Friday, January 16, 2009

What is Going ON?!

True Story……

The following are either incorrect charges, refunds that did not take place but should have, fraudulent charges, or the more recent today.... charged twice for only one purchase.

#1 INCORRECT CHARGE
Delta Airlines – charges my son, who was traveling with military gear, a baggage fee of $40. We were told this should have never happened but getting the refund is taking an act of congress.

#2 REFUND THAT SHOULD HAVE BUT HAS NOT TAKEN PLACE
Grey Hound Bus – Requested a refund for an unused bus ticket in the amount of $89 back in October. When questioned as to the status of refund the reasoning was more than lame!! Still waiting for this check to arrive.

#3 FRAUDULENT CHARGE
Ebay/Paypal – My very first time setting up an PayPal account to make a purchase on Ebay of $76 and we were notified by the account holder that someone hacked into his account and we were charged for an item that he does not sell. Paypal says that we will receive our refund.

PEOPLE…. This stuff adds up!!! I am about to pull my hair out over all the calls and emails to get these corrected. It has become a Part Time job.

On the training front…..
Heart Rate Training week 2 went perfect this week. I have noticed that I do tend to stay on the high side of my training zones but that is more because I just like pushing it rather than the feeling of being tired. I feel great and look forward to more this weekend and next week. The temps will surely be cold for the long ride and long run this weekend but I am sucking it up and getting out there. You have been warned Chris. Even my husband, Scott is going to jump in and battle the cold temps with us. What a guy!!

Robin

*** Don't forget that I will be posting the next GiveAway on Sunday. ***

21 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh man, that really sucks (esp. the Ebay/Paypal one)! And you have to stay on top of these refunds due to you or else they get forgotten sometimes. I've done that a few times but never more than one at a time like you're dealing with. Good luck and stay warm this weekend. It's "cold" down here in FL too!

RunToFinish said...

holy cow that's a lot of charges to deal with.. my CC company has always been fantastic with those things, the medical bills though...those are a whole different story to fight

Wes said...

I am really surprised you had a fraudulent charge on PayPal. I've never had any issues with them. I always push to the top of my Zones 2, but I guess that is why we have an upper limit!

Melanie said...

my ebay account got hacked too, and apparently i was selling stuff. the guy actually paid me, at which point I refunded the guy his $$ through paypal and closed my ebay account. Sorry you're going through all that, it's frustrating. Great job on the HR training, i'm usually near the upper limits too :)

D10 said...

I hate dealing with stuff like this. Of course the only time you can call to fix things is during working hours. Hope you are able to get everything settled.

Runner Mom said...

Bless your heart!

Austin ran this morning in 15 degree weather...Mama has yet to make a move for the running shoes! No motivation whatsoever!!

Love you!
S

The Happy Runner said...

What a pain in the you-know-what! I hope it all gets straightened out.

Judi said...

ohhh tha gives me a headache just thinking about it. i probably need to look at my bills a little closer too. hope you get it all straightened out.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Wow, that sure is a lot of them going on at the same time. I hope they all get straightened out soon. Nobody needs those kinds of headaches.

Good luck with the ride and run this weekend. Stay warm!

Newly and Forever, Tamantha said...

I Know what you mean...I ordered two items, from 2 different sellers on Ebay before Christmas and have yet to receive my items, finally being "refunded" because these people can't get their crap together...sooooo frustrating!

BeachRunner said...

How annoying and frustrating. Stay strong and good luck straightening those messes out.

Marlene said...

Ugh, it sucks having to chase people/companies for money that is rightfully YOURS! I hope those get resolved soon.

Bundle up for the ride & run this weekend!

teacherwoman said...

Wow. That sucks. I hope all gets figured out.

Shannon said...

I hate snafu's like these......

I had the same exact shizat happen to me on paypal. I can't even use ebay anymore with my email account because it was so hosed up. Looks like your getting on top of it!

Thanks again for the fuel belt, I love it! I'm gonna order the bottles today.

Steve Stenzel said...

Jeez! That sucks! Someone got into my eBay account once, but thankfully eBay caught it before any damage was done!

Kevin said...

All that really stinks!! I have so far had pretty good louck with ebay and paypal

Chris said...

whimper, whimper. brrrrr..............brrrr

I Run for Fun said...

Hope these get sorted out. Sucks...they are such a waste of time!

Yay on your training! Glad they are going well for you.

RunBubbaRun said...

I have gotten alot of stuff through ebay and payal. Usually not a problem.

With that said, my credit card got hacked last week with fraud charges. I was able to stop in time, I think so..

Hopefully you can get everything cleared up soon...

Phil said...

I'm still trying to figure out just when life got so complicated. Best of luck on your refunds.

J~Mom said...

That is so frustrating!!! Sorry you are having to deal with that!