Awhile back I bought Abby a new leotard and tights for her ballet lessons. I bought them at Target. Then, I found some preferable ones at a local store. Our schedule being what it is, and my mind being what it is, I failed to return the original items to target until after I no longer had the receipt.
But, the items had never been used and were in their original packaging with their Target tags still on them, so I figured I would try to take them back anyway.
Target was happy to take them back no questions asked. Except that that they had to credit the charge to the card that I originally used for the purchase.
We have two bank accounts and I wasn’t sure which one I originally used. I didn’t think it would matter. So I chose the most likely card and handed it over.
Customer service scanned my card. Nope. Apparently I have not purchased those items with that card.
My other card is scanned. “Yep, there they are.” And the credit is processed.
I don’t have a Target charge card. I don’t have an online Target account. These were my personal bank cards.
And maybe I’m being paranoid. But I doubt Target is the only business that could tell me everything I’ve purchased from them. Which makes me wonder, how much of my personal information is being tracked along with my purchases and who is being allowed to purchase that information?
I’m not quite ready to go to an all cash basis. But the thought has crossed my mind.