Today I received a gift card for my birthday which provided me with enough funds to purchase a WBBB.
Brandon returned emails rather quickly and was able to work with me in splitting the payments among different gift cards to allow me to make the purchase. He even adjusted the original amounts we discussed when Paypal dinged the cards for "verification fees" as they were added to my account.
I now have three cards that will eventually have just a few dollars on each when Paypal finally refunds the fees, but more importantly I will soon have a Blackbird in my hands. I imagine I can always go to REI and burn through the remainder of the balances on the cards to get 'biners and such.
Brandon, thank you so much for your help. The day started out crummy but it sure ended on a high note.
- Mark (S-4-C)