Gift2go horror stories
Had an unpleasent experience brought on by the use of a giftcard at a merchant who didn't release the hold? Do tell.
Entry for July 20, 2008 (Funds released)

As of today the pending status for the canceled transaction was removed and the funds became available 3o days after the transaction was canceled by the hotel desk clerk.

Lesson to learn here is do not cancel a transaction without knowing first how or if the authorization charge will be removed at the point of transaction. I'll comment further on how wrong it is for funds to be held in a pending status for longer than several business days after a transaction has been terminated by the retailer, in this case the hotel clerk.  dzp

2008-07-20 09:11:04 GMT