Friday, February 24, 2012

When Is Free Not Free?

When it's a "surcharge charge". This from the web site for visiting Independence Hall in Philadelphia:
In planning your visit to Independence National Historical Park during March through December, we recommend that you reserve your Independence Hall tour tickets in advance online or by phone.

Ticket Reservations - Tickets may be reserved up to one year in advance through the National Park Reservation system.

In advance reservations:

Visit There is a $1.50 per ticket surcharge charge when you order online or by Phone.
Thankfully, though, the tickets themselves are free. The "surcharge charge" is extra.

1 comment:

allen (in Michigan) said...

Hmm. If the server running the system that was being paid for by the surcharge charge were battery powered it would periodically need a surcharge charge charge.