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Old 12-10-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Wednesday I went to a restaurant to order a takeout meal. I always get the same meal which costs $8.16 total -- paid with my debit card (used like a credit card). The cashier rang me up and gave me a receipt to sign. The next day I looked at my bank transactions online and saw that I was charged $37.46. Since I signed the receipt, is there any chance I can be refunded? Should I deal with the restaurant for a fix?
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Wednesday I went to a restaurant to order a takeout meal. I always get the same meal which costs $8.16 total -- paid with my debit card (used like a credit card). The cashier rang me up and gave me a receipt to sign. The next day I looked at my bank transactions online and saw that I was charged $37.46. Since I signed the receipt, is there any chance I can be refunded? Should I deal with the restaurant for a fix?
You should start by calling the restaurant and asking them. especially since you are a regular.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: North Metro Atlanta
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Read what you sign, and know what you are paying for... Never trust that the store is doing it correctly.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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Wednesday I went to a restaurant to order a takeout meal. I always get the same meal which costs $8.16 total -- paid with my debit card (used like a credit card). The cashier rang me up and gave me a receipt to sign. The next day I looked at my bank transactions online and saw that I was charged $37.46. Since I signed the receipt, is there any chance I can be refunded? Should I deal with the restaurant for a fix?
Same happened to me at mexican resturant . Wife and I loved their food and ate there often. Last time we ate there we left 5.00 tip on table and paid with credit card.

Got home and they put 10.00 tip on ticket. Went back and they denied it and we fineally got money back after we threatened to call news station. Never went back.
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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You did not sign the wrong receipt. They must have charged you the wrong amount.
Signing someone else s receipt is not going to take money out of your account...? Or?
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:49 AM
 
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Im so sorry they did this and i hope you can get it corrected

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Read what you sign, and know what you are paying for... Never trust that the store is doing it correctly.
Yes thats the BEST THING TO DO!!

People do not care enough anymore about anyone TO MAKE SURE ITS RIGHT!
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:58 AM
 
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If the account number is right and you signed it good luck. Just for grins you should check your credit report(s). Maybe check one of the big 3 every 4 months. Let them know because they might still have your order ticket on file or at least in their system.. If you were cheated let them know your going to post a statement on "yelp". At the very least they should give you a free meal just to shut you up..

If not boycott the place unless the food is that good. Then again if you complain loudly it might be a good idea to watch them make your food.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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Tell your bank you didn't authorize that amount, then go to the restaurant with the wrong receipt and get a refund. If they know you get the same $8.00 meal everyday it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Wow, yes, start by bringing the receipt back to the restaurant. I think the odds are, they will be happy to correct the error. If not, then contact your bank.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Thank you all for the replies. I went to the restaurant, explained the situation, and they gladly gave me a cash refund. And yes, from now on I'm going to look before I sign! Lesson learned.
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