What is an exorbitant charge?
An exorbitant charge is the interest rate charged by just about every credit card company. Anywhere from 18 to 29 percent is usury. The banks do it all the time, and since they are joined at the hip with the politicians; it's perfectly legal.
"I thought the cab fare of 200$ to get home from the airport was quite exorbitant." "Exorbitant" is used as an adjective : 'The rising costs of gasoline were regarded as exorbitant when compared to last Summer's fuel prices which were markedly lower .' We all know that she is eager to have that pretty dress for the junior prom, but the problem is that the price is a little exorbitant.
Did artists ever charge by how many limbs they painted originating the phrase okay but it will cost you an arm and a leg?
1. Convince drug companies that they don't need to charge exorbitant prices for their drugs. 2. Convince doctors that they do not need to make $200.00 an hour or more. 3. Convince nurses that $55.00 an hour is more then enough of a wage. 4. Get ambulance companies to not charge $325.00 every time they respond to an accident. This is four ways, there are many more examples.
You will need to read the fine print, but probably not. They are more than happy if you make a minimum payment or more so they can charge you an exorbitant rate of interest on the outstanding balance. Pay it off - even if it kills you. On most cards, the interest starts the day you take out the cash advance.