Have you ever been overcharged for something?

Zhengzhou, China
October 14, 2015 10:23pm CST
Recently, the "38 yuan large prawn" becomes a trending topic on Weibo. A tourist in Qingdao ordered a dish of prawns marked as 38 yuan. When paying for the bill, he was told that the price was per prawn . It's really astounding. The news made me think of the experience of taking the taxi in Madrid. It was my first time to go a foreign country, and I can't speak Spanish. When I went out of the airport, a man walked towards me and asked,"Taxi?". I thought he must be a taxi driver, so I said yes and showed him the hotel I would like to go. He kindly helped me with my baggage, but when we arrived my hotel after a 20 minutes' drive, he showed me the price was 50 Euros. I came to realize that it was an illegal taxi. As 15 Euros was enough for that distance. Have you ever been overcharged? Or, do you have such kind of experience, share with me.
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@Tita417 (1238)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Oct 15
A lot of times same thing they do. When inside the taxi they would again ask you where you're going and they would make excuses that its kinda far and traffic so they will say that for that area they will charge triple the amount and you can't do anything because you're inside the car
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• Zhengzhou, China
15 Oct 15
I forgot asking the driver to run the meter. In addition, there should be a Taxi Pick-up Point in the airport, I just didn't try to find it.
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@Tita417 (1238)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Oct 15
@Carol2015 We have a taxi pick up here too but they would tell you the minimum that you have to pay whether it is near and it's a high price and the meter is not really turned on coz they would surely be caught of getting a bigger fare.