Overcharging in restaurants

It seems that the overcharging virus has spread to most restaurants. While we paid revised bills initially once we discovered the problem, on one occasion we paid nothing at all which resulted in a major standoff. I think a good policy for travellers to adopt is a) check the bills against the menue (even if they only present the bill the day after), b) ensure that you get an original VAT bill – we saw many copies and at one place (Oasis Beach in Cape Coast) where we got several bills with the same number! and c) implement a penalty for the overcharging rather than just paying a revised bill (they have nothing to loose by trying to cheat).

Andrea Schäfer


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