Was on the hunt yesterday evening for some geeky bits to upgrade my home-made blogpod when I came across one online retailer that had a good price. Went through their ordering rigmarole, but they didn’t take a credit card number and they said they’d contact me.
Two hours later, they emailed me asking me to fax them a copy of both sides of my driver’s licence and credit card to confirm payment.
Uh . . . no.
I mean, first of all, I ain’t going to send some random computer joint enough details about myself for them to start getting into some serious identity fraud just to get a good price on a stick of printed circuit board.
And by the time they got back to me, I’d already found another place that had a cheaper price and was happy to take my money.
See, apparently there’s this high-tech computery thing called the intertubes where you can pay for stuff online and they send it to you. Who’d have thunk it?