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Given your update, I have doubts you were been taken advantage of. Sales tax in New York city ads up to about 8.875%. Sales tax is almost never included in the price of anything in the US, including tickets. The calculation of sales tax for today on that amount would be 0.08875 * 138 = $12.2475. This is suspiciously close to the number you claim was for ...


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You were taken advantage of. Tipping is very prevalent in the US, but it is extremely unusual to tip someone who sells you tickets to a tourist attraction. I've never done it or heard of it. Even if you were being given a guided tour, where tipping the guide is normal, its usual to do it after the tour and after you have decided how good it was. The cashier ...


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