This has happened to me 4 times! Twice with BOA and twice with Chase. Chase handles the situation much better than BOA in my opinion, they overnighted me the new card both times for free because I asked very nicely. In 2010 while I was studying aboard and there was a massive CA fraud incident, half the kids in my program had their cards compromised and cancelled by their banks. BOA couldn't understand how Italian addresses worked so it took forever to get my new card. The second time with BOA, the person told me it would take 2-3 weeks to get my new card, I got annoyed and cancelled it on the spot.
@annecara I usually sympathize with these stories but this whole problem just seemed to come about from very, very poor planning. He makes a big deal about the car renters requiring the CC present at the time of the rental, this is completely legitimate and done to prevent fraud.
@avoidmadness *jealousy I guess I got drunk just reading about this amazing event.
I have never felt so much jealously in my entire life.