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Check your reciept when you shop!

Double payments prblm

post 23.Jul.2013, 03:38 PM
Post #1
Joined: 15.May.2008

Hi again,

I was charged twice when I pay with my card on xxxx... supermarket. First time I just forget (it wasn't so big amount) and next time I call them and asked why they have charged me twice. They told me to write to their e-mail, I send them my bank statement even. The answer was they only reserve second charge but it wasn't drawn from my card so I should contact to the bank.

Later on I got my money back, and now I always carefully check all items that I buy, even third time I found that pack of egg was drawn twice, and I contact to casher on time so she gave my money back with a shameful smile.

So, this is my msg for you, check your receipt wink.gif

P.S. I do not write the brand of supermarket, but all was in different stores.
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post 23.Jul.2013, 04:03 PM
Post #2
Location: Västra Götaland
Joined: 5.Jul.2012

It always helps, too, to do a quick calculation before getting to check-out, so that you know pretty well what to expect the bill to come to. It only takes a little mental arithmetic and can save you embarrassment in the long run.
I do it wherever I am shopping, and have done so for the past sixty years so it is somewhat ingrained in my mind. Having the sum more or less correct to the öre ensures that I have enough cash, or that the receipt for money drawn on my card will be correct.
That way any double-debit can be challenged at once. Not so easy with the Internet, but nevertheless - - -
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Max Reaver
post 23.Jul.2013, 05:10 PM
Post #3
Joined: 26.May.2011

Right. You gotta admit that sometimes the cashier doesn't do things right, could be due to the stressful moments of cashing people out. I once got back the wrong change, the cashier mistook the 100 bill for a 50 and gave me very little change. I talked to her as she just finished her shift after me, and told me she'd count the money and ensure there was indeed a miscalculation. Moments later she came back and told me she couldn't find any, and that I gave her 50. I was a bit angry at this, apparently this same cashier must have made the opposite mistakes and gave too much change to others. After that I never visited the store again...

BTW it was not in Sweden, the 100 bill wasn't in SEK, but in another currency of similar values to euro.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 23.Jul.2013, 07:39 PM
Post #4
Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Caveat emptor...everywhere!!!

How many of you had mistakes in your favor?...think about it!

Cashiers are usually low wage positions...and...you know!
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Max Reaver
post 23.Jul.2013, 08:58 PM
Post #5
Joined: 26.May.2011

Well, what if the one who lost money from the cashier's mistake earns even lower wages?
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 23.Jul.2013, 09:49 PM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Not saying it is right!
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