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Old 10-22-2010, 09:39 AM
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Default How many of you save receipts for stuff like gas/restaurants then check them . . .

. . . online to make sure the charges are always accurate.

I'll admit, that since 2003, when I first started banking/checking my 2 credit cards online, I would save every receipt to make sure that no one was trying to overcharge/double-charge/rip-me-off. Much to my surprise, after 7 years of doing so, the only time I was overcharged was from an Ice Cream Girl at Newport Creamery in RI and she tried to tip herself $1.75 when I never left her a tip, so it happened once.

Lately, I have not been saving receipts as I don't use the cards all that often anyways but for gas and eating out and for whatever other purchases I might make but can remember and ensure that I'm not getting ripped off.

Anyone else as neurotic about receipts like I was?


I did dispute a .04 cent charge Verizon once tried to bill me for and they admitted the error. Shoot, they charge everyone .04 cents and they make hundreds of thousands, have to look out for those jokers.
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The admiral keeps track of that stuff, I don't recall her ever finding an error.
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I used to, but like you, never found a reason to continue with every one. I do check all my restaurant receipts; I don't trust f and b people.
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Check my receipts every month to the statement . With many folks ordering on line and having to key in or provide the 3 digit code on the back of the credit card to an an unknown individual its being reccomended that you check your balance on line routinely to insure that your card is not being used by anyone to make online purchases for themselves against your card. In listening to a talk radio show today a caller had provided her numbers for a purchase she was making over the phone and the company rep had used the card to make purchases in access of $3K to her card. Hard to trust anyone in todays world.
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I still check both my cards online to make sure no "Funny Business" is going on for sure. Just don't save the receipts from most purchases unless I think I'll need to make a return/warranty issue.
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I always put all debit card receipts in my wallet until I deduct them from my checking account, usually weekly. Don't even bother verifying credit card receipts against my statements, but do review the monthly statements to make sure all is in order.

I still insist on paper copies from all my cards and have not opted for any strictly electronic statements, even though the banks are pushing harder to do away with paper billing and statements.
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I always ask for a printed reciept from the pump when I buy fuel, but only to prove what I purchased in case I get a batch of bad diesel (never happened to me, but I have heard of it).

To help against fraud, I always top off my purchase amount to a certain price (cents) so I know that I put the fuel in and that it wasn't a fraudulent charge by Abdul behind the register. For example, my sale will always end with $29.25 or $37.25 or $49.25. Get the idea???

That way, when I get my monthly statement, all I have to do is glance at the station locations and the end amount of the sale to feel comfortable that I made the charges.

Works for me!
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I save them only cause The Treasurer will give me sheet if I don't have em.

"What was this $42.81 at Lowes for? Where's the receipt?"
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The place you really have to look out for is the grocery store. They are notorious for overcharging. It is amazing how many people don't know their grocery stores check out policy. At Harris Teeter, if it scans wrong, it's free. Not just over, but anything DIFFERENT from the shelf price. Don't ask the cashier to correct it, check out and walk up to customer service for the refund.
At Food Lion, they correct the price on the item you bought, but give you another identical item free. Does not apply to alcohol or tobacco.
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Originally Posted by ABoater View Post
I always ask for a printed reciept from the pump when I buy fuel, but only to prove what I purchased in case I get a batch of bad diesel (never happened to me, but I have heard of it).

To help against fraud, I always top off my purchase amount to a certain price (cents) so I know that I put the fuel in and that it wasn't a fraudulent charge by Abdul behind the register. For example, my sale will always end with $29.25 or $37.25 or $49.25. Get the idea???

That way, when I get my monthly statement, all I have to do is glance at the station locations and the end amount of the sale to feel comfortable that I made the charges.

Works for me!
I like it!
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I have to out here but yes I have been double charged and tell you how to watch for it. When they are running your card through then do it again, I have been charged several times for the same charge but all I have is a debit card. I'm on the bank account every morning seeing whats hit and can remember several days.
Call Wachovia let them know and they take care of it.
If trucks in the shop is only motels I get to enjoy. Gas for the boats, O ya, and NC tried to fuss about the charges one time about the smaller amounts but both cars burn 93 so they came around.
.04 cent. LOL
I feel the same way about paying for 911 on this wireless line but I smoke them at the end of the year. They never knew what hit them...
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I used not to check them near as close as i do now. Have been double charged couple of times so it has taught me that a little extra time and annoyance can save a dollar or two!
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I have a small manila envelope in the SUVs center console where I keep the receipts.
If I look at the credit card staement and something looks odd, then I check it.
I had a BAC master card I gave back because the bank tacked on charges. This was a card I used for business travel and buying toys for myself. Example: I bought something for $100. Then I paid $30 for each of 2 months. The last month was $40 +$3 "interest and charges. I paid the $43. Next moth I get a bill for $3 "interest and fees" I called and someone with an Indian accent said they charge interest for the time between when they sent the statement and when I paid it, but WE ONLY CHARGE FOR THAT PART OF THE MONTH. I said the other card companies don't charge after you "pay this amount".
They took off the $3. 2 months later I cancelled the card, and their customer service idiot calls and said the same thing as the other one. I said is the card cancelled? yes. I said thank you and hung up.

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