Loc: San Francisco, CA
Originally Posted By: carp
In SF, we have a common issue with local vendors requiring minimum amounts to use a debit or credit card
Just in case you might not know ? The reason for this and it was almost in every state decades ago .
1 - The Credit Card company charges the Merchant a Fee to except their cards , used to be anywhere from 8% to 12% - per transaction ( so you can see someone charging for a pack of gum) the merchant can even lose money
2 - Card companies also charges the card holder interest rates
They simply are getting money both ways - rat basturds
Yeah, we get that- like I said, we like to support our local merchants. It's just annoying, with the amount of markup at the neighborhood convenience stores. But, I suppose that's why they're called convenience stores: you're paying for convenience. I don't mind it so much, except at this one store where food has often been past its sell-by date and sometimes bad. The fruit is usually old. If you're charging a premium and demanding minimums for certain forms of payment, sell-by dates and freshness shouldn't even be an afterthought. That said, I do get coffee and certain other 'safe' things (chips, lunchmeats, and stuff that has high turnover) there everyday, so they normally wave the minimum for me. OTOH, another convenience shop in the neighborhood is outstanding in terms of overall quality. They make the best sammiches EVER, and they carry mexican coke (the soda... get your mind out of the gutter :P ). It's made with real sugar. Don't mind the premium price there at all.
Originally Posted By: zwei
Can't track how many iPads you buy if you pay cash.
Exactly. Can't remember- did they do the same thing with the original iPhone?
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This story has a happy ending. The apple regional sales manager saw this on a local news station and got involved. He had a sales person deliver the unit to this woman personally and apple did not charge her the $600 at all for the unit. The policy about taking cash was changed entirely. Kudos to appleJ
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