A 32-year old man, Dean Baker is not having the happiest of the yuletide season after he was charged £59,400 for wrapping paper, amounting to more than 10,000 times the correct price.
Metro UK reports that the man had used his TSB credit card to complete the transaction which left him £52,000 overdrawn and unable to make any other purchase, including Christmas gifts for his two daughters.
Speaking on the incident and the cashier that attended to him, baker said: “The girl on the till was a trainee. When I first put my card in the machine to pay, she said it hadn’t worked and asked me to do it again, so I did. I didn’t think any more of it.”
He said he was tossed around by the company and will have to wait until Monday, January 12, 2014 before he will be refunded. he also said Christmas was ruined as his wife had to beg relatives before she could manage to prepare a Christmas meal.
“I’m disgusted by how the whole thing has been handled,” Mr Baker said.
A spokesman for Card Factory said: “We became aware of the error on December 23 through our card service provider and acted immediately to initiate a reversal of the transaction so as to ensure that the customer was reimbursed and no bank charges were incurred.”