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Once I paid $100 for a 25 minute taxi ride. You?
instead of being a wrap that has drugs in it
it's not in tinfoil?
that's a terrible way to pack it
JFK: Manhatten jet-lag advantage-taking motherfucker.
Also got fleeced on the Spanish Steps in Rome.
Such a shit tourist.
at least mine was in Siberia and I had no idea where my destination was.
got made to pay for stealing towels and breaking (an already broken) fan when leaving a shitty hotel in Palenque, Mexico. The owner was carrying a gun, so I wasn't going to argue.
Dont drink on a weekday
Checked in at the hotel and was told where breakfast would be the next morning. Went down the next day and it was a shit buffet, barely touched everything, left after ten minutes. Checked out, was told that breakfast was 15 euros each plus a 'city tax'.
I should have kicked up a massive fuss about how it was never mentioned that their shitty breakfast was not complimentary, but I wasn't sure how much of an idiot I'd been. I just left it to simmer inside of me like a tumour, full of hate and rage.
Bit of a rookie mistake though. Whether the breakfast is complimentary or not is the first thing I try to find out when booking a hotel.
As soon as I was presented with it I realised that I hadn't checked, and even though no where had displayed a price or mentioned a cost, no where had said it was free either. I think it's because the last few times we've been away we've done Groupon offers which always throw in breakfasts, but I'd booked this myself.
You live and learn and all that BUT FUCKING CHRIST I'M STILL SO ANNOYED.
might have been £20. completely done me, i deserved it for being an idiot.
he pulled up to me on the street in a BMW, wearing a BMW name tag and holding a file of papers about BMW and said he was a BMW salesman and that he'd just been on a test drive with a customer, and that he had a fancy watch, worth hundreds of pounds, to use as a deal sweetener, but that the buyer hadn't wanted it, so he just wanted to get rid of it before heading back to the show room.
dunno if the watch he talked me into buying was a different one to the one he showed me, or if i had just not had a proper look at it, but the watch was a piece of shit.
I got done by the watch scam at Scratchwood Services (as it was called back then). Only 20 quid but fair play to the guy - he was good! From memory, he had two what appeared to be genuine watches that were way out of my price range and finished up selling me a cheaper version. It was probably worth pence.
I was stupid enough to buy a claude valentini watch from a salesman in a car park in Reading. The salesman produced a catalogue consisting of all the watches and said they were cheap because his manager of the shop in regeant street over ordered. I have now discovered there is no shop in regeant street and the bag is also fake. I feel taken advantage of and the worst thing is that the person i bought it for doesnt even like it. This has led me into deep depression, i feel so stupid, why did they do this to me???
At first I was thinking ''Fuck; alcxxk got scammed twice with the same con - sounds like a right mug!''
you came and met a load of us in the pub soon after this happened. I certainly remember you lamenting buying said watch.
Once got ripped off to the tune of £300 by credit card fraud
Same amount to one person who promised to pay me back but never did
My ex still owes me almost 5k, never seeing that again though :(
Can I borrow a couple hundered quid? My family is freezing to death
my budget for the whole night was only £10 :(
what was it, the MILLIONAIRES CLUB
downstairs pub looked equally grotty, but they charged about £ 3.
in Leytonstone last week.
good pint, mind, but should have been warned ffs
Refused to put it on the meter, got all the other taxi drivers to do the same and then charged us double.
I can't remember how much it was for, no more than £20 though.
Supplied the goods - company went into liquidation 10 days later. Proper stitched up. Fuckers
Taken out 6 months before the house price crash of 2007 and before 6 years of historically rock bottom interest rates.
I have mates who are tracking the Bank Of England base rate... minus 1%! For the life of the mortgage! Their bank is actually paying them to borrow the money
What the fuck were you doing there unless you were in the hotel?!
was the only place nearby open and not playing horrid trance music.
fucking hotel bars can suck my balls
Fuck you rapid data
In a taxi that smelt of BO, was far too cold, and had shit music playing. It was about 90 minutes long.
We missed the bus :( I think missing our flight (with ryan air) would have cost more than the taxi cost though.
for £40. Thatw as a painful experience. Similarly paid for herbs on numerous occasions in my youth. Ah those heady days
It was a beautiful day, and I knew not to sit on the terrace, but I couldn't resist. They asked me what I wanted *a beer*. Would you like small, medium or extra large? I'm not the kind of guy to get asked that and answer anything other than extra large.
So they brought me a litre steiner of beer. Pretty bosh tastic. Chatted with the locals on upcoming rugby match that evening France vs Ireland.
Asked for the bill. 28 euros + service. I couldn't believe it. An old lady I was speaking to told the waiter he should be ashamed of himself and spat at his feet
I was eagerly awaiting your reply and I have to say it didn't disappoint.
Booze in Paris is pricey all over though. I was looking at a menu in a non-descript cafe near the Musee D'Orsay and it was 19 euros for a litre of Kronembourg.
Found a not very pleasant place near Gare du Nord that did glasses of wine for 3 euros, but on the whole everywhere was expensive. Maybe there are places off the tourist trail that are more reasonable?
Loved paying 8 euro for a pint of guinness that was about one third head.
The team we go to play have an amazing club house/bistro that we eat and drink at. But when the French guys order it 8 euro a bottle of bang tidy red. When the English go up it's 19 euro.
but their supermarkets are very, very cheap. Obviously it's not ideal, but last time i was in Paris i found about €8 a pint to be the average, so we just generally went to a Carrefour and for that €8 each we had a great piss-up in the hotel.
My old flat mate was Danish and he was telling me about £9 pints etc and I was like how do you cope and he was like well it's 20p a can in the supermarket so we just get tooled up at home
that time we got a cab to Hendon FC not knowing where the ground was - cab driver literally turned around a corner, said 'there you go' and charged us a fiver.
went out for dinner for somebodys birthday with a lot of others, had to get set menu.
No vegetarian option on the menu.
Asked, what can you do for me.
didn't want to be a party pooper so I just ate it, in about 30 seconds cos thats how long it takes a grown up to eat an omelette.
Oh we'll just go into a shop in a tourist hotspot with no clear indiciation of prices then expect it to be reasonable. Fuck me some people are stupid. The oaning about the staff not saying thanks really sums these mopes up.
he shouldv just run out of there, no one could catch him HAHAHAHAHA
but you hear lots of stories of it in countries like France and Italy.
Record Store Day.
5 euro for a wamr bottle of sprite in the airport
After a particularly heavy session at the Volksfest, managed to flag a cab despite being in lederhosen that were sopping in beer after I fell face first onto the table. Cabbie was absolutely delightful, turned out his uncle lived just down the road from me back in London. Were in the cab about half an hour, 20 euro not too shabby.
Until the following day when I found out our hotel was 5 minutes walk from the festival :(. Still, could've been worse, my mate Kav flagged a cab to take him to the Ibis. Cost 120 euro going to every ibis in Stuttgart. None of which were our hotels. We were staying at an Ibis Style
I have never, but I reckon if some one tried to charge me £5 plus for basic shit, I'll tell them to fuck off. Then I'd have to leave without telling my friends why.
you'd look a dick, but they should warn you if a pint is over a fiver and it's not indicated anywhere that it's expensive.
this beer that i paid £7 for, the label on the pump didnt even say the strength of the beer, or where it was from (7%, America) which would have tipped me off that it might be pricey.
saturday night i went into a kebab shop, wasnt hungry so just ordered chicken wings off the menu, £3.50.
waited ages, was given chicken wings and they asked for £7.50. said i only wanted the £3.50 chicken wings, and that they could just take the extra out of the portion and give me what i wanted. guy got really angry, all "are you kidding mate?" and i pointed out that i could just as easily walk off and buy no wings. the owner overheard and told the guy to give me the £7.50 portion for £3.50. i gave them a fiver.
the wings were fucking lovely, as was the bread, salad and rice that came with. felt a bit shit.
you've been reading Christopher Alcxxk's Weekend, thanks.
Published prices and menus are Invitations to Treat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invitation_to_treat
this site's free but it still feels like we're being ripped off. sort it out.
who I later realised was a total cowboy.
We were supposed to pay our deposit shortly after as well, but I tried ringing up and going "Oh actually, I've paid it from the wrong account. Can you put it back in my account and then I'll get it to you from my right one, including the deposit??"
if not then thank fuck i was only falling for this scam during uni
ordering a vodka coke that came to £14. hahaha
even more of a piss take when they were putting my rent up at the same time.
I was also charged £15 for a cab from Old St - Commercial Road on Friday night. Its a 7 minute drive, tops. Livid.
80 euros. The driver was absolutely reckless, drifting out of lane while looking at our map a lot.
Had a good weekend though. Bought one euro wine in the Lidl next door to our hotel.
Was four euros each. It was also a double decker train.
Thinking it would be reasonably cheap.
It wasn't. Think it ended up being about 35 Lira for a 10 minute journey - the dolmus back was probably about 2 lira each.
At Dalaman airport it was about 30 lira for a fucking McDonald's too. The burgers came in those retro polystyrene boxes though.
Somehow, i'm not that gutted to see them going down/circling the shitter.
And what the fuck's a dolmus?
Dolmus is a minibus thing, sort of half way between a taxi and a proper bus really. Was surprised to see that they were new transit-type minibus things these days, when we went about 15 years ago, I'm sure it was more a case of squeezing as many people as possible into a Toyota Hiace
About 3 to a £
Dolmus?? Stuffed vine leaves
Has all been sorted out and got my money back now though and only pay the normal £25pm
I always try and agree a price beforehand when abroad, or avoid cabs altogether
after moaning about paying £8 to travel miles across London
But there's paying a little extra to get there a bit quicker and there's LOL tourists having your eyes out
and was told I needed to fill out some online form and as it was short notice I paid to expedite it.
On arrival in the States they didn't even look at the paperwork/said I didn't need it.
When I've been my flight provider (BA, Virgin etc) always send you a link saying do it here, you need this, don't get scammed by people charging extra for it.
for me and my soon to be bride to show a guy our passports and inform them we weren't related by blood #romance
except the usual, like 6 euro for a 285ml bottle of beer in Dubrovnik, £8+ for a pint in Stockholm... but those were expected.
paid >£8 for beers in bars in Tromso but that's the going rate there, so no biggie
in a club last week.
more than the entry fee for a fucking lager shouldn't be standard.
sheeldz is right
And even then the margains aren't THAT great for the venues thanks to the ridiculous amounts they're taxed
Ultimately they will charge what people are willing to pay. If people find it a ripoff, they will just buy one but it will bag them more money than if that same person paid normal prices and had 3 or 4. If it is some swanky place where they don't want drunkards then it is even more of a win for them. It is a fine line I suppose, they don't want loads of people laughing at being charged a pisstake £8 for a pint and walking away.
Tourist places don't really have that bother as repeat custom is not what they are trying to gather. So they are very happy being arseholes and charging £10 a beer and £15 for a lukewarm plate of pasta.
is there isn't a price list (not easily visible anyway if there is one) and there is a kind of code of honour for pint prices, especially as it is not like they have done anything special beyond pouring beer from a barrel into a glass with a face like a slapped arse. So it does feel like a cheat, much beyond say a restaurant which has very high prices for alcohol or food where the menu has it clearly marked.
Bloke didn't know where he was going and had to kept looking at our shitty tourist map. Heard we were speaking English and must've decided to rip us off. I knew what he was doing but he was fucking massive and had basically driven us into the middle of an industrial estate (five minutes walk from where we wanted to go), so I kept my mouth shut.
We only got in because we'd got a cab the night before for an equivalent journey and it was 10 Zloty. But so it goes.
Don't think I've really allowed myself to get ripped off besides that.... And even then it was just a little over 2pounds rrp. I'm the sort of chap that manages to get tickets below rrp off of touts; I pray on desperation
said i could use the scientifically created projection to display huge high definition videos on a wall. the ebay ad really made it sound sophisticated and genius. $5, can't go wrong.
i got an A4 sheet of plastic with a hole jabbed into the center.
Seeing as I had to use nails instead I think they should be made to put a comma in the name.
it makes you think you can just glue stuff onto the wall. When if you think about it logically you would actually be glueing a shelf onto a very thin layer of paint which won't work. Even with two beautifully primed surfaces, buffed and primed with perfectly spaced blobs of NMN as per instructions, it appears to be about as useful as a tube of PVA glue. Best off using nails, definitely if sticking anything which may hold anything of weight, or which weighs anything at all.
I paid once, then left on my own a few hours later. When I got outside I realised I had no idea where I was and paid another 40 euro to get back in to my mates.
I think I also paid 6.50 euros for a bottle of water in a different club the same week.
from a mix-up between my bank and my paypal.