Taxes included?

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I think with all the competition out there companies are always trying to "one up" each other which is great coming out with newer better plans phones etc but in the end all things are very similar though most companies one thing that made koodo stick out was the no contracts you'd get a tab which is a smaller version of a contract, I think it's time to do something else to stick out and it's something very simple that a lot of people i think would be more attracted to it, INCLUDE the taxes in all your plans, when people go to phone companies one of the biggest concerns is the extra charges tax + 911 system access fees all this extra crap, YES i know koodo is only the plan plus tax but to the majority of people out there i think if you advertised your plans with "NO TAX NO SYSTEM ACCESS OR 911 FEES" this is something that would appeal to a ton of people, and i'm not saying lower the price of plans for example my plan is $60 with tax it comes to $67.80 so advertise it as $68 No tax etc, when you go to a LCBO the prices on wine or vodca are included BECAUSE people who are drinking and might be a bit tipsy and want to go get more it makes it easier for them by giving them the total price, not that koodo customers are drunk it's just the appeal of something being laid out in front of them what you see is what you get.

I know a lot of people are probably going to rip on me for this idea some will like it some will dislike it and say what's the point, it's a small idea but i think the advertising of no fees and no tax would grow there customer base
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Posted 6 years ago

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adding tax to the advertised price (even when advertised there's no additional tax) would raise the advertised cost making it far more unattractive to the average consumer. Also in terms of advertising it would be very disingenuous because if someone went over their plan rates they WOULD be charged tax which they were told wouldn't happen.

Also, I can tell you're from Ontario, so hey there! I used to live there. The LCBO price is the total price because the tax and duty fees have ALREADY been paid for by the LCBO which is a government organization not subjected to other taxes. Koodo does not preemptively pay taxes, they ask for them because they have to later pay taxes as a for profit NGO
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ok, this is what I skimmed from this:

"Include taxes in the price of plans as to make it easier for alcoholics to purchase phones"

I like it.
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lmfao!
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Theres no 911 fees or PST taxes in certain provinces. If you really want to save $2-5, then move to those provinces. It is not Koodo's responsibility to shoulder taxes, it is our responsibility as citizens.

In canada, only Rogers offer plans with included taxes but look at their plans, they are expensive.
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The lower the advertised price is being actually shown the better. This is why most things in stores end in 99 cents instead of rounding it to the full dollar because ppl go by what they see visually & are triggered to think it's cheaper. I don't think this will be considered by koodo due to the way ppl look at things naturally. - KID ANDROID. ( Team.Android.Canada)
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I generally support "tax included" price display. It should be done in all stores. The seller has to deliver the tax to CRA, so it should be included. Pre- and post tax prices should be displayed at least euqally prominent.

Certain services that are advertised across provinces and territories face one issue: Different tax rates in different jurisdictions. From 5% in Alberta to 15,5% on PEI. The Koodo websites has solved this problem already, with a region selector. it would be a small step to display the taxes-included price as well.
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Then they would have to have different commercials & ads for every different province & that just doesn't make financial sense for a company to do. I'm sure they advertise on National channels which would be shown across the country so everyone would be angry because they seen a price that was lower then what it is with their taxes added.
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Yes, Kid, exactly. But they can do better in their stores and online. Because on the website you have to select the province.
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Canadian Sales Tax Calculator =|>
https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

That would just be confusing as hell to have different pricing on a commercial and the newspaper and their website .
Everyone you have a cell phone with a calculator on it & can easily figure out total prices after taxes. Heck there's even an app to find out taxes
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I like what a restaurant in my area has done last year. They overhauled their menu and now use full number prices, most of the time. There is no 5.99 and 7.49 crap anymore. And taxes are included.

For example, you browse through the menu and make some selections.
Burger with fries: 7
Soft drink: 1
Homestyle brownies w/ ice cream: 3

You can be drunk and still figure out that your total will be 11.

It is no-nonsense and I like it! More companies should do this, as well as mobile providers!

And by the restaurant owner's own admission, business picked up since the change because people like to know exactly how much it's going to cost them.
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They still use 0.25, 0.5 and 0.75 on certain items like extras, but it's a rarity. 99% of the menu uses rounded prices.
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In a restaurant that's a great idea to simplify it for drunk and high ppl but it's not a great idea to buy a cellphone or service when your in that state lol

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