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Mos Eisley

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Somehow doing something here on the shooter forum got me on a mailing list of gun-related emails. I generally just trash these but they got my attention today with a free leather IWB holster offer...just pay $9.95 shipping. Then...somehow the total was coming out to $19.90. I had to check carefully through the whole page and finally saw where they had auto-checked another $9.95 for some web based training BS. No problem, caught that and unchecked. Back to a total of just $9.95. I did see further down where they offered a shoulder holster for an additional $9.95. I'm in the market, so I agreed to that. Grand total of $19.90 out the door with two holsters I needed. Finally gave them my CC info. Well, I get two email receipts. One for the $9.95 leather holster. One for $14.95 for a shoulder holster. First off, why am I getting two receipts? I agreed to a grand total of $19.90 before I gave CC info. Secondly, the holster price was not what they said. I had to call and argue this fact to a "English as a second language" operator. They tried to pull the "well, there's a shipping fee on the shoulder holster" thing. I had to threaten them with the fact I had a screenshot of their site saying $19.90 grand total for both holsters plus shipping. 15 - 20 minutes of frustration later I saw a $5 refund come in on my bank account.

I'm sure some of you will say I should have known. Believe me, I do. That's why I trash 99.9% of these emails. But this one offered two things I was needing. I was careful about agreeing to whatever the total said. Yet they still overcharged my card in the end. I did hold them to task and I got what I wanted in the end...check that, until I get them and see them, I at least got charged correctly in the end.

Basically, I'll be back to trashing 100% of these type emails, or spam-blocking them. It's not worth the frustration. Be warned on this one.
 

Mos Eisley

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I'd be surprised if 1. The items show up and 2. They are remotely decent quality.

Also, I would keep an eagle eye on that credit card statement....

Wish you best of luck on this.

I already am. In fact, I wouldn't even have done this if I didn't recently, finally, get a true credit card. I was always a no credit card, bank card only type of person. But I've learned the credit card has it's advantages in these type situations. We'll see.
 

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These past couple of months, I’ve been getting emails from “companies” that seem to be related to firearms somehow, but I’ve never heard of them. I mark each one as junk, and lately these emails have become less frequent.

I deal only with known good companies. The idea of saving a few bucks might result in a very expensive mistake.
 
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