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Now gas is just getting ridiculous!

Postby knapplc » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:13 pm

I know gasoline is an inelastic demandish thingy, but this is just ridonkulis! What next Exxon, our children!?!???!

Mistake to blame for overcharge at Richland gas station

PayPal, the company that issued a debit card that tried to charge Juan Zamora more than $81 billion this week, is blaming it on a simple misunderstanding.

Somehow the vendor's ID number was recorded as the purchase price, explained Sara Gorman of PayPal on Friday.

But Zamora said he doesn't need an explanation: He's closed the account.

Zamora bought $26 in fuel for his Camaro at the Conoco service station at Stevens Drive and Highway 240 in Richland early Tuesday -- only to learn later that PayPal had recorded the transaction amount using the 11-digit number that identifies the merchant.

That left Zamora with a serious overdraft of $81,400,836,908 instead of $26.

Gorman, a spokeswoman for PayPal, said it was their mistake and it will be corrected. She said the two numbers must have gotten switched, or perhaps Zamora misread them in an e-mail asking him to call PayPal to verify the purchase.

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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:35 pm

It's the only way to get people to stop driving cameros. Some people just will not learn.
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Postby Madison » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:13 pm

Gotta love that one. :-b
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Postby thedude » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:22 pm

The gambit of emotions i would have run: 8-o X-I :-o Image :-t :-[ :-? :-b

Good thing he checked his account.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:32 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:It's the only way to get people to stop driving cameros. Some people just will not learn.


Problem with Camaros Mookie? I mean, it depends on the year...

Pretty clever ruse by PayPal. Too bad they couldn't pull it off. I got some stock in that company. Dammit Juan! Just pay the bill!
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Postby Phatferd » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:05 am

I like how they're still trying to pass the blame off onto Zamora by saying that he maybe misread the email. I'm pretty sure this falls squarely onto PayPal's shoulders.
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Re: Now gas is just getting ridiculous!

Postby CadensDad » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:11 am

Yea, this kinda stuff happens all the time
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Re: Now gas is just getting ridiculous!

Postby JTWood » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:26 am

This isn't part of Obama's stimulus plan? :-)
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Re: Now gas is just getting ridiculous!

Postby CadensDad » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:52 am

JTWood wrote:This isn't part of Obama's stimulus plan? :-)


No the Bush bashers will blame him for this....somehow.....someway
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Postby JTWood » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:05 am

CadensDad wrote:
JTWood wrote:This isn't part of Obama's stimulus plan? :-)


No the Bush bashers will blame him for this....somehow.....someway

You think the Bush bashers will blame Bush for a system error at a gas station? :-b
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