Fancy some prawns?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @bbcnews said:

    A Chinese customer left a seafood restaurant in the city of Qingdao with a bad taste in his mouth after claiming he was overcharged for prawns.

    The diner ordered a dish of prawns that appeared to be marked at 38 yuan (£4, $6) on the menu, reported local media.

    But he was later told the menu had specified the price was for each prawn, and was asked to pay 1,520 yuan (£160; $240) for the dish.

    😆



  • What a brillant business model!

    Better delete this thread before somebody gets ideas like.... ...free subscription, but a not so small charge will be made for each post... with an additional surcharge should you get a reply, comment or "like" etc. as implemented by a very specific, but obscure EULA Clause

    Other than that, the article undefined'd me with respect to charging per grain of rice; it was a tourist, but one from out of town.

    Caught fresh - nice justification, bet they were poached undefined 🍤


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election Banned

    If you're not charging your forum users, you're Doing it Wrong™.



  • Paying for prawn? Doesn't this guy know about the internet?



  • Reminds me of another story...

    Scamming people is common practice in some restaurants, but you can't overdo it or people will actually refuse to pay (makes me wonder if the customer was actually at fault here, I have no idea how much prawns go for in China).

    If you go to Rome, for example, or any other city with more tourists than locals, pay attention to the prices, or you might accidentally order a coffee that costs 15€ instead of 1.5€.

    Personally, I think if you're selling something for more than a "reasonable level" you should be required to explicitly say the final cost to the client.


  • SockDev

    @anonymous234 said:

    Scamming people is common practice in some restaurants, but you can't overdo it or people will actually refuse to pay (makes me wonder if the customer was actually at fault here, I have no idea how much prawns go for in China).

    hehe.... that reminds me of a local restaraunt.

    they go by the name of "Three Dollar Deweys"* and they sell a bottle of wine that's three dollars, and they sell the same bottle of wine for three thousand dollars.

    The two bottles of wine are marked on the menu almost exactly the same, except the three grand one is labeled "deluxe edition" both entries in the menu also have a "see also" note that mentions the other one.

    The deal with the wait staff is that if anyone buys that three grand bottle of wine while they are still under the legal driving limit the wait staff gets to keep the extra 2,997$.

    It's happened a few times, and i'm only aware of it happening once where the person wasn't in on the joke. They struk the bottle of wine off the tab entirely in that case (basically comped him the bottle as a "we're sorry you weren't in on that joke. have the bottle on the house instead" sort of thing)



  • Four of us were in Stockholm on business and we'd just finished a pretty expensive dinner when Brian says "Hey, look! The Scotch whisky is only [...the equivalent of...] $2 a glass!"

    Can't be, we proclaimed. Everything in this country is massively expensive so I can't see why whisky is going to be a bargain.

    So Brian asks the waiter - "is this 12 year old Macallan really [$2] a go?". "Yes", he replied, "it is $2 per milliletre". So a small one would have cost us $70 a glass - bullet dodged 😵



  • @Fox said:

    If you're not charging your forum users, you're Doing it Wrong™.

    Someone on meta.fail wrote a Discoplugin where users could pay for things like a trust level bump or access to special categories.



  • @skotl said:

    So a small one would have cost us $70 a glass

    @skotl said:

    Four of us were in Stockholm on business

    Doesn't seem it would have cost you anything? 😆


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @loopback0 said:

    Someone on meta.fail wrote a Discoplugin where users could pay for things like a trust level bump or access to special categories.

    I can't see that going wrong... Pay for a bump to leader and then go around wreaking having being Jeff.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election Banned

    1. Testing email reply. Inb4shitbreakseverywhere

    2. Why am I not surprised.



  • Well it's not leaked your email address yet, so I guess that's something it does a bit less wrong than it used to?



  • @loopback0 said:

    Doesn't seem it would have cost you anything? 😆

    Nah - we didn't get the deal. If we had then anything would have gotten signed off 🍹


  • kills Dumbledore

    @accalia said:

    The deal with the wait staff is that if anyone buys that three grand bottle of wine while they are still under the legal driving limit the wait staff gets to keep the extra 2,997$.

    They breathalyse people whenever they order a drink?


  • SockDev

    @Jaloopa said:

    @accalia said:
    The deal with the wait staff is that if anyone buys that three grand bottle of wine while they are still under the legal driving limit the wait staff gets to keep the extra 2,997$.

    They breathalyse people whenever they order a drink?

    whenever they order the 3k$ one...... maybe?

    i'm not sure if they make it breathalyze or just manager discretion on that requirement.

    I'll ask next time i visit.



  • @loopback0 said:

    @Fox said:
    If you're not charging your forum users, you're Doing it Wrong™.

    Someone on meta.fail wrote a Discoplugin where users could pay for things like a trust level bump or access to special categories.

    To be honest I'm just surprised Jeff didn't include it in the main branch yet. He appears to be really into gamification. Surely he looked at the free to play model of the likes of TF2 and thought fucking hell I can charge people for avatars.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @DogsB said:

    Surely he looked at the free to play model of the likes of TF2 and thought fucking hell I can charge people for avatars.

    He should charge for the ability to add fa-spin to things! @ben_lubar, how much would you pay for this feature? 😉



  • @DogsB said:

    TF2

    @DogsB said:

    avatars

    Hey! Hatting avatars was our idea!


  • mod

    @Luhmann said:

    Hey! Hatting avatars was our@abarker's idea!
    <empty


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @abarker said:

    @Luhmann said:
    Hey! Hatting avatars was our@abarker's idea!
    <empty

    +:fa_noble_amassment_of_hats:


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