Here's a thought
I'm on my way home and stop at the local store for a pack of gum. I pick up a pack of gum listed for .50 cents (advertized) and head to the counter to pay for it. I figure .50 plus tax, so something like .53 cents or so right. Anyway it's my turn, I put the gum on the counter and the clerk rings it in. I have my $1.00 ready to pay and the clerk says $2.05. I say that this is a .50 item. The clerk says yes but we need to cover the extra costs / fees. I say what fees and he says to look on the counter to my left. I look and there's a notice posted there ( in fine print ), saying they collect extra, on top of your purchase for shoplifting loss, lights, business phone etc. The clerk says that the notice was there for the customer to read before I made a purchace with them, it's not his fault I didn't read it. Then the clerk says that he rang in the sale so I need to pay $2.05 and I can't back out of the sale.
It's a scary thought but could this be next?
Running a business you figure in the costs, lights, taxes, extra taxes on business phone, etc, etc into the price. One quarter your + on profit, the next your - and you adjust. There's no i'm going to make xxx profit this quarter and my operating expenses I'll tack on to the bill.
I love reading message boards,reading up on peoples views, getting tips, giving tips but something missing is pro-active writing. We can sit here day after day talking about things we feel aren't right but where does that lead to. More talking?¿? We need ways to change things we believe aren't right, right? We need more links to gov websites, phone numbers to complain, etc. We need to let the people in charge of making changes know that people like us are tired of big business making up how the rules are written. Not all will follow or understand my thinking here but if a few would post links for the rest to follow to complain maybe the law makers may start to listen.
Just my .02 cents.
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