In the fall of 2007 I ordered several clothing items from ClassicCloseouts for my toddler. Everything went fine with the transaction. However, today 6/26, I checked my account online and noticed a preauthorization on my debit card from this company for $49.99. I went to the website and checked on my order history, and found the transaction from last year ($24.99) and nothing else. I attempted to contact them through the site and could only find an email form. I sent an inquiry through the form, but do not anticipate a reply. I also did a whois search on their web address and found they are based in NY. I checked with the NY BBB and found they currently have an unsatisfactory rating and rarely respond to complaints through the BBB. I was able to find a toll free number for them, however when calling that number you are directed to a voicemail box, which is currently full.
When doing a Google search I found several others who found themselves in the same situation. They had also made a small purchase in the past, only to find this company attempting to take more from them months later.
I've already canceled my card and signed a dispute/affidavit against the charge with my bank.