HELP ME TO SUPPORT THE PARALYMPIC ATHLETES

PARRABUDDY.BLOGSPOT was started to help find a way for “Adaptive / Physically Challenged / Paralympic Cyclists ” to enjoy riding their bikes on the Daily Route of the famous Pro Tour Race Routes such as the “ Giro d’Italia " and the " Tour de France " !


Through lack of support i have been unable to achieve that goal and unless people decide to assist there is little chance that my 19th season will be any more successful !


London 2012 Paralympics was amazing for ALL , not just those participating but those who followed via the Media !


Since 2009 several other Blogs have been created to cover various other subjects !

Below is a guide to their separate purposes :

In the main Parrabuddy is about “Adaptive / Physically Challenged Sport” and Health Issues.


Skippi-cyclist is about personal issues and Road Safety Issues.


SkippyAus is about matters relating to Oz and some personal memories from my life there.


Tourdafarce & Tourdafrance are about matters relating to the Pro Tour , Racers and some personal experiences during my various visits to ride the Pro Tour routes .


Skippy (blogging) is about a variety of issues on the Internet .


NOT ALL postings arrive in their correct area but I will generally try to separate my views on Doping and Sporting Fraud from Road Safety Issues .



Comments ARE WELCOMED since this shows that those reading are interested in the subject matter ! Enjoy comments made to other blogs so wonder why only " anonymous " posts here !

Over the period of these "Blogs" I have had visibility on Twitter as “Skippydetour” and on Facebook as “Skippy Mc Carthy” where Google usually advise postings on the Blogs as they occur .

When any of you visit these Blogs I hope I am able to add value to your day and provide a source of information if not inspiration . Please consider asking your friends and contacts to add their support as many of the Para Athletes are struggling to find the resources to compete in Events at regional Levels let alone National Levels .


You the reader have the possibility to help these Amazing Athletes in your own way and contacting your National Paralympic Internet Site for relevant info is a good start !

Mar 23, 2013

PAYPAL : A Nightmare !

Ebay is a resource i have occasion to utilise in the past . Recently i needed to topup my Skype A/c through Paypal . Success was reported by email and the adjustment on the account balance .

Over recent years i have been well supplied by sponsors with ALL that the normal Race Bike requires . Of course over that period , i have made occasional visits to Ebay , to keep an eye on prices . Racers do not utilise " SPD type Pedals" , so that is one item i have been thinking about replacing , as the foot will occasionally slip out on a climb , disrupting the cadence .

Thinking that all was in order , when i accessed both my Ebay A/c and Paypal A/c , i proceeded to bid on a few items . Missed a few & won a few , nothing of great importance and certainly not a great amount of money . Being in Austria and my receiving point in the UK , not being available whilst they are over here skiing , i advised the " sellers " , that delivery should be held back for two weeks .

Friday i proceeded to access the paypal so as to PAY ALL transactions  , at the same time , each entry on a BANK A/c being a source of Finance to the " FATCATS " these days . Don't you feel sorry for them now that their " Bonuses " are Capped/ limited to equal a Year's Salary ? Finding that the PAYPAL access was blocked , i fired off a request for assistance .

This morning  i awoke to their response :


  "  Thank you for contacting PayPal.

I am Jhoms. I can understand the urgency and importance of this matter Mr. Mc Carthy. I acknowledge that you are having difficulties in adding your Visa debit card ending in XX21 and complete your payment. Please allow me to clarify and help you on this.

Please note that when you tried to add or update a card in the PayPal system, a temporary authorization will be charge on your card. An authorization is a common method banks use when validating that credit cards are active and available for online payments. Whenever you add or edit a card on your PayPal account, our card processor will temporarily place a $1.00 USD (or £1.00) charge on your card as part of this authorization process.

In your case, your card issuer or bank is declining the temporary authorization charge for your Visa debit card ending in XX21. To immediately resolve this, I'd encourage you to contact your card issuer or bank and speak to someone who deals with online transactions to find out exactly why they declined your card and whether you can use this card for your payments. Please note that the general customer service at your bank may not be able to provide specific information. You will need to contact the department in charge of online payments to obtain this information (which is your card issuer’s "Online Authorisation Department").  "

YES , my bank , is going to get out of bed , on Saturday , to deal with this inconvenience !

Here is what Skype said to me , as i used the SAME Facility on Thursday ! :


To:   skippi@ausi.com

Subject:   We've delivered your order

Date:   Thu 03/21/13 12:47 PM

Hi there m j mc carthy,

We've delivered your order
Thanks for buying Skype Credit. We're happy to confirm your payment and we've updated your balance.
What’s next?
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NOT MUCH i can do about EBAY , other than advise the " Sellers " of the need to pay by cheque !

Doubt any are that impatient that they will refuse to oblige !

My email to them :

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Greetings

This is what i woke up to this morning !



To:   "mike mc carthy"

Subject:   RE: PayPalHere (ID: C826-L003-T12040-S111-W000000) (KMM41760323V65510L0KM) :ppEU

Date:   Fri 03/22/13 08:18 AM

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Dear Mike Mc Carthy,

Thank you for contacting PayPal.

I am Jhoms. I can understand the urgency and importance of this matter Mr. Mc Carthy. I acknowledge that you are having difficulties in adding your Visa debit card ending in XX21 and complete your payment. Please allow me to clarify and help you on this.

Please note that when you tried to add or update a card in the PayPal system, a temporary authorization will be charge on your card. An authorization is a common method banks use when validating that credit cards are active and available for online payments. Whenever you add or edit a card on your PayPal account, our card processor will temporarily place a $1.00 USD (or £1.00) charge on your card as part of this authorization process.

In your case, your card issuer or bank is declining the temporary authorization charge for your Visa debit card ending in XX21. To immediately resolve this, I'd encourage you to contact your card issuer or bank and speak to someone who deals with online transactions to find out exactly why they declined your card and whether you can use this card for your payments. Please note that the general customer service at your bank may not be able to provide specific information. You will need to contact the department in charge of online payments to obtain this information (which is your card issuer’s "Online Authorisation Department").
____________________________________________

I had paid my " Skype A/c " with Paypal , before making the bids , that now are subject to PAYMENT by Cheque , since i am not currently in the UK !

Skype

To:   skippi@ausi.com

Subject:   We've delivered your order

Date:   Thu 03/21/13 12:47 PM

Hi there m j mc carthy,

We've delivered your order
Thanks for buying Skype Credit. We're happy to confirm your payment and we've updated your balance.
What’s next?

Seems that " Paypal " can DO WHAT they please , like the Banks , they ride rough shod over their clients .

ADDITIONAL 23/03/13

It would appear one of the " Sellers " is in a hurry !



Please agree in order to cancel your recent purchase.
Hello parrabuddy,
abr303 recently opened a case to cancel a transaction for an item you recently purchased: Shimano 105 10 Speed Cassette (CS-5700) 11-28T.
Reason for request to cancel the transaction: Buyer's payment hasn't been received or cleared

Click the 'Respond now' button to accept or decline this cancellation.

If you don't take action by 30-Mar-2013, the seller will be able to cancel the purchase without your consent.

You can view this case at any time in the Resolution Centre.
Shimano 105 10 Speed Cassette (CS-5700) 11-28T
Shimano 105 10 Speed Cassette (CS-5700) 11-28T
Item # :181101388981
End time:Wednesday, 20 Mar, 2013 21:28:20 GMT
Sale price:£27.05
Seller:abr303
Case Opened:Saturday, 23 Mar, 2013 18:20:55 GMT


Transaction has been cancelled

 

Item: Shimano 105 10 Speed Cassette (CS-5700) 11-28T ( 181101388981) View purchased item
Transaction end: 20-Mar-2013
Seller: abr303
Case type: Cancel transaction
Case status: Closed. You agreed to seller's request to cancel the transaction.
Thank you for responding to abr303. This case is now closed. You are no longer obligated to purchase this item.




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