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#318511 - 01/14/09 05:43 AM Credit cards - American Express
gailtor Offline
OK I tried searching for the anwer but could not find anything (even though I am sure it has been asked before).

Are American Express Credit cards accepted in San Pedro?

For some reason I am thinking that very few (if any) accept them.

Gail cool

#318515 - 01/14/09 06:47 AM Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: gailtor]
Pedro1 Offline
I take amex

#318516 - 01/14/09 07:00 AM Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: Pedro1]
Leah-Ann Offline
Gail, for years American Express was the only credit card I had. I used it all over San Pedro and encountered only a very few places that didn't take it.
I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?

#318520 - 01/14/09 01:30 PM Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: Leah-Ann]
gailtor Offline
Great thanks for the info. My friend who is coming with me this trip uses AM so I wanted to make sure she wouldn't encounter any issues.
Let the countdown begin!
Gail cool

#318533 - 01/14/09 03:00 PM Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: gailtor]
Moose In Belize Offline
I have had no problems with AMEX in SP. I'm sure there are still some that don't take it, but I haven't found any. I have only used my AMEX at restaurants. Ask first and go elsewhere if necessary.
Moose Keep an open mind and something good may fall in.

#318540 - 01/14/09 03:29 PM Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: Moose In Belize]
suecate Offline
amex or cash always works

#318551 - 01/14/09 04:31 PM Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: suecate]
Phil Offline
Amex doesn't always work. They charge Merchants more than Visa and MasterCard (double for my Merchant account) so some people don't accept it. Amex Travellers Cheques are a different story.

#318557 - 01/14/09 05:00 PM Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: Phil]
travelqueen Offline
I could be mistaken but it seemed that when I used my AMEX, during one Belize trip, the fees were more than when I used VISA. I hate fees of any kind so I "leave home without it".

#318656 - 01/15/09 12:12 AM Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: travelqueen]
shuffles Offline
You're right TQ. The fees are about twice as high for businesses to run it too. We don't take it.
Change your Latitude

#318665 - 01/15/09 12:49 AM Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: shuffles]
reaper Offline
Tsunami Skydivers Inc. only accepts cash or Mastercard/Visa. The AMEX fees are ridiculous to the merchants.

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