An eatery that cheats a customer

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An eatery that cheats a customer

Post by Stevenloan » Mon May 27, 2019 1:46 pm

Hi everyone! A customer eats at a eatery, he orders two cheeseburgers and a Pepsi, when he asks for the cheque, it costs him $300. What words or phrases do you use to call this kind of eatery that cheats the customer?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: An eatery that cheats a customer

Post by BonnieL » Mon May 27, 2019 7:03 pm

Gouging. But that's such an over-the-top amount no one in their right mind would pay it.
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Re: An eatery that cheats a customer

Post by Bobinwales » Mon May 27, 2019 10:28 pm

I would call it a bloody rip-off.
I would also have asked for the bill. Our American friends would probably ask for the check.
This is a cheque in the UK (American English "check").
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Re: An eatery that cheats a customer

Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon May 27, 2019 10:29 pm

I'm not aware of any term specifically for an eatery that price-gouges / overcharges / takes financial advantage of its customers. In general terms, such a company could be called a rip-off merchant, sharks, thieves, or robbers. ("Don't buy anything from them. They're absolute sharks!")

(A loan shark is an individual or company that lends money at usurious rates of interest.)
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Re: An eatery that cheats a customer

Post by tony h » Tue May 28, 2019 11:31 pm

BonnieL wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Gouging. But that's such an over-the-top amount no one in their right mind would pay it.
It depends on what sort of dollar. If it is , say, Zimbabwean it is about US$6 so a bit of a ripoff but not too bad for the average tourist.

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Re: An eatery that cheats a customer

Post by Stevenloan » Wed May 29, 2019 1:05 am

I would like to thank you all very much for your answers.

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