ago when my finances were very close to the line, and I relied on my credit card to but essentials. Fortunately those days are behind me now. I think the non refilling comes down to laziness. I can;t think of any other reason for it.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I just received on like this the other day and the cashier was kind enough to take a pen and write in the amount so I could see it better so I would now how much I spent so I could keep track of it. I think that they all should if you get a faded receipt.