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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    Sedengr, 2 Mar 2009 @ 2:27pm

    Mistake

    This story has been around a few days. Paypal has their side of the story that Zamora was confused about the email and it was the merchant ID number that was confused with the transaction amount.

    http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2009/02/26/2483568-your-gas-tank39s-full-that39ll-be-81-bil lion

    Much ado about nothing.

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