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Oct 12 '18 at 18:48 comment added usr-local-ΕΨΗΕΛΩΝ @Andy " It's amazing how many people judge from a distance". That's a cultural distance. There are strict European rules about price transparency so that "what is you read is what you pay for". As an European, I am not surprised about the criticism.
Dec 7 '16 at 23:28 comment added Andy @RemcoGerlich I assume you'll forgive my typo on the price. At any rate, people that need to budget don't even typically have to worry about it, as grocery food, clothing and other necessities aren't typically even subject to sales taxes at all. Utility bills will always include taxes in the final amount, gas taxes are always built into the price like a VAT, etc. I think something like a heating bill would be more of an issue to a budget, given it will vary based on the temperatures that month.
Dec 7 '16 at 8:25 comment added RemcoGerlich But besides the snark value I got out of that comment, yeah it's obviously not dramatic. But the people who need to budget the most are also typically the people who don't understand these things well, and it is making it more difficult for consumers, no matter how slightly.
Dec 7 '16 at 8:23 comment added RemcoGerlich @Andy: it's actually $10.70.
Dec 6 '16 at 23:05 comment added Andy @RemcoGerlich It's amazing how many people judge from a distance. Its a non-issue here, since people are aware of the existence of the sales tax and typically know the exact percentage (it's not like the rates change from building to building). Where I live, the state sales tax is 6%, and in the city I live there's an additional 1% local option. If something $10 is taxed, I'll need $10.07 to buy it. Really not that hard. It seems to only be non-Americans that can't understand this, but if you live in the system and deal with it daily, its not a big deal at all; no guessing at all.
Dec 5 '16 at 8:47 comment added RemcoGerlich @Andy: if you have a fixed budget, you can't tell how many of item A you can buy. That's sort of the basic function of a printed price. How can consumers learn to spend responsibly if the actual amount they'll have to pay can only be guessed.
Dec 4 '16 at 22:29 comment added Andy -1 Explain how a consumer is harmed by not including the amount of tax in the list price.
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