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24 / 11 / 2004

TO OVERCHARGE: meaning and examples

Good morning. Yesterday we looked at the verb to charge a fee. It means to ask for money in return for giving a service or selling a product. Today we're going to look at how to say cobrar demasiado. Today's expression is: to overcharge It means: to charge too much money for the product or service that you offer. Example 1: The shopkeeper overcharged me by ten pounds, but when I told him, he returned my money. Example 2: Lately there have been several scandals of telephone companies overcharging customers for extra, unnecessary services. The opposite can also happen: to undercharge. Undercharge means to charge an insufficient amount. Example 3: When she realized she was undercharging her clients, compared to other professionals in the sector, she raised her fee. Tomorrow we'll look at one more meaning of the verb cobrar. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I hope you have a good day!

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