One Pack of Cigarettes cost a NH man over $23 quadrillion dollars!!!!!

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One Pack of Cigarettes cost a NH man over $23 quadrillion dollars!!!!!

Post by BlueCrush » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:45 am

Wow! The cigarette tax in NH is outrageous....lol.Quote »NH man swipes debit card for smokes, charged 23 quadrillion dollars (plus $15 overdraft fee)Associated PressLast update: July 15, 2009 - 8:11 AM 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.
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Post by Wolfman213 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:52 am

I honestly think I would have crapped my pants!!!
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Post by KNINE » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:29 am

Looks like Obama found a way to pay off his trillion dollar national debt.
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Post by lovemyraffe » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:36 am

I don't smoke, but I had no idea that cigarettes were so freakin expensive.
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Post by tribalman » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:46 am

sounds about right. you should see how much a pack costs in chicago. i think it's about $20 less than what he paid.
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Post by Herb » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:57 am

Quote, originally posted by BlueCrush »Wow! The cigarette tax in NH is outrageous....lol.An incentive to quit smoking perhaps?
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Post by keithvibe » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:26 am

Bet the guy quits smoking over this little snafuu
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Post by star_deceiver » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:40 am

You know, there are safeguards that retailers and banks take to prevent that from happening in Canada, .... But then again it does explain how the American banks got into so much trouble!
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Post by ColonelPanic » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:22 am

They've gone up a bit since I quit. No wonder why I've noticed a lot of the people being interviewed on the news about the price of smokes saying "if they keep raising prices like this i'm gonna have to quit!"Epic fail by the bank on this one...
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Post by ou.grizzly » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:20 pm

I can barely count to 10.... Yikes...
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Post by zionzr2 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:30 pm

this is exactly why I do not do business with BofA.

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Re: One Pack of Cigarettes cost a NH man over $23 quadrillion dollars!!!!! (BlueCrush)

Post by KrazyB » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:08 am

Well I just think that it is crazy that it even went through the banking system, I think I will go and buy something super expensive and just take the overdraft fee

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