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Energy Recovery Fee?

Discussion in 'In the Office' started by spitzair, Nov 10, 2019 at 9:11 PM.

  1. spitzair

    spitzair Senior Member

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    I’m not quite sure where to post this but figured since it has to do with billing and invoices this might be the best place, if not mods please feel free to move it.

    Anyway, while booking a rental car the other day I was looking at the breakdown of fees and surcharges and among them I noticed an Energy Recovery Fee. What the heck is that?!? I’ve tried to find it by searching with Google but haven’t had any real answers come up. Does anyone here know what this is other than some way to squeeze some extra pesos out of a guy?
     
  2. GregsHD

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    Just another horse $hit tax!

    From the Budget Rental site "To help recover the escalating energy costs related to our business operations, we must impose a separately stated Energy Recovery Fee (ERF) to all customers at all locations."

    I've just about had enough of all this BS. I hope to hell modern civilization crashes in my lifetime...

    Don't get me started hahaha!
     
  3. chroniekon

    chroniekon Well-Known Member

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    It's sort of like the airlines did to us a few years back when fuel prices peaked. They started charging a fee for your luggage. The fuel prices went down but the fees have remained. It was so popular, they have invented other fees.
     
  4. AllDodge

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    Same thing when fuel cost went up, they charged a fee. Now that fuel is mostly stable and has gone down, they still charge the fee
     
  5. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Whatever they call it - It's just simple inflation. It costs more to do business every single day.
     
  6. spitzair

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    Well. Thanks for th explanation guys. I would have thought that’s the cost of doing business and should be built into the rental price... all the extra fees and surcharges ended up costing more than the rental rate!
     
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    Have you looked at your celphone bill lately??? :confused:
     
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    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Now there's a special tax on your cell phone bill in order to pay for all those free government phones..
     
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    Would you rather they called it the 'bend over fee'?
     
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  10. Ct Farmer

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    Picked up 10lbs of Stoody hardface rod today. $8 haz-mat fee.

    Why because when I burn it there might be some toxic fumes?

    Who gets the $8?