The Great Cheesesteak Ripoff

NJPSU

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I go to pick up 3 Cheesesteaks and fries for lunch from a local take out place. I get back in my car and look at the receipt because the total seemed high.

The listing at the bottom went like this.
Total:xxx
Tax:xx
Fees: $1.54
Grand Total: xxx

Fees? What is this scam they are pulling on NJPSU? I paid with a credit card so I’m thinking maybe a surcharge for using a CC?

More private sector shenanigans. :oops:
 

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I go to pick up 3 Cheesesteaks and fries for lunch from a local take out place. I get back in my car and look at the receipt because the total seemed high.

The listing at the bottom went like this.
Total:xxx
Tax:xx
Fees: $1.54
Grand Total: xxx

Fees? What is this scam they are pulling on NJPSU? I paid with a credit card so I’m thinking maybe a surcharge for using a CC?

More private sector shenanigans. :oops:

Welcome to Biden's America.
 

interrobang

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Lots of lefty states are adding service fees as a de facto tip (and some outright say it's part of the employee's pay but shouldn't be considered a tip)
 
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I go to pick up 3 Cheesesteaks and fries for lunch from a local take out place. I get back in my car and look at the receipt because the total seemed high.

The listing at the bottom went like this.
Total:xxx
Tax:xx
Fees: $1.54
Grand Total: xxx

Fees? What is this scam they are pulling on NJPSU? I paid with a credit card so I’m thinking maybe a surcharge for using a CC?

More private sector shenanigans. :oops:
Trust me buddy. You do NOT want to eat a public sector cheesesteak.

then again, gubmint cheese is sorta in your wheelhouse isn't it?
 

NJPSU

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Lots of lefty states are adding service fees as a de facto tip (and some outright say it's part of the employee's pay but shouldn't be considered a tip)
They did also have a tip jar on the counter but who pays or carries cash these days?
 

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I go to pick up 3 Cheesesteaks and fries for lunch from a local take out place. I get back in my car and look at the receipt because the total seemed high.

The listing at the bottom went like this.
Total:xxx
Tax:xx
Fees: $1.54
Grand Total: xxx

Fees? What is this scam they are pulling on NJPSU? I paid with a credit card so I’m thinking maybe a surcharge for using a CC?

More private sector shenanigans. :oops:
Do you want the government to give you a coupon?

Better yet, go buy your cheesesteaks from the government.
 
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NJPSU

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Do you want the government to give you a coupon?

Better yet, go buy your cheesesteaks from the government.
How about a law that says they must disclose these fees prior to purchase. That law probably already exists and they are violating it.
 

NJPSU

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Well call the place and ask. If you preordered online it will be the service fee for that.

If not probably a fuel surcharge.

100% certain they would disclose it.
It’s an amusing topic to discuss with you Wingnuts but no way in hell I’m calling a restaurant over $1.54.
 
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bdgan

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How about a law that says they must disclose these fees prior to purchase. That law probably already exists and they are violating it.
Class action suit. Go for it! The great NJ cheesesteak caper.
 
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I go to pick up 3 Cheesesteaks and fries for lunch from a local take out place. I get back in my car and look at the receipt because the total seemed high.

The listing at the bottom went like this.
Total:xxx
Tax:xx
Fees: $1.54
Grand Total: xxx

Fees? What is this scam they are pulling on NJPSU? I paid with a credit card so I’m thinking maybe a surcharge for using a CC?

More private sector shenanigans. :oops:
That’s the “Biden” fee to support his green energy initiative.
 

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How about a law that says they must disclose these fees prior to purchase. That law probably already exists and they are violating it.
Why don't you call the Guvnor! For a person that constantly braggs about his income, you whine at those that actually work for a living. I distinctly remember you saying inflation was no big deal. The guvment you want does nothing but provide bread lines.
 
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I go to pick up 3 Cheesesteaks and fries for lunch from a local take out place. I get back in my car and look at the receipt because the total seemed high.

The listing at the bottom went like this.
Total:xxx
Tax:xx
Fees: $1.54
Grand Total: xxx

Fees? What is this scam they are pulling on NJPSU? I paid with a credit card so I’m thinking maybe a surcharge for using a CC?

More private sector shenanigans. :oops:
If only your local cheesesteak joint was government-owned, you could have had an overpriced, shitty, overcooked steak with a crusty roll.
 

m.knox

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They did also have a tip jar on the counter but who pays or carries cash these days?

Maybe NJ is behind the times, but at many fast food restaurants, the credit card reader gives you an option to tip. I always do. 20%. Even at Subway.

You don't?
 

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C'mon Sheldon Joe...... It's like.................... $1.54 extra....
Not the point. I don't tip 20% unless I am being waited on, being served a drink, or having food delivered. If I go into Foot Locker, I don't tip the man or woman who brings me my shoes.

Tipping is out of hand. And this is from someone who spent years waiting tables in college and my early twenties.

And when did we all agree that a good tip went from 15% to 20%? Since the cost of a meal is always going up, they were already getting an increase in their wage. What's next, 30%??
 
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Not the point. I don't tip 20% unless I am being waited on, being served a drink, or having food delivered. If I go into Foot Locker, I don't tip the man or woman who brings me my shoes.

Tipping is out of hand. And this is from someone who spent years waiting tables in college and my early twenties.

And when did we all agree that a good tip went from 15% to 20%? Since the cost of a meal is always going up, they were already getting an increase in their wage. What's next, 30%??

I did too. It's sort of amazing how people tip.

Wait on a table for an hour and get 5 bucks.

Someone pours a coffee. They get a buck.

Tipping is way out of hand I agree.

LdN
 

Lesgo_Brandon

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I go to pick up 3 Cheesesteaks and fries for lunch from a local take out place. I get back in my car and look at the receipt because the total seemed high.

The listing at the bottom went like this.
Total:xxx
Tax:xx
Fees: $1.54
Grand Total: xxx

Fees? What is this scam they are pulling on NJPSU? I paid with a credit card so I’m thinking maybe a surcharge for using a CC?

More private sector shenanigans. :oops:
3 cheesecakes and fries for lunch? Pace yourself big guy or you'll burst that manzier!
 

NJPSU

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Is there a sign at the gas station disclosing the fee you're paying for not being able to pump your own gas?
Poor example.

The gas is listed at X per gallon and you are paying X per gallon.

The cheesesteak is listed at $x and you are being charged $x + $1.54 with no disclosure until after purchase.
 

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