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purchase in ensenada

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1. Posted by kimmerjune (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 24 Oct '07 11:59

I recently was on a cruise and stopped in Ensenada where I purchased a ring at Ruben's Real store. I was told the ring was $150 but my Visa card was charged $183. Any suggestions on what I can do or help would be appreciated

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3595 posts) 24 Oct '07 12:04

could have been tax/vat?

3. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 26 Oct '07 10:00

I would contact your credit card company about the purchase. If Ruben's Real Store has a website/e-mail address - contact them also about the difference in price. My guess is that your were charged sales tax and a surcharge for using your credit card. A sales tax charge of $33 on a $150 purchase is way too much. But, some retailers do apply the surcharge for using a credit card because it offsets the fee the credit card company charges them for taking the cards. Sounds illegal but it is not. As an example, many retailers do not accept American Express cards because the fees charge to them by AmEx are out of their price range.

If possible, contact both the CC company and Ruben's as you may really just been ripped off.