Official 2007 St. Louis Comic Cookout Thread (05-09-2007)

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Postby STrRedWolf on Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:42 am

Tim probably has the list then.
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Postby Hogan on Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:21 am

STrRedWolf wrote:Tim probably has the list then.


I hope so, because it sounds like they've been paid double... as well as having overcharged me... :x
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Postby Nanda on Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:29 am

STrRedWolf wrote:Remember, there may be taxes and associated fees. My 2 night stay was $150 and change. Check the itemized charge sheet they gave you when you checked out.


Yeah, they taxed us out the ass! $130 + tax does not = $150, even if said tax is 10%, which is really high. It's a good thing we ended up leaving extra in our account.
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Postby Tim on Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:48 am

I do have the itemized list. Hogan, got your PM, we'll work this out. :P

Apparently everybody has their fingers in the pot when paying for stuff, because there's three separate taxes being charged: state, city, and city/local tax. That's how they get ya.
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Postby STrRedWolf on Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:51 am

Tim wrote:I do have the itemized list. Hogan, got your PM, we'll work this out. :P

Apparently everybody has their fingers in the pot when paying for stuff, because there's three separate taxes being charged: state, city, and city/local tax. That's how they get ya.


I assumed that when I looked at mine and saw "Taxes". It's not a sales tax, per say, but a seperate tax that's charged by the hotels.
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Postby Garneta on Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:37 am

They waited a week to charge our debit card for some reason, and it made our bank account go down to -$176. :ick: And yeah, the taxes sucked.
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Postby Ahaugen on Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:44 am

that's why i brought Traveler's Cheques
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Postby Hogan on Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:21 am

Tim wrote:I do have the itemized list. Hogan, got your PM, we'll work this out. :P

Apparently everybody has their fingers in the pot when paying for stuff, because there's three separate taxes being charged: state, city, and city/local tax. That's how they get ya.


Thanks! I think we have it cleared now!

... but the taxes were a ditch! At least they here got a law saying all prices stated must be with tax included, then nobody gets a surprise like this!
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Postby Nanda on Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:36 pm

They taxed us so much that I don't feel bad about staining their bathtub and towels slightly purple anymore! Viva la resistance!
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Postby MariaAndMichelle on Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:55 pm

The Hotel wrote:Taxes. (Ha ha!)

Oh, geez! We didn't even notice. This sucks! :( :(
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Postby Rkolter on Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:33 pm

Tim wrote:I do have the itemized list. Hogan, got your PM, we'll work this out. :P

Apparently everybody has their fingers in the pot when paying for stuff, because there's three separate taxes being charged: state, city, and city/local tax. That's how they get ya.


I'm guessing this was the first time many of you have rented hotel rooms, or the first time in a few years. These are standard taxes anymore - Local, State, Federal, plus various other taxes the municipalities have tacked on. It's really asinine, but it'll be the same wherever we go. I've rented a LOT of hotel rooms over the last decade. These tax charges have gone up pretty much everywhere as time has progressed.
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Postby Rock_dash on Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:38 pm

Nanda wrote:They taxed us so much that I don't feel bad about staining their bathtub and towels slightly purple anymore! Viva la resistance!


As the son of a housekeeper, I'm here to let you know, you should still feel bad. :shifty:
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Postby Nanda on Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:46 pm

rkolter wrote:I'm guessing this was the first time many of you have rented hotel rooms, or the first time in a few years. These are standard taxes anymore - Local, State, Federal, plus various other taxes the municipalities have tacked on. It's really asinine, but it'll be the same wherever we go. I've rented a LOT of hotel rooms over the last decade. These tax charges have gone up pretty much everywhere as time has progressed.


No, we travel pretty frequently, and this is the biggest mark-up I've ever seen. But don't think for a second that I think it's your fault, I just figured it was a St. Louis thing, and that it would be the same no matter what hotel we stayed at. Plus honestly, I had a great time, so it's of small consequence.

Rock_Dash wrote:As the son of a housekeeper, I'm here to let you know, you should still feel bad.


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Postby Dotty on Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:56 pm

I feel bad for the one who has to clean the drain out of my tub.

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Postby IVstudios on Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:00 pm

Nanda wrote:
Rock_Dash wrote:As the son of a housekeeper, I'm here to let you know, you should still feel bad.


"And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Nanda's small heart grew three sizes that day."

Psyche! I regret nothing!!! BWAHAHAHAHAAAAAA! :twisted:


The only problem is that the people who have to clean out the tub aren't the ones responsible for raising the taxes. They will be sitting in their nice, comfy offices totally unaffected.
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Postby Rock_dash on Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:12 pm

ivstudios wrote:
Nanda wrote:
Rock_Dash wrote:As the son of a housekeeper, I'm here to let you know, you should still feel bad.


"And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Nanda's small heart grew three sizes that day."

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The only problem is that the people who have to clean out the tub aren't the ones responsible for raising the taxes. They will be sitting in their nice, comfy offices totally unaffected.


Sorta my point, but it's okay. It's not like it was a malicious tub staining or anything. They'll clean it up, complain a whole lot and do it all again the next day.
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Postby Dave Against The Machine on Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:15 pm

Nanda wrote:They taxed us so much that I don't feel bad about staining their bathtub and towels slightly purple anymore! Viva la resistance!


I stained one red............. But I didn't think they wanted it back.
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Postby Nanda on Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:24 pm

ivstudios wrote:The only problem is that the people who have to clean out the tub aren't the ones responsible for raising the taxes. They will be sitting in their nice, comfy offices totally unaffected.


Sorta my point, but it's okay. It's not like it was a malicious tub staining or anything. They'll clean it up, complain a whole lot and do it all again the next day.


Yeah, that's the thing, all joking aside, I didn't do it deliberately. In fact, I tried very, VERY hard not to get any purple on anything. The tub ended up just slightly tinged - I doubt anyone but me, who was overly conscious of it, would even notice. I even tried to clean it up, but I didn't have any bleach, so I couldn't do much. The towels will also come clean with bleach, which I'm certain they have to do anyway.
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Postby Jim North on Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:31 pm

RAR TAXES

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Postby Aeridus on Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:53 pm

Yeah, hotel taxes are a bitch, but the trip was still worth it. ;) When I went up to Canada for a week I think I ended up paying $400 total...
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