Tax return... sweet, sweet, sweet tax return.
I've placed the order for my new PC with Newegg. Everything's going smoothly until...
Turns out my bank will automatically deny large suspicious online charges, like buying a new PC from Newegg. So now I have to call Newegg at 11am EST and have them do a 3-way call with the bank to manually authorize the purchase.
Sigh... will update soon with final verification that the damned thing is done with.
UPDATE: So it turned out not to be an issue on the US Bank side of things. They had it unblocked the whole time yet for some reason it was returning denials to Newegg. Got the authorization code from US Bank, called Newegg again and had them try one more time with the authorization code...
New PC, barring any stocking issues, should ship out of the warehouse today and on its way to my humble abode... where it shall be built and played with forever more.
ADDITIONAL ASIDE: Newegg's customer service? Great. Speed? Great. But they charged my account twice because of the authorization code doohickey being needed to force the purchase through and apparently "that's just how these things work".
Luckily, my bank says they'll simply remove any overdraft fees that might occur during the few days it'll take Newegg to refund my money, or I'd be one majorly pissed Bildo right now. Instead, I'm just slightly pissed at what hassle today has been.
This system better rock hard.