Originally Posted by eleeski
Congratulations on getting a jacket you liked!
I know the Village at Squaw charges an extra fee on restaurants in the village (it upset a manager friend that we had it surreptitiously added). I guess it's not illegal or even uncommon. Just irritating.
No wonder our kids are so bad at math. A $1.00 product costs $1.08 unless you are skiing - then it's $1.11!?
Ha, I assume you aren't living in SF, where Healthy SF fee is often passed along to customers but at arbitrary rates just depending on how much the restaurant thinks the customer won't complain about; and so the menu prices can be kept low during ordering.
You see no extra fee, 1% 2% 4% it's all over the place. So you really have no idea what the healthy SF fee will be at in a particular restaurant until you get the bill.
It's not illegal because it's an itemization of services. It's not presented to you as a real tax.
I suppose if you delve into the logic, the whole system odd that one eats prior to paying is off and a compromise that one doesn't know what one wants and might want to add on a drink or a dessert or more food. I suppose tipping also is an anachronism that doesn't really fit into logic as well.
The resorts don't give you a lift ticket and say, oh we'll settle up the bill at the end of the day.
Only other industry left where they bill you afterwards are like utilities and perhaps rentals, but all of those give you an clear estimate or take your credit card deposit.