The Barn Shop (Beer Barn)

The Barn Shop (Beer Barn)

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Since: Oct 10

Smyrna, TN

#1 Oct 21, 2010
I was at the barn shop on Watauga Road the other day. I was buying gas and walked in to pay and was told that this was one of the last weeks that I would be able to use a debit/credit card. The owner began to fuss about everyone using cards to by fuel there. He said by me buying $20.00 in gas he was loosing a around a dollar in fees from the credit card companies. I explained that he charged 15 to 20 cents more than any other gas station in Elizabethton and that should make up for the dollar and I was going to start going into town to get gas on my way to work. I think them charging the extra then fussing about me using a card is pretty sorry!
howdy

Nashville, TN

#2 Oct 21, 2010
fees arent much, few cents on the dollar, but adds up quickly over a days sales....thats one of the big reasons Walmart got into their own moneycard business and advertise their gift cards so heavily...to try to escape some of those credit card fees
124uanme

Sevierville, TN

#3 Mar 14, 2011
swampdonkeyhater wrote:
I was at the barn shop on Watauga Road the other day. I was buying gas and walked in to pay and was told that this was one of the last weeks that I would be able to use a debit/credit card. The owner began to fuss about everyone using cards to by fuel there. He said by me buying $20.00 in gas he was loosing a around a dollar in fees from the credit card companies. I explained that he charged 15 to 20 cents more than any other gas station in Elizabethton and that should make up for the dollar and I was going to start going into town to get gas on my way to work. I think them charging the extra then fussing about me using a card is pretty sorry!
hes a crook an trying to be as big as sunshine market down the rd,which he'll never be..because their buntons and their crooks!!!
Trace

Maryville, TN

#4 Mar 14, 2011
well if they are charging fees for using debit cards-then I won't be going there again.
bunten

Lewisburg, TN

#5 Mar 16, 2011
every place you go to has a limit on their credit/debit cards, unless they are a big chain store, if you dont like the barn shoppe then dont go to it, go to sunshine market if you want, but before you start calling people crooks you might want to check the price difference at each store, then you might want to rethink who your calling a crook... just my opinion. oh and by the way it's Bunten.
dumbasshater

Elizabethton, TN

#6 Mar 16, 2011
Trace wrote:
well if they are charging fees for using debit cards-then I won't be going there again.
The store doesn't charge the fee the credit card company they use to process your card charges THEM. There is a fee for credit and debit card use that every buisness pays when you use a card.
dumbasshater

Elizabethton, TN

#7 Mar 16, 2011
124uanme wrote:
<quoted text>hes a crook an trying to be as big as sunshine market down the rd,which he'll never be..because their buntons and their crooks!!!
You know who they are how about manning up and giving your name. Are you too chicken shit!
Firefighter

Dandridge, TN

#8 Mar 16, 2011
It's the only place I buy my gas, it's ethanol free and that means alot to me. They just started selling hotdogs there and they are great. It's a shame that people can get on here and say whatever they want anonymously.
badboy

Lewisburg, TN

#9 Mar 22, 2011
the barn shoppe is a joke i bought bad gas there it cost me $260 to get it pumped out of my car.they said I didnt buy it there they are the biggest crooks in carter county

Since: Jul 10

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#10 Mar 22, 2011
I would report him to the better business bureau. He needs to learn some customer service skills.
loveshermeanies

Maryville, TN

#11 Mar 22, 2011
if you don't like the barn shop, then simply drive past it and go elsewhere for your gas. personally, i buy 99% of my gas there because it is convienient to me. also, as far as customer service, i have never had one bad experience with anyone of their employees. all the girls are very sweet and friendly and mr. bunten is a nice man as well. in fact, often times, i go down there for my dad and my brother for several different items and by the time i get down there, i have forgotten what they want and the girls there know exactly what each of them want! so myself and the rest of my family vote "BARN SHOP!!!"
wtgachic

Dalton, GA

#12 Mar 24, 2011
Well badboy, they have video cameras there so I'm sure if your gas was actually purchased there then they'd have you on camera. I buy all of my gas from there and have never had a problem, I'm also sure that if I did have a problem that Mr. Bunten would more than take care of it. Seems to me like people get on here and run their mouths to make theirselves feel better even when they're clueless!!! It's like the others said if you don't like the Barn Shoppe then don't go there, keep driving.
Sweetness

Johnson City, TN

#13 Mar 25, 2011
Well I know the Buntens and They are LIARS and will do whatever to make a dollar.They don't care about their customers.If business slows down much more they will have to shut the doors or do what they do best.Burn it.Ol Roger is fire happy.Didn't he just recently have a run in with a customer.Thought he would put the guy in his place but in fact Roger got put in his own place!!
meow

Clarksville, TN

#14 Mar 25, 2011
Your gas SUCKS i dont see how u all stay in bussines with the poor service that u have and the water u keep in ur gas is it a gas tank or a water tank
big truck

Clarksville, TN

#15 Mar 25, 2011
I think it needs new mangment
joe dirt

Clarksville, TN

#16 Mar 25, 2011
well i walked in they other day and i about fell through the floor i believe they need to do alittle work to it i believe they sould sale it and call it sunshine market 3
dumbasshater

Johnson City, TN

#17 Mar 30, 2011
Sweetness wrote:
Well I know the Buntens and They are LIARS and will do whatever to make a dollar.They don't care about their customers.If business slows down much more they will have to shut the doors or do what they do best.Burn it.Ol Roger is fire happy.Didn't he just recently have a run in with a customer.Thought he would put the guy in his place but in fact Roger got put in his own place!!
Well sweetie were YOU there? Other people were so you might want to ask someone that was what happened. The police took everyones statement if you would like to read them. I thought it was pretty nice of Mr. Bunten to not press charges since there was witnesses and as far as getting put in his place the guy kept hiding behind the woman with him all Roger was trying to do was show him there was no water in his gas.
tiredofthebs

Elizabethton, TN

#18 Mar 30, 2011
Simple as this...if they're crooks, got water in the gas, or you about fell through the floor THEN dont shop there. Looks to me like business is doing just fine. I shop at the Barn Shop everyday and have never had a problem thats the ONLY place I buy gas and I've NEVER had a problem. The girls who work there are great and I look forward to seeing them. As far as Mr. Bunten and his wife, they are fine people, always willing to lend a helping hand. If they're only out to make a dollar then why is it that they beat any convience store in elizaberthons prices. For all you people that bitch and complain then do your business at the Sunshine Market and see how the drug addicts down there treat you.
Sweetness

Columbia, TN

#19 Mar 31, 2011
Well now dumbasshater..Is this Heather or Brandi taking up for dear ole dad!!!And no I was'nt there the night daddy got put in his place...Really hate I missed that..If the guy was going to hide behind someone why go back to confront him to start with??You must get tired having to defend family all the time.
Hello

Sevierville, TN

#20 Mar 31, 2011
It's this simple. If you do not like their gas, price, owners, or employees, GO ELSEWHERE!

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