Of course they charge

I’d like to talk to you today about a myth that is circulating. The myth that companies don’t charge your credit card until your order is despatched. This is often claimed by companies on their websites yet numerous times I’ve found it untrue. The problem lies in the fact that the people who markup the sites and the people who deal with orders are two different departments in most companies and as we know professionalism is also a myth, ergo this is all bollocks.

I just find it frustrating to get an email from a company I respected telling me the item I’ve ordered is out of stock and my card won’t be charged until it is in stock and my order despatched while my Credit Card statement disputes this claim…

It’s not a big deal or anything. I just wish companies wouldn’t make this claim when it’s so often turning out to be a pile of bollocks.

Something to say?