ARRGH!! I’m so pissed right now.
A few days ago my son asked me if I could pay his rent for him as he didn’t get paid til today. (Friday) The deal was, I pay the apartment complex, he pays me.
On the 1st, I stop by the office and hand them my credit card. The lady types the info in her computer and the computer comes back with: 'This charge was rejected by the bank."
Knowing I have more than enough to cover the funds, I tell the lady, that can’t be right, try it again. She does and gets the same result.
So now I’m slightly panicked. I’m thinking I’m a victim of ID fraud and some one has emptied out my account.
I tell the lady to hold on and let me call my bank and see what the problem is. As I was doing so, the lady tells me: “When you call your bank, they’re probably going to tell you that the charge is pending. But it’s not, it wont go through and we wont get the money.”
At the time I’m thinking :dubious:.
So I call my bank and sure enough, not only is there one charge for $700 but two!! That’s $1400 these f’ers have tied up in my account right now.
I get off the phone and tell the lady that their (the apartment’s) CC system is messed up. She then suggested that I pay with a check. I then suggested that she go to hell. Okay, not really, I told her I’m not paying them any thing until that $1400 has been released back into my account. She told me this was fine.
Today I go back to the office. I already have a money order that my son gave me. This f’n bitch has the nerve to tell me that now, I have to pay a late fee to the tune of $125! I then reminded her that this was her office that screwed this up in the first place. And I damn sure aint’ paying her a late fee.
She insisted that it wasn’t her office. Her axiom was: Everybody else’s card went through fine except me and two other people. I told her the fact that three other people had this problem doesn’t help her case at all. In fact, it helps mine as we’ve established a common denominator here. And never mind the fact that she knew exactly what was going to happen before I even called my bank. Indicating that she’s done this song and dance before.
She came back with: "If it was my system, it wouldn’t have accepted, any CC payments. I told her that’s not how the Internet works. (She entered my info via a website.)
She was adamant, told me if I did not pay the late fee, they would continue to grow until eviction or payment.
So I paid her the damn $125. [Heh, in the memo line of my check I put: ‘This is BS’]
I told her this isn’t over and left.
So now what? Small claims court? How does one take a large company to small claims court? Who do I name? Something else?
Frankly, I’m so pissed right now that I don’t care if I have to pay $200 in court fees just to get my $125 back. I’ve got a point to prove dangit!