- Centurion Member
- Posts: 1361
- Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:13 pm
- Location: New York state
accept American express, but every other is accepted.
Some background on the store. in their first location back in the mid 90's they had the same sign up. they didn't accept the card. after a while they changed they and even took Diners club. this is a store that sells cold cuts, rolls, bagels, coffee, cold drinks, all different kinds of sandwiches.
After blockbuster went out of business they moved there store over to that location june, 2011. with this store they have more tables and tvs to watch games and highlights.
They sell the same kinds of food and drinks. today at the cash register I saw the sign that says "Bagel boys doesn't accept American express". in the past I've seen their sign somewhere in the store, the employees mentioned to me at the time back in the mid 90's they started taking American Express.
As I mentioned I saw the sign at the cash register that Bagel boys doesn't take American express, I asked the employee if this is a new sign or if it's from the 90's. she said that they just started this within a week. Now for a local like me this is no big deal for $20-26 I can always pay cash, you can say for somebody who lives in ILL and is staying at the Crowne Plaza, I know everybody has more than 1 credit card more than American Express.
I also asked the employee today if bagel boys takes Discover she said yes to Discover and no to American express.
my question to everyone, are there any stores privately or chains anywhere, restaurants etc that take Visa, Mastercard and Discover but not American express? I can think of the other way around visa, Mastercard and American express but not Discover. like fine dining the Saddle River inn, expensive stores like Hermes, Bergdorf Goodman's, ordering through the catalog Fenway park, affordable dining the mahwah bar and grill.
but not the way Bagelboys does it. in your area for everybody who has a Visa/Mastercard, American express, JCB or a Discover card. if you went to a place whether buying clothes, sneakers, eating out at a restaurant, buying lunch food for the week, and that particular place takes only Visa, Mastercard and Discover which would you use? would you use cash or a card?
I would tell you after American express has locked us out of a couple places granted there no big deal costco and Neiman Marcus (the store not the outlets) I don't feel sorry for them. it's not because my Discovercard membership says 1998 on it, the green says 2010, it has mainly because of the contracts with Neiman marcus and Costco, plus places like Fenway park where if somebody wants to order red sox merchandise, they can't use their Discover card same as the saddle river inn and Mahwah bar and grill.
With Amex I don't feel sorry for them but I do with Discover. How does everybody else feel when American express is the only card not accepted?