I applied for this because it was recommended here by CK and other reviewers. Had a CK score of 615, immediately went down to 594. *Hard, hard hit*. Got approved for the Freshstart program, so I have to pre-pay a $30.00 deposit on a item minimum of $50.00.
I tried to place an order on Fingerhut site and pay that thirty bucks. Would not take order due to their glitch, yet hit my bank account twice with holds that lasted almost a week. My credit union said Fingerhut must fax them a release, Fingerhut says credit union must contact them. So that's why hold went on for week.
Called and tried to place order when those holds were finally released . Figured it might work better by phone than online. Customer service rep, who barely spoke English, told me the payment site was down for a while.
Waited a few days, today went on their site to place order, to find a notice the entire site is down for a few days.
Crud. I had planned to buy something just over then minimum $50.00 limit. Then occasionally buy something inexpensive to keep account active.
This entire episode has been very disappointing, including a previous attempt to post my experiences here, as my original posting seemed to disappear. I will try, once again, to contact Fingerhut something next week when the site is supposely working. A two week pain and stretching towards three weeks.
If I had to do this over again, I sure wouldn't bother with Fingerhut. I would suggest you don't either. But since I've already taken the credit hit, I will try for a while longer, and let you all know.