Best Buy Scans Drivers License For Returns — No More Allowed For 90 Days rullywowr writes "A customer with a defective Blu-Ray disc returns to the Best Buy store where he purchased it. After having his driver's license scanned into the system, he is now banned from returning/exchanging goods for 90 days. This is becoming one of the latest practices big-box stores are using to limit fraud and abuse of the return system — for example, the people who buy a giant TV before the big game and then return it on Monday. Opponents feel this return-limiting concept has this gone too far, including the harvesting of your personal data."
Not long ago someone tried to get in to one of the offices of one of the senators who is against using picture IDs for voting in government elections. The person trying to get in to the office was asked for ID. You now need your photo id to return an item to a store. Wal-Mart can't be far behind. The argument for not wanting people to present ID to vote is getting thin.