A free thinker in the Heartland...

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Why You Shouldn't Buy Fast Food With A Credit Card

Actually, I have 8,648 reasons... here is the tale from a South Carolina Burger King. From Click2Houston.com:
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. -- A Burger King restaurant made a king-size mistake that has caused a royal headache for a South Carolina woman.

A restaurant worker accidentally charged her more than $8,000 for a meal, reported WYFF-TV in Greenville, S.C.

Now the restaurant is trying to correct the error.

The mistake happened at a Burger King location in Fountain Inn, S.C., on Thursday of last week.

Guadalupe Pequino bought $8.64 worth of food at the drive-in window and paid with her Visa check card, issued by Bank of America.

Because the total was entered twice, Pequino's receipt showed she was charged $8,648.64.
The really sad part of the story is that the fries were cold...