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This Teenager Was Charged 1p For Having To Show Her ID When Buying A Bottle Of Wine

The store reckons it was an isolated event, but does the receipt prove otherwise?

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When student Sian Heather went to buy herself a bottle of rosé wine after finishing work on Monday she got something of a shock.

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The 19-year-old was asked to provide proof of her age when buying the wine at the Bargain Booze store in Eastbourne, East Sussex, and, bizarrely, was then charged 1p for successfully managing to do so.

Got charged ਰ.01 for showing my ID?! #what

Sian Heather@sian_heather

Got charged ਰ.01 for showing my ID?! #what

6:44 PM - 04 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Heather said she didn't think anything of it at the time but is now wondering how many times she might have been charged in the past.

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Bargain Booze has commented on the incident on its official Twitter page, saying it was an isolated incident.

The charging 1p for ID was an isolated incident & we're working closely with our Eastbourne store to ensure this doesn't happen again.

Bargain Booze@BargainBooze

The charging 1p for ID was an isolated incident & we're working closely with our Eastbourne store to ensure this doesn't happen again.

5:19 PM - 07 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sorry @sian_heather This is an isolated incident and we're working closely with our Eastbourne store to ensure this doesn't happen again.

Bargain Booze@BargainBooze

Sorry @sian_heather This is an isolated incident and we're working closely with our Eastbourne store to ensure this doesn't happen again.

5:23 PM - 07 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

However, the receipt appears to include a code for the successful ID transaction suggesting it may have already been programmed into the till.

But hey, at £2.99 a bottle of wine, who's really complaining?

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