BOOK MY SHOW & PVR Are In Big Trouble For Charging Illegal Internet Handling Fees All These Years !! SHOCKING !!
Online Movie Ticket market has grown so big after the transformation of Internet in India. BookMySHow and Paytm are 2 most popular names in this market with major market share. These platforms do offer discounts most of the times but one thing that disappoints online users is the Internet Handling Fee that one gets to pay to complete the booking.
The “Internet Handling Fee”, online movie booking platforms like BookMyShow and PVR charge is not legal at all. An RTI has recently revealed that any online movie booking platform that is charging you Internet Handling Fee is illegal and against the RBI regulations.
@bookmyshow is not authorised to charge #Internet handling fee as per @RBI. #Court hearing on March 23. I think ‘PAY WHAT YOU SEE’ policy is much better than taxes and other charges adding up in the end. @LogicalIndians pic.twitter.com/zuvx1bsD5c
— Gautam Nambiar (@gautamnambiar) March 15, 2019
In a reply to the RTI filed by Vijay Gopal, the president of ‘Forum Against Corruption’, RBI replied that the said fees is supposed to be paid by the merchant and not end customers.
As per the RBI rules, every merchant has to pay Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) to banks when they accept payments online. However, the merchants are paying it to banks by charging customers which is unethical.
And now after the RBI’s reply, Vijay Gopal has filed a case in Hyderabad consumer court against BMS and PVR. He took to Twitter and announced-
Glad to share, A case has bee filed in the Hyd Consumer Court-3 against BookMyshow, PVR and the IT Dept. If GOI or shifting the operating cost of the theatre to the consumers calling it Internet Handling Fee. Justice will be served soon like sizzlers..!!
Glad to share, A case has bee filed in the Hyd Consumer Court-3 against BookMyshow, PVR and the IT Dept. If GOI or shifting the operating cost of the theatre to the consumers calling it Internet Handling Fee. Justice will be served soon like sizzlers..!! pic.twitter.com/FsWnf6tDKf
— VijayGopal (@VijayGopal_) March 10, 2019
Check how internet reacting on hearing this shocking news :
my goodness, never thought this was illegal. Cheat @bookmyshow
— VIVEK SHENOY (@vivekcochin) March 15, 2019
Any plans to return the Internet handling fees which you guys have been collecting…???#bookmyshow #cheated @bookmyshow_sup pic.twitter.com/4Fa84ofNou
— Ankush Rana (@bashim_rana) March 14, 2019
Step in right direction, many of them including bookmyshow,pvr,paytm charge in similar way which is against RBI guidelines & on on top of that they show annoying ads not cool multiplexes #BookMyShow #PVRCinemas why charge more🙃 pic.twitter.com/2eMWof71ig
— Rajesh Shisodiya (@RajeshShisodiya) March 16, 2019
#BookMyShow #PVR they are charging us illegally in the name of convenience fees – RTI
— abhishek (@debuabhishek) March 14, 2019
@bookmyshow Is This True ?! #BookMyShow 🙄 pic.twitter.com/YvogeOcgw5
— | 🇮🇳 S p o i l e r 🇮🇳 | (@BadmashChinna) March 15, 2019
Return my all paid money that you have charged from me as internet handling fee.#bookmyshow #bookmyshow pic.twitter.com/8AONrBLCUh
— SK SAHIR (@SKSAHIR4) March 16, 2019
@bookmyshow heard that you were stealing money.. From viewers.. Seriously??? Now get ready to face the music..#BookMyShow
— Aakash Jha (@iAakash701) March 15, 2019
#BookMyShow finally something, plz stop your illegal fees. I don’t want to pay 40-50 Rs more for my tickets.
— Vasanth (@VasanthReviews) March 16, 2019
Hey @bookmyshow will we be getting refunds for all the convience charges debited by you over the years?!#bookmyshow #rti
— The.cappuccino.story (@Debashree204) March 16, 2019
@bookmyshow you guys been ripping us customers off eh ?!#RTI #bookmyshow #KnowYourRights pic.twitter.com/ReA6qIC1mn
— Arijit Das (@arijitdas2603) March 15, 2019
What do you think on this ?? Comment your views below !!