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Sunday, June 14, 2009

I'll Sleep Easier Tonight...

Late last night, Frank decided to go on-line and order the pieces for his drum set that he wanted. This is going to be his Father's Day present. He is somewhat computer illiterate and so I had to be near by.

Twenty minutes in to this endeavor he is ready for my help. Over I go with the Visa check card and enter in all of our billing/shipping information. Next I get to the payment screen and enter in the credit card info and submit.

Denied.

Okay, no big deal, perhaps I entered something wrong. I go through the entire process again.

Denied.

Okay, now I'm starting to freak. I know that at this moment in time, there is a LOT more money in our account than we are trying to spend here and I cannot understand why we are being denied. So I try one last time.

Denied.

Clearly there is a problem with the site. I play it calm and cool for Frank's benefit, all the while praying that I have not made some sort of fatal banking error somewhere and all our money is gone. So I go to bed and all night long I dream about being overdrawn, having our identity stolen along with all of our money, I mean, it was a rough night.

As soon as I got up this morning, I went to our bank's site and did a balance check and just I had thought, there was plenty-o-money in the account and therefore the problem was with the music store's site.

BIG SIGH OF RELIEF!

But...we still can't get the site to process our order. Will Frank get drums for Father's Day? No one knows....

3 comments:

Roo said...

I would have been on my banks website last night!!!!

You might check with your bank. They may have some kind of block on certain Internet sites that won't allow bankcard orders. That can be overridden, but they may need to be involved in the transaction.

Good Luck!!!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I've had similar instances, one where I was ordering a dvd player and right when I entered the info to finalize the deal, the power went out. I was frantic. Luckily everything turned out ok :)

Petula said...

I'm glad the money was still there! Hope he's able to get what he wants.