Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/10

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Credit Cards
From: "Austin Franklin" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 00:26:52 -0400

> We've become friendly and I asked him
> about it and he
> said he puts several million dollars a year through the credit card
> company...if they disconnect him he'll merely change processors (it hasn't
> happened in 17 years!).  Personally I think it should be merchant's choice
> whether to absorb the cost of the credit card (in effect
> spreading it to all
> customers) or to charge the customers who use the credit card.

I doubt the dealer is charging %3 (or whatever it is) less for cash

If a merchant "upcharges", the customer can contact their bank and have the
"upcharges” taken off.  I've done that, and they do take them off...since it
is a violation of their MC/Visa/AX etc. agreement.