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Credit cards - American Express #318511
01/13/09 11:43 PM
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Dinorwic On CANADA
gailtor Offline OP
gailtor  Offline OP
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

Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: gailtor] #318515
01/14/09 12:47 AM
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I take amex

Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: Pedro1] #318516
01/14/09 01:00 AM
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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?
Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: Leah-Ann] #318520
01/14/09 07:30 AM
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gailtor Offline OP
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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

Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: gailtor] #318533
01/14/09 09:00 AM
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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.
Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: Moose In Belize] #318540
01/14/09 09:29 AM
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amex or cash always works

Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: suecate] #318551
01/14/09 10:31 AM
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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.

Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: Phil] #318557
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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".

Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: travelqueen] #318656
01/14/09 06:12 PM
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shuffles Offline
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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
Re: Credit cards - American Express [Re: shuffles] #318665
01/14/09 06:49 PM
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reaper Offline
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Tsunami Skydivers Inc. only accepts cash or Mastercard/Visa. The AMEX fees are ridiculous to the merchants.

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