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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    Anonymous Coward, 2 Mar 2009 @ 1:52pm

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    That is total consumption of the U.S. for 4 months. It takes me 5 minutes to pump 10 gallons (my car sips) so we get a normal pump to output 120-200 gallons an hour. We need a million folks to pump 40,000 gallons each so they will all need to help out for 200 hours to pump it. If they put in 10 hour days, we need all the able-bodied adults from the audience at the inauguration to be reassigned for about a month. We could do it if we really tried.

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