dpd1 - 12:36 am on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
It's also possible that they are making up a story. If they don't pay the Request for Money, tell them you'll contact a detective at their hometown police station, giving him their home address and physical description of the widget; please listen for a knock on the front door. If that doesn't work, you'll file with Small Claims Court
I'm a pretty good judge of BS. I'm about 95% they're telling the truth. It appears that the bank just decided that their card had been stolen or something, so they did a blanket hold on everything they bought that weekend, with no contact with their customer. But the part that amazes me the most, is that even after the customer contacts them, they won't undo the hold. They just want you to wait until it plays out through the process. But if it does turn out that they're BSing me, I would do all that stuff. But I don't think I'll have to. I was just throwing this out there, because I know a lot of people would automatically assume the buyer was pulling something. But sometimes they're getting jacked around by the card people as well.