Mogul of Pineapples
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I had this problem come up twice this weekend alone. The first time was at a Subway, which was previously mentioned on here, and the other was at a Chevron in Orange County.
Subway charged sales tax on a to-go order for a cold sub - illegal in CA. 90% of Subways cooperate with this law. But once in a while you come across these scandalous ones owned by someone who's trying to make an extra buck at the expense of us.
Chevron charged sales tax on a 20 oz bottle of Coke. I did not make a mistake and assume the CRV was the tax. They charged both CRV and a seperate charge for sales tax. The foreigner at the register gave me attitude and basically told me to get lost and he didn't care.
I haven't done anything against the cash station yet, but like we already discussed the Subway thing on here, I called up American Express and did a fraudulent charge for the sub. I told them exactly why and said I only want to dispute this charge if they do a chargeback, not if Amex just refunds the money out of Amex's pocket. The reason this is important is now most transactions under $25 fall under different rules where the credit card companies voluntarily coughs up the money automatically to pay for the charge instead of doing the formal chargeback process. I did not want this since Amex didn't do anything so that was important to me because the whole point of doing it was to show the owner of that Subway that his scamming won't be accepted. A lot of people eat at Subway because their prices are less than the grocery store. Conning these low and middle income people out of an extra 8.25% is wrong.
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