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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes I always check the bill.  There is one particular place that adds more on as a tip than what I've given, 15%.  I have actually called the manager before and complained.  They claimed it was some type of temporary charge.  Yeah right..... 

Jul 19, 2015 11:26 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

It happens so often I wonder if it can always be in error?  I have found it happens more when dining out with my husband as people often mistakenly take him for a tourist and don't expect him to be a repeat customer.

Jul 19, 2015 09:49 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ron usually does, and rarely have we seen a mistake.  The biggest one is when we got someone else's bill who was entertaining 4 people...and it was just the two of us.  A

Jul 20, 2015 02:59 AM
Chuck Willman
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

In my experience, I'm overcharged at a restauraunt more than any other retail business. The typical overcharge is being charged for something I didn't order or receive- such as being double billed.

Jul 20, 2015 01:56 AM
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

It's important to check your credit/debit card statement too. We were charged for dinner on a Saturday night and then the same charge showed up on the following Monday. Reported to our bank and it was corrected. Haven't been back to that restaurant.     

Jul 20, 2015 12:22 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Joe Petrowsky Yes, I do always check. I once got a bill for another table. I joked with the server I was going to pay it because it was less than my bill. Not a big deal, but it pays to check it.

Jul 20, 2015 12:06 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I usually do check the bill at a restaurant.... haven't found an error yet...

Jul 19, 2015 10:55 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

ALL THE TIME, as mistakes and wrong checks are given. and the error is never for less, always more. 

Jul 19, 2015 10:11 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I look at the total, but not each individual item.  Maybe I've been leaving money on the table (no pun intended).

Jul 19, 2015 10:03 PM
Toronto, ON

I always check.  I have seen some errors and some of what I call "intentionals".  At one restaurant I used to go to regularly, I would tell the waitress that the senior's discount (clearly indicated on the menu) applied to one party member.  It was obvious that the party member was a senior.  The waitress, working in an almost empty restaurant during non-prime time, would present the bill without the discount and then I had to tell her again to apply the discount.  This happened about 3 or 4 times in a row with the same waitress so I ultimately stopped going.

Jul 19, 2015 09:37 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. I do check the bills at restaurants. I do not recall the biggest error.

Chef Dolores tells me that there are frequent errors on the receipts at grocery stores.

Jul 19, 2015 09:13 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

ALWAYS! Errant charges are usually to the restaurants favor and quickly brought to their attention and corrected, however, we found one last week which shorted one of our favorites by almost $50.00. It's often heard that there is NO FREE LUNCH but by letting them know about this we enjoyed a great one upon our next visit!

Jul 19, 2015 09:12 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes I do. I dine out alot and have caught many,the last time was in May when I got charged twice for the same bottle of wine. 

Jul 19, 2015 07:58 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Yes, I always check the bill. Had one problem with the Royal Hawaiian once, and it took them over a week to fix. I had used a debit card and it takes longer to get the money back in. They ran the charge, something didn't register correctly, they supposedly cancelled it, and then rang it again. Too bad, that was always one of my favorite restaurants.

Jul 19, 2015 07:48 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good Monday morning Joe. Yes, I do check the bills at a restaurant. I once got charged $15 for a meal that I didn't.

Jul 19, 2015 07:04 PM