But your $11 contribution has almost zero affect on that stock. In fact,
it probably didn't even get your 2¢ back for you. Do you think the stock
wouldn't have gone to $600 without you giving up $11? And you think you
are savvy in the stock market.
Believe me I fight very fiercely in situations where the problem is
THEIR fault. I can't think of a time where I've lost. I once dragged out
a court case to the maximum length possible.
They ended up paying a $400 doctor's bill but they lost thousands in the
process. I did not hire a lawyer, but implied that I was being advised
In other situation, my uncle who is a lawyer did not charge me to write
a letter. As soon as they saw that I had a lawyer involved, they settled
Going back to college, I even argued with the manager of a pinball
machine arcade who turned the game off...and I would not quit until I
got my damn quarter back. He even tried to give me 12 cents because I
played half a game.
A sucker I am not...but I also do not blame others for my own mistake.
Why does everyone here always get on my case and call me a liberal when
discussing politics...yet take what I'd call a liberals stand and by
suggesting that I blame others for my own mistake?
Sorry, but paying $11 for a 2¢ mistake does put you into that sucker
If you're happy with the outcome that's OK with me, but I still think
you're wrong to accept it. Stick a fork in me, I'm done with my rant on
the subject. [g]
That thinking is EXACTLY why these companies can continue to screw
people. Rip-off $11 from 1000 people, and they make $11,000 for doing
nothing. $11,000 is not petty cash! It's not the amount but the
principle of the thing....
Some stranger from India just walked up to you on the street, and stole
your wallet from your pocket. But it only had $11 in it, so you'll just
leave this crook get away with it. SAME DIFFERENCE!
But like they say, "THERE'S A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE"!
On 03/21/2016 05:05 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If I had the opportunity to shoot an armed robber I would do so.
If I was unarmed but they had a weapon I'd give them the money.
My life is worth more than eleven bucks.
There was a guy here in town who gave an armed robber his money,. then
tried to make a joke of it.
He's now dead meat .
Some things are funny even when they cost you.
About 40 years ago a man showed me his pay check from before and after a
small raise. H worked for the city an was making around $ 2.50 an hour. He
either got a five or ten cents an hour raise and after the increase the take
home pay was about a dollar less due to the tax bracket it threw him into.
Because I've lost a lot of my hearing, I can't understand most accents.
I very politely tell them that I need to speak with someone else.
You'd be surprised how quickly you get someone you can understand.
While I'm glad you found this amusing, personally, I find it appalling
and would simply not stand for it.
On 03/21/2016 05:30 PM, SeaNymph wrote:
X I could talk to a supervisor or write letters to the CEO
Her accent was very slight, she spoke excellent English.
Very business-like but polite. Even if the credit card company was 100%
at fault, there would have been no point in taking it out on her.
BTW: MY hearing is not so hot either.
There is no need to take anything out on anyone. I see nothing wrong
about admitting the mistake and asking that the charge be removed. I
think it's ridiculous, for 2 cents. It strikes me as a wrong thing
they've gotten away with. What the hell is the interest rate and how
did they come up with that number?
Most companies, in my experience, will simply remove the charge to
maintain some sense of loyalty.
For the small amount of money, it's not worth it for me to waste my time
with them jumping through hoops...I'd much rather waste my time here
where I can relax. I believe the interest rate is 19.9% which is
criminal of course, but since I have always paid in full each month, has
never come into effect.
I started thinking ...back in the old days before computers
etc,something like this would never have happened...then remembered:
During the depression, when my dad was ten, he was sent to the corner
store with a dime, to get a loaf of bread. He came home crying and
WITHOUT the bread as the price had been raised to 11 cents.
His father and uncle sold eggs door to door and their route took them
away from home for several days at a time...so the family had to go
without bread. I believe that's when my dad started trapping pigeons.
When I was a teenager, my mother used to send me to the store, to buy a
week's worth of groceries for a family of 6, with a $50.00 check, a
list, and a reminder to bring back the change. You could get 3 loaves
of bread for less than a dollar.
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:15:32 AM UTC-4, SeaNymph wrote:
Most credit card companies calculate interest based on the
average daily balance for the month. It's right there
in the terms that we agree to when applying for a
credit card. I found the info in about 2 minutes on
my CC's web site.
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