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Old Jul 13, 17, 8:00 pm
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Was I overcharged at McDonalds?

Am in Wuhan with my 2 young children. Visited 'Mcdonalds and price posted for vanilla ice cream cones was 2 yuan. Was charged 4 yuan. Had my daughter ask about i( she speaks Chinese) and was told the price was 4 yuan. Was the old price pictured on the bottom of the counter outdated, or was I overcharged?
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Old Jul 14, 17, 10:25 am
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You are worried about 2RMB?
I never saw ice cream at M for 2RMB.
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Old Jul 14, 17, 11:00 am
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Sundae was 6rmb in 2009 ;-)

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Old Jul 14, 17, 11:46 am
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Could have been a promotion at y2 and it ended.

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Old Jul 14, 17, 8:35 pm
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Yea they rigged the McD POS to rip folks off 2 RMB at a time. Lol
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Old Jul 15, 17, 12:52 am
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I went to a different McDs about 1/2 mile down the road. The 2y price was again prominently displayed. Again I was charged 4Y. The good news is that I watched a Chinese person buy a cone, and, by the change, I could tell that she was charged 4 Y. Really strange that the wrong price would be so prominently displayed.

To those making mirth of the small amount, I would say that I negotiate a lot in business, and I always want to understand the culture in deal with. If I, as a foreigner was being charged double, it would be revealing in a negative way. Glad to say the potentially negative connotation was not true.
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From my reading of the photo, it's second serving half price.
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Old Jul 15, 17, 8:27 am
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I doubt that a chain would be charging more to Caucasians.
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Old Jul 15, 17, 1:21 pm
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Tentseller- '“From my reading of the photo, it's second serving half price“

Thanks, that makes a lot more sense of everything.
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Old Jul 15, 17, 1:24 pm
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Tentseller- '“From my reading of the photo, it's second serving half price“

Thanks, that makes a lot more sense of everything.
So, we can presume you can't actually read the local language to see what the ad was saying?
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Old Jul 15, 17, 1:57 pm
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So, we can presume you can't actually read the local language to see what the ad was saying?
Are you trying to use facts to suggest OP wasn't discriminated against? That is fake news.
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Old Jul 15, 17, 2:33 pm
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Beijing has same deal on their new grey
"sky" ice cream...¥5
Buy 2 cones get second one half price
半价.



Yeah! Black Sesame Ice Cream


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Old Jul 15, 17, 4:39 pm
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So, we can presume you can't actually read the local language to see what the ad was saying?

Yes, and I saw no indication of any other price anywhere. All I saw was 2y and I had a reasonable question which has been answered . One would expect the actual price to be prominently displayed somewhere.
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Old Jul 15, 17, 4:58 pm
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This occurs more often than you think

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I doubt that a chain would be charging more to Caucasians.
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