Poly Nightmare or Almost had to dance for $!!! UPDATE

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  1. poohbear2

    poohbear2 <font color=CC66CC>Disney Think Formula is:<br>HE=

    Mar 16, 2002
    First, I just want to say that the Poly is truly a beautiful resort and worth every penny. We were actually put in Samoa room 3601 facing the pool! I couldn't have asked for better, really.

    Ok now the nightmare part...

    We had two reservations: First night AAA and then the last three nights with the free dining. When I went to check out of the first reservation, I had some charges to my cc. The CM was taking awhile putting my card through, she was training so I was patient, however her trainer told me that the card was not working and they had to take it from me! Of course I was puzzled since I had just purchased gas the night before with the card. Being a Sunday, I could not get in touch with my credit union until the following day. I told the front desk this and the CM told me that they won't do anything with the card until they hear from the bank or me.

    The next morning I called the bank and to make a long story short they told me it was the CM fault. SHE PUNCHED IN THE WRONG EXP DATE. I asked her to call the desk and I went down to get my card. Of course I was upset because a day went by and I did not have access to my funds. When I got to the desk the CM told me the card was allready destroyed or sent away!! They did not know where it was !! I was so upset!! NOW I did not have access to my funds for the rest of the four days!! I only had a few hundred dollars in TC. But the biggest kicker was no manager or anyone came out to say sorry...It was like or Nothing we can do..next customer.

    I will be writing to the company. My bank had to cancel the card, I have to wait two weeks for a new card and now I have to also tell the other companies that use my old cc for withdrawal payments that the number is no longer any good! Thank goodness my rental car was taken care of! I would have been in a real pickel.
  2. LakeAriel

    LakeAriel DIS Veteran

    Apr 20, 2004
    If you can send me a Private message I will send you a phone number for soemone in the executive office. This is inexcusable!
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  4. seashoreCM

    seashoreCM All around nice guy.

    Aug 25, 2001
  5. Troy08

    Troy08 Mouseketeer

    Mar 6, 2005
    Never give them your card. Simply say, I will keep it and contact my financial institution. They had NO right or authority to take your credit card or God Forbid, destroy it. Write a letter, they have some explaining to do.
  6. Lewisc

    Lewisc <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/index.

    May 23, 2000
    Under certain circumstances the merchant is required to take and destroy the card.

    My AMEX card was rejected for an online postage purchase from the USPS. I called AMEX and they said the charge was put through with the wrong expiration date. I typed it in myself, I know it was correct. I wonder if there was some type of computer glitch.

    The bank should have overnighted you a replacement card. Further the bank should have linked your old and new number so recurring charges get honored.
  7. epcotitis

    epcotitis Mouseketeer

    May 17, 2001
    That's just crazy. I want to find out what happens. Keep us posted!
  8. Alicnwondrln

    Alicnwondrln DIS Veteran

    Jul 8, 2003
    thats sooo crazy
    they should be refunding you from that point of your trip on
  9. lmhall2000

    lmhall2000 May the road rise to meet you....May God hold you

    Aug 11, 2002
    WOW!! You are taking this extremely well!!! You must have great low blood pressure!!! I think I would have had a conniption and demanded a face to face with the manager and if they brushed me aside like that I'd be boiling!!! You are a good example of even keel and I hope I learn from you!!!

    Hope you get a good result...that really is CRAPPY!
  10. sorcerormickey

    sorcerormickey DIS Veteran

    Feb 16, 2000
    Not to defend at all what happened, but if for some reason the CC company told the CM to destroy the card, we are LEGALLY OBLIGATED TO DO SO. On all credit cards it clearly says that they are property of the issuing bank, not the customer.

    I'm really sorry for your inconvenience, I hope they fix the situation to your satisfaction. :)
  11. jann1033

    jann1033 <font color=darkcoral>Right now I'm an inch of nat

    Aug 16, 2003
    since they had destroyed the card you were using what did you do?
  12. tnkrbell

    tnkrbell DIS Veteran

    Feb 15, 2000
    WOW!! You really did handle this better then I would of!!!! I would of freaked out!! I do not bring allot of cash with me I usually just use my CC!!
    I really hope they do the right thing for you!!

  13. I agree. ::yes::
  14. milmore104

    milmore104 Mommy to 3 Disney Princesses

    Apr 30, 2002
    WOW... You are handling it better than I would. I know I occasionally have trouble in WDW charging to my room. For what ever reason at least 2 times in a trip I am told it won't go through. So I take the time to go back to the resort and as the front desk what has happened and it's always the same... NOTHING your card is fine. I am shocked they destroyed your card and have giving you no apology. I would definately be writing someone HIGH up. Good luck keep us informed
  15. patsal

    patsal <font color=FF3399>I've discovered I don't need to

    Jul 10, 2001
    That is the reason I bring two credit cards with me on every vacation. I have had magnetic strips wear out and found out the hard way that not every employee is trained to enter the numbers by hand. It can be a real pain. Not to excuse the blame, since I would have been furious, but itiis nice to have a backup.
  16. C.Ann

    C.Ann <font color=green>We'll remember when...<br><font

    May 13, 2001
    That's awful! I would have been livid..

    Just another incident to add to my long list of reasons that I prefer to travel with travelers checks.. So far no one has ever tried to "take them away" from me :teeth: and if lost or stolen, they're replaced quickly..

    You really need to contact someone VERY high up in the company about this..
  17. JulyGirl

    JulyGirl DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2005
    Someone at the Polynesian screwed up big time! That's very unprosfessional.
  18. WDWBetsy

    WDWBetsy found her happily ever after!!!

    Oct 17, 2000
    My DH used to work with a software company that dealt with Visa card processing. If it is Visa (not sure on the MasterCard procedures/rules) - he said to ask your credit union to look at the authorization history for those transactions to see what they were and the response codes (to see why the charge was declined). Even though the purchase didn't go through, there's a request and response history record. Specifically, if the response had a pick-up code. Your credit union should know what this means. Ask for a manager if you need to.

    If a pick-up code was given, then you need to ask the credit union why it was given and demand a response ("If I didn't report my card lost or stolen, why did you issue a pick-up code?"). If they don't have a good answer, it's probably a good time to find a new credit union. My DH said he would gripe to them big time.

    If there was no pick-up code given, the merchant (Disney) most likely shouldn't have taken the card & destroy it. They should have (and still should) in good faith have given you something (free tickets, comped the room, etc.) to make up for it.

    Hope this helps!
  19. DisneyFans4

    DisneyFans4 Dis Veteran

    Jul 17, 2002
    As others have said you are handling this way better than I would. If I knew a merchant destroyed my credit card without even asking my permission the entire hotel would have heard me!!!!
    The Poly is also known not to apologize for anything they do as what happened to me a couple of years ago and it's why I won't go back. Of course I took care of it and went to upper management after I got home but it still wasn't the same. The person that upset me is the one that should have apologized.
    Good luck.....
  20. UrsulasShadow

    UrsulasShadow <marquee><img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/dat

    Mar 15, 2005
    Sounds to me like the fault should be split between the resort and the cc company. If the company did indeed order the card to be held and destroyed, the cm had no choice but to comply. However, if it indeed was the cm's fault that caused the card to be rejected, then the resort needed to make some amends for the inconvenience caused the op.
  21. WDW1st-timers

    WDW1st-timers <font color=deeppink>In Love with MetallicA<br><fo

    May 4, 2005
    OMG....I would of made an *** out of myself from my temper....now I know if they have a problem with my Mastercard at all I'm going to ask....Did you put in the right expiration date? :confused3 :teeth: I'm scared to use my card now, even though I'm in good credit standings. This is on the lines of a few other posts I have heard about on here. All dealing with disney and credit cards. :confused3

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