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Man accidentally charged $1,666 at Waffle House

Man Accidentally Charged $1,666 At Waffle House

Jimmy Andrews came to Waffle House with a huge appetite ... and left with a massive tab.

He was given a check for $16.51 at a Waffle House in Piedmont, South Carolina, but when he went to the register, it was rung up for $1,666.61 instead. Apparently, the '6' on the register was stuck. 'I almost had a heart attack,' he said.

Andrews didn't realize the mistake at the time, and his account was charged. WHNS reports that after days of stress for Andrews, the issue was finally resolved.

Waffle House issued a statement apologizing to Andrews and refunded him his money -- minus the original cost of his original bill.

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charlesjbarneysr January 16 2014 at 2:43 PM

I guess I can't afford to eat at Waffle House ever again.

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Paul January 16 2014 at 6:03 PM

A mistake is a mistake, no big deal

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Rick January 16 2014 at 6:34 PM

Always READ your receipt before you go! They saw 2 people and thought 1666.61 was right? I hope nobody EVER goes back to that place!

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INB Rick January 16 2014 at 7:27 PM

Yes Rick, and what about when they did their nighttime audit. You mean to tell me someone didn't notice that excessive error?? They obviously didn't make an attempt with the customer's credit card company to rectify their error did they? Nor did they ask their own bank to HOLD THAT DEPOSIT! That suggests to me that the restaurant was "hoping" the customer didn't notice!

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pegvg71 January 16 2014 at 7:08 PM

THIS is NEWS???? Seriously???

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Sean Morrison January 16 2014 at 7:17 PM

it is his own fault...he did not check the bill

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Pam January 16 2014 at 7:20 PM

This is news worthy, PLEASE!

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db1219 January 16 2014 at 7:29 PM

This is the fault of our society relying too heavily on computers instead of how we used to things----by hand. Do you remember the "old cash registers" from the 1960's and 1970's?? The cashier had to dig deep down for every punch on the register. In order to use your credit card, you received a carbon copy in return that you signed with a pen. You also received a receipt, a handshake, a thank-you and a smile from the cashier. That is a heck of a lot better than what we get today.

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classicvw db1219 January 16 2014 at 7:32 PM

And do you remember WHY we don't have carbon copies anymore? Because people were stealing the carbon slip out of the trash and would have your credit card number.

The good old days aren't always that.

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twelvnrow classicvw January 16 2014 at 7:58 PM

So now instead of just getting a few carbons out of the trash, (which the customer can control by keeping or tearing up the carbons themselves) they can now just hack the computer database and get them all instead of just a few.

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dennismlns January 16 2014 at 7:34 PM


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bch444 dennismlns January 16 2014 at 7:52 PM


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Crystal January 16 2014 at 7:45 PM

Slow news day?

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palmspringslen January 16 2014 at 7:52 PM

He didn't notice it when he calculated 20% of $1,666.61 as a tip? "Let's see... $1,666.61 plus $249.92... carry the 5... uh.." His brain must have been really waffled that day.

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