CTV cafe.... dual pricing.

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Post by Dusak » Tue May 11, 2010 7:29 pm

Thay are ALL robin' barsteward's



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Post by LivinginLuxor » Tue May 11, 2010 9:16 pm

No they are not - maybe the European restaranteurs might come into that category, but most Egypian restaurants I've visited have very fair prices.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Post by Dusak » Sat May 15, 2010 1:17 pm

Not when it comes to giving change, sub-standard food, food you did not order, food you can not eat. No, they are not all like this, but far to many to keep a book of recommendations. And that does not take into consideration the filthy w.c's. Every coffee shop i've been in always charge double the price at least compared to local's price.:cry:

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Sat May 15, 2010 9:41 pm

So why go there?

I've had no problem with anywhere yet, except the abovementioned place. I don't know about WCs, though as I don't bother to investigate them. No problem with change either.
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Post by Chocolate Eclair » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:06 am

You get to know the place to use for the best prices, but the place in question is in Ramla, and that is a complete den of iniquity, the only place I use is the El Filala, next to the Crocodile Restaurant, reasonable friendly and privacy.

It seems that everywhere in Ramla has radio bugs under the table, everyone there wants to know your business and somewhere there must be a school to teach the best way to rip people off, for they are the best in Luxor.

Dreadful place, just wants knocking down and starting again, wonder if there are any legally built places there?????

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:10 am

Yes - there is a water pumping station!
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Post by carrie » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:35 am

If there's a problem why dont you ask for the Arabic menu and order from that.

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Post by LivinginLuxor » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:17 pm

I seriously doubt that that would work!
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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Post by timetraveller » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:05 pm

Kevininabydos wrote:
LivinginLuxor wrote: I don't ask for discounts, by the way, Kevin. I think that the best answer to that was given by Mohammed, the owner of the Ramesseum Rest - You pay the same as an Egyptian because you are one of our brothers!
That is my point Stan! You quite often get a discount because you, a Brit live here but the Brit tourists at the next table do not. What made you think it wouldn't be expensive any way, a new restaurant/cafe over looking Luxor in a new Governorate building with high rents...... Egyptians watching football on a restaurant/cafe TV tend to smoke sheesha and have chi which is standard price to Egyptians everywhere outside the hotels. You are lucky they didn't send the police after you which was within their rights to do! You wouldn't have got away with that in the UK.
No, you don't get away with paying half the requested price in the UK. But then again, businesses in the UK don't tend to get away with charging foreigners double! This would be considered to be blatant discrimination (which it clearly is) and would be a prosecutable offence.

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Post by timetraveller » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:29 pm

Chocolate Eclair wrote:You get to know the place to use for the best prices, but the place in question is in Ramla, and that is a complete den of iniquity, the only place I use is the El Filala, next to the Crocodile Restaurant, reasonable friendly and privacy.

It seems that everywhere in Ramla has radio bugs under the table, everyone there wants to know your business and somewhere there must be a school to teach the best way to rip people off, for they are the best in Luxor.

Dreadful place, just wants knocking down and starting again, wonder if there are any legally built places there?????
Why do people keep saying that the Ramla is a den of iniquity? I'm obviously missing something. I venture over fairly frequently for a swim at the Gezira Gardens, and have been mildly propositioned on occasions, but certainly no more than on the East Bank, and actually with a bit more finesse! I know that there are some dodgy property deals associated wih the Ramla, but not sure where the reputation for iniquity stems from. I've never been overcharged in the shops there either. It always seems a bit sedate and uneventful there to me! Perhaps I'm just a bit slow on the uptake!

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Post by Glyphdoctor » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:14 am

timetraveller wrote: Perhaps I'm just a bit slow on the uptake!

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Post by Kevininabydos » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:37 am

I supposed compared to the goings on at East Bank establishments such as Snobs or Hamees it would seem tame to you, Timetraveler.....
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