- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Worked out a deal with limo company “A” for our wedding day. Back in DECEMBER he called, took my credit card info (I told him not to worry about a deposit, but just to process the full cost). I gave him my email address, and he told me he’d send a receipt within 15 minutes. By the first week of January, I noticed he still had not processed my card, and the payment never went through. I called and left a message 3 weeks ago, with no response. Then I sent an email; again, no response. Last week, I tried calling again and his VM was full. I was worried that this guy took my info and ran, so I started looking elsewhere. Found a better, cheaper deal and booked it.
Tonight, I sent another email to Limo “A” telling him not to process my information since we’d gone with another option. He calls me back (while I’m in class) and proceeds to yell at me about how I’m doing “bad business” and how it’s not fair to him. i told him that I hadn’t heard anything from him since December, and that he never followed up, even after I contacted him. He said “of course my VM is full, I run a business! If I see that you call, I will call you back like I did tonight!” But I told him that I already tried calling twice and he never responded to those, so how could I be sure he would be available closer to the date? He then threatened to run my card anyway since he had a 7-day booking policy and we booked back in December – but I never signed anything! He never gave me any contract or receipt (obviously, this was my concern in the first place). He then hung up on me. I went back to class shaking and crying, and my professor was obviously pissed.
Have you ever heard of someone not taking money when you give it to them? I mean seriously – he had my booking, all he had to do was run my credit card 2 months ago and we would be fine – or at least responded when I tried to ask him why he didn’t run it. But somehow it’s my fault that he can’t keep track of his business.
If he runs my card after all this, I’m going to court. Let’s just hope it doesn’t come to that.