August 28 – overcharge

August 28, 2019 =========

☆  overcharge  (高値を)ふっかける


Continuing with the Q&A for the month, “Have you ever had trouble while traveling?” the second sample answer is “I was overcharged at my hotel.” Has this ever happened to you? If so, what did you do?

I have no memory of ever being overcharged at a hotel, but I have definitely been overcharged when shopping while traveling. When I was in Thailand, the street vendors change the price depending on how much they think you will pay! I was charged $10 when my friend was only charged $5… was I overcharged by $5 or did my friend get a $5 discount? Hmm… not sure!