Man Mistakenly Pays ¥140,000 for a Baozi

By Jonty Dixon, May 9, 2018

0 0

Which costs more? An RMB4,000 table at Ultraviolet in Shanghai or a single baozi from a hole in the wall in Henan? If you answered Ultraviolet, you have clearly underestimated the fallacy of Alipay and the stupidity of one individual.

An unidentified man in Henan Province managed to pay RMB140,000 for a single baozi. The man, known only by his Ali account name 'X Hongwei,' mistakenly entered the wrong amount on Alipay.

Amazingly, the man still has not come forward to get his refund and seemingly didn’t notice that his bank account was over USD22,000 lighter. Only while going through the end of month accounts did the shop discover the anomaly. He Liuzhu, the owner of the shop, told Techweb that he had waited for the man to return and when the man never came back, he contacted Alipay customer service to try to return the money.

Liuzhu's theory is that the man had entered his six-digit pin code into the payment screen instead and had left without realizing the mistake.

The amazing honesty of the shop owner must be credited, however, serious credit has to go to ‘X Hongwei.’ The levels of sheer dopiness on display were off the charts.

Incidentally, ‘X Hongwei’ smashed the previous world record for the most expensive steamed bun. The previous record had been held by Chef Chan Kowk Keung in Hong Kong, who created a dried abalone, dried sea cucumber and dried fish maw king bun which retailed for about USD2,178.

more news

World Health Organization Bans April Fools Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Scientists have also advised against all but the most necessary fake news stories.

These Drunken Elephants are the Story the World Needs Right Now

Dunked their trunks until they were drunk.

Shenzhen-Themed Board Game Raises Money to Fight COVID-19

A group of Italian architects in Shenzhen have designed a Monopoly-inspired board game to help raise money for charity.

A Border at the Top of the World: Where China Meets Pakistan

The main route crossing from China into Pakistan is a stunning stretch of asphalt known around the world as the Karakoram Highway.

This Day in History: Haicheng Earthquake Prediction World First

On February 4, 1975, Chinese authorities claim to be the first to successfully predict an earthquake.

World’s Oceans Were Hottest on Record Last Year, China-led Study Says

The study said that effects from warmer ocean temperatures have already caused more extreme weather, damage to marine life and a rise in sea levels.

One of the World's Largest Fish, the Chinese Paddlefish, Reported Extinct

The 150 million-year-old species had not been sighted by humans since 2003, and are suggested to have gone extinct between 2005 and 2010.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.