So much for getting to sleep before midnight like I had planned.
I was reading a sample of something on my Kindle and when I finished it I thought I would search for something else. Well, I found something else I wanted to read a free sample of....But accidentally clicked "Buy" instead of "Try a sample!" It was about $6.00, so it's not a super costly mistake (I made a worse one in the past), but I still panicked because it's my mum's account that is on the Kindle, not mine. And it's with a credit card to which I don't have online access to its balance, based on the last digits, (and according to account settings has expired). I don't even know if she still has it. I know I had a gift card for Kindle when we first got it but I don't know if it still has money on it.
I tried googling how to return and get a refund on a book, but it's not showing up on the list of books bought (in fact a book I bought on Kindle years ago is not even there, though it's possible that it's because it was so long ago). I really hope it's just a processing thing and I can get a refund when I try logging into the account again tomorrow.
The consolation is that my mum never updated her account to her new email address, so any confirmation email will never be seen by her (the topic of the book made me afraid I would out myself to my family, which I am not ready for). If it goes through to her credit card and she asks about it, I will just pay her back. If I can cancel it tomorrow, I will be happier.
Sorry for bothering you all with this, but I had to let this out to help calm down instead of just sitting in silence with my head spinning.
I guess I officially hate the "convenient" one-click purchase system. They don't even ask "are you sure you want to buy this?"