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Shoppers Claim Stores 'Bully' Them Into Opening Credit Cards

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You know that annoying credit card question that store employees are forced to ask you when you're checking out? Well, turns out that 31% of Americans actually feel bullied by the end of the experience. Credit.com ran a survey among 1,320 US adults and found that three out of every 10 Americans feel bullied by the question and 49% of respondents regretted the decision to open a card during the holiday shopping season. 57% said that they wouldn't be returning to the store where they felt bullied by employees.

But there's still some empathy to be found: 73% of survey respondents said that they felt sorry for the store employees forced into pressuring customers about opening a store credit card.
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