Credit Card Processing Company Reverses Sales With Gun-Related Companies

Credit service company says gun sales have to be face-to-face for the charge to be approved

Mountain View, CA – The credit service company Intuit has stopped processing credit card payments on gun-related sales, the New York Post reported, and they have even reversed transactions.

Some of the stopped payments didn’t involve firearms but items such as T-shirts, coffee mugs and safety classes, according to small business owners interviewed by The New York Post.

Many businesses have to had to track down customers to get them to pay their bills after Intuit credited back to customers’ accounts the purchases, a business owner told the New York Post.

However, Intuit said it hasn’t stopped processing payments for gun sales, according to Guns.com.

Intuit Spokeswoman Heather Mclelland told Guns.com that the company’s policy isn’t new and it has not changed.

“Our company does NOT prohibit ANY of these regulated industries — including the firearms industry — from using QuickBooks for payment processing,” Mclelland said, according to Guns.com. “In fact, many do so today. However, for these transactions our bank partner requires them to be done face-to-face. To meet this requirement, our policy today requires the customer to be present to swipe their credit card.”

Arizona’s Gunsite Academy told the New York Post it had problems with Intuit. Ken Campbell, the chief operating officer of Gunsite Academy, said that Intuit told him that it mistakenly thought the firearm sales were being made direetly to the customers.

Campbell told Intuit the guns were shipped to a local dealer with a federal firearms license who ran the required background checks.

Gunsite Academy also had issues with QuickBooks, which is produced by Intuit.

The Daily Caller reported that in May Quickbooks unexpectedly cut ties with Gunsite Academy. Quickbooks said that the guns and knives for sale on Gunsites’ website violated its face-to-face requirement.

Quickbooks credited back the sales to customers’ accounts, even after the merchandise was shipped.

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wmc50
wmc50

So, I can buy Quickbooks via an online purchase...does their "face-to-face" sales policy trigger (see what I did there... trigger...) them to refund my money? If not, why not? These people may be violating interstate commerce laws. A couple of hundred law suits might prove informative here.

Propolice
Propolice

They should be forced to pay the merchant if the card holder doesn’t pay them.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Well.....I can buy their products (Quicken Quickbooks) etc online and that counts as face-to-face but I can't buy guns or knives etc (as a licensed dealer) ? I see a failing business soon.

b1rd
b1rd

Well, it seems their "face to face policy" is hidden on their site pretty good. But I did find five articles on opening a firearm business totally unrelated to this story. I also noted that Intuit said “All of our customers agree to these terms when they sign on to use our services,” she said. “When a customer of ours is unable or unwilling to meet this commitment, we reach out to them directly to explore a solution to the problem or to transition them off of our service.” according to the Guns.com link. Doesn't sound like they followed that last sentence very well either.

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

Sounds like Intuit is an anti-gun, racist organization!!! Isn’t that the liberal war cry when they don’t like or understand something?!?! Here’s hoping they are heavily sued for their business practices!