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Old Prague Ham Scam

We experienced exactly the same as Jennifer did. Some sauerkraut and Old Prague Ham for 100ck for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marcel D
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Drenthe Province, The Netherlands
Another HAM STALL WARNING in Old Town Square

Well, they got us and wished we had read these warnings before. Ordered some ham and halusky, sign... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
DiverMom18
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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“Old Prague Ham Scam”
2 Oct 2017
“Another HAM STALL WARNING in Old Town Square”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We experienced exactly the same as Jennifer did. Some sauerkraut and Old Prague Ham for 100ck for 100 grams each, about 4 euro's. Ok, that's not cheap, I know but we're on holiday, so why not... Well... hey cut off what they say it 500...More

Thank Marcel D
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Well, they got us and wished we had read these warnings before. Ordered some ham and halusky, sign said it was for 100 grams for approx. 89ck & 49ck. We were not asked how much we wanted, but quickly given two plates of food with...More

5  Thank DiverMom18
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We exchanged money (euro) in an exchange office called Wester Union that seemed legit but then I looked at the receipt and I almost fainted: they charged us 28% COMISSION!!! So from 100 euro they kept 28 euro JUST FOR THE SERVICE! That´s just insane...More

1  Thank Zuzka Š
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Totally stood mistake buying ham at one of the open stalls on old town square. Looked at the menu in grams and ordered two portions thinking that would be the 100grams advertised. No they cut off huge slabs weigh it and then charge you a...More

3  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 5 January 2017

So unlucky for me when I found this review after my trip. Again, 20% commission, wthhhh. I called the police, they came over and suggested me to go to National Bank to send a complaint. Then National Bank replied but they said they can't do...More

Thank bocapvang
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Like to add my 2 cents or in this case 2 koruna to this review. I was at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel, which is about one block from Palladium Mall and about 2 blocks from Municipal House. There were 2 money exchange places right...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The exchange rates in Prague in general are awful! After my stay there I realized that I could have waited and look around before I gave my money to one of the first exchange houses I saw and lost almost 20 Euros in less than...More

2  Thank Liizeth2015
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We went to exchange money, only to realise that the rates given are in reverse, totally misleading and a total SCAM. We only realised this after signing the paper to authorise the exhange, and the personnel handed over the money. We confronted the personnel as...More

Thank xaxig91
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Be very careful changing money on Old Town Square. Chequepoint on Old Town Square is a systematic Cheating process. They have their signs reversed. You think they have made a silly error. They then quickly shove paper in your face and tell you to sign...More

5  Thank hankfrost
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We tried the Ham stand in the old square as having passed a few times really liked what was on offer. We did like the ham which is served with a few large portions of bread and as it was a good sunny day we...More

2  Thank jman26
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