For some reason my back and neck are really sore today. Massage is covered by my insurance (up to a certain dollar amount), so I figured I'd book an appointment on pay day (so I can pay cash).
I looked up one of the spas near my house online, checked their prices, and then called to book an appointment. This was the tail end of the conversation.
*booking appointment, inquired about price*
Spa: "That will be $110"
Me: "Your website says $55-$75"
Spa: "That's the American price, our spa isn't listed on there"
Me: "I looked you up on the Canadian site, and they have different services listed based on the locations so I know it's not standard pricing."
Spa: "But that is the American price. We're globally owned though, so after the exchange rate it comes out to the same price."
Me: "The dollar is at par"
Spa: "It is right now"
*It has been for, ummm, quite a while, and is projected to be for some time in the future*
Me: "Thank you for your time, but my insurance won't cover that cost."
I'm glad I double checked the price before I hung up the phone, that would have been a VERY unpleasant surprise if I hadn't. Needless to say, I'm irritated. Granted, that could also be due to my back being sore. Has anyone else run into this lately? If so, how did you handle it?