Looked down upon on the method of payment used?

United States
April 20, 2016 1:48pm CST
Have you ever felt like you were looked down upon because of the method of payment you're using? Whether it may be with a rain check, coupons, change, cash, gift card, store credit? I feel that people now a days look down upon people on method of payment.. For example: - If you pay in all quarters or change - people think you do not have money. But it could be that, or it could just be that you want to get rid of loose change and don't want to go through the coin machines where they take a percentage? - If people pay with coupons - People assume all they want are things for free, or it could just be they're smart shopping and want to save money. You could too coupon too, no one is stopping you. Plus, manufactures supply these coupons in efforts for people to use their items, so why hate? - If people pay with dollar bills people think why do they have so many dollar bills? Whichever method you use - Do you ever feel as if you were judged? Or do they treat you differently? I know if I use coupons, I am judged because the cashiers literally triple check the items I buy and act as if I am trying to steal. And, if you do have coupons - they let out a big *sigh* with people behind saying words beneath their breath. Or if I print out accumulated paper Gift Cards like to Walmart, Target people think it's like "Free Money". Whichever is the case, I frankly can care less now. Money is money. Generally most of the coupons, sales I get are from the mail or emailed to me from the company anyway!
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22 responses
@Mike197602 (13513)
• Worcester, England
20 Apr 16
I only use 3 methods of payment. Online with paypal, cash or card. I can't say I've ever felt judged but I can see how that may happen. Personally if I ever get my own business I'd never judge anyone for anything...a customer is a customer and money is money whatever form it comes in
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@Mike197602 (13513)
• Worcester, England
20 Apr 16
sounds like you come across a lot of snobs
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• United States
20 Apr 16
@Mike197602 I agree with you. A customer is a customer and money is money no matter the payment. Simply workers are so concerned though. I am sure the company owners can care less as no one is shoplifting only.
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• United States
20 Apr 16
@Mike197602 And yes, I do come across a lot of snobs. This morning a lady probably older than me no more than 5 years judged my boyfriend and I. He was paying cash for our food and he was shy of change and he didn't want to break his $20's. And of course I take out of change pouch like I usually do and give him the appropriate change. But the lady frowned. Like seriously? She did not say anything, but you can tell on her facial expression and I thought I may be over reacting - but my boyfriend brought it up it as we were walking out and I agreed.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 Apr 16
People behind people using coupons are probably just annoyed because that takes a while. I use a food stamp card and a WIC card. I really don't care what people think about it-unless of course they want to pay my bills! I am all for that! Lol. I do know others judge certain payments but honestly I could not care less. I am poor in money but rich in love-and that is what truly matters.
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• United States
20 Apr 16
I know right! Feel free to pay the bill if you want. But then again, sometimes the cashiers just purposely take their time, I have noticed or play stupid like they don't know how to process coupons.
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@much2say (39275)
• United States
20 Apr 16
Yep - money is money! But this is what I think of: Coupons - if I use a lot of them, it's usually the people in line behind me who get mad about it. They see it as holding up the line. I did have one male friend who refused to use coupons - he said coupons make people seem cheap (I have never heard that and I don't agree). Change - I remember I was counting out the coin change from my wallet to pay for something - and some guy in back of the line yelled out "For crying out loud!". Really? Money is money - and if I had a load of coins, it was my right to pay for it in coins - it really wasn't holding up the line that long. On the otherhand, we went to this SLOW city and went to a fast food place where there was a long line. Some guy asked the cashier how much a hamburger was. The cashier told him, and the guy counted out his change (looked like pennies, coin by coin). Then the guy asked how much a cheeseburger was and counted his change AGAIN. Now THAT was holding up the line!
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@KnehKnah (3475)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
Oh! Am surprised why people react the way they do. They hurt feelings.
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@much2say (39275)
• United States
23 Apr 16
@KnehKnah Out here many seem to be in a hurry. And some people will be very vocal about what they see as "wrong". I don't see the method of payment as wrong - it's just that some transactions will take longer than others. People in line don't want to be inconvenienced with their time.
@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Apr 16
I might. Who is to say what the person supposedly judging you is thinking. Perhaps it means work for a lazy person. Perhaps it means they won't reach their quota for the day/week because you didn't pay in cash or use a credit card. Mostly I think it means they haven't to actually work and do something with their brain instead of the robotic duldrums they are used to. So, it is their problem, not yours.
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• United States
21 Apr 16
Agreed, yes it is there problem. I could care less as long as I get my receipt and walk out of the store paying Some people don't want to think beyond the cashier as they don't want to do extra work. There are times when people can't do simple math and I have to lend them a hand or recount for them also!
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@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby ....It's pretty amazing. And, now they are going to all get a substantial hourly wage increase. Pretty bizarre I'd say.
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• United States
25 Apr 16
@celticeagle I know right - they demand higher raises yet lazy to do their jobs as a cashier.
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@ricki_911 (19462)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Apr 16
Working in retail I can see how this is. I find coworkers making comments about it. As long as your paying for it that is all that matters. But they will whine when tranactions decline and say how they have no money.
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• United States
30 Apr 16
That's rude - it doesn't necessarily mean they don't have money, it could. But it could be they want to use other methods of paying, clearing out their purse, waiting on a check, whichever the case is - money is money right?!
@jstory07 (67219)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Apr 16
I get a lot of things free or allmost free when I use coupons.
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• United States
25 Apr 16
Coupons are very useful!
@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
20 Apr 16
I always pay cash or by check. When I use a check, I am sure folks are thinking I am old-fashioned and should be using my debit or credit card.
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• United States
20 Apr 16
Yes check is out fashion, but I still use check once in a while. It's still money though. I don't fill out the amount and then the printer will for me so it's actually quick
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@Macarrosel (7572)
• Philippines
21 Apr 16
Honestly, I don't care what other people would say and think about me. What I care more, is I can pay all my bills on time, I can buy things all I wanted even with loose coins, a coupon or big bills. For I know they also do the same.
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@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Apr 16
I don't feel people look down upon on the method of payment here. Today most sellers, restaurants and department stores try to offer the best service because of the competition. So they will not judge you by your payment method. As long as you can pay for it, any methods will be fine and you are still their VIP
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@nomus24g (23008)
• India
20 Apr 16
Probably in India, the most annoying part is when a customer is kept waiting for lack of change with the cashier, but the matter of the fact is that...even if they have change, they like to hassle customers by demanding exact change, which always is not possible
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@AkoPinay (11820)
• Philippines
7 May 16
I don't think Filipinos care about what payment methods we use. I remember my Filipino employer experienced being looked down in the US hotel before and the casher was shocked when he paid bills in cash.
@shaggin (36924)
• United States
25 Apr 16
I hate having to use printer ink to print out egiftcards. I wish more companies would send out regular plastic gift cards like they used to. I do sometimes feel looked down upon depending on the method of payment I use like you said.
@DaddyEvil (24795)
• Aurora, Missouri
24 Apr 16
Maybe I am just not paying attention, but I have never had anyone seem to pay attention to how I pay for anything. My daughter does Swagbucks every day as well as several other sites. We end up with several Walmart egift cards a week. I take them in and have them transferred onto my Walmart gas/gift card and use the money to pay for gas in my car and food when I go on breaks or lunch. My daughter also prints coupons from the internet and clips coupons from the local papers. We use them every time we go grocery shopping. Nobody cares. It doesn't take long to scan them and the register subtracts them from my receipt without a problem.
23 Apr 16
I also uses coupons or cash credits.. Anyhow i only have to pay that money not anyone else..
• Japan
23 Apr 16
I never heard of such a thing. As Stephanie in Full House used to say, "How rude!"
@TRBRocks420 (77822)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 16
Yes, I have experienced this and, I think Jennifer said it best. I don't care what they think really lol
@KnehKnah (3475)
• Philippines
22 Apr 16
Oh yes, my dear. People react almost similar when it comes to paying. Even in the Philippines, if one buyer starts counting coins, most of the people next in line start making faces!
@TheHorse (66023)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Apr 16
The only thing that ticks me off is people who buy lottery tickets and spend literally three minutes redeeming, buying more, etc., while you're standing in line behind them.
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
21 Apr 16
i tried using coupons for food. i also tried presenting a receipt worth of this and that for me to get a freebie from a grocery store. i tried using coins, the smallest amout we have and the cashier would patiently look at me counting haha.. but i never really felt that way. well for one, they were the one who offered/started those coupons not me. and if they dont want me to pay using small change, then they should write to the president to stop using those.
@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
21 Apr 16
Why should we care on being looked down for using those things . At least , i am paying the ones i bough , not steal them . Though when someone buys in credit cad it seems to boost the way we look at the person , since we know that we cannot just be approved to have a credit card if we don't have the credentials , right ?