Archive for September, 2010

Really Citibank? 3 months to resolve an obviously fraudulent charge?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I’m officially through with Citibank. Took over 3 months to resolve 3 fraudulent charges, all made on the same day to Playstation and XBox. I don’t even have a video game system! Citibank kept reinstating the charge for reasons that I still don’t understand. I called them the day that I received my statement in the mail. They told me to call each company on my own, which I did immediately. The customer service reps at Playstation and XBox were confused – “Isn’t your credit card company supposed to be handling this for you?” Yes, one would think. Every rep I talked to at Citibank could not explain to me why the charges kept getting reinstated without any warning. Well, they’re finally gone after 3 months. And so is the card, cut up and in the trash. Goodbye, Citibank!

GE (Jasco) In-Wall Digital Timer

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Was pretty pleased with my GE (Jasco) In-Wall Digital Timer until today. Display started flickering, then just died. Light that the timer was controlling no longer worked. Supposedly this is a common problem with these devices – they contain a battery that can’t be replaced. Mine lasted for less than a year! I guess I could call them on their 1-year “limited warranty,” but why waste my time?