Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Hooligan, Nov 21, 2008.
hah, brilliant, so now you won't be able to reverse the charges when he runs off with the money
I saw this coming from a mile away and I avoided it for that very reason. What a clusterfuck.
Ugh..... that's terrible to hear.
I feel bad for both the store, and the buyers. Given the community, I'm sure these people (The store) will likely be vilified and lose a lot more in this deal.
Wow, it went up to 3000?
They should have warned their cc company ahead of time, but being a small operation like that they probably had no idea that the CC company would freeze their account based on the huge spike in transactions.
CC orders alone were around 1500 I think.
I knew that shit was a joke. God people are stupid (not meaning any OTers, as I think most of us saw this as a problem)
Guy offers group buy on DoubleStar AR-15 lowers at $78 a piece.
Little mom and pop is taking delivery of the group order.
Spreads to other forums.
Guy gets overwhelmed with people ordering 5-50 AR lowers at a time.
Little mom and pop normally does 2K of credit card transactions in a year.
Little mom and pop gets overwhelmed with credit card and phone in orders.
Little mom and pop does $100K of credit card transactions in a matter of weeks.
CC company freezes little mom and pop's credit account and cancels pending CC transactions.
Guy still has the cash, checks, and money orders that were mailed in.
damn man. that's why i never do group buys
I could tell from the first post that it was a surefire clusterfuck and the guy was in way over his head
yea, cc companies are retarded
He's not running off with anyone's money. Things happen. Group buys take some time. They aren't for people with ADD who need their stuff right now.