I went to the ASDA petrol pump today and filled up my tank with £60 petrol., the one I went to had only the pay by card option, there was no kiosk with people inside to help,
I had £120 in my bank and after buying £60 of petrol my mini statement should show something like'' available balance £120, max cash withdrawal £60 but my ticket shows max cash withdrawal £120 and no sign on mini statement of petrol.
Anyway before I put petrol in the car I put my card in the reader and back out again, then after put £60 in the tank, I inserted my bank card into the reader on the petrol pump (first time I ever paid by card so was a bit unsure of how it worked.) I expected it to want me to enter my pin number but it didn't, as I put my card back in it just kept hold of my card, gave me a receipt and then give me my card back,
Anyway I went to the asda cash point and checked that my money had been debited , it hadn't, nor would it show on my mini statement, I asked the woman at asda and she said it could just take a few hours to be taken from my account, yet on my ticket my available balance is still £60 higher than it should be, it should be - £60 available balance?
That was about 8am this morning, 20 mins ago I checked again and still it hasn't been debited nor showing up on my mini statement, it looks as though I hadn't even been the pump, there was no showing on the ticket, no money debited.
Yet I have some sort of receipt from the pump that reads £60 credited.
I don't want it to look as though I've made of without paying , I'll keep hold of that ticket as proof I attempted to pay and I'll keep £60 in my bank for the next few days or weeks in case it does go out, however what are the chances that the machine may have been faulty and I have got free petrol, what could happen if it turns out I didn't pay but my mistake, will I get a letter in the next few days or something or am I in the clear? thanks
I work at ASDA and it takes a few days for the money to be debited. I know usually your available balance goes down straight after VISA transactions but it doesn't for ASDA petrol.
Sometimes it'll take a few days to show up.
Alternatively, you've found somewhere that gives out free fuel. Give it a week to make sure and tank up again!
If you think 3 days is bad, I once filled up at Morrisons Pay at Pump, and they didn't take the money from my account until over a month later! I almost called my bank and reported it as fraud, as I couldn't remember filling up at Morrisons - I actually had to search through all my receipts from Morrisons and find which one matched the amount on my statement.
Even if the money never comes out of your account, you've made an attempt to pay and were given a receipt. I doubt you'll get prosecuted for it. If in doubt, plead the innocent act: "I thought it went through, I even have a receipt for it!"
I once paid a £500 deposit on my card at CycleSurgery to test ride a bicycle from the shop. Checked my account the next day and my account had £500 extra deposited with no sign of any money having gone out. The deposit didn't show up as having left my account until a few days after. Banks are weird.
this is from 3 years ago lol, he prolly got hunted down and killed by asda petrol inc already
Youll find that they 'pre-authorise' £1 to check the card you're using is valid and debit the remaining amount in a few days. You'll always see the pump say you can fuel up to £99 even if you have less than that in your account.
I regularly fill up at a pay at pump the day before payday as I know it won't clear until i've been paid.