Paypal Charges $81 Billion To Fill Your Gas Tank... Demands Proof It Didn't Cost That Much

from the maybe-last-summer...-but-not-now... dept

Gas prices have gone down quite a bit since highs last summer, but it still shouldn't take long for anyone to realize that charging someone $81.4 billion (with a b) to fill your gas tank is a mistake. Yet, that's what happened to Juan Zamora when he put what he thought was $26 worth of gas into his car using a PayPal debit card. And then the best part: PayPal customer service people weren't ready to believe him, arguing with him for at least 10 minutes, before realizing that, perhaps, there was a mistake on PayPal's part.

Filed Under: gas, mistakes
Companies: paypal


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    ehrichweiss, 2 Mar 2009 @ 1:12pm

    Re: The kind of mistake

    This reminds me of the story that the comedian Ron White told about going to one of the Keys in Florida. Somewhere there is a highway/bridge that the speed limit is like 5mph and he got pulled over(walked up to briskly?) at 11mph. The officer started chewing him out and threatening him to which Ron replied "Are you really going to arrest me for going 11mph?!?!? If so, I'll let you because the comedy I'll get from that will make me a million dollars."

    I look for those moments in life now and find that they're everywhere.

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