The Daily Ping

Fred "Rerun" Barry once commented here.

May 13th, 2009

The Pain of Changing Credit Cards

A month or so ago, my credit card company sent me a new card with a new number because my old card had been compromised in a data breach along with 8 billion (give or take a 7.9 billion) others. I dread changing credit cards because it means having to alert everyone that you bill with on a monthly basis (inevitably forgetting one and getting a nasty note because of it), updating cards with online merchants, and memorizing a new number.

Thankfully the memorizing part went well this time: I had my new number burned into my memory within an hour thanks to some easy-to-remember numbers.

But something interesting happened the other day when I ordered online. Earlier this week, I ordered 99 “essential classical” songs for $8 (thanks, Pinger COD!) through Amazon’s MP3 store. I forgot to update my billing information with them and placed my order without realizing this fact. Yet, the order went through and I got my MP3s.

And then, this morning, I got an e-mail notifying me that because my card was declined, my order had been cancelled.

Um. What?

Paul suggested I send the 99 MP3s back to Amazon and apologize. Or put them on cassette and mail them back.

I went to Amazon and updated my card info, but here’s the thing: it’s kind of a pain to get in touch with Amazon to make sure everything’s cool with my account. Maybe I should complain on Twitter?

Posted in Consumer Commentary

What is this then?

The Daily Ping is the web's finest compendium of toilet information and Oreo™® research. Too much? Okay, okay, it's a daily opinion column written by two friends. Did we mention we've been doing this for over ten years? Tell me more!

Most Popular Pings

Last Week's Most Popular Pings

Let's be nice.

© 2000-2011 The Daily Ping, all rights reserved. Tilted sidebar note idea 'adapted' from Panic. Powered by the mighty WordPress.