First of all, contrary to most people's assumptions, companies are not allowed to ask for ID just because you use a credit card. A good rule of thumb is if you could buy it from them with cash without showing ID, they can't require you to in order to use a credit card.
I attempted to purchase a tablet tonight at Best Buy (2782 Taylor Road Ext Reynoldsburg, OH 43068). When asked for ID, I said I have it right here (took driver's license out of wallet) and I said but you can't require I show it per your merchant account agreement. If required, I will show it, but I will also place a complaint with MasterCard. He called a store manager who said what's the big deal about showing it. I explained because its against the rules. He started waving my card in my face saying just show id etc. Everytime I tried to answer a question asked, I wouldn't have the first word out and he would start on another rant. I turned to my family and said let's go, asked for my card, and business card. He quit talking and started fumbling with some card holder thing from his pocket (I assumed he was getting a card). He started rambling, I waited for a pause and just said card. Repeat multiple times. I knew my wife really wanted it as she has to work all night, but its watching a mentally handicap person sleep (to ensure they don't eat paint etc), so I offer cash. At the point he asks me to leave the store. I agree and say may I have a card first? They threaten to call the police, so I start out the store (I as in the back). As I'm leaving he yells at me I never refused the sale, I just made you leave as your scaring the customers.
My wife usually objects to my id statements, but she started saying how out of line the manager was. She then was like and he was the same one who said he'd get us help and never did when we were trying to figure out what to buy.
Its a shame as before Matt Fetterman asked me to leave, I was going to buy a decent DSLR for my wife for Christmas. HHGregg had the tablet, anyone have suggestions for good cameras?
Product or Service Mentioned: Best Buy Deal.