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The Ethics of Pricing


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The Ethics of Pricing

mukalu | Jul 2, 2008 08:44 PM

There is an Indian restaurant in Columbia that made food so delicious that my mouth is watering right now as I think about it, and it has been years since I have visited the restaurant. I had an unsettling experience with my bill the last time I was there. The charge on the bill was $2-3 more for each dish than was listed on the menu. When I questioned the server (or was she the owner?) she flipped right to the front of the menu where a disclaimer was written - the gist was along the lines that a surcharge may be added to the prices. I felt very uncomfortable with this practice, and have not been back since. If I hadn't enjoyed the food so much, I might have simply crossed the restaurant off my list and not thought about it again. But, often times when I visit Columbia, I think of the dosai's there, and they were so, so delicious.

What is your opinion on this type of pricing practice? Is this no big deal? Am I being naive?

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