Hey, every webstore has it’s issues. To help keep things in perspective, this thread is for “fun” web stories from OTHER sites.
For example, I spent ten minutes at Smith Micro this morning, entering and re-entering the serial number of my old Poser Pro 2010 so I could get the upgrade while the 60% off coupon was still in effect. I finally realized that the problem seemed to be that I had started the transaction at Content Paradise, but it had switched me to Smith-Micro but hadn’t turned off the original input on the CP screen, so the one store had locked the other up by running two identical transactions with the same serial… which obviously was triggering a WRONG button somewhere in the system. Dumb!
But that’s nothing compared to last year, when Amazon somehow reactivated an old internet store I used to have through them using the credit card for my regular account, despite that account having been completely shuttered AND using a different e-mail address and CC. It had been pulling $40 a month out of my account for several months before my wife asked what it was that I kept buying from Amazon every month. Needless to say, as soon as I called Amazon, they got it fixed in a jiff, but with as much as we buy on Amazon in a month, it could have slipped through for a lot longer…