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Saturday, July 13, 2024
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RedBird Trouble: Target’s New Computers

Had a little scare today as I went into Target with a few thousand worth of gift cards meant to be gifted to myself. I gave the bird to the cashier and she tried to swipe it on her computer, tried to swipe it on the credit card machine and nothing happened.

She called the manager. He did the same. Nothing happened. He said the new computer system was installed two days ago allowing them to take chip enabled cards. They broke out the training manual and still they couldn’t get the bird to fly.

Finally, the manager suggested we go to an old computer terminal that didn’t have the new software loaded. “Load $500” showed up and the crisis was resolved for today at least. I’m not sure if it’s a matter of training or what but this had nothing to do with how I was loading the bird. It wouldn’t have mattered if I had cash since they couldn’t get the bird to swipe in the first place.

Still my fear is more glitches, more adjustments could catch up to me especially if I continue to buy gift cards online that take forever to ship.

Going back tomorrow to finish up July’s MS.

Night to all you bird lovers.



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