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Re: Cash Discounts for tours? [Re: ShellKing] #274915
04/01/08 10:13 AM
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"Not true, adding a surcharge for credit cards violates your agreement. "

We ate at a popular place on the beach that told us there was a surcharge (maybe 5% ?) for using CC. Were they disregarding some rule? Just curious.


If I had a beer for every beer I've had...
Re: Cash Discounts for tours? [Re: Betterbeer] #274920
04/01/08 10:45 AM
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Quick answer: yes. Supposedly there is some way of recovering that charge through your credit card company but I'm not sure how it works. Someone else may have the answer.

Re: Cash Discounts for tours? [Re: SimonB] #274934
04/01/08 12:12 PM
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Businesses get charged anywhere between 2.25% - 4% for cc transactions, depending on their service and the type of card used. Certain establishments want to roll their costs on to you. While horrible business practice in the N.A, margins are small here. You can get your fee waived but it is an incredible hassle and really not worth the time spent. Just bring as much cash as you feel safe with and everyone will be happy.

Re: Cash Discounts for tours? [Re: Canam] #274970
04/01/08 02:47 PM
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Don't forget the foreign transaction fee you get charged on most credit cards when you get your bill, roughly about 3%.

Re: Cash Discounts for tours? [Re: Canam] #275002
04/01/08 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Canam
Businesses get charged anywhere between 2.25% - 4% for cc transactions, depending on their service and the type of card used. Certain establishments want to roll their costs on to you. While horrible business practice in the N.A, margins are small here. You can get your fee waived but it is an incredible hassle and really not worth the time spent. Just bring as much cash as you feel safe with and everyone will be happy.


I don't levy a credit card surcharge. That said, it's more complicated than this post suggests. Like many businesses I need US$ to buy things, and when I accept a credit card I get the money in Bz$. Getting US$ from Bz$ is neither simple nor cheap. The true cost to me of accepting a credit card is in excess of 7%.

Re: Cash Discounts for tours? [Re: ] #275006
04/01/08 06:27 PM
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Visa has announced its IPO. I suggest buy, buy, buy.


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Re: Cash Discounts for tours? [Re: Otteralum] #275079
04/02/08 09:50 AM
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....and an IPO is?

Re: Cash Discounts for tours? [Re: Phil] #275081
04/02/08 09:54 AM
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Initial Public Offering

Re: Cash Discounts for tours? [Re: Phil] #275082
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Initial Public Offering. Selling stock in the company.


I've already told you more than I know.
Re: Cash Discounts for tours? [Re: PalapaBob] #275221
04/03/08 08:26 AM
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Thanks, surprised Visa is a private company.

Continuing the above thread I pulled an earlier question I posted as I thought it could be misconstrued. However it still nags me so here goes again.

If you were on holiday in your home country and decided on a trip or tour would you consider asking for a discount for cash, and if as I suspect for most people your honest answer is no, why would you consider to do so here.

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