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VIC Australian Consumer Law - Legal to Charge Extra for Not Wanting Rice?

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by Robert Stewart, 1 December 2015.

  1. Robert Stewart

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    I get lunch from the Chinese takeaway in the food court of our building. Lately, I have moved to a 70% protein 30% carb diet, so I do not want rice or noodles with my takeaway. I usually have some chicken and vegetables or beef and vegetables. What I don't like is getting charged an extra $1 for not wanting rice or noodles, I am paying for the privilege of not wanting something. Just wondering if this is legal under Australian Consumer Law?
     
  2. Rod

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    It is legal if they tell you before they charge you.

    See if you can reason with the owner. Possibly tell him he will lose a regular customer if he continues with the current charging policy.
     
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    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    I think its definitely legal. You are purchasing a more expensive meal as vegetables and meat are more expensive than steamed rice or noodles. Therefore you are not getting rice as the filler.
     
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