Saturday, April 26, 2008

AUGHHH!

I lied about not blogging today, but something blog-worthy came up in the wee-ish hours of the morning. I recently got off the phone with my husband, who was calling from work, asking me if I knew why his Target VISA card wasn't working. I said I'd paid off his balance the last time a bill came through (and the check has since cleared) and haven't received any other bills, so it should be at zero balance. He called customer service and was told there was a stop on his card because of an unpaid $8 balance as of April 10th. We NEVER received a bill in the mail, because BELIEVE ME, I'd have paid off the $8 balance!!! We've had Target VISA cards for 10 years now and never once missed a payment and they're going to put a stop on his card over an $8 balance????????? Needless to say, Dan is FURIOUS, has since cut up his card and is now bullying me into cutting up mine. However, Emily's dance classes and Jared's preschool are on automatic bill paying on that card (so I don't have to remember to write a check for each place each month as they don't send out bills, I just pay the credit card when that bill comes), so I'll oblige with canceling mine after those two things are done for the year so I don't have to mess around with the paperwork of it all. I seriously love Target, and when I was 19/20 years old, they were the only ones willing to let me have a credit card because I had no other credit history at that point, but this is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard!!!!! It's not like it was an $8,000.00 balance we didn't pay. It was EIGHT DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!!! AND THEY NEVER SENT A STUPID BILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and I wouldn't have known he'd USED the card to have known there SHOULD have been a bill). I'm not nearly as furious as my husband is, but I'm highly annoyed and very disappointed that Target let me down BIG TIME. Dan's company issue gas card maxed out on him this month (because they've had him working 6 days a week an hour away, so he's used more gas than usual), so he tried to pay with his Target VISA, which also didn't work. So it's a VERY LUCKY THING he had $20 in cash in his wallet, or the kids and I would have been packing up to haul off to give him gas money! So much for carrying a credit card in case of emergencies! AUGHHHH!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Betsy said...

OMG I would be LIVID!!! Did you call and complain?? I would totally. Maybe they can send you gift cards or something?? I don't know that it would change anything, but maybe?? Just and idea. I would be pissed too...

Kaci said...

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH! BAD TARGET!!! BAD!! I'm so sorry. Is he going to open up another card for emergencies?

Bree said...

Lol $8.00! How funny....well it is for me anyway. I'd just call them up and tell them what happened, how you never even were billed for it. I wonder if they misread the amount in the check you wrote to pay it off???

Valarie said...

I had that kind of thing happen to a friend once with one of her credit cards. She had like $4.20 (from where she had made a mistake and hadn't quite paid off the entire amount) on there. Stupid credit card companies.