Friday, October 17, 2008

Debit cards and Chinese companies

A couple days ago I tried buying some hoodies and t-shirts online. Normally, hoodies, like the kind I wanted to buy, run anywhere from $250-$400. But the ones I was buying were fake, so they were brought down to $55 a piece. Yessss.

These weren't any run-of-the-mill replicas though, they were BAPE and Billionaire Boys Club, both known for being bought by rappers and spoiled white kids. I fall into the category of a white kid who had a job over the summer and earned his own money.

Anyways, when trying to order these articles of clothing, the company had on their site that they only ship to addresses where the billing and mailing address match. Mine didn't , but I thought that they didn't enforce it. They did. My order was declined, and I was still billed for my purchase. I emailed USAA and asked them to remove the proposed transaction, and they said to give the Chinese company the USAA phone number to call and to verify that the transaction should be voided. When I checked my account status online, the order had been removed, and I got my money back! Now I just have to watch it closely to make sure the company doesn't try to do anything else sneaky...

I just went ahead and bought some hoodies from a well known American based company instead. I doubt there'll be any sneakage going on there.

Moral of the story, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. And sneaky companies. But you probably don't want to use an apple, you'll probably want to go with a good phone number or e-mail address.

**As requested, here are pictures of the hoodies and tees**

5 comments:

Anna Lewis said...

I think you should post some pictures of the hoodies bcause when you say hoodies this picture comes to mind and I don't think that's what you mean.
http://www.jojomangoes.com/shop/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.view_images&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=136&category_id=74&Itemid=42

Lisa Lou said...

you should wear all your hoodies at one time. that would be cool. also, if you had an apple computer, then maybe that would keep away with sketchies.

ali said...

haha that's a funny story.
you're a funny fella!

bryan lewis said...

i would get the blue one with diamonds and money signs.

Lisa Lou said...

Nathan! are you doing homework? write some stuff!