I Have A Story

BurrBurr Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9358Members
<div class="IPBDescription">yay, im back</div> I was on my spring break the past week, so I was absent from the forums. Anyway, My story is I was on Wal-Mart one day and I saw the Planetscape: Torment bargin bin buy, so I decided to get it. I took it to the register and *gasp* they required ID!! Well, I didin't have my drivers license at the time, so I showed him my college ID (im 21 by the way), and he said since there was no date of birth on it so he coulndt accept it(but it did have my picture and name on it) so i showed him my credit card with my neam on it and he still wouldn't accept it. Anyway, I didnt get the game (I went back later and got it though, and they didn't ID me), but I was polite and said that he was only doing his job, and I left, gameless...

So, if you were the person at the cash register, would you have done the same thing he did? I would thaink that having a college ID with my picture and name on it, and a credit card with my name on it, would be enought to prove that I am at least 18 ( and you had to be 17 to buy the game).


  • SycophantSycophant Join Date: 2002-11-05 Member: 7092Members
    <!--QuoteBegin--Burr+Mar 30 2003, 05:48 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> (Burr @ Mar 30 2003, 05:48 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->So, if you were the person at the cash register, would you have done the same thing he did?  I would think that having a college ID with my picture and name on it, and a credit card with my name on it, would be enough to prove that I am at least 18 (and you had to be 17 to buy the game).<!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    IIRC, the cashier/employee is required to make sure the customer (or the person the purchase is for) is equal to or above the age requirement listed on the game box. Sadly, most places don't even seem to check, as I've seen kids half my age (<i>I'm 24</i>) buying games that have the 18+ rating, and the cashier doesn't even seem to realize there's a rating on it. I guess life as a Wal-Mart drone dulls your senses after a while. <!--emo&:p--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/tounge.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->

    While the proof you provided would clearly prove you're above the minimum age, some places insist on driver's license ID only which is reasonable (<i>although certainly a bit frustrating sometimes</i>).

    <b>So, to answer your question:</b>
    If the store policy is to accept a license ID only, I'd have to go with the policy. I wouldn't want to lose my job just so the store can make a few bucks from a bargain bin computer game sale. <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->

    Some places will accept basically any ID, as long as the cashier is assured that the customer is above the age. In that case, a credit card + picture ID (ie: your college ID) should be more than enough to prove it.
  • DunsbyDunsby Join Date: 2002-08-01 Member: 1042Awaiting Authorization
    Well if you have a credit card, and college card, it shows your over 18, so i would have given it to you...

    P.S - Tommorow i shall make my 2000th post.. <!--emo&:D--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->

    - Night Night
  • ThansalThansal The New Scum Join Date: 2002-08-22 Member: 1215Members, Constellation
    I know many people that have college IDs (real ones) and are under 18, it actualy dosn't prove squat

    as for CC? I have had one (my mom's account, it was for emergancies) since I was around 15

    Only reason I have a learners permit is so that I have proof of my age (though no one checks me for any thing any more, including booze, though I am only 19)

    meh, I go with the kid did the right thing, loosing your job b/c you didn't check an ID is a stupid thing to do <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • That_Annoying_KidThat_Annoying_Kid Sire of Titles Join Date: 2003-03-01 Member: 14175Members, Constellation
    that sux0r!
    good job SBV, nice posting
    not having valid ID can be annoying
  • BurrBurr Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9358Members
    Few other things...

    I dint shave for a few days, so I had a short beard (but I could grow a beard when I was under 18, so that dont count anyway)
    The guy who carded me looked liked he was 30, so it wasnt a kid

    yeah, I know he was just doing his job, but it just bummed me out, im 21, I exepect to get carded for buying alcohol, but not for buying a game, its the only time I have ever been carded for buying a game.
  • TediakTediak Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2910Members
    Serves you right for trying to purchase goods through such a vile corporation. Die Wal-mart, die.
  • SaltySalty Join Date: 2002-11-05 Member: 6970Members
  • BurrBurr Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9358Members
    I dont like wal-mart either, my girlfriend drags me there, but I saw planetscape: torment there, so I decided to get it for only $9.99, heard it was a good game, and it is a good game.
  • The_Holy_GreyThe_Holy_Grey Join Date: 2002-12-17 Member: 10977Members
    if wal-mart hires idiots, they deserve to lose cutomers. not everyone will return as you did.
  • NecroticNecrotic Big Girl&#39;s Blouse Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 53Members, NS1 Playtester
    I'd have carded you and only accept photocard drivers liscences (here in the UK some people still have paper liscnces but those people are old anyway so wouldnt need carding...) or the national prove it age card thingys. But where I work is cracking down on it because theres been lots of underage sales of alchohol and cigarettes and I can get fined £1000, lose my job and get taken to court >_<.

    But we don't sell computer games ^-^
  • DOOManiacDOOManiac Worst. Critic. Ever. Join Date: 2002-04-17 Member: 462Members, NS1 Playtester
    I knew people who were 17 and in college.
    And I've had a credit card since I was 16.

    And I forgot why I'm posting this already.... Oh well...
  • DY357LXDY357LX Playing since day 1. Still can&#39;t Comm. England Join Date: 2002-10-27 Member: 1651Members, Constellation
    If I was the guy at the cash register, and you looked 18+ I
    would have let you buy the game. However, if you didn't
    look 18 or my manager/boss was around i'd probably have to ask. <!--emo&:p--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/tounge.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • GadzukoGadzuko Join Date: 2002-12-26 Member: 11556Members, Constellation
    edited March 2003
    I was in Electronics Boutique the other day, and went to buy a dangerous "Mature" automatic teen shooting spree game... I went to whip out my ID, knowing the routine there, and the cashier said that they couldn't legally prevent me from buying the game (in the US) even if I was under 17, and EB no longer carded. *shrug* Score one for gamers, but I'd like to know how that came about (if it's true.)

    Heh, I bought Grand Theft Auto 3 at Wal-Mart (yes, Wal-Mart, I was shocked) and they didn't card me.
  • airyKairyK Join Date: 2002-12-19 Member: 11126Members
    its ridiculus to be carded for buying a game in the first place, and music cds on this note. thank god im of age but there should be laws against dumb stuff like this.....having to be a certain age to buy a game heh...only if the game had sexual scenes or something, you shouldnt be carded! but it would be real nice to get rid of the 11 y/old' idiots who come on my server and claim there only 11 and that is the reason there doing dumb things....*argh*
  • ThansalThansal The New Scum Join Date: 2002-08-22 Member: 1215Members, Constellation
    please note, we have age restrictions on movies also, it is the same principal

    personaly I LIKE THEM!

    1) I order almost exclusivly o/l so I never get carded
    2) When ever some one pulls out the 'games make people violent' I pull out the 'And the have ratings so that parents CAN know WTH little jimmy is playing'. The uninformed then go into a corner and don't come back out <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->

    meh, This is the US we have wierd social hangups, infact every country has wierd social hangups, so what ever
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