Whoa. I lead a sheltered life, I think, as this was the first time this has happened to me. As well as having no money to speak of (although I spend it in weird ways that make people think I do), I currently am not particularly mobile, so where in the past I'd've written a check, now I just want to fling a string of numbers down the phoneline.
I was shocked when my compu-builderers said, "Hey, yer card didn't go through." I called the credit union and found out that there's a $2500 limit, beyond which things get rejected. After quizzing me about things to make sure it was actually me, they temporarily raised the limit. I then called Craig and waited while he ran the numbers. "We're good to go!" The credit union was watching the transaction and as soon as it went through dropped the limit again.
Anyway, all is well - after me going like this: ===============:O
It indicates how much theft and fraud is going on, I reckon, but it starts to make writing checks seem good again (not for me, however).
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posted by - 11:26 AM