Can anyone provide link last month when BP provided kits to dealers with signs "Cash Only", etc.?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Forrest Covington wrote: Apparently the [BP] debit/credit card POS terminal is randomly rejecting cards. There was a long line. There is no logic or order to the rejects. Mine went through, others didn't. At the station they have been told to expect it to only get worse through March, a "CASH ONLY" sign may soon go up. Paper checks may not be accepted, as POS terminals get screwier, some will attempt to take advantage of the confusion by writing bad checks.
email@example.com wrote: There was an earlier and very lengthy post late in December, about BP's anticipation of exactly these problems -- and the Y2K Kits BP distributed to all its franchisees and stations, including placards stating "PUMPS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO MECHANCIAL DIFFICULTIES"; "CASH ONLY", etc. Sounded like BP did an EXTREMELY THOROUGH JOB OF PREPARING for Y2K, so this is a notable development, in my view.
I remember that thread ... but can't find the link. If anyone can find it - it would be greatly appreciated.
Anyone else having problems at BP?
I picked this up from this thread:
-- Cheryl (Transplant@Oregon.com), January 09, 2000
I went to BP today and the teller was pretty ugly.
-- Porky (Porky@in.cellblockD), January 09, 2000.
Porky, They let you out? Now I am scared.
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), January 09, 2000.
Aren't you going to tell us about the embeddeds failing in the remote control locks of cellblock D and the main gate?
-- Wildweasel (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 09, 2000.
Porky, which was it "pretty" or "ugly"?
-- dinosaur (email@example.com), January 09, 2000.
I am not sure but it might be in the archives under 'utilites'.
At least BP thought it through and made plans. Mostly I use that station because the owner and I are both very 'local' and I would rather keep my money in the neighborhood.
BTW As far as I know it wasn't crashing on BP cards. It took my debit card because it's a debit card, I have seen reports that the glitches involving cards are mostly credit cards only, which of course charge interest and may be more susceptible to date problems.
This was only an annoyance to the station, it might have been more of a problem if the card was all you had. Carrying enough cash to get a tank of gas or an emergency tow is always a good idea anyway.
-- Forrest Covington (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 09, 2000.
My head is filled with details from that report, even though I can hardly remember them. That makes me think it may have been ... was it BP's SEC 10-Q filing?? Or a report from a franchisee detailing the elements of the kit. You might check on Gary North's site, under Oil or Petroleum ..... my internal databases are confabulated.
-- SH (email@example.com), January 10, 2000.
It was a franchisee who received the kit. It's not worth the effort to pursue though. But, I thought it was interesting that you made the connection.
-- Cheryl (Transplant@Oregon.com), January 10, 2000.
I think the post was made by Gordon Gecko.
-- Swampthing (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 10, 2000.