From the “I don’t get it” File.

When I make a purchase with my debit card ANYWHERE except at the gas station pump, the transaction shows up online by (before) the time I get home. I pay my car insurance over the phone with my debit card and it’s less than five minutes until that transaction shows up. If I buy gas and go IN the convenience store and get a soda the transaction is like every other purchase, showing on the account minutes later. However, if I pay AT the pump it takes days, sometimes long as a week, for the transaction to appear on my account.

When logging into HotMail why the hell do you have to append @hotmail.com to the user name? As far as I know they’ve never offered any other domain to log in with. Even when they had a little drop-down selector box it never had anything other than HOTMAIL in it. So why do I need to type in @hotmail.com when I’m logging INTO HotMail?!

Hawk (Just doesn’t get it…)

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  2. Azmidiske

    If you pay at the pump with your card at a station, (at least around here), they put a hold on like 75 bucks to make sure that you aren’t….uh, hell if I know why. So, i’m imagining that’s why it doesn’t show up right away.
    My station rounds up to the nearest dollar for 24 hours. If I spend $3.01, it shows on the bank website for $4.00 for at least a day. No idea why – makes it a pain in the ass to balance if you didn’t remember to save – or lost – the receipt.

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  3. hawk (Post author)

    But there’s nothing. Occasionally the available balance report will be a dollar less than the actual balance but that’s not even consistent. There’s never a hold or anything on the live statement until the charge clears. Every other charge sits there with a ‘pending’ status.

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  4. Chilly

    Maybe it’s your bank; I use a small credit union. My transactions show up in a timely manner, usually by the next day. That doesn’t really help, does it? Sorry.

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  5. Hawk (Post author)

    See that’s the thing. EVERY transaction except those made at the gas pump show up right away. Only the pump purchases are delayed.

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