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Worlds Most Expensive Packet Of Cigarettes?

Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:51 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8152278.stm

I know people say its an expensive habit but  eek  !  Smile
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Worlds Most Expensive Packet Of Cigarettes?

Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:53 pm

Apparently Visa had some kind of glitch in their processing - a similar story aired on NPR:

Pizza And Soda? That'll Be $23 Quadrillion, Please
 
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RE: Worlds Most Expensive Packet Of Cigarettes?

Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:05 pm

Wow I wonder what would happen if that wasn't taken care off!

I don't know much about credit cards all I know is to swipe the card and pay the balance. Would the Petrol station be credited $26T?
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RE: Worlds Most Expensive Packet Of Cigarettes?

Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:13 pm

Saw that on the news this morning. It happened to at least three different people over the weekend.
 
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RE: Worlds Most Expensive Packet Of Cigarettes?

Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:28 pm

I was charged 23 quadrillion for gas at BP the other day. Visa said it happened to approx. 13,000 people.
 
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RE: Worlds Most Expensive Packet Of Cigarettes?

Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:53 am



Quoting 7324ever (Reply 2):
Wow I wonder what would happen if that wasn't taken care off!

There's really no way it couldn't have been taken care of.

If my math is correct, 23 quadrillion dollars is somewhere above 2,500 times the US national debt.
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RE: Worlds Most Expensive Packet Of Cigarettes?

Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:45 am



Quoting 7324ever (Reply 2):
Wow I wonder what would happen if that wasn't taken care off!

Good luck repaying it! The interest payments alone would be greater than the US's GDP! The store owner would be laughing all the way to the bank though!
 
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RE: Worlds Most Expensive Packet Of Cigarettes?

Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:37 am

And people complain here in NY City having to pay $10-11 a pack for most cigarettes.
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