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The Village Smithy
Phone: (970) 963-9990 Fax: (970) 963-3575 26 S 3rd St, Carbondale, CO 81623
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- Length of time business has been operating.
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- Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Alternate Business NamesThe Village Smithy Restaurant Inc
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Complaint: We (party of 4) visited the Village Smithy Restaurant on Aug 10, 2013. Our server was *****. The meal and service were great, and the pies fantastic. When I paid for the meal with my debit card, the check total was $79.35, and I authorized a $10.00 tip, bringing the total to $89.35. My account was billed for $95.22. When I called the restaurant, I spoke to ****, and she told me that the company that processes their transactions, automatically adds 20% to ensure that the tip is covered. She said I would receive a refund the next day for the difference. I told her I was never informed about the 20% upcharge, and I did not sign anything that authorized them to remove more than $89.35 from my bank account. This is theft. I have not received the refund for the overcharge. I have contacted my bank and I am considering contacting the State Attorney General's office about these business practices. It may only be a few dollars, but it is theft!
Desired Settlement: I demand a refund of the overcharge. I would also like the restaurant to HAVE to disclose the overcharge procedure to patrons at the time of payment.
I am writing this letter in response to a complaint (id *******) we received about service on 8/10/13. In the complaint the customer stated they were charged
extra, or in addition to what they signed for. They were never charged for
anything above the signed credit card total. The company that processes our
credit cards authorizes all debit cards for 20% over the total to ensure funds are
available. (With a debit card you might have the funds of $100 for the tab, but
not the $20 for the tip.) This will show up as a pending transaction and is never
charged to the guest's credit card. When the funds are processed the total is
correct on the credit card statement. The bank tells us this takes between 2-3
business days. This is a very common practice in the credit card/restaurant
industry. The processor we use processes for most of the restaurants and retail
establishments in the ******* **** ******.
I do apologize for the miscommunication that occurred between my manager and the guest. There was never a charge, and therefor never a need for a refund. I have attached an audit report from that transaction which shows that the total charged was the total signed for.
I will have a discussion with my management team to help avoid any confusion in the future. Thank you,
BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved