Hidden fees annoy me

After being in Europe and getting used to the way things are priced (well not 12 EUR for a slice of pizza and pop, mind you)…

I am now getting frustrated with the way things are priced in North America.

Why are hidden fees like taxes EXTRA on top of the retail price?

I know it’s a way to get us to think the price is lower and therefore a great deal, but we are all seasoned shoppers here in one form or another.

When we see things priced at $29.99, we know we can’t just hand over $30.

We have to hand over $40 to cover the tax.

Very frustrating.

I now want to only pay the sticker price (taxes should be included). Not the sticker price + tax.

If it costs $413, please put it at $413.

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Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.