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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    LegendsOfBatman, 2 Mar 2009 @ 3:52pm

    Re: Re: Customer Service....

    @ ehrichweiss
    And if you worked for me, you'd be fired.
    Yes, it is sad but true that most people don't know what the hell they're doing. But, there is absolutely no justication for the attitude you displayed here. It is precisely that reason, that cistomer service has gone to hell.
    Is it frustrating? Asbolutely.
    Do customers grate your nerves? Yep.
    I've dealt with them all; and some days you want to literally kill them.
    But, they are why people have a job.

    With an attitude like you have, it's a wonder you are employed. But, in an economy like this, well, I wont expect too many more checks if I were you.

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