Posted November 17th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Last edited by terrymtex01; November 17th, 2008 at 07:18 PM
I don’t understand how it can be a “Free” cruise if it cost $347 per person to book it..
That has more to do with the US Goverment than it does anything else. When you get something "free", the governement still expects to get the taxes on the value of what you are getting free. I am not for sure what exactly designates when they expect you to pay the taxes and when they don't, but I know even years ago when I worked for a cellular telephone company, when we gave "free" cell phones, the customer had to pay the taxes on the "free" phone even though it was at no cost to them. We have booked three cruises through CAS and had to pay taxes, port charges and fee's on all three of them.
I don't know if you ever watched that network that gave away a dream home every year.. but one year they gave away one here in Texas.. at Lake Tyler. The people that won the home kept being in financial turmoil because they had trouble paying the taxes. Unfortunate for them, there were so many restrictions placed on the home when they won it that for years they were always having trouble.. They could not rent the home for so many years, they couldn't sell it, etc. It was a nightmare for them. Just getting something for free does not mean you have no financial obligations.
Terry and Doug
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