Record Broken!

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Cheapest Purchase Made With A Credit Card

United States David Ross

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New York City, New York, United States / May 29, 2010

David Ross bought a $0.06 bolt from a hardware store that he paid for using his credit card. New York State tax added one cent to the purchase, making the total costs seven cents.

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- must submit receipt as evidence


Tags: moneystorecredit card

  • United States David Ross

    David Ross

    John - your 2 cent record was awesome requiring thought, skill, dexterity, cunning and the stuff of champions. Let's see if we can break more records together. :)

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    It would be nice to see a video with this one... :) Entering the store, asking for payment etc...

    I guess the US dollar is more valuable than the Australian dollar, if I make a purchase of 1 cent (Australian) technically it should beat the record as this would equal 0.8759 US cents... getting a little technical?

  • United States John Hoyt

    John Hoyt

    Well played David, well played! And a record that is secured for eternity! hahahahaa

  • Be careful- your credit card company might freeze your card if you do this, as putting small amounts on a card is a pattern shown by credit card thieves (they often test cards at a gas station to see if the card still works- this happened to me!)...

  • United States John Hoyt

    John Hoyt

    It is very hard to get a pump to stop at 1 cent.... I tried several times at several stations. To the person who breaks this record: You deserve it! =)

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