I have been doing business with Lowe's for many years. I applied for tax exempt status several years ago and received my number from the IRS.
I farm and use quite a bit of farming supplies and do not have a problem in most places when I use my tax exempt number; however, recently I was at Lowes in Laurinburg,NC (that's my usual store (#2564) and they would not honor my tax exempt status even when I showed them my card with the EID number. I also went back today, 7/4/13, to get something else and they again refused to acknowledge my tax exempt status. At one time they were honoring it,but now say I have to be approved by the store itself. I would like an explanation as to why they used to honor it and now they don't.
I do not plan to shop there anymore until I get an explanation. One more thing, I purchased something from there on 6/5/13 and they did honor it then so why do they do it one time and not another especially if they're supplies I use on the farm.
Monetary Loss: $12.