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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    Pitabred, 2 Mar 2009 @ 12:57pm

    Never use Paypal

    I never use paypal with anything but my credit card. I will never allow them to have any actual value. I can contest charges from my credit card. Paypal acts like a bank, but does everything they can to not be treated like one, which means that if you have money in there, you can't trust that you can access it. There's no liability, no responsibility.

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