[mythtv-users] Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Braindead Braindead at diablops.com
Wed Aug 8 16:27:19 UTC 2007

On Wed, 8 Aug 2007 10:51:54 -0500 (CDT)
jedi at mishnet.org wrote:

> > On Tue, 7 Aug 2007, David Brodbeck wrote:
> >
> >> On 8/7/07, Braindead <Braindead at diablops.com> wrote:
> >> >> Well, I guess it's by by to MythTV for me.  I had too many
> >> >> problems with PayPal in the past, I'm certainly not going to get
> >> >> an account or otherwise use their services now (no way am I
> >> >> giving them a CC number that's for sure).
> >>
> >> Well, that's your choice, I suppose.  Personally I don't worry too
> >> much about giving *any* company a CC number, because if there's a
> >> dispute the CC company will almost always go to bat for me.  If you
> Are you sure about that?
> Are you REALLY sure about that?
> Has this presumption been tested in practice?
> If not, don't assume anything.

Here's the bad example.  

I order something from company A (a supposedly reputable company), 
They double my order (so it doesn't look like a double charge).  
I get what I really ordered.  

I disputed this with Discover, they reversed the charges.. 
The Company faxed them a copy of the Fedex 'label'.. and the put the charges back.
I dispute it again, but Discover accepts the fact they they delivered a box to Fedex as proof that I got everything.

Case closed, Discover doesn't want to hear it.

Luckily this place is a police supply company, and I knew enough cops to get the word out (turns out that others had similar problems).  Within 6 months they were out of business.

I was out around $50.. but at least I got some revenge.

Now, perhaps this is just Discover..  I don't know.. I have had other problems over the years and they've been fixed by Discover..

Oh well, all these 'stories' are simply anecdotal.  

Everyone has their own idea of what threats and risks are important.  To me PayPal is too big a risk.  It's not for my Wife, but that's her decision.

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