Do NOT write a check for purchases at LOWES....
Thought I'd write a check for lawn equipment, (electric edger and trimmer). Decided to purchase gas equipment two days later instead, with my VISA after being informed that Lowes WILL NOT RETURN CASH for my check purchase until 14 days to insure check will clear. My check DID clear TWO days after purchase and "corporate policy" will not allow a cash refund for checks until the magical 14 days.
SO, use a credit card for ALL Lowes purchases and then transfer money to the card. This will "nail" the SOB's 5% for what VISA charges for the transaction and any refunds will be without problem.
By the way, if any of you readers have had similar problems with having to wait 14 days for a cash refund for a check, just use the FU-k out of whatever you buy and return after 80 days. (Policy states you have 90 days to return an unsatisfactory purchase. (verify to be certain). Maybe after they have a SH-T load of used, returned stuff they may get the hint and start treating their customers with a bit of respect. LOWES be DAMNED....aaf4492