Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



Worst Sell

I needed a refrigerator because my big old cold box died and assumed a room temperature pose.

I found a replacement frig at Best Buy, but when I tried to use my B.B. card for a time delayed purchase with no interest, it no longer worked. It seems that the card I had for probably a dozen years was no longer functional because B.B. had changed banks. So I applied for a new card at their new bank, but I discovered there was no semi-instant way to make a purchase, plus shipping fees, or spend 50 dollars on fuel to get it myself.

So we scraped our money together from a variety of other places and purchased from a local appliance dealer and got it the same day. I already told my water flood story of the instaLLation in an earlier post.

But I noticed that the new B.B. MasterCard would be able to be used anywhere, so I thought that was cool.

BUT ... when I got the card I discovered that it was semi-useless with a credit limit of only $300 - not even close enough to buy my frig!

BUT ... it gets worse: the new card has an annual fee of $59 !!!!!

Why would anyone want a credit card with such a low limit and a high fee?

I don't activate the card.

BUT ... a few days later they send me a monthly statement and they have already charged me the annual fee long long long before an annual has taken place AND now my available balance is $241.

$241 might buy a very tiny refrigerator.

I spend several minutes with their customer service to get it aLL canceLLed. HopefuLLy.

I can begin to understand why Best Buy is in trouble.

Update: 2012.04.24 21:00

The day after I s'pposedly have the entire account canceLLed, I get another statement in the mail saying I owe the $59 fee. I realize that the statement, which seems to be eXactly the same as the first one, was most likely already in the mail system before I initiated the cancel request. But it stiLL seemed strange and funny to me.

Update: 2012.05.29 11:00

NOW I get another statement in the mail. It seems that their human failed to cancel my account. They have tacked on a $25 Past Due Amount Fee, AND wonder-fooly added $1.20 for interest. I talked to another human today and they told me it would be handled.


fmcgmccllc said...

They are nasty buggars. Just my opinion.

Rob Z Tobor said...

We don't have them in the UK .......I think.

esbboston said...

Rob: You think correctly. They are in a few other countries, such as China.

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