Swiping Slot Blocked
The local Macy’s store has modified all their card reading boxes so that the card swiping slot is blocked. That t-shaped blob of plastic along the right side is where the slot used to be.
The software hasn’t changed, however, and while your purchases are being run up you are asked (as always) to swipe the card. I looked for quite a while, feeling stupid, trying to to figure out where the heck to put my card.
There was no place.
They also have not changed their staff training, so there was no mention of what to do or not do with the card.
Eventually, they take the card from you and swipe it themselves, and you return to the device to “sign” the purchase.