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Rant: American Express DO NOT Recommend Them

So this is the SECOND time I have had issues with American Express… As I sit here and type my blood pressure is probably sky high. It seems I only have problems with American Express… Yesterday I purchased $19.50 worth of gas from Kroger… I had a $50 prepaid card so this would have left me $30.50. I go to the store to get ink for my printer swipe the card and it doesn’t work… WTF I have $30.50 why isn’t it working…

I call the number on the back to check the balance… ZERO DOLLARS… I get home I go online to check the history and I see…


So I call up American Express to find out what is going on, why is it showing a transaction of -$50… I am told it is how the pumps are they take the full amount because they don’t know how much you are going to get… I CALL BULL SHIT ON THIS.

I have NEVER had Visa or Mastercard prepaid take the full amount of the gift card… They usually take $1 to make sure the card is active. I was told if I used it in the store it wouldn’t have did this… and that the reason it took the full amount was because it didn’t know how much gas I was going to get… HMMM let’s see I got $19.50 there was $50 on the card so OBVIOUSLY there was enough on the card to pay for my purchase.

So when I asked how long before it was going to be back on my card I was told 2 to 8 days… Are you serious?

The whole time the rep on the phone just kept blaming the pump… American Express take responsibility for your moronic system. I will never purchase a prepaid American Express card, and I will NEVER recommend them to anyone… If I happen to win one, I will swipe it to my paypal, then I will use the card to scrape poop off my shoe if I so happen to step in any.

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About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.

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