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The Rick
07-16-2009, 10:55 AM
NH man charged 23 quadrillion dollars for smokes
13 hours ago

MANCHESTER, N.H. A New Hampshire man says he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and was charged over 23 quadrillion dollars.

Josh Muszynski (Moo-SIN'-ski) checked his account online a few hours later and saw the 17-digit number a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500 (twenty-three quadrillion, one hundred forty-eight trillion, eight hundred fifty-five billion, three hundred eight million, one hundred eighty-four thousand, five hundred dollars).

Muszynski says he spent two hours on the phone with Bank of America trying to sort out the string of numbers and the $15 overdraft fee.

The bank corrected the error the next day.

Bank of America tells WMUR-TV only the card issuer, Visa, could answer questions. Visa, in turn, referred questions to the bank.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gOVmlDfNCUgb-GlK0P7dkUz_dcEgD99F9GAO0

Mr. Flopnuts
07-16-2009, 10:58 AM
NH just passed a new smoking ban and tax increase. They're trying to compete with NY and WA. Close but no cigar.

FAX
07-16-2009, 11:00 AM
Overdraft fee? You're telling me this guy didn't have a few hundred quadrillion in his account to cover the charge?

You know what's funny? If we keep printing money, in 10 years or so, a pack of smokes probably will cost 23 quadrillion.

FAX

The Rick
07-16-2009, 11:01 AM
He should have tried to return them and asked for a full refund...

Fat Elvis
07-16-2009, 11:30 AM
They came out of Dane's ass. Worth every penny.

BigMeatballDave
07-16-2009, 11:32 AM
They came out of Dane's ass. Worth every penny.:D

Phobia
07-16-2009, 11:35 AM
Bank of America mixed of some paperwork. That transaction was actually supposed to deduct from the Fed.