If you’ve been following along with my recent posts, I’ve tried a different method of emptying out my prepaid cards. I am buying a bunch of money orders with a limit of under $300 as that is the max they will sell the money order and leaving $.23 left on the prepaid card.
Each money order costs $.99 and I have to buy two. So I need the charge to come out to be $497.79. I was able to get the money order total as $497.79, but the clerk charged me the wrong amount.
When I was rung up for $481.95, at the time it didn’t click to me that something since I had other errands to run. After I went home and started filling out the money orders did I notice the mistake. I’m not sure what the history of errors is at this store in regards to things like this, but any time a mistake like this arises and comes from money orders, corrective action would be taken. What would that be? It’s tough to say, in fact it’s something that we are facing as a community in the Forum right now. The question being “What is too much?”
That’s why I wanted to fix it because I think I would have killed my golden goose if too many problems come up. This store allows all prepaid cards, including the now pesky OneVanillas, to be used and is a 2 minute drive away and never any lines. Thankfully, it wasn’t too late in the evening and before a shift change so no till discrepancy would show yet. Even if nothing were to happen and I am over thinking this – now I have a friend at the customer service desk and this will be worth more than the $15.84 I would have “profited.”
On my side, as corrective action for the future, instead of all the 9’s and 7’s in one money and a flat $200 in one, I’m going to play a variation of buying one that will be $297 and the other as $200.79. This way, the values won’t swap.