Section: Questions Category: Money Matters
TAGS:money matters sales
|Money Matters - Exorbitant Misquoted Charge |
|Submitted by Devorah Answered by Rav Yehonoson Hool|
|Question: If I rent a camera from a shop. on phon they said its 100 Shekel.
when my daughter came to get it they said its 100 shekel for every half of an hour of use.
I used it for about 2.5 hours but was not planing on paying so much. if I knew before I would call other shops. but it was friday afternoon and to late to go to any other shops.
must I pay 250 Shekel??
when I gave it back they didn't ask how long I used it and I didn't say
I payed 100 shekel
|Answer: If you were aware of the charges at the time that you rented and used the camera, you must pay at the rate agreed. If you were not aware when you used it and only heard afterwards about the exorbitant charge, you need not pay more than the going rate in this case.
If you were the one ordering and paying, and your daughter was picking it up on your behalf, with you being the one who ordered it and is paying for it, then even if your daughter knew about the charge, if she didn't tell you until after you had used it you would not need to pay the full charge.
However if you were aware of the price at the time that you used it, your use of it implies agreement to the terms- if you don't agree then don't use it - and thus you would need to pay the full amount.