Carding Seniors for beer purchases?

Discussion in 'Food & Wine' started by Polishprince, Jan 13, 2020 at 10:29 PM.

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    Yeah, it's asinine. Saw an old guy, must have been in his 80's get carded at an AM/PM when buying a 6-pack. Must be some idiotic law that has to be followed to the letter or license to sell gets pulled.
     
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    In most cases cash registers cannot ring up alcohol without a birth date from a valid source of ID, especially registers where scanning is the primary source of ringing up...in fact if you go into the "self purchase" registers where you are the one ringing up your order you will need to scan a valid ID for the machine to accept your purchase...the merchant is not carding you, the machine is.
     
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    I find it flattering when I get carded.
     
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    This has happened to me before. We just left the booze on the counter and went somewhere else.
     
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    Beer and liqueur boards have gotten very strict. Programming has been put in by store owners and cameras on employees to make sure they don't sell to underage and risk the store's beer license. If caught on camera not complying with store policy, it is cheaper to fire than take a chance trusting they always use good judgment at most convenience stores. Part time labor is cheap and plentiful.
     
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    Amen to this. I blow people away when they learn how old I am. They tell me that I look like I am still in my early 20s if not younger than that.

    God bless you always!!!

    Holly (age 37)
     
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    Pretty much just another example of ignoramus bureaucrats justifying their existence.
    For many years, the requirement was to card anyone who looks 25 or under.
    Maybe 10 years ago or so that was raised to 40. WTF? Really?
    Today retailers across the nation started policies of carding everyone to remove any chance of liability.
    Thankfully, here in Indiana, most retailers have rescinded the policy and went back to making sense. It has been at least a year since I have been carded now.
     

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