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Tax and drink prices

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Tax and drink prices

caganer | Jul 6, 2011 11:58 AM

Most bars seem to sell beer for the price listed on their menu/beer list, without adding tax – that is the tax is almost always factored into the beer list price. For example, you can use a $5 bill to buy a beer priced at $5 on the menu at most places, right?
This doesn’t seem to be so at Brauhaus Schmitz. The other day I was charged $5 for a beer listed at $4.50 on the menu. I objected but was on my way out anyways so paid it. The guy next to me then ordered a beer priced at $5 on the menu and was charged $5.50. Obviously the tax on two differently priced beers can’t be the same
The same thing then happened with another customer a few minutes later.
So what gives?
Is this legal? Did they cheat me? Anyone else have this experience?

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