Japanese Teen Racks Up $54,000 Bar Tab

Posted: May 28, 2013 by woody in Actual News
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So this story has been making its rounds today. I guess this 16 year old took his dad’s platinum American Express card and he and his friend “made their way around luxury nightspots in the ancient capital of Kyoto, quaffing whiskey and sparkling wine at up to 380,000 yen ($3,700) per bottle”. The teen’s $54K bar tab included alcohol and entrance into “swanky clubs” where he and his friend were surrounded by “attractive women”. The best part about this whole story, a judge just ruled that the kid and his dad don’t even have to pay the majority of the tab. Out of the $54,000 they racked up, they’re only responsible for paying back $8,000. So how did this happen? A judge placed the blame on the bar/club owners and the credit card company so the majority of the money spent is just going to be eaten by American Express apparently. Fucking about time some of these big businesses caught the short end of the stick. Idiots. Not that $46,000 is anything to American Express, but whatever. I’ll take my moral victories where I can these days, no matter how big or small.

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