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I stay in Vasai area of Mumbai. Today I visited a beer shop and asked for 3 can’s of beer which cost Rs.100 each, and I was charged Rs. 105 for each. when asked I was told that the rates have increased I said okay and paid the amount but just before leaving the shop I checked the price tag on the can it was Rs. 100, so I asked that person that it is Rs. 100 and your are charging me Rs. 5 extra so he said its cooling charges which we take, so I said fine but why on each can, he said that’s the rate and you need to give it. So I said fine if you give me a bill, I am ready to pay, as the MRP is Rs.100 so he refused. So I said at least charge me the cooling charge on one of the can as I am taking 3 cans so he said NO. So I gave the cans back, took back my money and left. Then I went to another beer shop and the same thing happened. Next I went to a cold drink shop and took 2 bottles of thumbs up, there the shopkeeper charged me Rs. 1 as cooling charge on each bottle, I paid and left.
If I am not wrong all this costs are already included in the MRP when sold to the shopkeeper by the distributor, and so why charge extra?? And if they are charging extra for cooling when it is already included in the MRP, they should sale the bottle at less cost when they give us a warm bottle.
This cooling charges are found in almost 90% of shops in Mumbai and they are not even worried about any one complaining about it.I agree everyone wants profit out of their business but that is not how they make it.
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