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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    donamel, 2 Mar 2009 @ 1:25pm

    Re: Customer Service

    Surely you jest. Customer service is built into the money we pay for services. What's happened is that we live in an apathetic era and greedy corporations know they can screw us. Why? Because they can. We let them. They know they don't have to suffer the consequences. Maybe we can all wake up now and assert ourselves since it's so obvious, in this poor economy, that corporations have been abusing consumers and stealing our money. However, that means that people have to get involved and do something constructive.

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