I lost my Amazon Visa card tonight.
I believe I left it at a restaurant, but just in case it was actually stolen by a criminal who was too lazy to use it immediately, I had the credit card company put it on temporary hold.
So, sorry, vegetarian establishment where I left the card--you can't start funding new tofu technologies on MY dime*, try some OTHER business model.
(Maybe the one you were already using that seems to be thriving--charging large amounts of money for small amounts of food.)
I wonder though, if I hadn't put the card on hold, and someone had run up loads of charges on MY quarter**, would I be able to cash in the Amazon gift credits that ensued before claiming (legitimately) that I wasn't responsible?
It wouldn't be the first time I got something for nothing from Amazon, but that's a story for another day (after the statute of limitations has expired--talk to you guys in seven years, or however many the real number is***).
* Not my actual credit limit. I'm doing pretty well.
** Also not my actual credit limit. But closer.
*** If there IS a real number... because maybe there's no crime at all, just artistic license.
Or maybe there's an astute artistic criminal that you can learn from, if you know the right questions not to ask (until the right time).