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Bill Smit April 19, 2014 at 07:34 am
I own a small business in Woodridge IL. The amount of credit card fraud has here has increased tenRead More fold over last year. I have to tell you that the card owner doesn't get burned, the card issuer don't either, nor does the company you hire to process and approve the cards. It's the local merchant where the card was used. Online ordering is the worst. The big banks say you didn't swipe a card, so you're liable, even though it was approved by that same bank at the time of purchase. If this keeps up, I'll have to go backwards in time and shut down online ordering. So much for a cashless society.
JMarsh April 19, 2014 at 08:16 am
I think I will go back to using checks at stores and cash at gas stations. I found a gas station inRead More Eagle Rock that gives a discount for using cash and generally buy my gas there. Not as convenient as using a debit card but I had to cancel my card after using it at Target right before Christmas. What a hassle.
cookiepro2 April 19, 2014 at 03:28 pm
I've started using cash more in the past year for grocery and gas. It's simplified bill paying,Read More reducing the number of credit card receipts that need to be reconciled with statements! Though I still like the 5% discount from using my Target card and the cash back bonus from Discover. Anyway gotta have a good reason now for using my credit cards, either buying online (necessity then) or some reward incentive.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 05:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 11:57 am
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
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D. Mom April 15, 2014 at 07:08 am
This is my favorite store! Hate to see it go. What store offers the same type of merchandise forRead More the same price?
Jasmine Tokuda April 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm
I really like the quality and cut of their clothes...It's amazing that Kohls can sell absolute junkRead More and be growing, and a company committed to quality can't compete....Wake up people don't you think you deserve good quality clothes?...Quit shopping for a race to the bottom based on price...price and value are not the same thing.....
Ken Briggs March 31, 2014 at 11:58 am
so what is the prices between the two ? then what size do they give out for the free cup of mud ?Read More just asking , i rather have a cup of tea .
lubov mazur March 31, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Maybe it's good coffee in the morning, but by evening it's pretty bad because must be the same potRead More to taste like that.
Ken Briggs March 31, 2014 at 12:42 pm
but why the free coffee for ? i rather have tea m for it is not a used tea bag . coffee maybeRead More watered down
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Donna Vickroy March 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Edward - much the same as I thought. Nice they got it all figured out and nice that Safeway mustRead More live up to their advertisements, however - those who paid more for (less priced) groceries see nothing from the awards. Our reward, perhaps, can be that we now know, going forward, Safeway will be more cautious. In truth we need to watch out for ourselves. Pay attention when your groceries are being checked and if you see an error - point it out at the time.
audrey lubow March 9, 2014 at 10:28 pm
So glad that so many government agencies are getting reimbursed - SO what about the CONSUMER????Read More Oh, that's right we just make the complaints and let others know how our market is lying to us -- but what do we get -- nothing -- not even a working wi-fi in the store to print out of shopping lists. TYPICAL!!! The employees of the Safeway I go to are the best its the Companies attitude toward us - that's not right. (Dublin store on Tassahara)
audrey lubow March 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm
left out a comma, employees G8 - Chain's treatment of Consumer - -5.
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timothy March 8, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Hope you are right Chacha
Phil Simmons March 8, 2014 at 04:02 pm
ChaCha's got it right. Safeway was not bought by Albertsons. It was bought by Cerberus. They are aRead More capital management company. They buy stuff that needs to be restructured due to either bad business or changing economic models. "Super"markets are a dying breed. The mega stores like Costco and Sam's Club are beating them from the top. TJ's, Sprouts and dozens if not hundreds of neighborhood stores around the country are beating them from the other end. And the middle can't survive either because Walmart, Target, and other discounters are beating them in that space. Anyone that does not believe this needs to consider just one thing. Go to all of the other type stores, look at how busy they all are. Then realize that every dollar that goes to Costco, TJ's, Grocery Outlet, Walmart, etc is one more dollar that no longer goes to Safeway, Lucky, Albertsons, or the other "super"markets. The future will not look like the past. This buyout is just one of many that have already happened nationwide, such as Kroger buying Harris Teeter. This is step one in the downsizing and eventual elimination of the 1950's - 90's era "Super"market.
Phil Simmons March 8, 2014 at 04:09 pm
One other thing. If the City of Hercules continues to go along with the sale of its property toRead More Safeway/Albertsons/Cerberus and continues down the path of building a "super"market/parking lot/gas station type store it will be building obsolescence. It will be planning and developing a 20th century concept even though we are 14 years into the 21st century. The future will eventual show it to be the folly that it is.
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