Buffalo in a China Shop (rinnychan) wrote in bad_service,
Buffalo in a China Shop
rinnychan
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Vending machine bad service!

So, no people involved here, but I have to share this story of the vending machines from hell. I was in a large park with two unattended vending machines. Vending machine #1 accepts dollar coins, Vending machine #2 does not, but has a credit card reader.

I put two dollar coins into vending machine #1, because I wanted to get rid of them. Pushed a button, nothing happened. Pushed another button and got the wrong soda.

I decided to just pay again rather than make a big fuss, so I paid with a dollar bill. Then I realized I didn't want to get the wrong soda again, so I asked for my change back...and it returned my dollar coin.

So now I only had quarters and a dollar coin, and vending machine #2 doesn't accept dollar coins. So I try the card reader. I swipe, choose my soda, and press 'complete.' It doesn't give me anything and says it charged me $0.00. This happened the second time I tried it, too, before finally giving up.

Here's the kicker: That night, I found two $5 charges on my card from the vending machine!
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