In the past I haven't had any problems with getting bad cards, but this year is turning out kinda sucky. A couple weeks ago I sold $200 worth of art to a perfectly nice woman who was shopping with her 40-something daughter. Both purchased something, and the daughter's charge for $70-ish went through fine, but Mom's card has been declined. I called it in twice, no dice. I've called both Mom and Daughter, but am receiving no replies. Does anyone have experience with using a collection agency? Cause now I'm a little ticked off. This is the third bad card this year.
Up til now, I haven't lost enough to warrant investing in a phone/square, etc, and have just been using a knuckle-buster. I can start calling in bigger purchases from the shows in the future but for now I just need some advice about what I can do to collect this one. Thanks!