posted on Oct, 12 2013 @ 05:00 PM
I don't know about dealing specifically with microsoft....because I have NEVER bought a SINGLE microsoft product. The only thing I've EVER used from
microsoft is their operating systems.....which on laptops come pre-installed, or on my desktops come....well.....from a super secret source that I
can't mention here (HAHA).
Anyway, I HAVE had issues like this with other companies. It sucks. Gold's Gym was the worst. You HAVE to use a credit card or checking account to
sign up. I signed up for 3 years. Paid EVERY single month. 3 years ended, they ASSURED me in the gym that once my 3 years ended, I wouldnt pay a dime,
the membership would automatically cancel (since I told them months before the 3 year mark).
Bottom line, is they kept charging me, month after month. They ended up telling me that it isn't even possible for gold's gym to cancel my
membership, I have to contact their financial agency. Then the financial agency said it wasn't possible for THEM to do it either, unless I
specifically sent them a LETTER stating I wished to cancel the membership. So I sent them a letter. Then they tell me they never got it, and I need to
send a CERTIFIED letter. Then they said THEY NEVER GOT THE CERTIFIED LETTER, which I had proof of.
Anyway, I contacted BBB (Better Business Bureau) and filed a complaint with them. When all was said and done, they tried to claim I owed them like
$300 or something, because I literally had to CLOSE MY BANK ACCOUNT, and open a NEW ONE, because they kept trying to access it....and I was getting
harrassed. For over a YEAR I got calls from a collection agency about Gold's gym, even AFTER reporting them to the BBB.
To this day (3-4 years later) I still get the occasional debt collector call from them.
Moral of the story: Be VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY careful who gets your credit card information. Sometimes the big companies are worse than anyone.