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Yafuckinghoo

I went online today to pay my credit card bill and was puzzled by a charge of $173.25 from Yahoo! Geocities. I called Yahoo! and apparently, despite them not even having a current credit card, they've been charging me for hosting for my old Geocities site that I don't even think has been updated in four years. When I signed up for Yahoo! Personals this month and updated my billing information they hit me for the last thirty-five months of hosting.

I asked to speak to a supervisor and he told me that since I hadn't actually cancelled the service (and who knows if I did or not? It's been three freaking years!), they've continued to bill and tough shit, I have to pay it (paraphrasing here, but he was an unhelpful jackmonkey). I hung up on him and called my credit card company to dispute the charges. Their friendly customer rep said that Geocities was responsible for at least notifying me of the billing, so I hope I have a leg to stand on when fighting this charge. I certainly don't want to pay $200 for a website that has animated gifs and embedded midi files everywhere. Jackmonkeys.

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what morons!

I had a similar thing - about 2 years ago I went onto an ecard site, then every year after that they would change their recorded expiry date and bill me again.

This year I caught onto them, I disputed the charge and my bank allowed it to be reversed with a minimum of trouble.

You shouldn't have too much trouble :)

.: kathryn said on April 1, 2004 07:50 PM :: link it :.

Holy cow! I can't believe they did that!

.: D said on April 1, 2004 08:03 PM :: link it :.

I keep forgetting to tell you. In Firefox, your comments popup doesn't show a background image/color, nor does it have any scrollbars. I'm able to get past the entry to the comment fields by tabbing, but I have a feeling it's not supposed to work that way...

.: D said on April 1, 2004 08:11 PM :: link it :.

more importantly, what's your the url to your y! personals profile? :)

.: jon said on April 2, 2004 04:17 AM :: link it :.

I just got hit with a $250.00 cell bill..umm yea my talking will be cut down to a minimum. Asstards!

.: smoores said on April 2, 2004 07:50 AM :: link it :.

I hope you can fight that. They should have notified you that tehy were billing you. They suck.

.: Kat said on April 2, 2004 12:43 PM :: link it :.

Ugh! That sucks big time. Does the link still even work? I would fight that thing link mad - you think they could have sent a letter or something. Wrong. Just plain wrong and bad customer service.

.: eve said on April 6, 2004 12:16 AM :: link it :.

That just ain't right! Hope your bank helps teach 'em a lesson!

.: robyn said on April 6, 2004 12:29 AM :: link it :.

I had a similar problem with AOL, though not quite that much in charges. And when you try to get help you get nothing but snots on the phone. Makes you just wanna !

.: Christy said on April 9, 2004 09:01 PM :: link it :.

dude. i wanna see the site now. animated gifs and midis? it's gotta be horrible!

.: mikey said on April 10, 2004 02:25 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at April 1, 2004 07:27 PM to see this post.

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