Well, it depends on the product and the district, really, but most things don't have the taxes included on the list prices.
Unless I'm badly misremembering my visit, Belgium does not include tax on meals on the menus. I know that's the case in Canada as well. I think it's true in the Netherlands, but I can't remember. I don't know for sure, I'm not very well traveled, but my impression is that VAT is generally hidden (i.e. already included) but sales taxes are usually not shown until the purchase.
It is still delicious, their sins are forgiven.
December 2nd 2013
I find this whole thing fucking hilarious.
I'm not one to use this term often as I want to gut whoever uses it but
FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS
Oh no! My sub is ONE INCH shorter! Whatever will I do?!
Give me a fucking break lol
What about by weight? Are you still getting 12" worth of bun? Maybe they bake wider or taller. As long as the right amount of ingredients are in it I don't see an issue.
And why do we always have to allow for things to short change the customer? I mean you will NEVER get a 13 inch one, which in statistical class should be just as common as the 11 inch one. Based on the BS excuse we heard of it is our trademark and not an actual measurement of our sandwiches we can read clearly what it really means we will have GREED in place at all time is what it means.
Well, I have to measure my sub next time. Our subs in Finland aren't footlong, they're 30 cm long and cost 9-12 dollars depending on the fillings. With that kind of money I want my sub to be 30 cm (which is actually 11.8 inches).
So good to be an ant who crawls atop a spinning rockCurrently playing: Bioshock 2,Far Cry 3
You buy 1 liter // gallon of gasoline at the gas station and they pump only pumps up 0.9 liters but the display still says 1 liter sold and you being charged with the cost for 1 liter// gallon whatever you want to pump your gas in type of measure system.
You think you are getting cheated as well or do you go oh no who cares it is a non issue it is only 1/10 of a liter missing. If you feel you should be entitled to 1 liter at the pump explain why the same rule of business ethics should not apply to Subway or other business of your choice.
Really are we so out of touch with common sense in todays world that we accept to get taken advantaged of since it is the par for the coarse anyway so who cares.
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I used to work at Subway and ill tel you this, the frozen dough we would get (yeah not fresh) soon as it would thaw out we would have to stretch it as much as possible to make it look like a 12 inch since they come in pretty short.
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Last edited by Orlong; 2013-01-20 at 02:18 PM.
A footlong sub should be 12 inches OR LONGER, never shorter. I'm glad consumers are raising a stink over this. It seems like quibbling, but if we don't quibble then corporations aren't going to be afraid to continue short-changing us.