"I thought somebody had bought Europe with my credit card!"

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  1. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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


    That's one expensive packet of cigarettes! :eek:
     
  2. danpass macrumors 68020

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    so a Nigerian scammer got his credit card info?





    :D
     
  3. anjinha macrumors 604

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  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, my credit card's limit isn't that high.
     
  5. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like it was a technical glitch at Visa.

    13,000 multiplied by $23 quadrillion is a heck of a lot of money. Easily more than the GDP of Planet Earth. Maybe even more than the GDP of the whole galaxy.
     
  6. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    $299,000,000,000,000,000,000. Anyone know what that number is?
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    $299 Quintillion.
     
  8. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm...I wonder if that number is actually possible on a Black Card. Would be kinda interesting to test out :p
     
  9. jbernie macrumors 6502a

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    the question is.... if he returned them and got a full refund... would he have had that much money - $16?

    then he could call up Europe and make an offer :)
     
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  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Buy a slice of bread, because at that point stacks of toilet paper would be worth more than the money.
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'd just have enough money to buy a loaded Mac Pro.
     
  13. opinioncircle macrumors 6502a

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    Barely though :D

    Honestly I can't even believe how he got in this situation...Fortunately it all got resolved in the end.
     
  14. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Typical of banks.
    No matter how ludicrous the situation they display zero common sense.

    He was lucky. ;)
    Only got charged $15 for an overdraft of $23,148,855,308,184,500.00…
     
  15. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Seriously! Twunts. :mad: In my experience Bank of America is a huge festering turd of a bank, they are even more unhelpful and irritating than the banks over here, and that's really saying something! :D
     
  16. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    If we sell Europe for 23 quadrillion, how much do we get, each? I think I'd be willing to sell my share for that price.

    I, for one, welcome our new American very-heavily-in-debt overlords.
     
  17. cdover macrumors member

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    Everyone would get just over US$31,600,000. Not bad!
     
  18. Gasu E. macrumors 68040

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    Which just goes to show that all of Europe is not worth $23 quadrillion. In fact, the entire Earth is probably not worth that much.

    Especially in this economy. :(
     
  19. jbernie macrumors 6502a

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    and we will then need to offload items to China etc to make the repayments :)
     
  20. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    Try USBank. Their CEOs are going to rot in hell thats for sure.
     
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    23,148,855,308,184,500 / 6.7 billion people = approx $3.5 million per person.

    I'll take some of that :D
     
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    I wonder what the interest alone would be on that charge. :)
     

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