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Post time 2013-11-15 14:47:00 |Display all floors
This post was edited by sunnylin01 at 2013-11-15 14:47

It's more like kind of mentality of“You are a foreigner. You’re here traveling which means you’re richer than locals. So you can afford to pay more."  What are your thoughts? Is it common practice to charge foreigners more? Have you ever experienced
this phenomenon?
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Pancake stands at the Mutianyu sectionof the Great Wall have a two-price system, charging foreign visitors much more than local people, according to a Beijing Times report.

A visitor surnamed Liu said she and her German friends got into a dispute Wednesday with a pancake vendor over selective pricing.

"We ordered a banana chocolate pancake without asking its price, since we thought pancakes are a cheap snack," said Liu.

"After learning the pancake would cost 65 yuan (about US$10), we said we didn't want it and refused to pay for it. Then the stall holder took a tough attitude and demanded money from us."

"It's unacceptable for a pancake that normally costs three yuan to be sold for 65 yuan," said Liu. "The stall owner also didn't let us know the price before we ordered it."

One of the other stall holders at the scenic spot also had two prices for the same pancake: "We normally charge Chinese visitors 15 yuan, but 65 yuan from foreign visitors."
The reporter also noticed that prices at the stands were posted in English, but were so small they could barely be seen.


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Post time 2013-11-15 15:01:44 |Display all floors
........foreigner leaves with a BAD IMPRESSION on China people.....

that's all

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Post time 2013-11-15 15:03:11 |Display all floors
happenz to a lot of people in BAD OLD DAY in Honker land.

and many foreign people decide to eat in FIX PRICE restaurants or buy from TOURISM ASSOCIATION safe shops.......

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Post time 2013-11-15 15:03:40 |Display all floors
It's common (not only in China) and it certainly isn't ok.
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Post time 2013-11-15 15:04:12 |Display all floors
but honker land had a very strong COMRADE CLAN network.........

.....and had BRITISH moneybags in charge

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Post time 2013-11-15 15:05:14 |Display all floors
.....and the LURE of CHINA riches >>>cheap labour, big market for mass market produce.......

.....such odd old ideas

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Post time 2013-11-15 15:22:06 |Display all floors
MisterPanda Post time: 2013-11-15 15:03
It's common (not only in China) and it certainly isn't ok.

It’s fair enough that visitors pay a little more, as long as the charge is reasonable and not way over the top. But isn't too much to charge a pancake for 65 yuan? It seems like a blackmail.

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