Aussie man charged $100k for a pint of IPA at Manchester hotel Watch

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Ouch... I hope that was one hell of a beer.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-49593291
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Because he didnt have his glasses and he entered the wrong amount.
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that’s really sad but funny at the same time!
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he entered the wrong amount.
No he didnt, the bar lady did. Patrons tend not to be allowed to enter the amount they feel like paying.
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Cashless society ? No thankyou.
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Cashless society ? No thankyou.
Exactly?! I mean its frightfdully hard to stuff a couple of crumpled fivers into a strippers g-string if youre armed only with a credit card..
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Never mind the mistake, that he had so much credit on his card is what's remarkable!
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Ouch... I hope that was one hell of a beer.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-49593291
Not $100k - more like $70k. Still a tad expensive - it should have been £5.50
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Never mind the mistake, that he had so much credit on his card is what's remarkable!
Some cards don't have predefined limits.

I find it better to replace "credit" with "debt" - it's clearer, IMO.
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Not $100k - more like $70k. Still a tad expensive - it should have been £5.50
I merely quote what the man said in the article aha. I havent checked the exchange rates these days... they tend to just depress me.
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I recon it’s reasonable to charge that much to an Aussie.
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Some cards don't have predefined limits.
In theory yes but they all still (at least Amex does) at any rate i imagine this came out of his debit account given his comments on the matter and that i seriously doubt a lowly sports reporter has a credit card with that kind of credit on it
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Some cards don't have predefined limits.
Yeah, I've heard of them.
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I merely quote what the man said in the article aha. I havent checked the exchange rates these days... they tend to just depress me.
Fair enough. He actually got charged £55k, and was probably quoting Australian dollars.
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Fair enough. He actually got charged £55k, and was probably quoting Australian dollars.
I know, hence the $ i used aha
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Caveat emptor. Shoulda checked sooner. Contract concluded and the wee Ozzie has to live with the consequences of his folly.
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I know, hence the $ i used aha
A$.
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A$.
Indeed, although Aussies tend to omit the A when they use their currency as context is generally enough, we arent Americans on this side of the world!
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Exactly?! I mean its frightfdully hard to stuff a couple of crumpled fivers into a strippers g-string if youre armed only with a credit card..
excellent point

a perspective I never considered

what a contribution to global discourse on the role of money and payment in our lives
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